A few days ago there was the launch of the Corsair 4000D, a PC chassis that comes in mid-tower format, and that goes directly to one of the busiest sectors that exist right now, the economic mid-range.
This means that the Corsair 4000D has a contained cost, in fact it has reached the Spanish market with a quite interesting price, 87.90 euros in its two finishes (white and black), but does it offer a solid enough value to justify that price?
Thanks to Corsair Spain we have received a Corsair 4000D, specifically the model finished in White color, and we decided to do a complete assembly to see, first hand, everything that this inexpensive mid-range chassis can offer.
Before entering the matter I want to remind you that the choice of the chassis of our PC is very important, since its role is not limited to the aesthetic plane. Important aspects such as internal space that we will have to mount other components, the possibilities of expansion, cable management and airflow, so keep it in mind and choose carefully.
Corsair 4000D – First Look
The first thing that caught my attention right out of the box the Corsair 4000D chassis is the simplicity of its design, and, as you can see in the attached images, we are facing a mid-tower with very sharp angular lines and a clearly minimalist approach that creates an excellent contrast by joining two colors, white and gray.
The main material that this chassis uses is steel, although combined with elements in plastic and a side window of tempered glass. As you can see in the images, the result is excellent, both in terms of design and build quality.
If we talk about space, the conclusion is very simple, the Corsair 4000D fully complies, since it can graphics cards up to 36 cm longThat is to say, practically all the models that currently exist, including the RTX 3090 Founders Edition, which is 12 inches long, and if you want to mount it vertically, you will not be able to do it. It also supports ATX motherboards, offering enough space to mount up to six 120mm fans and AIO liquid cooling systems with radiators up to 360mm.
As many of our readers will know, cable management is essential when choosing a good chassis, and in this regard the Corsair 4000D shines with its own light. Corsair has integrated a cable management system that allows us to make assemblies more easily and keep all the cables perfectly organized on the side thanks to the «Rapid Route» system, that unifies the main wiring and leaves us a very generous 25 mm (2.5 cm) space.
Regarding the distribution of the fans, we have space for three 120 mm units on the front, where we could mount a 360mm radiator. At the top we can place two 120mm fans and a 240mm radiator, and at the back we have room for a 120mm fan and a 120mm radiator.
If we put in context everything we have said in the previous paragraph we could assemble, for example, a Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Capellix liquid cooling kit on the front and three fans, two above and one behind. We could also fit five fans, three at the front and two at the top, and use a liquid cooling kit like the 2018 Corsair H60 at the rear, as it uses a 120mm radiator. As you can see, we have many options with the Corsair 4000D.
To prevent dust from getting inside the Corsair 4000D and starting to bother too soon, this mid tower comes with three dust filters located in the front, in the upper area and in the lower part, right where the power supply is located. They are very easy to remove and clean.
On the side we have a tempered glass window that it is inserted through a sliding system, which means that it does not use any type of hardware, and that we can remove and put it in seconds, and without effort. The Corsair 4000D comes with two Corsair 120mm fans with AirGuide technology, which improves airflow by accelerating the intake of cold air from outside, although obviously we can mount the fans we want.
If we look in the upper area we find the dust filter, and also the power and reset buttons, as well as a USB Type A port, a USB Type C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is always useful to have these ports located in the front as they are easy to access and simplify the connection of certain accessories.
We have already finished our first look at the Corsair 4000D, but before going to see the equipment that we have assembled and tell you about our experience of use we are going to review its key specifications.
Mid-tower chassis with measurements of 453 mm x 230 mm x 466 mm. Weight: 7.85 kilograms. Constructed of steel, plastic and tempered glass. It has seven horizontal and two vertical expansion slots. It is compatible with MB MITX, MATX, ATX and EATX motherboards. It supports two storage units in 3.5 ″ format, and four of 2.5 ″. We can fit up to six 120mm fans. Supports a 360mm radiator at the front, 240mm at the top (280mm if we use CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX RAM) and 120mm at the rear. Includes two 120mm fans with AirGuide technology. Dedicated space for the power supply. Easy cable management thanks to the «Rapid Route» system. Three easy-to-clean dust filters. Supports graphics cards up to 360mm, power supply up to 180mm, and CPU coolers up to 170mm high. It has USB Type A, USB Type C and 3.5 mm jack connectors on the front.
