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Corsair Carbide Air 740 High Airflow ATX Cube Case Review

Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction and First Impressions

Corsair’s Carbide Series Air 740 is a high-airflow cube-like ATX case, and it has a different look and some different options compared to the previous Air 540. Both Air cases are dual-chamber designs, with tons of room behind the motherboard tray for storage and hiding cables (and watercooling components). The cube style might not be to everyone’s liking, but if you do like the aesthetics there is a lot of case to cover here. Let’s get started!

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The original Carbide Air enclosure has been around for a few years, and Ryan reviewed Air 540 back in 2013. The new Air 740 is more a refinement than a new enclosure, and internally the two cases are very similar. Corsair has dropped the 5.25-inch external drive bays with the 740, and the door has a very nice hinged/latching design now. Style is a little more aggressive, but the fundamentals are the same: a cube design offering two large chambers, and generous venting to promote high airflow.

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The Air 740 has a hinged, latching door

Continue reading our review of the Corsair Carbide Air 740 case!!

First we’ll take a look at the specs from Corsair:


  • Material: Steel/plastic
  • Form Factor: Mid-Tower
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX (Up to 272mm)
  • Expansion Slots: 8
  • Drive Bays: 2.5" x4, 3.5" x3
  • Fan Mount Locations:
    • Front: (x3) 120mm or (x2) 140mm
    • Top: (x2) 120/140mm
    • Bottom: (x2) 120/140mm
    • Rear: (x1) 120/140mm
  • Fans Included:
    • Front: (x2) 140mm
    • Rear: (x1) 140mm
  • Radiator Mount Locations:
    • Front: 120/140/240/280/360mm
    • Top: 120/140/240/280mm
    • Bottom: 120/140/240/280mm
    • Rear: 120/140mm
  • Compatible Corsair Liquid Coolers:
    • H55, H60, H75, H80i v2, H90, H100i v2, H105, H110i, H115i
  • Component Clearance:
    • Maximum GPU Length: 330mm
    • Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 170mm
    • Maximum PSU Length: 225mm
  • External Connections:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • Headphone Port
    • Microphone Port
  • Dimensions: 426mm x 340mm x 510mm
  • Weight: 8.82kg
  • Warranty: 2 years

First Impressions

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The Carbide Air 740 is a cube-like design that doesn't look very much like a standard computer case. I’m so used to cases being tall rectangles that this was a novelty for me during the review process - especially given the massive amount of room behind the motherboard in a dual-chamber design like this.

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The front contains a mesh that allows for high airflow (and higher noise levels, if you don’t use quiet components), and the Air 740's I/O and buttons are on the face.

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The top of the enclosure is vented with the same metal mesh as the front, and interestingly with the Air 740, the bottom is a mirror image of the top (other than the feet), with the same fan mounts and venting.

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Next we'll take a look inside the Air 740.


November 7, 2016 | 03:21 PM - Posted by collie

just lookin at the pictures. That is a sexy fucking case...... but only for non pot head cat people.

November 7, 2016 | 08:36 PM - Posted by pdjblum

I assume you are not one of those people. Happy vaping then.

November 7, 2016 | 03:46 PM - Posted by Redspeed93 (not verified)

Still a complete waste of space in the compartment behind the motherboard tray... And they made it considerably uglier than its predecessor. No bueno.

November 7, 2016 | 04:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why would they put that ugly door handle on the window?!

November 8, 2016 | 11:03 AM - Posted by H1tman_Actua1

for convenience, it works good and no more fussing with screws to open the case.

November 7, 2016 | 07:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Loving the photography Sebastian! What camera / lens are you using if you don't mind me asking?

November 8, 2016 | 03:36 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Nikon D5100 camera, and a Nikon micro lens (AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G). This <$300 lens is incredibly sharp edge-to-edge, even if you aren't using it for macro shots. I've used this for most of the photos I've taken for the site.

November 8, 2016 | 10:19 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ugliest case I have ever seen!

November 8, 2016 | 10:55 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Ribbed for her pleasure!

or his, if you are into that kind thing

November 8, 2016 | 03:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am a small bundle of sticks. #MANGA

November 8, 2016 | 11:02 AM - Posted by H1tman_Actua1

I love this case:
Built mine last month with HD120RGB's

http://imgur.com/a/wAiin

and upgraded my 2nd fav case the 540 with the RGBs

http://imgur.com/a/H5naL

LOVE THE CUBES!

November 8, 2016 | 02:19 PM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

Who buys these monstrous waste-of-space cases?!

November 8, 2016 | 03:37 PM - Posted by appaws (not verified)

I like it....

...and I love big cases in general.

Go Big Blue!

November 21, 2016 | 06:06 AM - Posted by brothergc (not verified)

eek , this is by far THE ugliest case I ever saw . What are you smoking corsair ?

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