The company’s huge and quite expensive 7000D Airflow Case is one attractive and spacious product. It’s packed with tons of fans, supports large liquid-cooling radiators, plus a huge side window to exhibit your PC build. Today, we’re going to talk about this product in our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review.
We’ll check out what the case has to offer, how Corsair designed it and what its functions and features are. Of course, we’ll also see if it’s just as good as they claim.
But before we get into those, our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review will check its packaging and included contents.
The 7000D Airflow came in a very basic-looking cardboard box featuring an illustration of the case featured in front. The rear displayed the PC case’s well-documented blow-up diagram, but with each part disassembled. You’ll find corresponding letters on each part to let you know which portion is being described below.
Under the illustration, this is where you’ll find the descriptions for each part from earlier.
One side of the box displays the specifications of the product, and these are written in several languages. The other side has a sticker, letting you know which unit is inside the box. You’ll also find an illustration showing the dimensions of the case.
Other than the 7000D Airflow Case, you’ll find additional accessories included in the box. These are the vertical bracket, six additional Velcro straps, a PWM extension cable, and a replacement PSU shroud bit. Corsair even included a bag with all the needed fasteners for the case.
Corsair 7000D Airflow Case Review – Design and Functionality
Talking about its design in our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review, the case’s physical aspects are impossible to overlook. The case weighs 43.6 lbs and bulks your desk by 23.6 x 9.8 x 21.7″.
It’s obviously a chunky and huge piece compared to other cases around. But giving you measurements doesn’t do justice in letting you know how tricky it is to move around.
Nothing on the case’s body works as a handle to help you grip it properly. Plus, its depth makes it quite challenging to situate on any surface. That’s unless we’re talking about huge desks or workbenches.
So, we suggest you ask a friend or family member to help you move it around. But despite it being huge, we love the case’s design which is clean, sleek, and focused.
Both its right and left side panels are linked via rear-mounted hinges. Yet again, it lacked handles or notches for grasping. You’ll have to sneak your fingers into the gap between the chassis and its doors to open it.
We do appreciate that Corsair has the door on hinges to make the case easy to open. When it comes to many similar products, the removal of loose glass side panels is prone to cracks. However, this isn’t the case with the 7000D Airflow.
You’ll find a screw along the top-hinge of each door, keeping the panel from coming off. If you want to completely detach each side panel, you can easily remove the screw.
We find this extremely helpful especially when working on the internals of your build. Sometimes, you’ll have to flip the case to the side to be able to reach certain parts inside.
These two areas sport a similar build: both have huge fan vents, detachable covers, plus dust filters. Its front I/O panel is positioned at the top of the 7000D Airflow. To be honest, we actually think it’s one of the best configurations we’ve seen.
You’ll see that it has five USB ports on it, though we think it’d be even better if Corsair included a flash-card reader here.
When looking at its primary compartment, you’ll see that the 7000D Airflow has a lot of space. This is perfect for a system with an ATX board that only occupies half of the space horizontally.
We did notice that there were a total of 11 expansion slots available, and three of these were vertical. When removing the cable cover, there will be room that’s adequate enough for bigger E-ATX boards.
When you look at the other side of the case, there isn’t much to see. That’s until you open another door in this section.
Behind it, you’ll see Corsair’s Rapid Route cable management system. It’s generally a solid setup with a lot of Velcro straps. We also appreciate the presence of a nifty plastic guide to stick the cables into.
Other than these, there’s space for three 2.5″ SSDs and six HDDs beneath the PSU shroud.
You’ll find three 140mm fans here, and they’re all PWM spinners. These are linked to a six-fan PWM hub for easier fan management.
We like the fan hub since it goes into a PWM cable to manage the fans via your board’s ecosystem. What we wanted to see here is a bigger hub or an additional one. That’s because the case can fit more than six fans overall.
The front of the case, as well as the side intake, has fine filters, while the top sports a rough filter. The latter is present to prevent particles from slipping into the system which can damage the components.
