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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  • 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
  • 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

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