Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Corsair 4000D Case with RapidRoute Cable Management Listed, New Cooler Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of an unannounced "4000D" case by Corsair, and an unnamed new AIO CLC. The four digit model number and the upscale looks of the case may guide some to think this is a high-end case from the Obsidian family, but is actually priced at USD $80, and is an ATX mid-tower. The case has been rearing its head in Japan for a couple of weeks now, and has only now surfaced on Amazon, although there has been no formal announcement by Corsair. Also spied in one of the pictures is a new CPU cooler.

The 4000D debuts a new case design language and set of innovations by Corsair, named RapidRoute. An indentation in the motherboard tray, along with Velcro-based static cable ties, better positioned vias, and improvements to the case's internal connectors for the motherboard's USB 3.x, and front-panel headers. The USB 3.x cable, for example, now uses a clean single sheath instead of two sheaths; as does the front-panel cable. The case appears to feature 3x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm front intakes; ditto along the top panel, and a spacious motherboard tray that includes two perpendicular expansion slots. The front panel connectivity is contemporary, with a 4-pole combi headset jack, a type-C USB 3.x port, and a type-A port. Both appear to be capable of high-current (USB-PD). There will be four variants of the 4000D, all-black, white+gray, and their sub-variants that have a mesh front intake.
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15 Comments on Corsair 4000D Case with RapidRoute Cable Management Listed, New Cooler Pictured

#1
Berfs1
If it is named 4000D, I would expect this to be the successor to the 1000D, and here is why it isn't right: The 1000D has support for dual PC, this new case doesn't. The new case doesn't even have as much front I/O as the 500D. This shouldn't be called the 4000D, but perhaps a 480D (in between 450D and 500D). That's just my thoughts though.
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#2
Caring1
Not bad, room for a 360mm radiator up front and a 280 on top too.
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#3
Dammeron
MB manufacturers be like: "Look! We got You covered with all those multiple USB front headers on our boards".

Case manufacturers: "You get 1 USB A and one USB C. Period."
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#4
Mysticode
Which AIO is that? :confused:
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#6
ernorator
Oh! look, this pc case looks like 500 other pc cases.
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#7
Dave65
I don't know why, but corsair cases just don't appeal to me.. They all look alike these days so if it is sturdy and tickles that spot then ok.
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EzioAs
Dave65
I don't know why, but corsair cases just don't appeal to me.. They all look alike these days so if it is sturdy and tickles that spot then ok.
A lot of their Obsidian line cases looks similar. I quite like them, owning a 750D myself. I used to really love the aesthetics of the Graphite cases as well but I don't know if they have anything new for that line anymore.
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#9
Chrispy_
Ugh, everything about the mesh-front version of these is perfect, but there are two new 'fads' that I hate and the 4000D is guilty of both of them:
  1. Where are my front USB ports. Just a single of each type? This isn't a frickin' Macbook Air. Hell, the USB-A port headers and cables are always wired for a PAIR, as an abosolute minimum - so Corsair and NZXT (to name just two offenders) are going out of their way to remove one of them for no obvious reason than this 'minimalism' fad. That fad can f*ck off, right now.....
  2. These vertical GPU mounts in a desktop - the riser cable blocks off all of the other expansion slots so I don't mind them as a feature as long as they are implemented as a replacement to the horizontal expansion slots in the back of the case. I've seen great implementations where 5 of the slot covers are on a bracket much like the removable PSU brackets and you can just unscrew this bracket and rotate them all 90 degrees. Adding them as extra static slots the way Corsair have done it has two major drawbacks:
    1. They move the GPU out of the direct airflow from the front intakes and push the GPU's intake fans close to the still, dead, boundary layer of air next to the glass, which hinders the intakes somewhat, too.
    2. The make this case around 50-60mm wider than it needs to be, just for this one feature. It increases the size of what *could* have been a nice, compact airflow-style case from 37L to 48L. Now rather than being the optimal size and shape for an air-cooled build it's a 30% larger, space-wasting mess, just for those twenty 'influencers' who will mount a waterblock to their GPU and put it on display for their streams.
Rant over. You don't have to agree with my rant, but I feel like I can't be the only one who is getting pissed off with these vanity features that get in the way of real life. I certainly didn't ask for an oversize case with insufficient ports on the front panel, and I can't imagine other people were specifically asking for it either.
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#10
bonehead123
ernorator
Oh! look, this pc case looks like 500 other pc cases.
errr.... make that 501, 637.43 other cases, hahahaha :roll:

But I do like the mesh front & USB C on the I/O panel, but the single A port was a cheap, money-grubbin stunt IMHO
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dirtyferret
Dammeron
MB manufacturers be like: "Look! We got You covered with all those multiple USB front headers on our boards".

Case manufacturers: "You get 1 USB A and one USB C. Period."
You are not worth the extra $1.50 it would cost us to add an extra USB A port!!...love Corsair...also with our huge mark ups it would make the case even less price competitive then it already is plus the manufacturer is already set up for 1 USB -A & C so it would cost too much to re-arrange tooling rather then piggy back on the process.
Berfs1
If it is named 4000D, I would expect this to be the successor to the 1000D, and here is why it isn't right: The 1000D has support for dual PC, this new case doesn't. The new case doesn't even have as much front I/O as the 500D. This shouldn't be called the 4000D, but perhaps a 480D (in between 450D and 500D). That's just my thoughts though.
I think it's more of the successor to the 400R and maybe 400C, kind of their best value for your dollar case
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#12
MDWiley
The new AIO looks interesting. The CPU block looks taller, which might mean a new pump design.
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#13
Minus Infinity
Lack of USB ports on the top/front panel is instant deal breaker for me. We should get 2 USB2, 2 USB3.2, I USB-C. Fractal Define is one of the better options even if a lot dearer.
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#14
Dave65
EzioAs
A lot of their Obsidian line cases looks similar. I quite like them, owning a 750D myself. I used to really love the aesthetics of the Graphite cases as well but I don't know if they have anything new for that line anymore.
I had the 450D and was a great case..
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#15
IamEzio
Dave65
I had the 450D and was a great case..
Same, I've had my 450D for 6 years, it wasn't perfect but it served my well, I was waiting/hoping corsair would release a proper successor, similar overall design but with modernized take (like 3 front fans), I would say at least from the photos this "4000D" is exactly what I had in mind. but for me.. this is just too late.
I have already waited several months with hopes for the O11D XL to become available in my country, It did not. And 2 months ago I gave up and ordered an Evolv X, built quality is night and day vs the corsair.
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