When I first received the Corsair Graphite 730T I felt cheated that I hadn't been sent the 760T with the extra features but with hindsight I am glad the ways things worked out. I didn't miss the huge window or the fan controllers and I am not the least bit sure the 730T would look any better in white than it does in black.
Or rather, I would be happy to have those features but not at any cost. The 760T sounds a touch expensive to me at £147 while the 730T is very close to a bargain at £110.
This is a classic large ATX case with plenty of room for decent airflow and the design allows you to build a nice tidy PC without too many hassles or complications.
The build quality is good and the only hint of cost cutting are those 3.5-inch drive towers which really aren't very nice. In every other respect it is more about what Corsair has chosen to leave out (such as fan controllers and the window) rather than cutting corners and doing things on the cheap.
I could only spot one design choice that gave me pause for thought and that was the use of the two latching doors for side panels. In the main this is a fine idea as the doors are simple to open and close and you can lift them away to gain full access. On the other hand you need a certain amount of working room to open the doors in the first place.
When it comes to build quality, design, styling and price I feel that Corsair deserves a big thumbs up for the Graphite 730T. You can buy one from SCAN, for £111.28 inc vat.
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- Large, open design makes the build easy.
- Tool-free latching side doors lift away easily to give great access.
- Three 140mm case fans provides heaps of cooling.
- Four 2.5-inch drive bays behind the motherboard tray.
- Good cable management.
- Smart, understated styling.
- Tool-free optical drive bays.
- Removable dust covers are easy to clean.
- Very fair price
- The 3.5-inch drive towers look like an after-thought.
- I drew blood during this PC build and that annoys me.
- You need space around the case to open the side doors. It doesn't work so well under a desk.
KitGuru says: This classic large ATX case is smart, well designed and keenly priced.