Corsair 4000D: our experience
Nothing better to check the real value that a chassis can offer than to carry out a complete assembly. This time we have taken advantage of some components that we had saved to complete a configuration that, despite not being cutting edge, can move any current game in smooth 1440p resolution.
We can frame this team within the mid-range, as we will see below. These are the components we have used:
Ryzen 5 1500X processor with four cores and eight threads at 4 GHz. 16 GB of RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 at 2,933 MHz in dual channel, with latencies 16-16-17-36. MSI B450M PRO-VDH Max motherboard. Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum cooling system. GIGABYTE 980 TI G1 Gaming graphics card with 6GB GDDR5. Samsung Evo 850 SSD 500GB (operating system). Windows 10 64-bit. Corsair CV550 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply. Three Corsair ML120 RGB Pro fans.
The motherboard we have assembled has microATX format and it has passive dissipation in both the VRM and chipset areas, although they are not particularly bulky. On the front we have mounted two Corsair ML120 RGB Pro fans, and in the back we have placed another Corsair ML120 RGB Pro fan.
If you look at the top, you will see that we have assembled the Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum 240mm radiator, accompanied by two Corsair ML Pro RGB 120mm fans. It fits without problems, and together with the other fans it adds a touch of color to the interior of the chassis.
The assembly process it has been very comfortable, thanks to the enormous interior space offered by the Corsair 4000D, and cable management has been a breeze, thanks to the «Rapid Route» system. As you can see in the images, the interior has been perfect, clean of cables, and the GIGABYTE 980 TI G1 Gaming, which is a huge graphics card, fits smoothly, so much that there is still room to spare, which means we could put an even longer graphics card.
Regarding the temperatures we have recorded, the Ryzen 5 1500X has almost always remained below 60 degrees running games like The Division 2, DOOM Eternal, and Resident Evil 2 Remake. For its part, the GIGABYTE 980 TI G1 Gaming (brings overclock from home) has registered mean values of 70 degrees. These are very good figures that confirm that the Corsair 4000D has allowed us to make a build that is not only balanced and attractive from an aesthetic point of view, but also has excellent cooling.
Final notes and evaluation
The Corsair 4000D is a perfect chassis to mount almost any type of configuration that comes to mind. Thanks to its large interior space, we have Plenty of room to mount a high-performance graphics card with a length of up to 36 cm. The larger models, like the GIGABYTE 980 TI G1 Gaming that we have used, are around 28-32 cm, so we will not have a problem.
We also have enough space to shape a good cooling system. In this assembly we have used a 240mm radiator on the upper part, but as we have said the Corsair 4000D easily supports a radiator up to 360mm. We can play around with the interior setup a lot and mount different cooling sets.
The temperature values that we have registered in the CPU and in the GPU are excellent, as we have seen in the previous section, and the cable management offered by the Corsair 4000D has allowed us to finish a totally clean and visually appealing setup, without having to make any major effort.
There is no doubt, the Corsair 4000D is an affordable mid-tower, but with a good build quality, a very careful design and a large internal space that will allow us to carry out almost any assembly. The presence of USB Type A, Type C and 3.5 mm jack connectors on the front is greatly appreciated, since it avoids us having to constantly resort to the rear connectors to use certain peripherals, and the cable management system is of the best we can find in its range. Outstanding, and recommended.
Final evaluation SUMMARY
There is no doubt, the Corsair 4000D is an affordable mid-tower, but with a good build quality, a very careful design and a large internal space that will allow us to carry out almost any assembly.
Expansion possibilities 9.5
Installation and assembly 9.5