A Closer Look: Interior
Taking off the tempered glass to get a look at the interior, we can see that the matte black exterior finish is echoed into the inside of the 220T. The motherboard tray includes a large CPU cutout and supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboard. Around the motherboard tray, the iCUE 220T RGB contains many cable routing options with cutouts both above/below the tray as well as three larger grommeted sections to the right.
Looking down at the full PSU shroud, there is ventilation around the PSU area and somewhat in the center another grommet which is often used for your GPU cables. At the front of the shroud, we have a nice sized cutout if you wished to put an AIO or radiator upfront. You may notice that visible through the cutout is the HDD cage installed in the basement, so it looks like this would have to be removed if you wished to go this route.
Toward the front of the case, we find the three pre-installed SP120 RGB PRO fans which are non-PWM and run at 1400 RPMs.
At the back, you may notice that there is no preinstalled exhaust fan, we do find this a little odd and it would have been nice for Corsair to include one in the 220T out of the box.
Rotating the case to its back, again we have an all-black finish with a variety of tiedown points around the motherboard tray and around the grommets.
Just below the large CPU cutout, there are two 2.5” SSD mounting brackets with each one held in place via a single screw.
At the lower left-hand corner of the CPU out, is the preinstalled Lighting Node CORE with support for up to 6 RGB fans. The three installed SP120 RGB PRO’s are ready to go as they are already prewired into the controller. The Lighting Node CORE itself receives power using a single SATA power connection from the PSU.
In the basement on the 220T, is a removable HDD cage that has support for up to two 3.5” drives. Due to the length of this case, it seems to not leave much room for the PSU and its cables. We will have to see if we run into a clearance issue once we start our build.