A Closer Look: Exterior
Our iCUE 465X RGB features an all-black steel frame with two tempered glass panels: one being on the side and the other at the front. If black isn’t your style, the 465X is also available in a white version of the case. Each of the tempered glass side panels is secured to the chassis via four thumbscrews located at each corner. On each side of the front frame is about a one inch game between the frame and the glass to provide airflow for the installed front fans.
After removing the four thumb screws from the front, we were surprised to see the whole panel came off. The tempered glass is adhered to the frame itself and was a nice touch as we preferred panels that are screw-on rather than having push tabs. Once the panel was removed, it revealed a magnetic removable dust filter with three preinstalled LL120 RGB fans installed behind it.
On the other side of the iCUE 465X is a black steel side panel that is attached to the chassis using two thumbscrews at the back of the case.
Turning to the back of the 465X, you have your stand features such as your motherboard I/O cutout, 7 expansion slots, PSU cutout, and a mounting point for a 120mm exhaust fan. To the right of the case, it looks to be a vertical GPU, but the slot covers would have to be punched out.
Looking to the top of the iCUE 465X RGB, we have a removable magnetic dust filter with hexagon cutouts and mounting points for two 120mm or one 140mm fan. Toward the front of the case is also the 465X’s I/O panel.
Taking a closer look at the I/O panel, it consists of a power button, two USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm audio/microphone jack, and a reset button.
Flipping the 465X chassis to its bottom, we see the case sits on four rubberized feet and has a removable dust filter for the PSU intake.