The new Corsair iCUE 465X is a midi-tower case priced around the mid-range that fits comfortably into the category of cases that cries out for a showy illuminated PC build. The case is understated and tidy, designed to showcase what’s inside rather than conceal it.
This approach is evidenced by the use of tempered glass both for a full side panel and also for the front. This usually creates a sort of fish tank effect, allowing you a good look at what’s inside from two directions, although the iCUE 465X uses the space behind the front panel for fans, and three 120mm RGB fans are installed here by default. The RGB lighting is handled by a built in iCUE lighting controller that can handle six fans for coordinated patterns.
The PSU and spaces for 2x 3.25in HDDs are compartmentalised in the bottom, all the better to assist with cable management. There’s space for 4x 2.5in SSDs in the main body of the case with most of the cables tucked away underneath the motherboard.
Cooling options are solid with the aforementioned 3x 120mm fans on the front of the case pulling in air through front-side vents. Then you’ve got 2x 120mm fans in the roof of the case and another 120mm fan in the back. As well as all these fans there is a vent in the bottom of the case in the PSU and HDD compartment. There are dust filters for the fans on the front and the top and also for the air intake in the belly of the case.
The iCUE 465X is available in black or white from the Corsair site for 109.99.