A Detailed Look – From the Outside
Right out of the box, the first thing that struck us was how attractive the 780T White enclosure is. The white version is an elegantly sculpted case with a beautiful blend of semi-gloss white and black surfaces. The white LED intake fans and lightly smoked gray window add subtle details to enhance the overall look of this case. The 780T Black version comes with red LED front fans and I/O panel accents.
The latched side panel doors are a great feature of the 780T case. Each door has a latch at the top that operates easily and holds the door securely closed. Releasing the latch allows the door to swing open and then it lifts right off the chassis. Reinstalling the door is a simple matter of setting it back in place and gently pushing the door closed – nice!
The lower section of the front panel is dominated by a large grill area. The two front intake fans incorporate white LEDs, which create a nice pattern of light that shines thru the front grill when the PC is powered on. Pressing the top edge of the grill releases two magnetic latches and the grill can then be lifted out for cleaning and access to the front fans.
Two external 5.25” drive bays are located in the top section of the front panel. Both bays use standard pop-out plastic covers.
The external I/O panel with white LED accents is located across the top edge of the front panel and includes:
• Fan Speed button (three speeds with LED bar graph gauge)
• (2) USB 2.0 ports
• (2) USB 3.0 ports
• Reset button
• Headphones Out
• Microphone In
• Power On button
The top panel features a removable grill that covers the top fan openings. The grill is held in place with magnetic latches. Pressing the front edge releases the latches and the grill then just lifts off.
Pre-drilled locations are provided for up to three fans (3x120mm or 2x140mm).
Looking around at the back of the 780T Full-Tower case reveals an opening at the bottom for a standard ATX power supply. Nine expansion slots dominate the central section with a Corsair AF140L exhaust fan located towards the top. You can optionally install a 120mm fan/radiator in this location if desired.
The two knock-outs on the right side of the back panel are for use with an external water-cooling system; routing hoses and cables in and out of the chassis. While granted, this feature may rarely be used; it is a rather poor implementation – removing the knock-outs will leave sharp metal edges behind. We would prefer to see openings provided with rubber grommets.
The bottom of the 780T Full-Tower case features two modern sculpted feet with four rubber foot pads. Two large vent openings, one underneath the power supply area and the other under the drive cages, are fitted with nice dust filters that easily slide in and out for cleaning.
Two optional fan locations are provided on the bottom panel that can be used to mount two optional 120mm fans or dual radiator (requires removing the modular 3.5” HDD cage).