Review: Corsair 2000D Airflow



We are now at the end of our test on the 2000D Airflow from Corsair. So, good little case or not? We tell you everything!

ITX with a lot of height!

With this new case, the Corsair brand offers us a monolithic and sober ITX reference. However, be careful if it offers a reduced footprint on a desk, the height remains consequent and will require a little attention from you.

Moreover, the design is not necessarily practical in all respects, since access to the motherboard’s rear connectors is from inside the case. The same goes for the graphics card output connections. Beware of the thickness of the sleeves of your HDMI/DisplayPort cables, as you may have to bend them a lot. To avoid this, you’ll have to turn to bent cables that you can easily find here (HDMI) or here (DisplayPort) on Amazon.

Cabling not necessarily obvious:

The positioning and mounting of components is not something very complicated since we will have simplified access to the compartment of each element. Nevertheless, the cabling is a bit more difficult in the sense that the storage of each cable will be in the same place. If your power supply’s connections are relatively flexible, it’s fine, but if they are rigid, things will get more complicated and you’ll find yourself rolling everything into a ball at the bottom of the power supply compartment. So certainly, that is done well, but it is not what there is of more “clean”. Otherwise, we notice a lack of rigidity when the fan tray is removed, so be careful to put it back.

Corsair 2000D ventirad/CG


A good compatibility with the components

In addition, with this new case, the brand offers us a reference that can be loaded with fans. In total, it will be possible to mount up to eight mills… Some medium tower cases do not do as well. The same goes for mounting a watercooling radiator with a 360/280 mm model support. While we’re at it, let’s point out that there won’t be any big restrictions on the size of the graphics card, and if you opt for an aircooling cooler, it shouldn’t exceed 90mm in height.

That’s really lacking in fans!

However, by default, this is a model that is sorely lacking in fans. As it is, our components have seriously sweated with a graphics card pointing at 95°C. Fortunately, it is possible to bring the temperature down quickly by adding only two mills: one in front of the ventirad, the other in front of the CG… Provided you have a dual slot card.

If there is no conclusion to be drawn from the noise generated by a non-existent ventilation, we have a few things to say about the insulation… Which is almost non-existent. During our readings, it turned out that the case was almost as noisy as a bare configuration. After that, it must be said that the mesh is not a good insulator, it’s even the opposite.

What about the price?

It only remains to talk about the selling price since this box is officially announced at 124.90 €. In our opinion, given the target sector, the pricing is not so inconsistent. For this price, we have a compact case in which we can integrate a 360 mm watercooling radiator and eight fans. Nevertheless, we would have liked to have at least one fan as standard… Just to match this “Airflow” denomination, as it is, it looks a bit stained.

Corsair 2000D Airflow:

We liked:
  • The very pleasant monolithic design
  • The control panel on which you can plug two USB keys
  • The possibility of installing up to eight fans
  • Its compatibility with a 360 mm watercooling radiator
  • Support for triple slot graphics cards
  • Its coherent pricing
We liked less:
  • The lack of rigidity of the chassis when the fan plate is removed
  • The not always obvious wiring
  • The clear lack of a standard fan
  • The perfectible insulation (but we are facing mesh panels)
  • The lack of accessibility of the video outputs and the motherboard connectors

At the end of this test, we choose to award the bronze to this 2000D Airflow from Corsair. The case has a number of annoying drawbacks, such as the lack of access to the motherboard’s I/O connections. Similarly, the lack of a fan will be a real problem for cooling, fortunately it is easily overcome. Fortunately, the pricing is consistent and it is a permissive model in ventilation/watercooling… So maybe we can wire the configuration!

A big thank you to Corsair!