Here we go again with another in the family of beautifully crafted tempered glass chassis. Corsair however has upped the ante on this one. We’ve seen Thermaltake evolve their Core Series chassis to three-sided tempered glass (TG) and Phanteks Evolv with dual panels. Today Corsair is showing four-panel tempered glass.
Packaging, Contents, and Pricing
The Crystal 570X packaging is not necessarily retail ready but that has been the case with every TG case we have reviewed so far. This isn’t a run-of-the-mill case you just randomly decide to pick up at your retail store of choice. This is the 570X, you planned, you researched and you said, “heck yes!” So, the vanilla cardboard packaging isn’t really an issue.
Unpacking the case it’s easy to see as it was from pre-build research that this chassis is going to look beautiful set up regardless your internal setup. With four tempered glass (TG) panels, you’ll be able to double this chassis as a mirror to view your smirk as you dominate the virtual realm.
The final layer of protection is the plastic film covering the four tempered glass panels. Included with the chassis is the installation guide as well as an additional guide for the SP120 RGB fans; included are three of them, installed as front intake.
The 570X has a well designed frame, made from steel for strength and integrity. Rubber grommets are always a good sign towards the detail put into a chassis.
As you can see the chassis has a very open concept with a PSU cover being the only piece keeping this chassis from being completely hollow. A large open cut out at the rear will allow easy installation of CPU coolers.
There is no space on the interior of the chassis for mounting of drives. The large open concept front will allow you to fit up to the 360 rad you take the liquid cooling route. The PSU cover has a honeycombed top as well if you like to have your PSU intake from the interior air of the chassis.
The top and front panels remove to expose fan filters which cover the entire panel. We had a broken standoff for the top panel but a quick super glue and it was back on track.
Along the top panel you’ll also find the I/O Panel. The majority is self-explanatory; however, the Lighting controls are also up there and those buttons provide the following functions:
- Mode – static, blinking, fading, and colour change fade.
- Speed – choose between three speeds for the mode you choose.
- Colour – blue, purple, white, red, orange, yellow, and green.
There are two more LED sections of the chassis and those are on the front panel and the PSU cover which stay a static white. As cool as the colours do look we would like to see a few more onboard options to really give it that RGB feel rather than having a set amount of colours.
Along the cable management side you’ll notice this is where all the drives will sit. With two 2.5″/3.5″ drive mounts up the left side as well as room for two more 2.5″ drives to the right.
You’ll also notice the RGB controller and hub. This will allow you to run up to six fans all following the same RGB features. A subtle but outstanding addition to this chassis is the cable cover running between the left drives and the fan hub. This is something we’ve been waiting for in a chassis for a while and are happy that we finally see it.