A Closer Look: Exterior
Now that the 680X RGB has been removed from its packaging, I must say I really like its size. The 680X is wider than most cases due to its dual chamber design and front to back is a little shorter as well. In my opinion, this size makes it ideal for placing on top of most desks.
The sample we received has a white finish with some subtle silver accent such as the Corsair logo on the front of the case. If white is not to your liking the 680X RGB is also available in black with the same silver accents. The body itself consists of all steel construction with plastic molds for the front and top panels of the case. Like most cases that integrate plastic with steel, the finishes on these pieces are ever so slightly different hues. Though only a keen eye can see the difference, so it’s a non-issue but worth mentioning.
The 680X makes it easy to showcase the internals of your build with a hinged full tempered glass side panel which is held closed via 2 magnets. Towards the front of the case, Corsair has included some large side ventilation to provide good airflow for the included front fans.
The front of the 680X includes the second of the three tempered glass panels which show off the three pre-installed LL120’s RGB fans. In addition to the side ventilation, there is also a generous amount of room between the tempered glass panel and 680X. The may not give the optimal airflow such as a meshed panel but I believe this is an excellent midground between aesthetics and airflow.
The cable side of the 680X consists of an all steel white panel which has some filtered ventilation on the lower portion. This filter magnetically attaches so it’s easy to remove and clean when doing maintenance on your PC.
Moving to the back of the case, you’re greeted with your common motherboard I/O cutout and rear exhaust mounting points. The 680X itself provides you with 8 normal expansion slots with an additional 2 if you wish to go vertical with your GPU. One thing you will notice right away is that Corsair has moved the PSU to the left side keeping it isolated from the rest of the case. This is part of the 680X dual-chambered setup which is designed to give you better airflow for your internal components.
Looking at the top of the 680X, we have our final piece of tempered glass which like the front has plenty of space between the case and glass for air flow. Below the glass is room to install two 120/140mm fans as well as support for up to a 280mm radiator. To the right of the tempered glass is the 680X’s I/O which includes a reset button, two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack and a power button.
Placing the case on its bac,k you can get a look of 680X’s bottom which includes rubberized feet in each of its four corners as well as a removable filter. The filter is easily taken out by sliding it out of the side of the case and can be removed while the 680X is standing on your desk or floor.