Corsair Crystal Series 570X Tempered Glass Case Review
Introduction and Exterior
Corsair has just dropped a trio of new cases into the market, and I happen to have all of them in my secret enclosure testing bunker. While reviews for the other two are in the pipeline, the first of these to be completed is this impressive new Crystal Series 570X. Not only does this case have tempered glass galore (and an ultra-premium look and feel), but it also features customizable RGB lighting effects.
Glass has clearly (pun intended) been trending in the case world of late, and there are more tempered glass options at affordable price points than ever. There is still room for a premium option or two, and Corsair joins the ranks of In Win for a high-style enclosure with this Crystal 570X. At first glance the case looks like it's mostly tempered glass, and for the most part the exterior is just that. Glass panels comprise front and back sides, as well as the front and top of the case. In fact, only the back and bottom panels of the Crystal 570X are steel.
Here are some key points for the Crystal 570X from Corsair:
- Four tempered glass panels on the sides of the case: Possibly the most beautiful case CORSAIR has ever made. With tempered glass enclosing the entire chassis, every component of your build is on display.
- Customizable lighting: Light up your build with brilliant LED effects. Three included SP120 RGB LED fans and included LED controller keeps your components running cool. Each fan is equipped with vivid, configurable LED lights, enabling you to personalize your build.
- Room for virtually anything: Mounting points for 6 case fans and fully compatible with 360mm, 280mm, and 120mm radiators. Removable fan trays in the front and top of the chassis allows for additional space or mounting cooling outside of the chassis.
- Cable management made simple: Cable routing channels with included velcro cable straps for clean cable management.
- Easy to clean: Easily access dust filters on front, top, and bottom mean you’ll never spend more than a minute getting dust out of your system.
We'll begin with a look at the specifications from Corsair:
- Expansion Slots: 7
- Internal Drive Bays: 2x 3.5” tool free, 2x 2.5” tool free
- I/O Ports:
- 2x USB 3.0
- Power and Reset
- Headphone and mic
- 3-Button RGB Controller
- Front: 3x 120 mm (3x SP120 RGB fans included)
- Radiator Support:
- Front: Up to 280/360mm
- Rear: Up to 120mm
- Top: Up to 240mm
- Heatsink: 170 mm
- PSU: 225 mm
- Graphics: 370 mm
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 480 x 234 x 512 mm (18.9 x 9.2 x 20.2 inches)
- MSRP: $179
- Corsair Crystal Series 570X Enclosure: $179.99
It's unusual to see a case with glass on all sides (except the back and bottom panels), and the 570X really impresses out of the box. With all of that tempered glass the case is certainly not light, but it also feels extremely solid.
The front showcases the pre-installed trio of RGB intake fans, which can be controlled from top-mounted buttons. The top panel is also glass, which would allow for even more RGB fans to light up your room (if you so desire), but it looks really cool in any case.
The top panel is cut to accomodate case I/O:
Here we see the power switch, lighting controls, 3.5 mm audio jacks, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.
Around back there is a 120 mm fan mount, seven expansion slots, and the typical bottom ATX PSU mount.
The bottom of the case features large feet with large rubber pads, and these made the case feel rock solid. We also get a look at the one screen filter that is directly accessed from the exterior (we'll check out the rest on the next page), and this PSU filter slides out from the rear:
The accessory box includes the required screws in separate bags, along with the usual zip ties and a couple of extra velcro straps for organizing cables.
Next we'll examine the interior of the Crystal Series 570X.