Identical 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 technique to the 5000D (520mm x 520mm x 245mm) and, as you’ll anticipate, dwarfs the 4000-series. The 5000 sequence felt fairly giant for a mid-tower and truly had ample room, even for intricate water cooling loops, nonetheless, the 7000D takes it one step additional and has clearly been designed for lovers seeking 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 a substitute of tempered glass. We even have two 140mm AirGuide followers that are basically branded airflow followers, usually with a better CFM that produces decrease noise ranges. Whereas we’d at all times like to see Corsair fill the entrance with followers, these are in essentially the most optimum place and do a stellar job of preserving inside temps comparatively low.
The steel mesh entrance layer may be pulled off and divulges a material mesh filter that may be simply eliminated and cleaned. The standard of this mesh filter runs via your entire iCUE vary of Corsairs newest PC instances and it’s a characteristic I favor. For uncooked efficiency the Corsair 7000D is a good possibility, nonetheless, I’d think about most builders who go for this line of instances are most likely taking a look at water cooling and the added aesthetics that comes from the 7000X variant could be my most well-liked 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 in case you didn’t need to compromise on airflow.
The again is near-identical to the 5000 sequence with additional PCIe slots. You get eight horizontal growth slots and three vertical in the usual positions. With the 7000D being a barely greater possibility, you additionally get a secondary vertical mount place in case you use the included PCIe bracket. The bracket matches effortlessly instead of the slot covers, supplying you with a vertical mount nearer to your motherboard and away from the tempered glass panel.
When 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, supplying you with out-of-the-box airflow, which we are going to talk about in a while within the efficiency part.
Apart from that, there isn’t a lot else to say, besides concerning the uncovered hinges. The rear hinges provide you with wide-swinging panels that may open round 180 levels. The panels can carry off however they’ve diminished the tool-free nature we noticed on the smaller instances with a screw, to make sure the big heavy doorways are as safe as doable.
The facet of the 7000D jogs my memory of the Phanteks Enthoo 719 however that’s just because the inside appears enormous via the glass. The TG panel is heavy-duty and positively weighs fairly a bit, with an opaque border tidying every part up properly. The whole uninterrupted view inside makes this case very interesting and I can simply see some excellent 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 positioned on the entrance nevertheless 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 may take away it however there could be no level, simply price highlighting the one detrimental I’ve with the design.
The highest of the 7000D is unbelievable, 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 characteristic 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 reducing it again in.
The highest can be the place we now have the I/O, which consists of:
- Energy Button
- Reset Button
- 4 x USB 3.0
- 1 x USB 3.1 Kind-C
- Audio In/Out
It is a first rate quantity of connectivity for a entrance panel, nonetheless, the case options two USB 3.0 cables, so ensure your motherboard helps this characteristic.
If you’re accustomed to the 5000-series, there aren’t going to be many surprises right here, basically simply extra space, and extra rad/fan help. The spacious inside on this mannequin is, after all, all white and it appears pristine, with a really logical structure. The case does are available 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 are not any noticeable defects or misalignments, solely high quality. Unusually, regardless of the additional house, the 7000D solely helps motherboards as much as ATX. This isn’t a difficulty, as E-ATX is usually a little bit of a minefield anyway however price stating.
The entrance of the 7000D can accommodate 4 120mm or three 140mm followers, with house for a radiator as much as 480mm in size. That’s substantial and with a considerable amount of house 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 permits you to swap up configurations, altering the look and performance of your case.
Behind the inside, we now have the cable administration cowl and one other mounting spot for followers or a radiator. After eradicating the quilt, 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 offers potential builders much more choices with regards to cooling their parts and I like choices.
On the prime of the case, we now have one other house for a big radiator. The highest of the 7000D helps three 120mm or 140mm followers and can even accommodate a rad as much as 420mm lengthy. With the prolonged measurement 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 now have 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 likewise options two spots for vertical mounting, nonetheless, you’ll need to buy the bracket individually. The cutout holes in the direction of the again of the shroud are giant and conveniently positioned for optimum cable administration and Corsair has included an acrylic panel over the cutout the place chances are you’ll need to set up an LCD or view a PSU with a show.
There isn’t a lot else to say on the inside apart from there may be house 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 characteristic you might be prone to see throughout a large number 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 attain 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 may be eliminated completely in case you 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 may be moved to the inside of the case relying on what configuration you need or can simply be eliminated altogether.
Within the basement, we now have 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, supplying you with a good quantity of storage choices.
Unsurprisingly, the design and spacious inside make this a paradise for parts. With assist from the AirGuide followers, there’s a enough quantity of airflow operating via the 7000D. To check the case out I constructed a system utilizing excessive TDP parts. Inside we now have a i9-10900K and the newer RTX 3080 Ti GPU. Mixed, these two can run fairly scorching 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 affordable numbers. Extra importantly, because of the airflow design of the case, the ambient temperature inside barely rose, rising by round 9 or 10 levels.
Apart from thermal efficiency, the 7000D is extremely straightforward to construct in, with its measurement, tool-free design, and modularity taking all of the stresses away from the method. You will have a lot room to work with, the structure is logical, and the actual 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 when it comes to efficiency, the 7000D Airflow steals the present. It is a premium full-tower and for that purpose, 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 might 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 supplying 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 in case you have been contemplating a extra intricate loop with twin reservoirs, then the additional house within the 7000D might be preferrred.