A Look Inside
Taking the main side panel off of the iCUE 465X RGB abd looking inside we can see that we have the standard 2 compartment layout with a large power supply cover separating the two compartments. As far as motherboard support this case will support motherboards up to ATX. The motherboard tray has a handful of cable-routing holes, which should make it pretty easy to keep things nice and organized.
The power supply cover extends the entire length of the case, but there is a cut-out at the front to accommodate water cooling hardware. There is also a cable routing hole in the power supply cover, which will be perfect for all of the headers and connections on the bottom of your motherboard.
As far as cabling inside the case you have a USB 3.0 internal connector, HD audio connector, front panel header connectors, and the three fan header connections. The iCUE Lighting Node Core which we’ll talk about here in a second controls the RGB lighting for the fans, but as far as powering them you’ll need to connect them to your motherboard or fan controller.
Taking the opposite side panel off the case we can see how the rest of the case is laid out. You’ll find all of your storage options on the backside of the case. There are two removable 2.5-inch SSD mounts, but you also get two more mounting points towards the front of the case. Here you’ll mount your drives directly to the case.
Corsair has installed the iCUE Lighting Node Core right in the center of the case. All three of the included LL120 RGB fans a pre-connected to the controller. I really like to see this as connecting fans to the RGB controller correcting might be a little daunting for first time builders. This controller supports up to six RGB connections so if you wanted to add more RGB fans to this case Corsair has you covered, but remember they need to be Corsair fans as the connection is proprietary.
The bottom of the case houses your power supply and there is a hard drive cage that has two removable trays. These trays are plastic, but they do support both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives. If you don’t plan on using this cage you can actually fully remove it from the case.