Additionally, the PSU comes with a fine filter and it protrudes from the side of the case for easier access. We think this is a great addition since you likely won’t want to move a huge and heavy system for standard maintenance.
Now, we’re sharing what the case has to offer in the next section of our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review.
Key Features of the Corsair 7000D Airflow Case
Corsair made sure to design the 7000D Airflow Case perfectly, and they packed a ton of excellent features in it. With that, let’s see what this case has which makes it better than other similar products.
Tons of Space for Loads of Possibilities
Its spacious interior, great airflow, and ideal design opens a generous world of possibilities for creative and awesome builds.
Corsair’s 7000D Airflow and its predecessors are among the most full-featured, full-towers available today. For this PC case, it even sports huge expansion capabilities which is great.
The case is over 80L in volume which makes it 40 to 60% bigger than the usual mid-tower case. So, you’ll have a lot of space for boundless possibilities.
When it comes to the fan capacity, its interior fits up to seven 140mm or 12x 120mm cooling fans. For the radiator, its capacity can handle up to three continuous 360mm radiators, a 480mm radiator, or two 420mm radiators.
That means you can design and style your own dream loop.
Powerful and Directed Airflow
Get adequately powerful and directed airflow with the three integrated 140mm Air Guide fans. These fans are excellent since they have anti-vortex vanes that help concentrate airflow.
Easy Access + All-around Capabilities
The case comes with two steel-high airflow panels and a massive 4mm-thick tempered glass side panel. This feature allows you to get a nice and clear view of the system.
Vertical Three-slot GPU Mount
Share the spotlight with your graphics card using an ingenious vertical GPU mount. It’s big enough to perfectly fit the most powerful and efficient graphics card. Plus, it comes with a lot of room for airflow.
Show off Your Potential
The 7000D Airflow sports a customisable and detachable windowed PSU shroud. This will let you show off and exhibit the heart of your system.
When you remove the panel, you can readily include vinyl graphics or laser-etch your preferred logo there. Or, you can add backlights to it to make an eye-catching rig that will definitely stand out.
Quick and Straightforward Cable Management
The 7000D Airflow features a single hidden channel for routing major cables with ease. Also, the motherboard’s rear has 25mm space to place all these cables, keeping them concealed with a hinged door.
Everyone needs to know the specifications of the product they’re going to purchase. So, our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review will give you just that.
The maximum GPU length, PSU length, and CPU cooler height of the 7000D Airflow are 450mm, 225mm, and 190mm, respectively. For its expansion slots, there are eight horizontal and three vertical slots available. For the drives, there are six bays for 3.5″ and four bays for 2.5″ drives.
This full tower case has windows made from tempered glass, while the colours available include black or white. In addition, the case makes use of an ATX power supply.
The radiators you can use with this case are the 120mm, 140mm, 280mm, 240mm, 360mm, 420mm, and 480mm types. And, its case front I/O includes four USB 3.0, a USB 3.1 Type-C, and audio in/out.
You can utilise Corsair’s liquid coolers with the 7000D Airflow. The compatible units include H55, H75, H60, H80i, H90, H100i, H110i, H105, H115i, H105i, and H170i.
For its dimensions, the 7000D Airflow is 600 x 550 x 248mm (H x L x W). Plus, it weighs 18.7kg. Corsair also included a two-year warranty for the 7000D Airflow case.
Just as important as the specifications in our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review, is getting hands-on with the product. This is where we’ll show you how the 7000D Airflow fared and if it’s just as good as claims.
Test System Specifications
For our review we are using the following test system setup:
Part of getting hands-on with the 7000D Airflow is by observing its setup process. Let’s see if Corsair made it easy or tedious for its users.
When we installed our motherboard, we had to do it the traditional way – using screws and spacers. Corsair is good enough to have pre-installed spacers with one sporting an alignment pin at the centre. This is necessary to prevent any problems with setting the motherboard properly.
