Corsair Graphite 760T: Introduction and Packaging

Corsair has been releasing one case after another lately, expanding their already large ranks with an even greater variety of products. It has been less than three months since the release of the Obsidian 250D, a cubic Mini-ITX case, and only two days since another member of the Obsidian series, the Midi-ATX Obsidian 450D, has been announced. Today, Corsair announced the release of yet another case, the Graphite 730T/760T.

Unlike the Obsidian 450D, which was released in order to fill a specific gap into the already heavily populated Obsidian series, the release Graphite 730T/760T does not appear to have such a purpose. There are only two Graphite cases currently available, the 230T and the 600T and, considering the MSRP of the Graphite 730T/760T versions and that its aesthetic design is similar to that of the 230T, it seems more likely that it has been released as a replacement for the 600T rather than having products that will coexist. As such, the primary changes will be a modified aesthetic and improved performance.

We should clarify that the 730T and the 760T are essentially the same case; the major difference is that the former has an opaque left panel and the latter an acrylic window. The Graphite 760T also has a basic 2-speed fan controller installed and will become available in both Black and Arctic White colors. It is the Arctic White version of the Graphite 760T that we will be reviewing today. Corsair informed us that the new Graphite cases will become available through North American retailers in late April.

Corsair Graphite 760T Specifications
Motherboard Form Factor Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, EATX, XL-ATX
Drive Bays External 3 x 5.25"
Internal 6 x 2.5"/3.5" (front drive cage)
6 x 2.5"/3.5" (optional front drive cages)
4 x 2.5" (rear of motherboard tray)
Cooling Front 2 x 120 / 140mm (2 x 140mm included)
Rear 1 x 140mm (included)
Top 3 x 120mm / 140mm (optional)
Left Side -
Bottom optional 120mm (drive cage must be removed/relocated)
Radiator Support Front Up to 240mm / 280mm
Rear 120mm / 140mm
Top Up to 360mm / 280mm
Side -
Bottom 120mm
I/O Port 2 × USB 3.0
2 × USB 3.0
1 × Headphone
1 × Mic
Fan Speed Toggle
Power Supply Size ATX
Clearances HSF 180mm
PSU Any
GPU 340mm (with drive cage)
460mm (without drive cage)
Dimensions 568mm × 246mm × 564mm (H×W×D)
22.4 in × 9.7 in × 22.2 in (H×W×D)
Prominent Features Hinged side panel with full window
360mm radiator support
Removable magnetic top panel
Two-speed fan control
Side-mounted tool-free SSD trays
Removable, reconfigurable 3.5” drive cages
Price 189 USD (MSRP)

The Graphite 760T comes in Corsair's traditional and visually simple brown cardboard box, the proportions of which hint that this is not a typical Mid-Tower case. Printed on the box are a schematic of the case and a short presentation covering its most important features. Inside the box, the case is wrapped inside a cloth-like bag and protected by very thick expanded polyethylene foam slabs.

The bundle of the Graphite 760T is very basic, especially considering the class of the case. Corsair only supplies the necessary screws and bits, a few short cable ties, and an installation guide. There are no cable straps or any other additional extras. The only positive thing about the bundle is that the supplied parts are black. If you like getting "extras", this is disappointing, but for some users the extras would simply be more clutter.

Corsair Graphite 760T Exterior
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  • JarredWalton - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    Are they better, though? Have you personally handled the 760T? No, you haven't, because it isn't out yet. Looks are almost totally subjective, and being all metal isn't inherently better. I don't think E. will be going back to retest old cases, but I suspect we'll have updated versions of the cases you mention in for testing at some point. Only then can anyone truly say how well they each perform, but if E. thinks the 760T performs better than average, I'm going to guess that he has tested enough cases over the years to have a reasonable idea of what to expect. Reply
  • eanazag - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    I think that question lacks basis. There is plenty of criticism in the article. What the article lacks is cooling and feature comparison graphs/tables. There needs to be an ideal case or a couple of cases in this form factor to compare it to that. There is a case bench on this site and I don't see how this translates into that.

    I think the article is good, but case after case there will be something lacking if I have to re-read articles every time a new review is posted for comparison purposes.
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  • JarredWalton - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    We switched case reviewers and testing methodology, so right now we only have two cases we could even put in charts. Give it some time and we'll get additional charts in place showing more than a single case. Reply
  • mwildtech - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Thank you for a proper review. I just watched the Linus tech tips video review and I think George from Corsair needs to punch that guy in the balls.. Reply
  • lazarpandar - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    I can't be the only one that thinks that this computer is butt ugly. Reply
  • sweenish - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    I'm not aesthetically impressed. Reply
  • DFA-Havoc - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    I have to agree, especially as the 'successor' to the 600T, which is downright gorgeous. This thing looks hideous by comparison. Reply
  • Whitereflection - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - link

    Well to be honest 600T sucked. A fan switch that doesn't change fan speed, mediocre performance, No dust filters, No space to mount two radiators, USB 3.0 pass through cables, And lots of flimsy plastic. Reply
  • 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

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