Case Build & Finished Product
Since there is not one exposed bay to fill with components, the front of the Air 740 is just as stunning after the build as wit was when we first removed if from the box. We also like the small Corsair logo placed near the bottom, as it tells everyone who made this chassis, but does not detract from the styling, which is a huge selling point.
We moved the rear fan to the top to give perspective on what will fit above the motherboard. With all the room at the front and even below the motherboard, thin, thick, fans in push/pull, you have many choices when it comes to the radiator setup for water cooling.
As for the motherboard and AIO, they installed easily with so much room at hand inside of the chassis. As for the video card, we did have the flex the chassis inward, but we did get the screw holes lined up to mount it.
We reused the fan grill when we mounted the AIO, and even moving inward to the 120mm holes, the grill did not chatter. The dust filter snapped right in, the card rides level, and the PSU was easy to install as well but did require screws from either your bin or from the PSU manufacturer.
There are many grommets to run your wires through, nine in total, and as such, does not need many tie points. There may be half a dozen of the tie points, but to accomplish this, we used only two of them. We did take out the 3.5" drive rack as we do not use it, and we also removed three of the 2.5" drive trays from the SSD rack.
To be blunt, this build went so smooth that we felt we forgot something major as it took no time at all to get to completion.
Upon first glance, the side window seemed tinted in the earlier images, but in fact, it is quite clear and shows off all of your hardware. The panels went back on the chassis without any complaints, and all we have left to do is to add some power.
Once powered, we noticed a couple of things right away. First of all, the only LED on the outside is found in the power switch, and it glows white and is not too intense. The second thing we noted was the fact that with the fans spinning with 12V of power to them, we could only hear 33 dB of noise coming from inside the chassis. During testing, where we found our components to stay nice and cool, our AIO was by far the loudest thing inside of the Air 740.
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