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Old 29-06-21, 04:03 PM
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Corsair ICue 7000X RGB Case and H170i Elite Capellix Review



The newest Corsair AIO fits perfectly into their new 7000X case and we're looking at them both.


Corsair iCue 7000X Review

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Old 30-06-21, 01:46 AM
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Untill this day it baffles me that basically one of the absolute biggest companies in the industry, Corsair, haven't simplified their RGB solution.

I mean, just 6 cables alone for those 3 fans... Those going to something else that requires both power and data cable, so that's another 2 cables. And this is not even beginning to talk about the potential case fans that might be needed to be hooked up as well.

Like come on, it's 2021, not 2001...
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Old 30-06-21, 06:50 AM
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Untill this day it baffles me that basically one of the absolute biggest companies in the industry, Corsair, haven't simplified their RGB solution.

I mean, just 6 cables alone for those 3 fans... Those going to something else that requires both power and data cable, so that's another 2 cables. And this is not even beginning to talk about the potential case fans that might be needed to be hooked up as well.

Like come on, it's 2021, not 2001...
Isn't one pair of 3 cables the PWM cables which you can also connect to a splitter cable?
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Does absolutely nothing for me, I really wish they would just refresh the Air 540 and put some actual effort into it -

-Replace the plexi with tempered glass
-Make the bottom of the case plain mesh with fan mounts
-Give both side panels captive thumbscrews.
-Make dust filters for all intakes easily removable.
-Update the cases IO with USBC.
-No rubberised surfaces, Just a nice matte black textured plastic.


I know we got the 740 and later the 680X but both were half assed products.
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Old 30-06-21, 12:48 PM
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Does absolutely nothing for me, I really wish they would just refresh the Air 540 and put some actual effort into it -

-Replace the plexi with tempered glass
-Make the bottom of the case plain mesh with fan mounts
-Give both side panels captive thumbscrews.
-Make dust filters for all intakes easily removable.
-Update the cases IO with USBC.
-No rubberised surfaces, Just a nice matte black textured plastic.


I know we got the 740 and later the 680X but both were half assed products.
I still have the 540. Didnt think much of the 740. Seemed quite hideous to me.
Im almost tempted to drop back to the 540 and sell the 1000D just for extra space

Its interesting that the 540 is still sold regularly here, but the 740 appears discontinued.
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Old 30-06-21, 02:50 PM
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I still have the 540. Didnt think much of the 740. Seemed quite hideous to me.
Im almost tempted to drop back to the 540 and sell the 1000D just for extra space

Its interesting that the 540 is still sold regularly here, but the 740 appears discontinued.
Yeah the 540 is 1 of the best cases in years for sheer airflow, Still regularly sold at OCUK.

The supposed high end successor, The 680X from 2019, Needed a few areas changing and it would have been a proper successor but of course they had to follow the idiot trend of sticking glass infront of and on top of everything, Blocking airflow.

If they replaced the front and top glass panels with meshed up panels it would have been miles better, I replaced the top and front with plexi panels that are honeycombed from ColdZero, Not only did this drop internal temps by 2-3'c but also made the case quieter as it meant the fans didn't have to spin as fast trying to suck air from behind a solid glass panel.

Also having it so you need to practically dismantle your build to just clean the front dust filter is beyond stupid.

I don't know who the case designer at Corsair is but he needs to be moved to a different department, He's no good.
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Isn't one pair of 3 cables the PWM cables which you can also connect to a splitter cable?
True, but you also have the RGB cables…
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Nice, but just bought a 750D Airflow and H150i Elite, which I think is still a great case. I so wanted a 1000D but was too big to fit on or under desk!
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Yeah the 540 is 1 of the best cases in years for sheer airflow, Still regularly sold at OCUK.

The supposed high end successor, The 680X from 2019, Needed a few areas changing and it would have been a proper successor but of course they had to follow the idiot trend of sticking glass infront of and on top of everything, Blocking airflow.

If they replaced the front and top glass panels with meshed up panels it would have been miles better, I replaced the top and front with plexi panels that are honeycombed from ColdZero, Not only did this drop internal temps by 2-3'c but also made the case quieter as it meant the fans didn't have to spin as fast trying to suck air from behind a solid glass panel.

Also having it so you need to practically dismantle your build to just clean the front dust filter is beyond stupid.

I don't know who the case designer at Corsair is but he needs to be moved to a different department, He's no good.
It's not really fair to blame the case designer, it's the bean counters who screw everything up, ever since Corsair got taken over by a company that knows nothing about nothing except making money this is the sort of premium garbage that you get, capitalism at its finest!
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It's not really fair to blame the case designer, it's the bean counters who screw everything up, ever since Corsair got taken over by a company that knows nothing about nothing except making money this is the sort of premium garbage that you get, capitalism at its finest!
It's not really fair to blame capitalisms fault either. Under the same system Corsair previously made exceptional products and tons of money. It's simply management philosophy.

Hardly anything outside of CPUs and GPUs are good products all around these days. Even then in GPUs it's iffy(not counting current pricing).
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