Corsair 4000D Airflow Evaluation

Producer: Corsair

UK tag (as reviewed): MSRP £79.99 (inc. VAT)

US tag (as reviewed): MSRP $79.99 (exc. tax)

To boot to a new flagship family of coolers, Corsair is this day launching a new mid-tower chassis, or three to be real. The 4000D and 4000D Airflow are coming into the market at £80 / $80 and differ only in the form of front panel: On the 4000D it’s trusty metal whereas the 4000D Airflow opts for ventilated metal. Lastly, the same core chassis is furthermore being made accessible because the iCUE 4000X RGB for £110 / $120, this time with a tempered glass front panel, three SP RGB Elite fans, and an iCUE-properly matched, six-port RGB controller.

We’ve been sent a sample of every of the conditions. While this written review primarily makes a speciality of the 4000D Airflow, now we earn performance numbers for every of them, and most of what we’re asserting right here applies to all three conditions anyway, as there’ll not be any differences between them moreover what’s already been lined.

Every case is supplied in dark and white without a tag contrast between the colour alternate strategies. The trusty metal and ventilated front panels are going to be accessible to purchase individually soon, so switching between the 4000D and 4000D Airflow is as straightforward as that. It furthermore map you have to maybe well preserve the front panel in the opposite colour for a contrast perfect-making an strive. The tempered glass panel, on the other hand, can also not be accessible individually, so your only attain to earn that is with the pricier RGB chassis.

Our white 4000D Airflow sample has a moderately tasteful and understated earn in our humble realizing, and the addition of gray and just a few luminous yellow highlights strikes us as almost sporty. The diagram quality is beautiful for an £80 mid-tower too – nothing improbable but trusty the build it needs to be, neatly aligned, and painted properly. It’s tall that the ventilated front panel is manufactured from metal, and whereas the grey allotment surrounding it’s miles plastic, it’s extraordinarily trusty and very firmly attached (there’s no trusty reason to preserve away it, finally), so it doesn’t if fact be told feel loose or flimsy.

Every the 4000D and 4000D Airflow attain with two 120mm fans, one mounted as a front consumption and the 2d as a rear employ. These are a new hydraulic bearing earn with a maximum mosey of ~1,300 RPM, and so they aim what Corsair calls AirGuide skills i.e. the ‘anti-vortex vanes’ on the employ aspect designed to listen to airflow. The case has house for up to four more 120mm fans (in total three in the front, two in the roof, and one rear), and 140mm fans are supported in the front and roof positions too but not the rear. Corsair is taking half in it safe with both the out-of-field airflow setup and the expansion probabilities, even though the 4000D Airflow’s vented front panel will attend performance compared to the trusty metal one – somewhat how famous is regarded at later.

As a handy guide a rough aside, the iCUE 4000X RGB functions three SP120 RGB Elite fans (eight LEDs apiece) with a a piece of sooner maximum mosey of 1,500 RPM, all mounted as front intakes but largely hampered by a trusty glass front panel. Recount airflow is left to what happens naturally from the certain stress that the triple intakes originate. These RGB fans earn furthermore been fitted with the AirGuide skills, and we’ve tested the thermals of this setup as properly. Every the RGB and non-RGB AirGuide fans are living to be made accessible individually, but the date for that is restful TBC.

The front metal panel is tightly mounted but is straightforward to tug off, and doing this grants earn admission to to the fat-height front mud filter. With hooks at the backside and magnets up high, it too is straightforward to work with, and the same is correct of the external magnetic filter on the roof. The honest one who’s a piece of tense is the PSU one, because it pulls out to the rear. Amassed, it’s beautiful that the case has all entry ingredients guarded by filters.

Corsair’s front I/O panel is long-established and desirable. The one combo jack carries both headphones and microphone signals, so some customers could maybe maybe earn a splitter. You furthermore earn a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (i.e. USB 3.0) Variety-A port and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (i.e. USB 3.1) Variety-C port.

Specs

  • Dimensions (mm) 230 x 453 x 466 (W x D x H)

  • Subject topic Steel, plastic, tempered glass

  • Available colours Sunless, white

  • Weight 7.85kg

  • Entrance panel Vitality, reset, 1 x USB 3.1 Variety-C, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x 3.5mm headset jack

  • Power bays 2 x 3.5″/2.5″, 2 x 2.5″

  • Scheme ingredient(s) E-ATX up to 277mm extensive, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX

  • Cooling 2 x 140mm or 3 x 120mm front fan mounts (1 x 120mm
    fan integrated), 1 x 120mm rear fan mount (1 x 120mm fan integrated), 2 x 140mm/120mm roof fan mounts (fans not integrated)

  • CPU cooler clearance 170mm

  • Maximum graphics card dimension 360mm

  • Extras Removable mud filters