Corsair’s 4000D and 4000D Airflow cases (which were first spotted on Amazon back in July) get official today. The ATX cases both sport an understated boxy design with a tool-free tempered-glass side panel. The key difference between the two is the 4000D has a solid steel front (with vents on the sides), while the 400D Airflow’s front is generously ventilated with a diamond pattern. We have both models on the test bench, and you can expect reviews soon to see if they land on our best PC cases page.
The mid-tower cases focus on cable management, with a “RapidRoute” channel system and 25mm (1 inch) of space behind the motherboard. And both ship with 120mm AirGuide fans with “anti-vortex vanes” to concentrate airflow. Both cases will be offered in white or black, and cooling support includes up to six 120mm fans (or four 140mm plus a 120mm rear exhaust). Radiator support is ample, with 280mm at the top (or 240mm if you have tall RAM), 360mm in the front and 120mm at the back.
Storage isn’t a priority with these cases, but with mounts for two 2.5-inch drives and a tray for either two 3.5-inch or two more 2.5-inch drives (plus whatever your motherboard offers in terms of M.2) that’s enough for most system builders.
The top panel gives you two USB ports -- one 3.0 Type-A and one 3.1 Type-C -- alongside an audio combo jack and power and reset buttons.
Both the 4000D and the 4000D Airflow will be available for the same MSRP, $79.99 in the US and £79.99 in the UK (including VAT). Again, stay tuned in the coming days for a full review of these budget-friendly cases to find out how they perform, particularly against our current mid-range pick, Lian Li’s similarly priced Lancool II Mesh.
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After a rough start with the Mattel Aquarius as a child, Matt built his first PC in the late 1990s and ventured into mild PC modding in the early 2000s. He’s spent the last 15 years covering emerging technology for Smithsonian, Popular Science, and Consumer Reports, while testing components and PCs for Computer Shopper, PCMag and Digital Trends.
I have Fractal Define and when I need more airflow I just open front doors.Reply
If someone is constantly gaming then doors could be removed
That front mesh looks ugly , a hint for corsair : Hire artists to make front mesh.Reply
"Artists" don't design fan grills that are quiet. They tend to make things that look nice but in practice, rarely benefit performance. This is a 79 dollar case. It's job isn't to be "artistic", it's to hold your hardware and provide a place for the cooling system to live.nofanneeded said:That front mesh looks ugly , a hint for corsair : Hire artists to make front mesh.
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