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Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 Cube Case Review

Author:HardOCP News

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Monday , October 10, 2016

Corsair is back with another cube type case this time in its Carbide AIR series. The model AIR 740 is a big steel case that has a big footprint, and along with that comes a spacious interior that will lend itself to just about any amount of hardware you want to install and Corsair has its sights set on excellent cooling for all that hardware.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 ATX cube 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 most 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.

As stated, the subject of today's evaluation is the Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 cube case. This chassis is the latest edition of the company's wildly popular Carbide Series AIR chassis. Leading up to today's evaluation, we have previously reviewed both the Corsair AIR 540 and the smaller Corsair AIR 240. The Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 cube chassis builds on the strengths of the previous AIR Series chassis while bringing an entirely new look to the table. How does this chassis compare to its predecessors? Let's find out, shall we?


Product Packaging

The Corsair Carbide Series AIR 740 ATX cube case arrived in its bare product packaging. The overall measurements are 20"H x 22"L x 16"W. The outside of the package showed minimal signs of damage thanks no doubt in part to the large red "FRAGILE" sticker on the front of the box. The contents of the box also arrived in perfect condition.

As usual, Corsair has once again decided against slick packaging and flashy graphics, instead opting for plain cardboard packaging with product information, name and company logo printed in black. The back of the package has an exploded view of the chassis and a feature list in several languages. The case itself is wrapped in a black cloth bag and held in place by thick Styrofoam inserts.