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Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full-Tower Case Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Thursday , September 11, 2014

Today we review a case from Corsair that will fit many more enthusiasts' needs, the Graphite Series 780T chassis with room for huge motherboards. This full tower comes with lots and lots of water cooling in mind, a built in fan controller, smartly designed hard drive and solid state drive housing, and has a Companion Cube-ish look.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing Corsair's Graphite Series 780T full-tower case.

Corsair is famous for its memory products, but as you likely know, the company has branched out in recent years with its cooling line, world class power supplies, SSDs, audio components, keyboards and mice and, of course, computer cases. Put it this way, if you call yourself an enthusiast, not only have you heard of Corsair, you've likely owned one or more of its products.

Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.

Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.

The subject of today's evaluation is the newest member of Corsair's Graphite Series, the 780T. Corsair is touting this chassis' rounded corners, sleek design, and its support for dual 360mm radiators for "state-of-the-art" cooling installations.

"The Graphite Series 780T is the next generation of the popular, award-winning Graphite Series 600T. New industrial design available in white with white LEDs, black with red LEDs, or yellow with white LEDs. Integrated three-speed fan controller for dual front 140mm LED intakes and rear 140mm exhaust. Tool-free sleds for up to three 2.5" drives. Two modular drive cages with tool-free sleds for three 2.5"/3.5" drives with room for an additional drive cage. Easy access latched side panels. Support for 360mm radiators in the top and front and a 240mm radiator in the bottom. "

With support for multiple radiators, modular hard drive racks, support for large coolers, easy access latched side panels and an integrated three-speed fan controller, we expect big things out of this chassis.

Product Packaging

The Corsair Graphite Series 780T arrived in its bare product packaging with no signs of wear or damage. The overall package measurements are 26.5"H x 26.5"L x 13"W and is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams.

As with most cases we see from Corsair, the company has once again decided against flashy packaging and slick graphics, instead opting for plain cardboard packaging with product information, name, and company logo printed in black. The case itself is wrapped in a black cloth bag and held in place by thick foam inserts.