Inside the Corsair 2000D Airflow
To get inside this 2000D Airflow, you just have to remove the side panels screwed to the case and maintained by a push-pin system. Fortunately, the screws are captive and are not likely to be lost!
The chassis :
Once inside, we find some similarities with the Sugo chassis from Silverstone. Indeed, the motherboard tray, limited to mini-ITX and mini-DTX cards, is positioned behind a removable fan tray. Otherwise, just above, we distinguish the power supply slot while there will not really be any cable passages as such. The open spaces around the motherboard slot are very numerous!
This non-RGB version of the Airflow 2000D only offers a fairly limited number of storage slots. Indeed, we only count two, the first one accessible via a plate on the power supply slot. The second will be available at the top of the case via four holes.
Note that the RGB model is more complete on this aspect since it provides a second plate for 2.5″ unit. In any case, we do not find any 3.5″ slot!
The power supply slot:
Now we move on to the power supply slot, which is located at the top of the case, above the motherboard slot. Of course, we will be limited as for the format of the block since it will be necessary to turn to units with the SFX format or even SFX-L. In all the cases, the depth is limited to 130 mm at the risk, if not, to come to knock in the motherboard.
The cooling possibilities:
By default, the 2000D Airflow comes with… Zero pre-installed fans as standard. So Corsair takes the concept of “airflow” cases without basic airflow. Too bad, just one or two fans would be enough to help cooling the components, because, as we will see, by default, it is quite catastrophic.
Despite this, this model offers a number of 120mm slots. Behind the front panel, we can install three 120 mm mills, and the same on the side. The rear also offers two 12 cm slots for fans. Otherwise, in 140 mm, we will be limited to 2×140 mm on the side of the case, opposite the motherboard.
All this will allow us to mount watercooling radiators in 360 mm on the side and in 240 mm on the back… In case we choose to do without a graphics card.
Otherwise, as for the aircooling fans, the limitation is pushed to 90 mm height. This allows the installation of a wide range of top flow heatsinks… But no NH-C14S nor of Dark Rock TF.
As for the accessories part, what do we find ?
- A safety information guide
- Nylon collars
- The screws and bolts
- A spacer
- An IEC C14 extension cable
The accessories part is content with the essentials with the screws and a safety guide… But no assembly instructions, concept. Otherwise, we salute the park for having provided the extension cord for the power cord.
As for the graphics card:
In the end, the graphics card takes place at the back of the case, vertically. The card is mounted on its PCIe bracket and can occupy up to three slots. As for the clearance, Corsair is rather generous by leaving up to 365 mm of length for the GPU. If the space is large enough to allow the mounting of a number of cards, the latest and largest models will not fit. Some RTX 4090s or even RTX 4080s come to mind.
In general, the internal layout is original and will allow the assembly of muscular configurations, as much on the CPU side as on the GPU side since, if one wishes, one can integrate an AIO in 360 mm. Nevertheless, for a case that claims to be ” Airflow “, we are disappointed not to have a single basic fan… It seems to us that it is the minimum required.