...the best-looking case that Corsair has ever made, but while the 570X is a visual treat, expectations are tempered by a few functional shortcomings.
Corsair is bringing some much-needed flair to its chassis portfolio with the introduction of the Crystal Series product line. Spearheaded by the mid-tower 570X RGB, the new range employs popular features such as tempered glass panelling and RGB fans to stunning effect.
This arguably is the best-looking case that Corsair has ever made, but while the 570X is a visual treat, expectations are tempered by a few functional shortcomings. Sound-dampening is practically nonexistent, cable management isn't perfect, and for a late-2016 chassis commanding a $179 MSRP, it's a shame not to see USB Type-C featured as standard.
Playing devil's advocate, it's also worth contemplating whether or not the RGB fans are worth the investment. After the initial fun of playing with colours and effects, in our experience the excitement soon wears off, and as a Philips Hue user, the fans weren't smart enough to keep me interested in the long term. They won't automatically dim at night, the default breathing/flicker efforts aren't entertaining for long, and yet there are lots of cables to contend with.
Turns out Corsair's best-looking case isn't its best-ever case, yet perhaps it doesn't need to be. Creating a jaw-dropping visual statement is part of the fun of building on your own PC, and if you're looking to turn heads, Corsair's Crystal Series 570X is ultimately an eye-catching choice.
Tempered glass looks brilliant
Removable trays aid radiator installation
Plenty of fan/radiator mounting points
RGB fans give it another dimension
Solid build quality throughout
Does little to contain noise
Lacks front-facing USB Type-C
Cable management could be better
No reset button
Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB
The Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB chassis is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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