Corsair recently revealed the latest two mid-tower additions to stable of PC casings. The Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB is a high airflow ATX smart case which includes four fans and a Corsair Lighting Node PRO. The Corsair Carbide 678C builds on an already popular series with an ATX case emphasizing low noise. Both are available in either black or white.
Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB
The Crystal Series 680X RGB is serious when it comes to visuals and has a single SP120 fan and three LL120 RGB PWM fans. Each fan has 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs. Combined with the included Lighting Node PRO and Corsair iCUE software, the 680X RGB looks like it could light up a Christmas.
Building on the legacy of Corsair’s multi-award-winning Carbide Series Air 540, the 680X RGB uses a dual-chamber layout. That allows for the separation of headline hardware from drives and cables for the perfect showcase PC.
Even better, the dual-chamber design is intended to allow direct airflow between the included cooling fans and your PC’s hottest components. In addition to the four included fans, the 680X RGB boasts room for up to eight 120mm fans and four simultaneous radiators (up to 360mm in front, up to 280mm in the roof and floor, and up to 140mm in the rear).
Finally, a vertical graphics card mount lets you put your graphics card centre stage – perfect for the 680X RGB’s three crystal-clear tempered glass panels in the front, roof and side that show off your components.
Corsair Carbide 678C
The Carbide Series 678C is a low noise case defined by clean lines and smooth steel construction. A single tempered glass side panel offers a view into your system. Equipped with three Corsair SP140 PWM fans, a six-fan PWM repeater and high-density sound dampening material on the side, front, and roof panels to deaden the noise from your components, the 678C is easy on the ears as well as the eyes.
The 678C’s refined styling belies its massive cooling and storage options, which are among the most impressive of any Corsair ATX case. With room to install up to nine 120mm fans and multiple radiators, including dual 360mm radiators, the 678C can accommodate a wealth of custom cooling to match the highest spec systems.
A modular drive bay system allows the 678C to host a huge array of storage and accessories, with room for up to 1x 5.25in drive, 6x 3.5in and 3x 2.5in drives, and the potential to add a further 2x 3.5in drives with additional trays.
Both the Crystal Series 680X RGB and Carbide Series 678C feature front panel high-speed USB 3.1 Gen-2 Type-C ports and are backed by a two-year warranty.