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Corsair iCUE 465X Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 3)

By Shannon Robb from Sep 17, 2019 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CC-9011176-WW

Corsair iCUE 465X Mid-Tower Chassis

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The front of the 465X carries a similar design aesthetic with its predecessor, the 460X. The front glass panel gives you a full view of the triple 120mm LL fans included in the chassis. This is an excellent start as it means aesthetic for the 465X should be awesome if you like the front lighted fans appearance that is. The front panel shares its design for airflow with newer chassis in the crystal series such as the 680X as it has aerodynamically shaped ribs running up both sides and it not only looks cool but may help with the direction of the incoming airflow.

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The top portion of the 465X has a magnetic dust filter covering the slotted mounting for top-mounted cooling. We also get a peek at the front I/O which we will check out next.

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The front panel I/O is well placed at the front edge and thankfully is attached to the chassis. This means that the front panel can be removed and serviced while the I/O stays put and this is very welcome. The front panel I/O is laid out as follows. (Left to right)

  • Power button with integrated power LED
  • Dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • Headphone/Microphone combination 3.5mm jack
  • Reset button
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The central panel is, of course, tempered glass as well as you can see here. It is tinted but not super dark, so you can still see the interior. The white interior color also helps the internals pop as I'm sure a black internal chassis would make the window seem much darker. Up toward the front panel, you can now see the aerodynamically shaped ribs with five going up each side. As you can see, this is a massive inlet for airflow, so the front panel is not likely to suffer from troubles with ingestion.

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Here on the rear of the 465X, we have a pretty standard rear section. The only thing worth noting is that the distance between the very top of the chassis and the I/O shield cutout, it is pretty easy to see why the radiator when installing in the top of the 465X interferes with the memory and that is due to the top panel being so low.

There are vertical expansion slots for a vertically mounted GPU which you would need to purchase a riser for separately should you choose to mount your GPU in this way. Other than that the rear is pretty standard with a slotted 120mm mounting to allow rear fan height adjustment should you choose to install one. The expansion slot count in the traditional location is seven and the PSU mount is standard for ATX chassis.

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The panel covering the cable management side of the chassis is solid steel. It is, of course, white like the rest of the painted chassis and you can see the front air inlet and aerodynamically styled bits here again same as the main side.

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The bottom of the 465X has four round plastic chrome-colored feet. The feet have rubber pads on them to help the chassis avoid skidding on the surface where it is placed. The PSU area has a chassis color white dust filter which admittedly was a bit surprising. That kind of attention to detail is refreshing to see and welcomed for sure. There are also a few Phillip's head screws which fasten to the internal HDD cage mounting.

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