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Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Compact ATX Case Review

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Corsair Crystal 460X RGB Compact ATX Case Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Corsair Components Inc.
Product Name: Crystal Series 460X RGB Compact ATX Mid-Tower Case
Model Number: CC-9011101-WW
UPC: 843591093590
Price As Tested: $129.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

Full Disclosure: Corsair Components Inc. provided the product sample used in this article.

If there are two big trends in computer accessories and peripherals these days, it’s “tempered glass” and “RGB illumination”. And if you can combine the two, as Corsair has done with the Crystal 460X RGB Compact ATX mid-tower case, so much the better! But there’s more to this case than just a serious amount of glam, and Benchmark Reviews will build a system in it to see if it would be a good home for your next gaming rig.

Features & Specifications

  • Front and side tempered glass panels show off your hardware
  • Room for two 3.5″ drives and three 2.5″ drives or SSDs
  • 3x120mm SP120 RGB fans with integrated six-fan hub and lighting controller
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 440 x 220 x 464mm
  • 7 slots
  • Power supply and 3.5″ drive bay covers

Let’s take a look at this case in the next section…


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2 comments

  1. John

    Clearly not designed with water cooling in mind, this case is great for those who are after a well designed, good looking case to build an average system in, with RGB to dress it up.
    Not one to argue with a reviewer, but why insist on fitting an A.I.O with a 240mm radiator in to the front of a case which in my opinion only increases heat going in to the case!
    The clear choice should be a smaller 120mm radiator placed at the rear exhausting the heat.
    Ideally the case should have been made with extra height to allow a top mount radiator without resorting to some ridiculous external radiator mounting modification on the top.

  2. David Ramsey

    The point of the AIO system isn’t to remove heat from the case; it’s to remove heat from the processor. While a direct air flow out of the case with a top-mounted rad would be superior in theory, in practice it doesn’t really make a difference: even under heavy CPU loads, the air coming off the radiator is only somewhat warm; the minor increase in temperature isn’t enough to affect the operation of anything inside the case.

    That said, the 240mm setup was overkill for this build, but it’s what I had laying around.

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