Visually, the Corsair iCUE 220T is a real eye-catcher. It offers a very eye-catching feature, especially with the front, but doesn’t look too playful overall. The front element consists of a plastic frame and a high-quality steel plate. This plate was provided with an interesting pattern, which should increase the airflow. If this metal plate is removed, a magnetically attached fine-meshed dust filter and the three pre-installed housing fans of type SP120 RGB PRO come to light behind it. The steel plate is locked to the frame by four steel lugs and four plastic holders.
Let us now turn to the lid area. It features a very large opening, to which two fans with a frame width of 120 or 140 millimetres can be attached. To protect against dust or to improve the optics, Corsair has added a magnetic dust filter. The I/O panel is located in the front area of the cover. This is normally equipped and has two ports for USB 3.0, microphone and headphones, as well as a power or reset button.
The left side panel of the 220T is made of tempered glass, has a black frame, is not tinted and is attached to the body with four flat knurled screws. The right side part is made of steel, has a pulling aid and fortunately also knurled screws which remain on the side panel.
The back and bottom of the iCUE 220T do not hide any special features. The Midi-Tower stands on rubberized and solid plastic feet, the power supply unit is mounted at the bottom and protected from dust by a fine-meshed and easy to remove dust filter. Above this are the seven PCI slots with reusable slot bezels and an assembly station for a fan with a frame width of 120 millimetres. However, there is no fan installed ex works.