Corsair Crystal 280X RGB mATX Chassis Review




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A Closer Look – Interior


With the side panel removed, you can better appreciate the interior design. There’s quite a bit of room in here, with cable routing holes covering just about every part of the backplate. There are three huge rubber grommets, as well as cut-outs at the bottom, and a larger cut-out for mounting a CPU cooler.

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Up in the front, you’ll find a 120mm RGB fan is pre-installed. However, there’s room for another 120mm fan, or you can mount 140mm fans, or radiators here if you so desire.

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Towards the back, there are four reusable ventilated metal expansion slot covers, and that’s about it really.

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Again, lots to see here, but it’s all in an incredibly compact space. However, small or not, you’ll find room for an ATX PSU, 2 x 3.5″ hard drives in the top right caddy and 3 x 2.5″ drives in the top left caddy.

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As you can see, there’s plenty of room left over for cable routing, and if you need more, those hard drive bays are fully removable too.

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Tucked into the base, you’ll find the Corsair fan hub and RGB controllers are pre-installed. The fans RGB cables have been pre-installed too, so it’s pretty much ready to rock right out of the box.

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Tucked behind the front panel, which can be removed with a firm pull on the sides, you’ll find another magnetic dust filter. Of course, this makes it possible to change the front cooling hardware too.

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As if that wasn’t enough airflow and cooling, you’ll find room for 120/140mm fans radiator mounting in the base too. That’s impressive, as that means we can have a 240mm radiator in the front, up to a 280mm in the top, and another in the bottom.

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