Corsair has a long history of making some of the highest quality computer components available. They are constantly watching the market and developing new products to meet new demands. Since CES 2016, their computer case division has been silently working on some new designs. Today, we are looking at one of these new designs, in the Carbide Air 740, the follow-up to one of their most popular cases, the Air 540, which we took a look at back in 2013! Available in September 2016, the Air 740 has a suggested retail price of $149 and comes with Corsairs 2 year warranty.
The Air 740 builds on the most popular Air 540 features that includes dual-chamber layout, Direct Airflow Path, and a large number of cooling options, and expands on those features. For cooling, the Air 740 includes support for up to eight 120mm or seven 140mm fans (Corsair includes three AF140L fans), if you prefer liquid cooling, the top will support up to a 280mm, while the front supports up to 360mm just to name a few. On the back side of the dual chamber design, you find the power supply and tool-less cages for 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives. The Air 740 supports up to four 2.5″ drives in a cage, and three 3.5″ drives using the common tray system.
Sticking with pretty standard packaging, the front of the box for the Air 740 presents a high level overview of the case, along with a short list of its features. Flipping the box around to the back of the box, we get to see an exploded view of the case, plus some additional information on it’s features. The key specifications are listed out on both sides of the box, in various languages.
Features and Specifications:
|Corsair Carbide Air 740 Specifications|
|Drive Bays||Front: None
Internal: 3x 3.5″ tool free, 4x 2.5″ tool free
|Cooling||Front: 2x 140mm AF140L Fans
Rear: 1x 140mm AF140L Fan
Bottom: Supports up to 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm fans
|Radiator Support||Front: Up to 280/360mm
Rear: Up to 120/140mm
Top: Up to 240/280mm
Bottom: Up to 240/280mm
|I/O Port||2x USB 3.0
Headphone and mic
|Power Supply Standard||ATX (not included)|
As always, Corsair includes an accessory pack that includes an installation guide. The accessory pack includes six cable ties, 1 additional motherboard stand off, 8 long fan screws, 12 short fan screws, motherboard screws and 8 SSD screws.
Let’s take the Air 740 out of the box and take a look around the case before opening it up.