Corsair Crystal Series 680X Overview
As we mentioned the Crystal Series 680X is the big brother to the 280X so the case is much larger, but it does still have that dual-chamber design so it wider and shorter than your typical PC case. The case has official dimensions of 423mm x 344mm x 505mm and is mainly made up of steel, plastic, and tempered glass. The tempered glass panels have a slight tint to them.
Starting at the front of the case we have our first tempered glass panel, which covers the front-left part of the case. Behind it are the three included Corsair LL120 RGB fans. In front of these fans is a filter. While Corsair calls this case a “high airflow” case, these fans can really only bring in air from the vents on the bottom and side of the case, so I wouldn’t necessarily call this a high airflow case by any means. The front glass panel is affixed to the front bezel of the case and cannot be removed.
Moving up to the top of the case we have our second tempered glass panel, again on the left side of the case. This glass panel can be removed by the four thumbscrews on the top of the panel. Once removed we can see that Corsair has room for two 120/140 mm fans or radiators up to 280mm at the top of the case. If you plan to install cooling at the top of the case you can use the included magnetic filter. Also at the top of the case your have your front panel buttons and connections. There is a larger power button, HD audio combination jack, USB 3.1 gen 2 type-C port, two USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, and a small reset button.
The main side of the case is covered by our third tempered glass panel. This panel has a slight border on it, but will allow you to show off all of your hardware inside you system. Corsair has redesigned this panel. On the 280X it had four thumbscrews, but with this case Corsair has decided to put it on a latch so it easily swings open. This allows you to easily get in and access your hardware.
At the back of the case we can see how the rest of the case is setup. There is plenty of ventilation and we do have a 120 mm exhaust fan, although it is not an RGB fan. So it total there are four fans included with this case. There are eight normal expansion slots as well as two vertical slots. If you do plan on installing your graphics card vertically you’ll need to buy the riser cable separately. On the left side of the case is your power supply mount towards the bottom.
The opposite side panel is plain except for a large ventilated section towards the bottom. There is a removable magnetic filter on this section.
Finally we take a look at the bottom of the case. There are four feet that will lift the case off the ground for proper airflow. There is another filter on the bottom of the case. It slides out from the main side of the case, but oddly enough you need to have the main side panel open to remove it.