Case Build & Finished Product
Just like with the Carbide 270R, the Crystal 460X is just as sleek and attractive looking as it was fresh out of the box. There is nothing to block the view of these fans through the front, except for maybe a finger print or two from the build process.
Since there was no exhaust fan, we stuck the AIO in that location after getting the motherboard installed. The video card is nearly level with a little sag to it, and the finished result inside is clean and tidy. We also like that there is a PSU cover, but the hole arrangement in the two halves can complicate the build, not only in needing both parts in place to pass wires through it but that it is hard to reach once the PSU cover is in place too.
The dust shield snapped right into its location, and we had no issues installing the AIO or adjusting the height of it. The video card went right into place, and the holes in the frame rail make screwing them in much easier. Even when it came to the PSU, it can be set in once the cover is removed, and then screwed securely into the chassis.
There is still plenty of room off to the left to allow the 24-pin lead and all of the front I/O wiring to run and stay out of the way. We did remove the HDD cage to make things easier to wire to the PSU and gain access to pass wires through the PSU cover. We should also mention that there is a SATA power lead for the fan controller, and along with its connection, we also hid the 8-pin lead inside of the frame.
While the images previous to this do show this 460X in a good light, once the build was completed and we gained perspective from this angle, we like what we see here even more. Of course, this chassis looks sleek and sexy, and the view of all of the hardware is excellent, but we still have one thing to show you about the Crystal 460X RGB.
When we added power and booted the test system, the Crystal 460X RGB comes to life. While we are only showing green LED light from the fans at this time, you also can choose between white, red, orange, yellow, blue, violet, or cycling through all of the colors. For the various modes you can choose, the Breathing and Flicker, Static, Breathing, or Flicker modes, and with the third button, you can adjust the rate in which the lights breathe or flicker the LEDs. This can be done from either the controller behind the motherboard tray or within the front I/O panel.
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