The Crystal Series is an entirely new series of cases from Corsair and so far the 570X is the flagship. Next to side panels, front and top which have been made from tempered glass, there is integrated RGB lighting, that's been realized using Corsair's RGB fans and a separate controller. At a first glance there also is a clean interior and apparently we're rather curious to find out whether this case is capable of convincing us or not.
Tempered glass panels are great for showing off internal components, and they are also good noise reflectors at the frequencies produced by most graphics card fans. Corsair’s glassiest example yet, the 570X uses thick 1/8” plate on the top and face, as well as on the sides. A sturdy steel structure holds everything together, and plastic filler sections provide visual continuity between the face and top, as well as the sides and feet.
Features and Specifications
- Four tempered glass panels on the sides of the case: Possibly the most beautiful case CORSAIR has ever made. With tempered glass enclosing the entire chassis, every component of your build is on display.
- Customizable lighting: Light up your build with brilliant LED effects. Three included SP120 RGB LED fans and included LED controller keeps your components running cool. Each fan is equipped with vivid, configurable LED lights, enabling you to personalize your build.
- Room for virtually anything: Mounting points for 6 case fans and fully compatible with 360mm, 280mm, and 120mm radiators. Removable fan trays in the front and top of the chassis allows for additional space or mounting cooling outside of the chassis.
- Cable management made simple: Cable routing channels with included velcro cable straps for clean cable management.
- Easy to clean: Easily access dust filters on front, top, and bottom mean you’ll never spend more than a minute getting dust out of your system.
Meanwhile, the power button is joined by three additional ones, although none of these are for reset. Instead, they control the RGB lighting of the three SP120 RGB fans installed behind the front panel. One controls the effect, another controls the speed of said effect and the final one changes the color. These really are the perfect fans to pair with a case like this, and the synchronisation of the colors and effects is really neat. As you can see on the final page, the lighting is focused at the central ring, but the white blades help to disperse the lights throughout the entire blade area as well.
The Cystal 570X comes pre-fitted 3x SP120 RGB fans for improved aesthetics. Extensive air and water cooling options are included, with support for 360mm radiators up to 60 mm thick in the front, a 120 mm radiator and 35 mm thick at the rear and top mounted 240mm are possible. It's also equipped with magnetic dust filters on all in-take fans which allows for easy building and maintenance.
Corsair claims that the Corsair Crystal 570X is their finest looking case and we agree. The glass work is top notch and the hardware used to mount the glass and to retain the filters is very clever. We like the three SP120 RGB fans but are disappointed to see the controller is not compatible with Corsair HD120 RGB fans so the upgrade path to future bling is slightly restricted.
The light control in the fans offers a number of options but at least half of them are of little interest to me specifically.
The Corsair is Crystal is all about visuals with all that glass, and as such every segment has been design to hide away the nasty stuff. Cable management on the right side for one was a challenge, but as you are about to find out they solved that in a simple and effective manner. Corsair also hides the HDD and SSD mounts at that right side, behind the motherboard. Your power supply is nicely covered up in it's own compartment, they created a big compartment as there as well you can tuck away and thus hide cabling. Obviously you will run into properly grommet holes with rubber inserts and an all black interior including dark cables and connectors. Airflow was another aspect that Corsair really though through well, there are three 140mm RGB fans at the front side only, yet throughout the chassis there are vents in-between the glass and base chassis. Holding my hand at the top of the chassis for example rustled in feel-able airflow.
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