Corsair Crystal 680X Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 7)

| Dec 5, 2019 at 11:37 am CST
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CC-9011169-WW

Case Build & Finished Product


Taking a look at the front, it does not look any different after being built as the LL fans obscure the view of the components now installed within.

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The build is now complete, and everything went in very quickly. The board and GPU went in with ease, but the part that helped a lot was the removable trays. This allowed me to install the H100i radiator to be installed without having to hold it in place up top while fidgeting with screws. Once the radiator was affixed to the bracket, it was as easy as putting the tabs of the bracket in place, then just threading the captured thumbscrew into the chassis.

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The rear I/O is a mirror image of the previous empty image but with the necessary ports now filled. All of the devices lined up, and everything is accessible with ease, and no significant issues were observed.

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Cable management, as I have said many times in the past, is my least favorite part of a build. With that being said, the addition of RGB fans adds a multitude of wires to the bundle. These cables need to be managed; this now makes this rear chamber even more of a welcome addition. The multitude of cable tie-down points came in handy and ensured that everything went together with relative ease with minimal need for cutting zip ties to adjust a cable.

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With the panels attached, we now have a finished build. The opaque nature of the 680Xs glass panels makes for a smoky blacked-out appearance while still being able to see the components inside. This is mostly thanks to the white painted interior. White reflects the light coming in to make the parts inside a bit more visible.

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With everything powered up, we can see that the system comes to life, and the LL fans shine brilliantly in its default rainbow setting. The fans have a myriad of options for RGB settings to bets match user taste, but the rainbow one worked well enough for photos. One thing of note is the fact that with our Corsair AIO and RAM, we can sync all of them to the same lighting profile for a more cohesive illumination of your build, especially if you get the additional RGB strips for the chamber.

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Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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