Fully windowed panels expose Corsair's Graphite Series 760T enclosure


— 1:38 PM on January 8, 2014

The Obsidian Series 250D isn't the only new Corsair enclosure at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. A fresh addition to the Graphite Series is also on display. Say hello to the 760T.

Available in black or white, the case looks a bit like the mutant offspring of Corsair's 750D and 600T enclosures. The internals appear to be straight out of the 750D, while the exterior channels the aesthetics of the 600T. I don't believe we've seen fully windowed side panels like these on any other Corsair cases, though. The panels are held in place by tool-free latches, and they swing open on rear-mounted hinges. Users can remove the panels by lifting them off their hinges. Very slick.

The hinges are attached to a steel subframe peppered with fan mounts and cable routing holes. Three fans ship with the case by default: dual 140-mm spinners up front and one 140-mm unit at the rear. These Corsair-made AF140L fans are laced with LEDs and tied to a two-speed controller. Five additional fans can be affixed to the frame.

Liquid cooling systems are supported, as well. The front panel has room for radiators up to 280 mm long, and the top can take monsters as large as 360 mm.

On the storage front, the Graphite Series 760T is equipped with six 3.5"/2.5" combo bays split between two removable cages. It also has four dedicated 2.5" mounts and three 5.25" bays. All the bays rely on tool-free mechanisms, which should make drive installation a breeze.

The 760T is scheduled to be available in February. Expect to pay $180 for the black version and $190 for the white variant. You can also look forward to a cheaper version that lacks the windowed side panels and integrated fan controller. That model, the Graphite Series 730T, will sell for $140 and will be available in black only.

I'm not crazy about the Graphite Series 760T's face—the understated, brushed aluminum of Corsair's Obsidian Series is more my style—but those side panels look sweet. The end-to-end windows provide a wide view of the guts, and the tool-free door mechanism sounds neat. Oddly, though, Corsair says the case's right window is opaque "to better highlight your system's interior." I guess no one wants to look at the often messy mass of excess cabling that tends to get tucked behind the motherboard tray.

   
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