Review: Corsair Carbide Air 740 Cube Chassis

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair today launches the all new Corsair Carbide Air 740, and we take her out for a review. The mid-tower chassis positions itself in the Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair. Corsair took the ...

    Review: Corsair Carbide Air 740 Cube Chassis
     
  2. deusex

    deusex Master Guru

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    Love the look. I May use it on my next build.
     
  3. Hughesy

    Hughesy Master Guru

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    I think it looks lovely, if I was building a small PC I'd be tempted, but I'm quite happy with my 780T.
     
  4. Corbus

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    I wouldn't call it small, Hughesy.

    Looks wise i like the 540 more.
     

  5. LesserHellspawn

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    I would prefer if it had a vertical mounting space for an optical drive in the rear compartment. I still occasionally use mine. Other than that, fine case.
     
  6. Hughesy

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    Its small compared to what I have....
     
  7. PrMinisterGR

    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    Lacking a lot of dust filters, unfortunately.
     
  8. TheDeeGee

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    That's the ugliest piece of plastic i ever seen.
     
  9. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    It looks like an air purifier.
     
  10. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Wel, i have seen worst case with " air purifier" look .. my old Asetek Vapochill XE2.. Hopefully the front was easely removable and easy to custom then so. ( A simple PVC painted in black with 6 screws for attach it was do the job and hide haver a better intake for the gpu h20 radiator ).

    This one could have win a prize on the air-conditioner design competition in the 80's.

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  11. TheSarge

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    Yes, thus was the one glaring omission for me. Legacy software often has no other way to install other than off an optical drive. I don't want to have to use a USB optical drive just for that.
     
  12. Dazz

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    Love the look of the 740, I have the 540 but the deal breaker is no 5 1/4 inch bay so I can't use my fan controller.
     
  13. DiceAir

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    I actually one of the few that love the looks. I love my air 540. The airflow is amazing if you pair it with the right fans and speed.
     
  14. joe187

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    I thought i would like this being a wider design. But , no dvd-drive space.. would have to pass on this one. To me it's still a must to have at least the space for one. If not for that, it would be great.
     
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    Could they make a smaller one, for just mATX? If you don't want a 360 rad in the front, they could redo the height for just a 280 instead. Two 280 rads and a mATX motherboard would satisfy most people, when considering the dropping TDPs on CPUs and GPUs.

    Losing 3 inches / 80mm in height, this case could look a bit towards the cube side of the case spectrum.

    (and maybe a vertical DVD in the bottom right of the front? I have a Pioneer 104S slot-in that would fit? :D )
     
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  16. alengrosevic

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    I dont like it at all. Too roundy, softy look, not in my taste. I will definetly skip this case in my next build.
     
  17. LimitbreakOr

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    I think it look great but I much prefer the air 540 aesthetically.
     
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    I'm surprised people still use disc drives. I haven't had one in my PC for like 5 years. I have an external one in a draw if I need one for something.
     
  19. Cave Waverider

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    I like this case, although I'd like it better if there was space to mount wide enough fans in the PSU/drive compartment front, back and top as well as a slot for my BluRay burner and perhaps a mesh side panel instead of the plexiglass one.
     
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    Oh boy, they still kept the stupid cutout on the bottom, another fail.
     

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