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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  • spidey81 - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Wow! Such harsh words and negativity. First off, aesthetics is a very individual thing. Not everyone will like the look of the case. Secondly, I wish Corsair would take a stab at a case without 5.25 bays. NZXT did it and made a case that was absolutely stunning. Third, I don't mind the choice of plastic for the majority of the non-structural components. It however take away some of the rigidity of the case. I had hoped for a glass side panel honestly.

    Personally, I think the case looks fantastic and can't wait for other color schemes. I can see a lot of enthusiasts modding the front panel to remove the 5.25 altogether for a triple radiator or cleaner internals. Maybe adding risers to the top panel cover to achieve a clean look while allowing some airflow. It's not perfect, but it will have a good following I believe.
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  • Cellar Door - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Guys, I think it's time Anandtech got a new gallery. This new-window pop up is ancient, it does not support hover zoom. It is by far the least appealing feature of the site at the moment. Reply
  • zlandar - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Reminds me of my 500R with similar dimensions. I don't see why this is worth $50 more retail than the 500R. Reply
  • Panzerknacker - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Why don't they mention lack of sturdiness because I see videos on youtube of people bending the case as a whole. Reply
  • etamin - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    $189...Corsair is out of their mind. I'd be hard pressed to pay $100 for this garbage. From what I've been seeing on forums lately, Corsair's products have really dropped in quality and they're just milking their existing fanbase and riding the momentum fanboys are making. Outside their AX PSU's, Dominator RAM, and perhaps their dual rad AIO's, everything is run-of-the-mill crap nowadays. Reply
  • khanov - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Wow it is so ugly you could mistake it for a new Thermaltake case. Reply
  • hp79 - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    Looks nice and all, but I would never buy this case. Priced like as if it's made of special luxury material or something. I think I paid about $60 for my LianLi Q11, and thought it's a lot of money but spent it because cases usually last a very long time. I would think about it if the price was about $50 after rebate, but at this price, it's just lol. Reply
  • Ubercake - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    I really like this case. The design is well thought out. Removable drive cages are great because most people don't need all of the slots. Removing unnecessary drive cages opens up airflow for the system. This is a huge deal since many cases still plop non-removable drive cages directly into the path of your intake fans with no option to remove them.

    This case accommodates large motherboards and three two slot GPU configurations easily. There's enough clearance between the top of the motherboard and the top of the case to easily fit a thick rad with push/pull fan configs. There's a lot of room for cable management. The 5.25" drive is going by the way of the dinosaur so 3x5.25 drive bays are more than enough for anyone not looking to create a burn station. I also like the full acrylic window displaying all of the system's components. This is pretty cool.

    I haven't seen interior design this good on any models by any manufacturer with the exception of NZXT. Most NZXTs above the $100 mark incorporate a lot of these features plus SSD mounts on the back side of the motherboard tray (but velcro works if the mounts aren't there), and fan hubs with up to 10 fan power connections with a 3-way switch.

    I really think this case is a step in the right direction for Corsair. Most of the features I mentioned on the case make building a cool-looking cool-temperature system a dream.
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  • TheUsual - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    Please publish the weights of the cases in your reviews. Reply
  • E.Fyll - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    My apologies; I am actually waiting on a proper scale for this specific purpose. I cannot accurately weigh a case with the small precision scales that I have right now and their weight frequently is undisclosed before the NDA date. Reply

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