Corsair Graphite 780T Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅10-09-14

The front and back of 780T

At the front of 780T there is a large perforated mesh panel which can be detached. This panel provides ventilation for the dual 140mm cooling fans at the front. At the top there are two plastic 5.25” drive bay covers, these are both removable via access from inside the case.

Around the back of the case there is an opening at the bottom for mounting the PSU. Above this there are nine PCI expansion slot covers, each have ventilation holes. Beyond this there is a 140mm rear exhaust cooling fan (AF140L). This particular spot can also accommodate 120mm fans too. At the very top there is some honeycomb mesh for additional ventilation.

Dual AF140L LED fans at the front

With a soft press in each corner of the front panel we can gain access to the underside which contains two 140mm cooling fans (AF140L) – these fans are LED ready and emit a white glow when powered up. The front of 780T actually supports 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm fans and therefore paves the way for 240/280/360mm radiator support at the front; further in our review we’ll be looking at the clearance options for such components.

The detachable panel has a filter pre-attached.

Three-speed fan controller

Up at the top of 780T there is a front panel connectivity console. This panel contains a number of useful ports and buttons which consist of the following:

• 2x USB 2.0 ports
• 2x USB 3.0 ports
• Power/Reset buttons
• Headphone/Microphone jacks
• Three-speed fan controller

Having the three-speed fan controller in this particular region is very handy. The button has a set of corresponding LEDs, signifying low, medium and high settings. The fan controller can support up to five cooling fans and is powered via SATA/Molex.

Detachable ventilated panel

Plethora of mounting options at the top

Just like the front panel, the top of 780T contains a detachable perforated mesh panel. This panel has a filter pre-attached and will therefore need to cleaned/washed as an entire unit.

After removing the ventilated panel we are greeted by a generous selection of different mounting options – 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm cooling fans can be installed or 240/280/360mm radiators – again we’ll be looking at the compatibility later in the review (clearance section).

Two dust filters on the underneath

Turning the case over onto its side, there are two dust filters in the middle – these filters can be extracted from the case without having to flip the case over.

To form the feet on 780T, Corsair has used two large beams which offer a sturdy stance for this thick plastic has a thin layer of rubber to prevent the case from slipping on smooth surfaces.

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