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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  • 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
  • Larry Endomorph - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    You're doing it wrong!

    Those line charts are useless for us color blind readers.
    Reply
  • E.Fyll - Friday, March 28, 2014 - link

    Uh, um, I am sorry about that?

    I cannot use any other type of chart to display several dozens of data points though and I cannot go with black/white line charts either; these would be great for a scientific paper but extremely out of place in an online editorial. However, I am open to suggestions.
    Reply

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