Corsair 7000D Airflow in the test – elegance and function on a grand scale
With the generously dimensioned 7000 series, Corsair is bringing two full-tower cases with high-end requirements onto the market. In this article I want to put the function-oriented Airflow version through its paces and find out whether the 20kg Behemoth meets its requirements. Anyone can install an all-in-one compact water cooling system, there is definitely enough space. But what about a real custom loop? That’s exactly what I’ll try in the test.
Corsair addresses the 7000D Airflow to the most ambitious users and, as the name suggests, focuses on a particularly high airflow. In contrast to the iCUE 7000X RGB, which with its closed glass front and illuminated fans is intended to appeal more to the show and shine faction, the 7000D Airflow has a flow-optimized, perforated steel front. Three pre-installed 140mm AirGuide fans (2xIN, 1xOUT) ensure proper ventilation ex works.
What the two housings share is the cable management, dubbed RapidRoute, and a gigantic amount of space that can accommodate up to twelve 120mm fans or, if necessary, even three 360mm radiators. Thanks to the flexible radiator supports, even 420-480mm radiators can be installed. Both side doors and the cable management cover are fitted with hinges that allow quick and convenient access to the interior.
The vertical installation of a graphics card with up to 3 slots in height is also possible, but the necessary PCI Express riser cable must be purchased separately. The front panel is particularly lavishly equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-C and 4 USB 3.0 ports and there is also space for data collectors for up to 10 hard drives (4 x 2.5 “+ 6 x 2.5 or 3.5”) hardly any wishes left.
Technical data / dimensions
This monster is not for the faint of heart or for thin shelves, it is more like piling than spilling. In numbers it reads like this:
For the really curious, I also have the manual, of course: