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Corsair Crystal Series 460X: A Dying Breed?


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I built my first computer (gaming) almost a year and a half ago (January 2019). The build was in a Corsair 460X case which I don't hear much about anymore; thus, the thread title "A Dying Breed". I decided to give my thoughts on the build and attach some pictures and videos in case someone still has an interest in building in a 460X case.

 

Build Items:

Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB case (3 x Corsair SP120 fans incl.)

Additional 3 x SP120 fans

MSI B450 Tomahawk Motherboard

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU with Wraith Stealth CPU Cooler

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2 x 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM

MSI Radeon RX580 Armor OC 8GB

Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB SSD

Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB SSD

Corsair RM650x 650W Power Supply

Corsair Commander Pro

ASUS PCE-AC68 Wireless Network Card (recent install)

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full Version

 

Peripherals:

MSI Optix 24" Curved FreeSync Monitor

Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Corsair M65 Pro RGB Gaming Mouse

Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad

Enhance Gaming LED Computer Speakers

 

The case is absolutely beautiful, but I suspect the "crampness" of a mid-tower (ATX build) and the horrible cable management space contribute to not seeing much about this case now. I have only played free games, so I have not taxed this build at all. This will change soon as I build my second and larger PC. Once I play some of the more challenging games on the new PC, I will probably do so on this one to see how well it does. Because of this and no overclocking (yet), there have been no overheating issues, at all. The speed of both the NVMe and SATA III SSDs were amazing. Keep in mind that I came from a spinning hard drive world. Since this will be a backup computer across the room, I needed wireless capability; thus the ASUS card. If I sell this computer or give it to someone, they will probably want wireless anyway. The keyboard and mouse were perfect for my tastes. I plan on upgrading to the Platinum keyboard with my new build but may return to this keyboard if it feels better. I bought a Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless Mouse since I will keep the M65 with my new computer. The GPU is a little saggy in the motherboard and really noticeable. The MM800 RGB mouse pad was a waste of money due to continual problems with the RGB. Since I bought the Commander Pro for iCUE capability, I disabled the case lighting control. iCUE continues to be a challenge as it is not intuitive but I am learning. You just have to stay with it when you want to do something specific. Finally, cable management was a serious drawback. The Commander Pro and ATX power cable provided a slight bulge in the panel. I have a video (too long) of my cable management that I will post later on this thread.

 

Could not load any videos as they were too large. Will probably attach them to YouTube and attach links at some point.

 

Hope you enjoy!

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