Similar to the 7000Ds smaller siblings, this appears unimaginable from each angle, albeit enormous. The 7000D stands 600mm tall, 550mm in size, and 248mm in depth, making it 30mm taller than the Phanteks Enthoo 719 full-tower, greater in each option to the 5000D (520mm x 520mm x 245mm) and, as you’ll count on, dwarfs the 4000-series. The 5000 sequence felt fairly massive for a mid-tower and really had ample room, even for intricate water cooling loops, nonetheless, the 7000D takes it one step additional and has clearly been designed for fanatics trying to create one thing lovely.
Beginning with the entrance and you’ll battle to inform it aside from the opposite fashions if it wasn’t for its stature. The 7000D mannequin differs from the 7000X on the entrance, with a perforated mesh entrance panel as an alternative of tempered glass. We even have two 140mm AirGuide followers that are basically branded airflow followers, usually with a higher CFM that produces decrease noise ranges. Whereas we’d at all times like to see Corsair fill the entrance with followers, these are in probably the most optimum place and do a stellar job of maintaining inner temps comparatively low.
The metallic mesh entrance layer will be pulled off and divulges a material mesh filter that may be simply eliminated and cleaned. The standard of this mesh filter runs by the whole iCUE vary of Corsairs newest PC instances and it’s a function I favor. For uncooked efficiency the Corsair 7000D is a superb possibility, nonetheless, I’d think about most builders who go for this line of instances are most likely water cooling and the added aesthetics that comes from the 7000X variant could be my most popular alternative. Nonetheless, you’ll be able to simply swap out the followers for some RGB 140mm fashions and create a singular aesthetic on the entrance if you happen to didn’t wish to compromise on airflow.
The again is near-identical to the 5000 sequence with additional PCIe slots. You get eight horizontal enlargement slots and three vertical in the usual positions. With the 7000D being a barely greater possibility, you additionally get a secondary vertical mount place if you happen to use the included PCIe bracket. The bracket suits effortlessly instead of the slot covers, providing you with a vertical mount nearer to your motherboard and away from the tempered glass panel.
Whilst you technically get the identical quantity of followers within the 7000 sequence as you do within the 5000, Corsair has pre-installed a 140mm fan on the rear, providing you with out-of-the-box airflow, which we’ll focus on afterward within the efficiency part.
Aside from that, there isn’t a lot else to say, besides concerning the uncovered hinges. The rear hinges offer you wide-swinging panels that may open round 180 levels. The panels can elevate off however they’ve lowered the tool-free nature we noticed on the smaller instances with a screw, to make sure the big heavy doorways are as safe as attainable.
The facet of the 7000D jogs my memory of the Phanteks Enthoo 719 however that’s just because the inside appears enormous by the glass. The TG panel is heavy-duty and definitely weighs fairly a bit, with an opaque border tidying all the pieces up properly. The entire uninterrupted view inside makes this case very interesting and I can simply see some very good loop designs popping out for this case within the close to future.
The again panel of the 7000D is, once more, near-identical to the smaller iterations, with a big ventilated part close to the entrance to utilize a 3rd radiator mounting spot. Behind the vent, there’s a mud filter of decrease high quality than the one situated on the entrance however it does its job effectively sufficient and is simple to take away and clear, so no complaints.
The one gripe with the again panel is the pointless inclusion of a secondary panel. As you swing the door open, one other is revealed, which appears nice however simply provides pointless weight and nothing else. You possibly can take away it however there could be no level, simply price highlighting the one unfavorable I’ve with the design.
The highest of the 7000D is incredible, with the identical aesthetics and performance because the entrance panel. We now have the identical perforated mesh panel on prime of a mud filter and a detachable radiator/fan bracket beneath that. The detachable bracket is a function many will love, as you’ll be able to set up radiators a lot simpler by merely loosening the thumbscrews, coming out the bracket, putting in the rad, earlier than lastly decreasing it again in.
The highest can also be the place we’ve got the I/O, which consists of:
- Energy Button
- Reset Button
- 4 x USB 3.0
- 1 x USB 3.1 Sort-C
- Audio In/Out
This can be a first rate quantity of connectivity for a entrance panel, nonetheless, the case options two USB 3.0 cables, so make sure that your motherboard helps this function.
If you’re conversant in the 5000-series, there aren’t going to be many surprises right here, basically simply more room, and extra rad/fan assist. The spacious inside on this mannequin is, in fact, all white and it appears pristine, with a really logical format. The case does are available in an all-black aesthetic too however I’ve to say, the white mannequin is my favourite. The entire case feels sturdy and designed/constructed with care. There aren’t any noticeable defects or misalignments, solely high quality. Unusually, regardless of the additional area, the 7000D solely helps motherboards as much as ATX. This isn’t a problem, as E-ATX is usually a little bit of a minefield anyway however price declaring.
