A Look Inside
Getting inside the Crystal Series 680X RGB is very easy as the main side panel opens right up sing it is on hinges. Doing an install with the door just hanging there would be a little inconvenient so there is a small screw on the one hing that allows you to fully remove the full side panel. With the panel removed we can take a look at the main compartment, this is where you’ll install your motherboard. The case supports motherboards all the way up to E-ATX.
Starting at the front of the case we have our three pre-installed LL120 RGB fans. These fans are mounted on the front cooling bracket, which is removable for easy installation of fans or radiators. Up front you have room for three 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans as well as radiators up to 360 mm.
There is also cooling support on the bottom of the case, which includes room for two 120/140 mm fans and radiators up to 280 mm.
At the rear of the case we have our eight expansion slots as well as two vertical slots. The slot covers are held into place with thumbscrews, which will make installation and swapping out cards very easy.
Surrounding the motherboard tray are 10 large cable routing holes, which have rubber inserts installed in them. From the looks of it cable management should not be a problem with this case.
Taking the rear side panel off of the case we can take a look at the second compartment, which will hold our hard drives and power supply.
At the bottom we have the power supply mount. You’ll notice the rubber vibration dampeners.
Moving up we have a large hard drive cage and four smaller hard drive trays, which are stacked on top of it. They sort of lock into each other so you can stack them. Inside of the main hard drive cage are three trays that support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. The small trays that sit above the main cage support 2.5-inch drives. So in total you have support for 7 hard drives.
Also mounted in the rear compartment is the Corsair Node Lighting Pro Lighting hub. The three LL120 RGB fans are already connected to it, but you still have 3 more spots if you wanted to add more RGB fans. The controller connects to your motherboard and allows you to control the lighting of the fans using Corsair iCUE.