The case had a lot of space above and towards the board’s front, plus large routing holes in the shroud. The mounting holes were lined up nicely with the connectors on the board’s bottom edge, allowing for secure installation.
The GPU didn’t interfere with the cover due to the case’s large size. In fact, most GPUs aren’t long enough to reach the side intake area. With that, standard AIO setups should fit just fine.
With the 7000D Airflow, we realised that there were lots of ways to install the GPU. We were able to set it the way we wanted. That’s because the case allowed setting PCIe slots in horizontal and vertical orientation.
With this setup away from the side panel, the graphics card stayed cooler than usual. Close to the side panel was a triple-slot mount which is recommended for water-cooled GPUs.
Installing SSDs to the 7000AD Airflow was also a simple process. All we had to do was take the frame off from the case and screw the drive down. No tools were needed for installing drives. That’s because the drives can be snapped into place before sliding them back into the cage under the shroud.
Once the two latches of the tray were snapped down, the drives were already secure.
The 7000AD Airflow already has pre-installed fans, but for optimal cooling, we installed additional fans. Adding a 360mm AIO was also easy and again, that’s because the case was spacious. Plus, there was a large gap between the motherboard’s edge and the AIO fans.
Aside from the fans, we also installed the PSU which was another simple task. We only had to slide it underneath the metal shroud then screw it through the chassis’ rear. With all the space available in the case, we didn’t have problems installing even a large PSU.
Once everything was installed, the Corsair 7000D looked clean on the inside. Thanks to the toe-down points and cable-routing holes which kept everything neat and hassle-free.
Installing a liquid cooler was the easiest on the 7000D Airflow compared to other PC cases. And this is something we greatly appreciate.
Overall, this case made building a breeze and took away all the stress from the process. It has a tool-free design, plus its large and spacious style provided more room for components. Also, adding and removing brackets wasn’t difficult so it made the building process more fun.
While we continued setting up the case for our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review, we noticed a few things. The front, side, and top fan mounts were all lined with mesh filters that were quick and easy to remove.
Plus, the filter under the PSU can be pulled out from the side for easier access. We find that really convenient so we appreciate Corsair for doing this.
The design and spacious interior of the Corsair 7000D Airflow made it a great case for components. With the pre-installed fans, the case provided sufficient airflow for all the components we installed. If more fans were added, it can surely maintain low temperatures even at the heaviest loads.
Aside from the fans, there’s also a vent cut in the right panel that’s covered with a dust filter. This part effectively helped in keeping the components cool while preventing dust from entering.
After 30 minutes of stress testing the CPU and GPU, the temperatures were at reasonable levels.
Since all the components had low temperatures, the fans also stayed quiet during our entire tests. With its silent performance, this case would be great for working especially when using demanding applications.
For its overall performance, the 7000D Airflow was one of the best cases we’ve used. It delivered excellent cooling and efficiently maintained low temperatures.
Corsair 7000D Airflow Case Review Summary
The Corsair 7000D Airflow is the newest product under the company’s “thousand D” series of cases. It’s not significantly larger than the previous 5000D, but it has a few new and good features. Plus, Corsair has excellently adopted the design of the 4000D and 5000D to the new model.
The 7000D Airflow looks excellent with its clean, straight, and flat design that allows for easy assembly and installation. Although simple, it has a great build that feels durable even with its glass side panels. Plus, this case is similar to the 5000D in terms of frame, cable trenches, fan controller, and full tower design.
Most may think that his new case doesn’t have anything new and special. But in fact, it’s specifically designed for those who need bigger cases for GPU setup, adding storage, and liquid cooling. These are three areas that make the 7000D different from the older cases.
Aside from that, this larger case can hold bigger radiators. But for us, the best thing about this product is its ability to hold a lot of SSDs. This could be the biggest selling point of the 7000D Airflow over the previous cases that Corsair released.
Overall, this PC case is excellent and we highly recommend it. If our Corsair 7000D Airflow Case review made you want this product, you can purchase it from Corsair’s official website.