The entrance of the 7000D can accommodate 4 120mm or three 140mm followers, with area for a radiator as much as 480mm in size. That’s substantial and with a considerable amount of area simply behind the entrance panel, you’ll be able to match some actually thick rads in right here with sufficient room for a reservoir too. Just like the smaller variations, you get an interchangeable bracket that lets you swap up configurations, altering the look and performance of your case.
In the back of the inside, we’ve got the cable administration cowl and one other mounting spot for followers or a radiator. After eradicating the duvet, you’ll be able to set up 4 120mm followers or a radiator as much as 480mm, nonetheless, no 140mm choices will match right here. This provides potential builders much more choices in the case of cooling their elements and I really like choices.
On the prime of the case, we’ve got one other area for a big radiator. The highest of the 7000D helps three 120mm or 140mm followers and may also accommodate a rad as much as 420mm lengthy. With the prolonged dimension of the case, there may be sufficient room to suit one other thick radiator, leaving loads of room to attach your CPU energy.
In the direction of the underside of the case, we’ve got a thick, high-quality PSU shroud, with perforation to permit a bit of additional air into the basement. The shroud options three spots so that you can mount your SSD brackets on to and in addition options two spots for vertical mounting, nonetheless, you’ll need to buy the bracket individually. The cutout holes in direction of the again of the shroud are massive and conveniently positioned for optimum cable administration and Corsair has included an acrylic panel over the cutout the place you could wish to set up an LCD or view a PSU with a show.
There isn’t a lot else to say on the inside aside from there may be area on the rear of the case for a 120/140mm radiator.
The Again Panel
One of many key options of Corsair’s newest instances is their cable administration system, or as they name it, RapidRoute. It’s a function you might be prone to see throughout a mess of premium instances, no matter producer, and it makes it a bit simpler for some builders to correctly handle cables. I personally assume you want a mix of each Corsairs system and cable ties to realize cable administration bliss, as you’ll be able to see from the photographs, utilizing each appears fairly clear.
The cable administration system comes with a great deal of velcro straps and will be eliminated solely if you happen to have been so inclined however I left the primary half on whereas eradicating the smaller brackets to create space for my fan controller. In the direction of the underside, you’ll see the three, tool-free SSD mounting brackets. These brackets will be moved to the inside of the case relying on what configuration you need or can simply be eliminated altogether.
Within the basement, we’ve got ample room for a PSU as much as 225mm in size and that’s as a result of the 2 included HDD drive cages are detachable. Every cage can match an additional three HDD/SSDs, providing you with a good quantity of storage choices.
Unsurprisingly, the design and spacious inside make this a paradise for elements. With assist from the AirGuide followers, there’s a ample quantity of airflow operating by the 7000D. To check the case out I constructed a system utilizing excessive TDP elements. Inside we’ve got a i9-10900K and the newer RTX 3080 Ti GPU. Mixed, these two can run fairly sizzling however for CPU cooling I additionally put in the newly launched Corsair iCUE H170i Elite Capellix AIO.
As you’ll be able to see, after round half-hour of stress testing each the CPU and GPU, temperatures have been operating at pretty cheap numbers. Extra importantly, because of the airflow design of the case, the ambient temperature inside barely rose, rising by round 9 or 10 levels.
Other than thermal efficiency, the 7000D is extremely simple to construct in, with its dimension, tool-free design, and modularity taking all of the stresses away from the method. You’ve gotten a lot room to work with, the format is logical, and the very fact you’ll be able to simply take away/add brackets simply makes this a pleasure to work with.
Each the Corsair 7000D and 7000X are lovely, I imply the entire vary is, however by way of efficiency, the 7000D Airflow steals the present. This can be a premium full-tower and for that cause, it comes with a somewhat hefty price ticket. In equity to Corsair, it’s competitively priced and you can’t query the standard however it’s a way off the sheer worth you get from the Phanteks 719 and that could possibly be an issue.
On aesthetics alone I do know many are going to favor this mannequin and love creating some unique-looking builds inside however my choice for a brilliant tower nonetheless stays with the Phanteks 719. Regardless, I can’t suggest the 7000D sufficient, it follows on from the 4000 and 5000 sequence instances providing you with one more wonderful possibility. I’ve water cooled within the 5000X and I’d say there may be loads of room in that case for a full water cooled loop however if you happen to have been contemplating a extra intricate loop with twin reservoirs, then the additional area within the 7000D could possibly be ideally suited.