Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Case Review
By Tom Jaskulka
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.
Thermaltake is no stranger to the computer chassis market. With Reddot design awards for their Chaser A71 and Level 10 enclosures, they aren’t afraid to try different approaches to chassis design. With their new Core V71 Full Tower chassis, Thermaltake is offering an E-ATX capable enclosure that is both versatile and adaptable. Focusing on performance with either air or liquid cooling, the Core V71 offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and customization.
Loaded with a 140mm and three 200mm fans in stock configuration while featuring the modular drive trays of the Thermaltake Urban T81, the Core V71 allows the end user to customize this full tower to adapt to their specific purposes. Does it sacrifice anything in the process? Can you really have a case that offers superior performance in both air and liquid configurations? Benchmark Reviews was given an opportunity to see what the Thermaltake Core V71 offers, so let’s get started!
If you’re familiar with some of my other reviews, you know that I try to build a system in each enclosure that matches (or exceeds, if only just for fun!) the type of system one would expect for each chassis and make some observations along the way. When I saw that the Core V71 ships with three 200mm fans in its stock configuration, I simply had to see how an overclocked Crossfire Radeon configuration would perform along with an overclocked FX-8320 CPU. While the ambient temps in the upper Midwest USA are still a little low (preventing some truly objective comparisons), I’m still looking forward to see how well those 200mm fans can cool some toasty components.
Features & Specifications
|Case Type||Full Tower|
|Dimension (H x W x D)||583 x 230 x 560 mm (23 x 9.1 x 22 inch)|
|Net Weight||13.2 kg|
|Side Panel||Transparent Window|
|Color||Exterior & Interior : Black|
|Cooling System||Front (intake) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) x 2 Rear (exhaust) : 140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA) Top (exhaust) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm Blue LED fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA)|
|Drive Bays||-Accessible : 2 x 5.25’’ -Hidden : 8 x 3.5’’ or 8 x 2.5’’|
|Motherboards||9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13” (Extend ATX)|
|I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2,USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1|
|PSU||Standard PS2 PSU (optional)|
|LCS Upgradable||Supports 1/2”、3/8”、1/4” water tube|
|Fan Support||Front: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm Top: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm|
|Radiator Support||Front: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm Top: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm Rear: 1 x 120mm Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm|
|Other||CPU cooler height limitation: 185mm VGA length limitation: 310mm(with HDD rack) 400mm(without HDD rack)|