Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Case Review

A Closer Look: Interior

To access the 680X’s interior we went ahead and took off the hinged tempered glass panel by removing a single screw on the top hinge and sliding it off. With the panel removed, the case is much easier to work with and we don’t have to worry about breaking the door. The 680X’s interior continues with the white theme and adds some black accents with the grommets and expansion slot covers.

There seems to be plenty of cable routing options with two grommets up top, 6 grommets to the right and three cable slots on the bottom. Since the PSU has been moved to the back of the case Corsair was able to lower the motherboard tray from its typical position. This gives you more room to work above the motherboard if you wished to install any radiators up top. You also have plenty of room in the basement for radiators as well, thanks to not having a PSU in the way.

Toward the front of the case, Corsair has included three of their LL120’s fans and has room for up to a 280mm radiator/AIO.

At the back of the case is another 120mm fan, with this one being the non-RGB variety.

At the bottom of the case are mounting rails for up to two 120mm/140mm fans and can also support a 240mm/280mm radiator.

Looking to the top we have some more mounting rails which also support up to two 120mm/140mm fans and a 240mm/280mm radiator. These rails are actually part of a bracket which can easily be removed using the two black thumbscrews toward the front of the case.

Once removed you can install any fans/radiators as well as attach the included magnetic dust filter.

Moving to the back of the 680X, I must say I really love having the PSU at the back of the case. Not only did this give us a nice amount of room in the front, it has given you over 3x the amount of space at the back to manage all your cables. Also, to help with your cable management are various zip tie points on the back of the motherboard tray. I do think they are a little sparse around the six grommets on the right side. We will see how well it works during our build. It would have also been nice to see some Velcro straps included as I’m personally not a superfan of zip ties.

Right below the CPU cutout is the pre-installed LED fan hub along with the Lighting Node Pro to manage the three included LL120 fans.

At the bottom is your PSU mounting platform which includes 4 rubberized contact points as well as an adjustable bracket to secure the PSU from the back.

The 680X supports up to three full sized 3.5” drives and an additional four 2.5” using the drive cage placed above the PSU. Depending on how many 2.5” drives you are installing, you can adjust the number of bays by adding/removing them as you see fit.

If you wish, you can also remove the 3.5” drive cage that is secured with 5 screws at the back of the case. Note if you do decide to do this you will also lose your 2.5” drive bays as it required the 3.5” cage.

Throughout both the front and the back of the case there isn’t a single mount point for SSD, water cooler pumps or reservoirs on the motherboard tray. This is probably due to the dual chamber design and the case’s unique shape. If you did want to water cool, Corsair did sneak in some mounting rails in the back of the case and even included a drain port on the bottom. This seems like a good spot for a reservoir but you might run into some issues if you have bulkier cables since it’s pretty close to the grommets. You might also want to mount an SSD or two if you did choose to remove the included drive cage.

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