Corsair Graphite Series 760T Review
Itís finally here. Announced at CES 2014 and teased ever since, Corsairís Graphite 760T has arguably become one of the most talked-about and eagerly anticipated cases of the year. The reason behind the communityís breathless reception to this case is straightforward: not only has Corsair been a purveyor of well-regarded enclosures for years now but the 760T is also the first full tower offering in the affordable Graphite series. With that being said, with nearly two dozen cases to their name, Corsair runs the very real risk of competing with themselves. Itís certainly an envious position to be in.
With a price of $189 the 760T White Edition is being launched into a relatively cluttered $175 to $199 full tower market. This is a price point thatís current occupied by the likes of Cooler Masterís HAF 932, HAF-X, Cosmos SE and Storm Trooper, NZXTís Phantom lineup, Silverstoneís Raven, and even Lian Liís PC-A76. The less expensive Obsidian 750D can also be considered an alternative but Corsairís offerings in this segment are a bit barren, hence the 760Tís introduction.
In order to round out the lineup a bit better, the 760T will be offered in a few different forms. The 760T White Edition we are reviewing here may go for $189 but thereís a black version for $10 less. In addition, a Graphite Series 730T is also being launched for $139 which boasts the 760Tís greatest hits but comes without a side window and or front fan controller.
So among its countless competitors, what makes the 760T stand out? A great many things actually, many of which are evident from the exterior. There is an awesome full-height acrylic side panel which has been coated to repel fingerprints and goes a long way towards minimizing this full tower caseís visual impact. The panel is also placed on a convenient hinge for easy access.
The front panel is where all the action happens with dust filters that fit in front of dual 140mm intake fans (which can also accept 120mm units for broad radiator support) equipped with blue LEDs. This is actually one of the most restriction-free designs weíve ever seen.
Atop the 760T are four USB ports (two of which are usb 3.0), fan speed controller (which isnít included on the 730T) and the usual power / reset buttons. The top tripe fan mount has a removable cover which helps avoid unwanted airflow or interior noise escaping the caseís confines.
The spacious interior boasts plenty of room for E-ATX motherboards and extra long graphics cards. As a matter of fact, it looks like when designing the 760T Corsair used the 750Dís chassis and simply reclad it with a new fascia and side panels. On the expandability front, there are completely modular HDD drive cages, four hidden SSD caddies behind the motherboard tray and cable routing options galore. It was also great to see pre-installed motherboard standoffs.
As with most Corsair cases, water cooling support is beyond reproach. The front panel has mounting locations for 240mm or 280mm radiators while there is also space for a triple 120mm radiator at the caseís top. In addition, with the removal of the bottom-mounted drive cage, there is a perfect area for pumps, reservoirs or other water cooling add-ons.
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