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Old 02-09-16, 12:57 PM
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Corsair Air 740 Review



Let's have a look at Corsair's latest double chamber ATX chassis design, the Air 740.

Corsair Air 740 Review

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Old 02-09-16, 01:22 PM
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Hmm. Now that I have seen it light up I think I like it, but that fan filter in the front obscures the lights and looks horrible tbh. It would have been better if they had made it so the case fans bolted onto the outside and the front panel covered them. That way it would only be the mesh in the way instead of that ugly fan filter. I know you can remove it, but then you can see all of the 140 mounts and stuff.

I guess what I am trying to say is it's not really clean enough. Maybe some matt black vinyl to cover the holes for the 140mm fans and removing the dust filter would be a bit more clinical? thing is you would then fill the rig with dust.

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Old 02-09-16, 01:35 PM
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as per other thread...

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I think this is the first time I have strongly disagreed with TTL on a case review. I love the exclusion of the bays, but visually its just horrid.
I'm afraid I agree, don't miss the bays but that external design reminds me of cases in the 20-30 quid mark from a few years ago, but dialled up to level 11... I really don't like it at all. Having those dorsal flaps all over it just makes it 1) an absolute arse to clean and 2) on the front, a dust magnet. each of those flaps will just collect dust... it's daft.
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The original 540 was covered in ridges but they were vertical. These are larger horizontal ridges allowing a larger amount of airflow
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Old 02-09-16, 01:50 PM
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Great review. It seems the recessed area at the bottom for the rads/fans was allowed to take a magnetic filter. Could your review sample simply be missing this?

No captive bolts seem a bit poor show really. Still, I really like the design, I do think it's priced at the high end of what it's worth.

Love those Christmas light fans
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i really don't like the look of this case, not because of the design but for the color or lack of.
if you're going to do that style of design then you need to move past solid colors or at least have interchangeable parts or it'll just look like another black case...
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Old 02-09-16, 03:43 PM
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The original 540 was covered in ridges but they were vertical.
Exactly, they flowed with the overall design of the case, the ones on the 740.. just.. don't. It's awful lol, it really does look like it's come straight off the first page of the ebuyer case list ordered by cheapest first :P

I just can't get over the choice in shapes and lines, it really doesn't make sense. No symmetry, no form, no grace, the lines are all broken up because of the changes in thickness and depth of the dorsal flaps.. it just doesn't make any sense at all to me.

I tell you what it feels like, it feels like those trolly photos you send me to trigger my OCD, it's like you know it's winding me up lol. It's offending me on a really deep level and you damn well know it :P
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Old 02-09-16, 03:53 PM
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the front of it reminds me of the old louvre windows, I'm looking on the side to see if there is a lever to close them, I like the overall shape just not the front I agree with Sub it's a dust magnet
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Maybe Corsair could use the strap line "Ribbed for Your Pleasure" ?

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The original 540 was covered in ridges but they were vertical. These are larger horizontal ridges allowing a larger amount of airflow
Tom, do you think they will ever refresh the Obsidian series cases?

I think the 900D was the longest running case I ever had, the options were just amazing, door panel mechanism was perfect and the space allowed for the perfect overkill watercooling without paying the crazy prices of caselabs (worth every penny but still too much for me)

The only thing I would have loved is the option to mount a psu above the radiators in the lower compartment much like the LD V8 cases.

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it really does look like it's come straight off the first page of the ebuyer case list ordered by cheapest first :P

Tried it and came up with this. So very close!

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