Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅01-04-19

Due to the dual-chamber design which 680X boasts, the physical dimensions mean the chassis is wider and taller than the conventional computer case. There are two versions of this case available – black or white, both feature the same construction materials. The front is a mixture of matt plastic with soft-touch material and tempered glass. The front cooling fans can be seen through the semi-transparent glass – Corsair has included a trio of 120mm LL RGB cooling fans all of which are connected to Lighting Node PRO which effectively transforms this unit into a “smart case” meaning that any product which is compatible with iCUE can be synchronised – creating your very own coloured theme.

Around the back, the storage and PSU are slotted into the left chamber while on the right side we have eight horizontal PCI covers and two vertical PCI covers. Above this there is a 120mm rear exhaust cooling fan.

Located at the top of 680X we have the front panel connectivity – this consists of a power button, headphone/microphone jack, USB 3.1 Gen2 port, two USB 3.0 ports and a reset button. All of this functionality sits on the right-side while opposite we have a large piece of tempered glass with four oversized thumbscrews for easy removal. You’ll notice there is a significant gap between the glass and chassis – this is to encourage good airflow.

After removing the glass we can then gain access to the top mounting placements which allow for two 120/140mm cooling fans to be installed. Due to this, there is the possibility to install a 240/280mm radiator.

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