Review: Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB PC chassis

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair is back with a new badass chassis; this time, the Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB is being tested. It is an innovative chassis with lots of space, hiding options, and clearances for a lot of liquid coo...

    Review: Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB PC chassis
     
  2. schilperoordbas

    schilperoordbas Member Guru

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    I'm currently using the Sharkoon TG5 RGB for my main desktop, which looks similar with 3 fans at the front. I like cases oriented that way. :)
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    First picture has a nice reflection of the camera man ^^

    What a design, a door to hide the door that hides the cables...
     
  4. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    I really dont like this RGB and glass trend... i understand it for cheap products, which kids can afford... but highend expensive products? They are bought by adults, which for the most part want a low key pc, and not a light show like an ADHD teenager. And using glass which blocks airflow, not to mention is super fragile...

    Im gonna be using my cosmos 2, which is just a big black box with handles, for a loooooong time...
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    There are 2 versions of the iCue 7000:
    7000D AIRFLOW Full-Tower ATX PC Case (corsair.com)

    Should be fine for fitting 2 big radiators into it.
     
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    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    That 7000d has vastly inferior gpu airflow to the Cosmos 2, which is the most important thing for me... mainly due to the side glass (which i said i dont want... but who actually reads what people write, right...), rather than having metal side with air intake.
     
  7. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    I did actually read what you wrote, just pointed out that there are 2 versions, Air offers better airflow than the RGB version and is more suitable multiple radiators, which is what these cases are aimed at, besides that Corsair has improved the intake considerable on the case that has a glasfront.

    PS. I still got my old HAF X, which I consider moving my build into, but requires a bit of modding since I don't need all the drive cages at front and I want to fit 2 360 radiators into it.
     
  8. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, my cosmos has been modified aswell, to allow maximum airflow to the gpu - all metal that previously restricted airflow has been drilled out. Basically im not seeing anyone getting better temps with a 3090 strix running at 480 watts on air, and same ambient temps.

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    What you dont see on the pic are the 2x 120mm noctua side mounted fans that are blowing directly into the gpu. Since taking the pic, i also wraped the pcie cables behind the gpu supporter, infront of the gpu.

    But if you want to use multiple radiators, why would you want to use the haf x ? The haf x is perhaps the best case ever made for airflow in air cooled setups, but basically any modern case has better radiator compatibility.
     

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