Packaging and Scope of Delivery
The Crystal 680X is delivered in a giant cardboard box. Everything is, as you are used to it, well packed in polystyrene and thus protected against shocks. In order to better protect the glass, the glasses are covered with a protective film and the entire case is once again wrapped in a fabric.
All necessary screws, spacers and much more are included in the scope of delivery. Also a few cable ties for the appropriate cable management are included.
From the outside, the Corsair Crystal 680X RGB already makes a great impression. The three sides, which are provided with tempered glass, give a really good view of everything inside the case. In combination with RGB fans, you can really make something chic out of it. For our test, however, the LL120 fans are replaced. Even though the white case requires a bit more care, we think it’s very stylish and adapts very well to the rest of the design.
No matter what you look at from the outside, you simply won’t find anything to criticize.
The glass pane at the top can be easily removed using the four knurled screws and the side window is no problem either. It is magnetically held in place. The door can be opened via the rear hinge. Only one screw must be loosened, if the disk is to be completely removed. However, the windscreen cannot be removed.
What is noticeable is that the front panel, which is located on the upper side, offers some connections, but does not provide an HDD LED. There are two USB 3.0 ports and a combined 3.5mm jack connector and that should be enough for most. Separate inputs and outputs would have been good for the jack connector, but many headsets also have a combined plug in conjunction with a Y-cable. As a useful addition, the front panel also includes a USB 3.1 type C connector.
Inside, the Corsair case offers plenty of space. All components also find their place with a suitable water cooling system and the two-chamber layout allows everything to be wired beautifully.
What’s striking inside, though, are the grids. Instead of using real dust filters, only coarse metal grids are used here. These look chic, but don’t keep the dust out. Here we would have wished for something different with the price.
Let’s go into a little detail. The interior for the components offers a lot of space and four pre-assembled fans, in the front there are three LL120 RGB fans and a SP120 fan at the back to provide a good airflow ex factory.
In the front there’s a removable bracket, so you can easily mount the fans and/or radiators outside the case and then just put the bracket back in again. The same procedure is also used for the lid. Here, however, the space at the bottom becomes a bit narrow if you install a radiator. All cables that are to be plugged into the mainboard from above should be pulled through the openings before inserting the bracket.
The openings that lead into the second chamber are covered with rubber, which also gives a high-quality impression.
Both the horizontal and the two vertical slot bezels are screwed together and can therefore be used again and again.
An RGB controller is already installed ex works, which can control the RGB LEDs of the fans and additionally LED strips. This is a plus point, especially in combination with the cable routing ex works. But what some users of the case will certainly add is a fan controller, which is not included.
Let’s have a look into the quite big second chamber. The cover is fixed at the back with two screws and can easily be pulled out after loosening.
The power supply unit is installed vertically in the chamber, so the possibly integrated power supply fan is not located as usual, but stands. The hard disk cages are then fixed above the power supply unit. Dismantling is a bit cumbersome, but possible.
A total of up to three 2.5/3.5 inch data carriers fit into the lower cage and up to four 2.5 inch data carriers fit into the upper cage. More than enough space for data storage.
The remaining part of the second chamber can be used to design the cable management according to your wishes. There is also space for an additional fan controller.
If you want to try a custom water cooling system, take a look at the Crystal 680X from Corsair. With a little help, such as a drain port, a cool and functional solution can also be found here.
The workmanship and the construction of the case are top!
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