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Corsair iCUE 465X Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 7)

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

Case Build & Finished Product

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The front of the 465X when build looks the same as before, but if you peer closely you can make out that there are now, components fitted internally so not as much light gets through to see through the fans.

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Here we have an inside look at the installed components. As I figured we have a decent amount of room forward of the GPU and motherboard. This could be used for many purposes, including liquid cooling components or other things depending on how crafty you feel in creating something custom modded.

As you can see with the AIO mounted in our standard testing location at the top we had to swap from our standard testing set of RGB memory to a more standardized profile set such as the Kingston HyperX Fury to clear the AIO. Other than that the only fitment issue we observed was with the motherboard so close to the top if you have an AIO there you may want to pre-run and connect the EPS 8-pin for the CPU. This is of course, unless you enjoy employing a special level of hand yoga to get it in place.

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Here is the rear I/O. Same as it was before but with everything installed now. As you can see we have the motherboard I/O shield and board in place. The GPU is taking the topmost motherboard PCIe slot, and the PSU is installed below. We did not install a rear fan as we tend to test chassis with included fans and only install fans if the case comes ala carte with no fans such as In-Win is quite popular in doing.

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The cable management area we were able to keep quite scant thanks to the modularity of our Power Supply. Also, the 140mm case length of our PSU means we have more room in front of it to tuck excess cabling to avoid it being messier behind the panel. One thing to note is we did remove the Lighting Node CORE and routed the cables under the PCB to give it a cleaner run along with the main chassis wiring bundle.

The inclusion of an RGB controller and several connected devices always makes for more mess, but with the included cable management loops these were managed quite easily. There is enough of a gap back here that I did not need to lay on the case to get the panel on since this is not a swinging door style attachment. Something the 465X does quite well is the cables if appropriately done can be easily routed as you see here still allowing full usage of the SSD trays and even HDD's if you put them in before fastening the 24-Pin main ATX connector in place.

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Here we have the system assembled and sealed up ready for the first fire. The opaque nature of the glass means that the internals while quite visible have a bit more darkness than we observed previously. This darkness is good as it can help hide some small wires that otherwise may stand out like a sore thumb in your showpiece build.

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Here we have the 465X powered up, and you can now see the RGB LL fans in a full rainbow spectrum which is the default profile. This, of course, can be adjusted with the cases namesake iCUE software. The fans and the entire system is quiet, with no significant noise to cause complaint. Even when under load it was not easy to discern the chassis fans over any other installed component running.

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