Corsair Graphite 780T Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅10-09-14
Conclusion

780T is Corsair’s second Graphite Series release this summer and in true Graphite fashion, this full tower chassis remains consistent with the rest of the portfolio.

One of the biggest attractions with the Graphite Series is the easy to remove side panels, 780T continues this key characteristic and not only are they innovative and quirky but they are extremely useful when performing the task of building a system. To enthusiasts, there is no disguising 780T’s beauty. Its form, shape and styling is top-class and we’d go as far as to say it is the pièce de résistance of full towers.

The integration of a three-speed fan controller is very useful, especially since it can supply up to five cooling fans. In its default configuration, 780T offers brilliant thermal performance which is testament to the trusty AF140 cooling fan which features three times within the chassis. Adding in more cooling fans isn’t an issue either because there are numerous locations at the top, front and bottom of 780T. Hosting different size fans also makes way for compatibility of a wide selection of different radiators for those wanting to go down the water cooling route - 240, 280 and 360mm radiators are supported throughout.



It’s abundantly clear that Corsair’s 780T is an enclosure with bags of space, just looking at the CPU cooler department highlights this very fact – there is up to 200mm of clearance for air coolers, something which is especially generous and will cater for a vast array of flagship cooling solutions from different brands. It doesn’t end there either, the cable management options are remarkable. Behind the motherboard tray there is ample room for storing redundant cables and Corsair has even engineered a deep cavity to allow you to really tuck away unwanted cables. Having this space, rubber grommets and hooks means that keeping the inside of the case neat and tidy is a doddle.

As of today 780T is priced at £145 GBP / $245 USD which is a hefty chunk of money for a full tower which comprises of a considerable amount of plastic. Although for a case of this calibre, consisting of all the features – we’re presented with a solid candidate in this arena, compared to other rivals.

The Graphite 780T is a spectacular full tower which not only offers brilliant air cooling performance but presents a substantial assortment of radiator compatibility throughout. This case has space and lots of it - those wanting to go super-size should look no further.

Pros
+ Impressive external design
+ Easy to remove side panels
+ Three-speed fan controller
+ Great thermal performance
+ Abundant fan/radiator support
+ Up to 200mm of clearance for CPU coolers
+ SSD allocation behind motherboard tray
+ Excellent cable management options

Cons
- Lots of plastic on exterior



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