Corsair 7000D AirFlow Computer Case Review
Corsair 7000D AirFlow, designed for those who want to assemble a high-end system or want a custom liquid cooling ready case, is on the Alltechinspector review table!
The Corsair 7000D Airflow model is a Full Tower case that offers many features found in Obsidian 1000D, one of Corsair’s largest cases, at half the price. Among the details that stand out at first glance are high airflow, plenty of fan and radiator support. A large number of hard disk support and large internal volume are also important details.
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Offering a large interior volume for such special needs, Corsair 7000D Airflow also does justice to its name by leaving as few obstacles as possible in front of the fans thanks to its perforated case front.
Dimensions, Weight and Volume
When we look at its dimensions, we see 550 mm length, 248 mm depth and 600 mm height. With these dimensions, an interior volume of over 80 liters has been achieved. You understand the size of the case better when you collect the system inside. The big ATX motherboard is literally tiny in the case. There are gaps at the top and bottom of the motherboard where you can easily pass the cables without pinching your fingers.
I should mention that besides its large dimensions, it is quite a heavy case. Curb weight is around 19 Kg. Depending on how much you fill it, it’s easy to reach the points where carrying one person would be a problem.
Those who have some experience with special liquid cooling know that it is easier to do this in large cases, especially if you are going to use hard tubing. It’s really hard to plug the inlet and outlet points of pumps, reservoirs and blocks, attach sloped pipes to them, and tighten the unions.
Covers and Side Panels
One cover of the case is made of completely blackened tempered glass, and the other is made of flat sheet steel. Both doors are closed with clips that interlock from the top and bottom, and are opened with 2 hinges. There is a star screw on the upper hinges, when you unscrew them, you can completely remove the covers.
Like the side covers, the perforated front and top panels of the case can be easily removed by hand without the need for any tools. When we remove these panels, a dust filter with a plastic frame on the front and a magnetic dust filter on the upper part welcomes us. There is also a dust filter on the back cover. This filter faces the optional fan and radiator mounting point parallel to the motherboard. These are easy to access and wash. This is good news considering the number of fans that can be installed in the case. And of course, let’s not forget the dust filter for the power supply fan under the case.
Another point that caught my attention was the ease of installing a fan or radiator in this case. The metal brackets that you need to attach the fan and radiators on both the top and the front of the case can be removed by loosening a few screws. You work comfortably on your desk, attach the parts to them, and then mount these brackets to your case.
Fan and Radiator Support
If you prefer 12 cm fans, you can use a total of 12 fans, 4 to the front, 3 to the top, 4 to the motherboard tray, and 1 to the rear. If you prefer 140 mm, you can install 7 fans, 3 at the front and top, and 1 at the back.
This model comes with 14 cm black AirGuide fans. It comes with one mounted on the back of the case and two on the front. This is the version that is a bit more affordable than the other 7000 models, which are already affordable, so there are no RGB fans. These fans are connected to 6 PWM fan multipliers. You plug the cable coming out of this multiplexer into a fan slot on your motherboard. The multiplexer distributes the PWM signal to 6 fans with the power it receives from here and runs them all at the same speed.
At the radiator compatibility point, 420 and 480 mm radiators can be installed at the front, 360 and 420 mm radiators at the top, and up to 480 mm radiators on the motherboard tray. The dimensions of the radiators do not only change according to the width and length, we see many radiators in different thicknesses in the market. It is nice to support thick radiators in a special liquid cooling compatible case like the Corsair 7000D Airflow. The front of the power supply concealer is removable. If you use thick radiators on the front, you can open up space by attaching this piece that comes with the case.
There is also a 7000X RGB model in the 7000 series. If what you’re looking for is plenty of RGB fans, a glass front panel, and an advanced RGB controller that comes with the case, this is the model you should look for. The 7000X RGB has 4 SP140 RGB Elite fans and a Commander Core XT controller.
Storage and Power Supply
If you have a large number of 3.5-inch mechanical hard drives, you will like the 6-disk cage in the lower bay of the 7000D. These cages can be easily removed with a single finger screw. There are also 3 slots for SSDs. You can access them by opening the back cover of the case.
If you are using a long power supply, you can also use the space emptied by these cages to compile and bundle the cables coming out of your power supply. Corsair has also put a small window in the power supply hider here. You can show the name and model of your power supply while hiding the cable mess. It was also a nice detail that the model name of the Corsair RM850W power supply we used in this video was positioned so that the Corsair logo could be seen from this window.
Another feature I liked was that the front entrance and exit slots were kept rich. There are 4 USB 3.0 type A sockets, one USB 3.1 type-C socket, a combined 3.5 mm headphone jack, reset and power keys.
Cable management was another area that Corsair focused on. As the volume is large, it becomes easier to allocate space for cable management. When you open the back cover, a second smaller inner cover welcomes us. This cover is also held in place with magnets. When we open this cover, we see that we are allowed to organize the cables in an area of 30 mm. Here are channels for routing cables and many points for attaching cable clamps.
Extended ATX Motherboard
There is a long and large hiding piece in front of the cable ducts next to the motherboard. They made it removable. My guess is that if you install an Extended ATX motherboard, you have to remove it.
Whether you use special liquid cooling or air cooling, it seems cooler to put the graphics card vertically. But we see that the coolers of some video cards take up up to 3 PCI-Express slots.
Corsair has stated that it offers support for graphics cards that take up up to 3 slots. However, there is no PCI-Express extension cable that comes with the case. You need to buy it yourself separately.
Corsair chose the features that users liked and applied in smaller (Mid Tower) safes and adapted them to the 7000D Full Tower. The result is satisfactory to us.
There are lots of important features such as Extended ATX size motherboard, multi-graphics card, dedicated liquid cooling or lots of mechanical hard drive slots. If you think you will need them in the system you will collect, the Corsair 7000D AirFlow may be a good choice for you.