When it comes to full towers there are many options to choose from, while many people are focusing on going to smaller systems, there is a large portion of the enthusiast world that stays with full towers for the extra room. In this extra room, they install multiple video cards, large liquid cooling systems, and multiple hard drives. The Corsair Graphite 780T meets all these needs, with support for 355mm (14in) long video cards, and that’s before removing the 3.5″ drive cages. Liquid cooling options include multiple locations to install up to 360mm long radiators. As for storage space, six 3.5″ drives and three 2.5″ drives can be installed, or if you prefer those 3.5″ drives can be replaced with 2.5″ drives. On the front panel we find the usual items that include dual USB 2.0, dual SuperSpeed USB 3.0, three speed fan controller and two 5.25″ device bays.
If you are concerned about the build quality of the Corsair Graphite 780T, you shouldn’t be. Corsair has taken every opportunity to ensure the build quality is exactly what you expect from a company with Corsair’s reputation. There are no sharp corners, and the accessory pack includes everything necessary to install a complete system. Rather than the doors swinging out from the side panel, these fold down, which isn’t very common. Corsair slightly redesigned the doors from the 600T. It does leave a little gap around the edges, which would be nice if Corsair took a closer look at that to lessen the gap. Otherwise, it would be hard to find anything that needs to be improved.
There is around 1″ of space behind the motherboard tray for cable management, so it can take a little work to get it done correctly. However, at the bottom behind the power supply there is closer to 1.5″ of space so that can provide some extra room for cables. The hidden 2.5″ drive trays are well placed out of the way, however in order to access the connections on the 3.5″ drive cages you’ll have to remove the 2.5″ drive trays first. If the 3.5″ drive cages are removed, you can see the 2.5″ drives from the front side, and keep the cable connections hidden behind the motherboard tray.
There are three models of the Graphite 780T currently available, White (CC-9011059-WW), Yellow (CC-9011064-WW) and Black (CC-9011063-WW), White and Yellow have a suggested retail price of $189, while the Black version is slightly cheaper at $180 shipped, which keeps it in line for a full tower case of this quality and feature set. In addition, it includes Corsairs 2 year warranty, so overall; this is a good buy if you like the design and the inside meets your build needs.
Legit Bottom Line: If you are looking for a full tower, there isn’t anything not to like about the Corsair Graphite 780T. It can fit the largest systems with room to spare. In the additional space, you can install liquid cooling radiators in multiple locations. With a three speed fan controller to keep the noise level down when the fans don’t need to run at high speed.