In mid-September, Corsair presented its latest series of enclosures in midi tower format with the 4000D, 4000D AirFlow and 4000X RGB models. These are available in two colors as well as in three variations. While the shape of the cases remains the same for all three, they differ in functionality and appearance. If you also consider the workmanship and the well thought-out concept, the price is also right on target.
Minimalist design with various extras
In all three versions of the 4000 series, the front air intakes are located on the side. Only the fronts themselves differ depending on the variant. So the case in 4000D has a minimalist look and has a smooth surface made of the same steel as the rest of the case.
The 4000D AirFlow model, on the other hand, is characterized by a front with numerous triangular-shaped small inlets. The front of the 4000X RGB has been given a glass front so that the RGB fans are visible behind it.
All three new cases from Corsair impress not only with their individual design but also with their simple, angular shape, a left-sided real glass panel and competent futures that keep the interior tidy. The new RapidRoute cable routing system is worthy of special mention. It bundles all cables leaving the mainboard in a single channel and guides them to a 25 millimeter wide area between the right side of the case and the mainboard tray. Two data carrier holders for 2.5-inch SSD disks are also installed there. But the case series still offers space for two 3.5-inch HDD bays and a drive cage.
Inside hui, outside hui
All variants are equipped with fans that work with the new AirGuide technology. This prevents the formation of air vortices by means of special blades and instead relies on a concerted and conical airflow. This increases the cooling in the case and thus reaches the hottest elements better.
While the 4000D and 4000D AirFlow models each have two 120-millimeter AirGuide fans, three SP RGB Elite fans of the same size make the iCUE 4000X RGB variant’s name truly worthy. Controlled by a Lighting Node Core unit, fans and the RGB LEDs installed in them can be adjusted at any time.
But there is still room for more fans in each model: either up to six 120 millimetre or four 140 millimetre fans. There is also enough storage space to install a 360 mm radiator on the front and a 280 mm radiator on the top.
Thanks to the well thought-out fan life and AirGuide technology, high-end PCs can be assembled that are capable of top performance.
On the outside, the 4000 series is equipped with a USB 3.0 socket and a USB 3.1 type C connector as well as an audio input and output.
Price and colors
All three models are available in black and white. Each price is optimally suited to the performance of the respective model. For example, Corsair announces that the RRP for 4000D and 4000D AirFlow is €87.90 each and that for the model iCUE 4000X RGB is €119.90. All three are available directly from Corsair or from selected retail partners of the company.