Corsair iCUE 7000X RGB chassis review
Corsair’s been busy with two new products, chassis in the same style as the 4000 and 5000 series as well as an all-in-one liquid cooler in the Capellix line, the H170i Elite LCS (review). The new 7000 series chassis consist of a version optimized for airflow and an RGB version with a glass front panel which we test. Get this; there is space for three 360mm radiators or even two 420 millimeters. The chassis can accommodate seven fans based on 140mm, or 12 120mm fans. There are four mounts on the side of the motherboard panel. A radiator with four fans can also be placed here. The 7000D gets three fans included, the 7000X RGB gets four, of course with built-in RGB lighting, which you can control via iCUE as a iCUE NODE is included into the chassis as well. In fact, the NODE allows you to hook up fans, RGB and even has thermal sensors included. The interior of the 7000 Series offers multiple cooling designs that support almost any PC cooling suite. As stated, there are two versions; the 7000D AIRFLOW features three 140mm fans with AirGuide technology that focus airflow to higher-temperature computer components. The 7000X RGB goes one step further, with sparkling RGB lighting with four included SP140 RGB ELITE AirGuide fans, each equipped with eight individually addressable RGB LEDs.
Included is specifically the iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT controller and a PWM fan repeater allowing you to control the speed and performance of the fan and lighting. Both the 7000D AIRFLOW and the 7000X RGB offer various storage options, such as a 6-pack of 2.5 ″ or 3.5 ″ drives and 3 x 2.5 ″ SSD mounts. Multiple I/O connections on the front panel, including a USB 3.1 Type-C port and 4 USB 3 ports. The vertical GPU mounting with three slots on the PSU shroud puts the graphics card in the show’s center. There is room for 6 disks of 3.5 or 2.5 inches, in addition, four SSDs can be installed. The cables can be hidden behind a door with 2~3 centimeters of space, and there is a special channel to run cables through.
Optionally, the graphics card can be mounted vertically, for this three slots are available for that. There are eight horizontal PCIe slots, the maximum length of the card is 45 centimeters. The CPU cooler can be a proper 19cm tall and the chassis can accommodate PSUs up to 225mm. The I/O at the front of the top panel consists of the usual buttons, an audio jack, a USB 3.1 type-c, and four USB 3.0 ports. The 7000D Airflow will go on sale for 260 euros, the 7000X RGB has a price tag of €330, both are available in black and white. We’ll review the Corsair iCUe 7000X RGB in black.