Corsair Graphite 760T Exterior

It seems that Corsair is trying to have every case under the same series based on a similar aesthetic design. Much like the Obsidian 450D that was released two days ago (review forthcoming), which is strikingly similar to the rest of the Obsidian cases, the Graphite 760T looks like a distant cousin of the much simpler Graphite 230T. It features a balanced, slightly aggressive postmodern design, with the panels of the case engulfing the plastic front fascia and tall feet lifting the chassis several centimeters above the ground.

The Graphite 760T is being marketed as a case for advanced users but it is not targeted towards a specific group of users, such as gamers; therefore, we feel that Corsair's balanced design is perfect. The chassis of the case is made out of SECC steel but there is a lot of plastic in use. We should also note that the Arctic White version of the case obviously is not entirely white, as can be seen in our pictures; parts of the side, top and bottom panels are white but the rest of the case remains black, including the entirety of the front fascia.

The front I/O ports can be found nicely arranged at the top side of the front fascia. There are three 5.25" bays, one of which has a cover for a typical optical drive. Corsair most likely felt that three bays is a good choice because one can be used for an optical drive leaving two for a large fan controller or a similar device. The rest of the faceplate is covered by a metallic mesh filter that can be removed by simply applying a little pressure at the top two corners simultaneously (preferably while the system is not powered on). It conceals the two intake 140mm fans; both stock intake fans feature white lighting that, due to the positioning and nature of the LED lights, is distributed unevenly across the meshed part of the fascia.

The side panels of the Graphite 760T are perhaps its most notable feature. Instead of using typical metallic side covers, Corsair installed latched, hinged doors that open backwards. Most of the surface of the left side panel is transparent acrylic (note again that the 730T lacks the window), while the right side panel is glossy black. Both doors are plastic, a good thing considering their size and thickness, as metallic doors would probably make the weight of the already heavy case unbearable.

A plastic white cover is magnetically attached on the metallic frame of the top panel. Removing it is a simple matter, as it can be simply pulled off, revealing a large meshed surface. While the cover is attached, the mesh is practically sealed and it has no part in cooling the case. Up to three 120mm or 140mm fans can be installed there if the cover is removed, or a liquid cooling radiator up to 360mm long and 140mm wide (so you can choose between 3x120mm or 2x140mm).

The bottom panel of the chassis also is white, in order to match the theme of the case, but the tall plastic legs of the case are black. There is a filter under the PSU intake fan that can be removed for cleaning by simply pulling it off from the back of the case. The rear part of the Graphite 760T is black as well, with a perforated area near the top and perforated expansion card covers. There are two round holes for liquid cooling hoses and/or cables but without rubber grommets; they come with solid metal covers that can be permanently punched out. Although the use of an external liquid cooling kit with a case this size is rather uncommon, the installation of two rubber grommets should definitely be standard on a $189 case.

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  • TEAMSWITCHER - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    The 600T is a great case. USB 3.0 is pointless for desktops, I never even bothered to connect the USB 3.0 port on my 600T. I agree with the original post - this thing is ugly. Reply
  • inighthawki - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    After looking it up, I have to say the 600T looks WAY uglier in my opinion. I'd have to see both in person to really tell. Reply
  • Subyman - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    I agree, the 600T is butt ugly compared to this case. Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    I disagree. The 600 is sexy as hell. This case is butt-ugly. Except for that side panel. Reply
  • inighthawki - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    That's why it's an opinion ;) Mine is that the 600T is anything but "sexy." I don't really like either of these cases, but if I had to choose one the 760T looks way better to me. Reply
  • JDG1980 - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    First off, this is an ugly case - the white and black highlights clash pretty badly, and the front mesh panel doesn't go very well with the rest of the design.

    Secondly, I don't understand why more manufacturers don't follow Silverstone's lead (FT04) and flip the motherboard upside down so that the intake fans can blow directly over it. How hard can that be? It shouldn't add to the design or manufacturing costs, and it dramatically improves CPU cooling. The Corsair Air 540 (which accomplished the same effect using a dual-chamber design) was a step in the right direction. This is just another mediocre traditional ATX case.
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  • Dustin Sklavos - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    SilverStone actually has a patent on that, that's why nobody else has that kind of design. Reply
  • JDG1980 - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    I thought they only had a patent on the 90-degree rotated motherboard. Didn't a lot of older ATX cases have the motherboard at the bottom and the PSU at the top - wouldn't there be prior art for that? Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    WHAT?!?! How the HELL did Silverstone patent the BTX case(let's not mince words here, that's what it is)? I KNOW there's prior art there even if "we mounted the mobo on the left instead of the right" is actually an invention of note in the first place. Who approved that patent?!?!

    *deep breath*

    I swear... the entire frickin' patent system is broken beyond belief, and patent trolling is apparently standard business practice for EVERYONE nowadays. Seriously, WHO APPROVES THESE THINGS?!?!?!
    ...
    Sorry. I thought I'd ran out of capslock, but I had one more good yell in me.
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  • pierrot - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Too big, expensive, ugly imo Reply

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