Total build time on the 780T was just under 30 minutes; a nice, quick build for a chassis of this size and that is mostly thanks to the extensive amount of work space on the interior. All components fit with ease first time and the addition of pre-installed motherboard standoffs and extensive cable routing space certainly helped.
The 780T is a super wide chassis, as you can see here by just how slim our Sapphire R9 270X Toxic looks inside, almost another full GPU width between the edge of the card and the side panel window. The cable routing on this chassis is fantastic and you can see here that there are no unnecessary cable obstructions around our major components, which should prove beneficial to airflow.
Our standard ATX PSU looks tiny in this chassis. There is loads of room for something bigger and the large cut-out next to it makes it easy to pass cables through to the back of the chassis; although I would prefer two smaller cut-outs with rubber grommets to keep things looking more uniform.
The front hard drive bays are tool-free for 3.5″ drives, so installation was nice and easy.
The 2.5″ drive bays are also tool free; just slide the drive into the clip and connect the cables. I really like these bays as you can clearly see the drive from the left side of the chassis; a nice feature for those who love showing off their components.
The Corsair H100i fits into the top section with ease and the over hanging top edge of the chassis means that it’s hidden just out of sight. There is still loads of room here too, which is good news for those wishing to install a push-pull fan configuration.
Side panel back in place and we’re treated to a clear view of the system interior. The cable routing on this chassis is a big win as any imperfections in the build will be easy to spot through this side panel window.