Description

Case: - Corsair 570X RGB [White]

Completed 23-SEP-2018, with a transplant of everything from my previous case (Phanteks P400), which was great to build in but did not have the 'look' that I was going for with a $4000+ setup.

Hence, the choice to use one of the most critically-acclaimed cases on the market at the moment.

Some issues while building:

  • The H100i paired with the G.Skill Trident Z heatspreader literally leaves 0.5mm of clearance between the fans (I actually had to leave one fan screw completely out in order to even slot the DIMM) This is only a problem when mounting a top 240mm radiator with this combo.

  • The 570X has certain variations of the actual PSU shroud area, I have seen the V1 with no cutout and no endcap, the V2(?) with only a cutout and no endcap, and the current V3(?) [Rev AA on product box] that includes a PSU shroud cutout and an endcap. Buyers should check and verify before purchasing this case.

  • The Thermaltake extensions, when paired with the OEM cables of the EVGA semi-modular PSU create a quite long (and thick) bundle of cables that will not be able to be hidden behind the included cable management cover that comes with this case (trust me, I tried everything) If given a choice, I would go with a fully modular power supply and sleeved cables (preferably custom length) to ensure complete aesthetic appeal on the rear side.

  • The included fans (3x SP120) are probably some of the cheapest RGB fans available, and IMO are not worth the price that they have probably added on to the MSRP of this case. I would much rather prefer that they have an option similar to the 460X in which you can forego the fans completely while reducing the initial cost. Of course, you will still need fans anyway, but for a case like this, the only way to go is with their higher-end model, the LL120, which leads me to the next point.

  • The included fan controller (and subsequent built-in control panel in the upper I/O) are also not much of a welcome addition to this case, and contrary to popular belief (at least in my experience) you are able to completely remove the controller (double stick taped to the rear) and replace it with either a Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro, etc. depending on your setup. This renders the upper control panel rather obsolete, and cannot really be repurposed for anything else (unless you are more electrically inclined than the average person)

Some positive points while building

  • The overall aesthetic of the case is amazing no matter which angle or position you look at it, I definitely do not regret not going for the 460X, but I can see where some are fans of the smaller and slightly more refined look of it.

  • The included SSD and HDD sleds are well designed and easily removed/accessed when needed. A lot of people have a problem with the HDD facing back/bottom out when mounted (usually exposing the green PCB) however I think that it is not as big as a problem as the rest of the issues noted above

  • There are more than enough cutouts above the motherboard area to route all your cables, also well placed rubber grommets (3 beside motherboard) and a welcome addition to the one on the top of the PSU shroud. Despite me not being able to use the included cable cover for hiding the majority of the cables, I felt that overall cable management in this case is not as difficult as some reviews/opinions make it out to be. It may not be as easy as certain other cases on the market, but that is not a reason to be put off in making a purchase decision for this case.

  • With a small modification to the PCI-e slot area in the rear, this case is able to easily accept the vertical GPU mounting kit from CoolerMaster. While this type of mounting may not be for everyone, my GPU did not come with a backplate (EVGA Black Editions are all like this) and I would much rather view the fan shroud than a bare green PCB. However, this basically disables every other PCI-e slot on the motherboard, so that is one thing to keep in mind. The included riser cable does not introduce any latency or issues between the GPU and motherboard.

Anyways, this build description somewhat turned into a case review, but I hope my insight can help someone who has questions about compatibility, clearance issues, and other quirks with this type of setup. Thanks for taking the time to read through and let me know if you have any questions/concerns.

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Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great man :D

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! But my bank account doesn't look so good anymore LOL

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

LMAO, but I pretty much have the same build, same case but red and black and an i7-7800X. But yeah my bank account doesn't look good either

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I just build in the Mirror Black edition of this case last night, and I LOVE the way it looks, it was a hard decision for me between the white one and the mirror black. I love my build and wouldn't change it, but I also really dig yours too! Good job :D

PS: I kept the stock fans, their aren't TERRIBLE but I'll probably upgrade when I can splurge on the better ones.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yes, I also was torn between the mirror black and the white, but I had never built in a white case before and wanted to see what the hype was about! Yes, the SP120 fans are actually very good in terms of airflow, I just needed to maximize the FPS from all the RGBness lol.

One tip though, when you are going to purchase these fans, I found that it is much cheaper to buy just one triple pack and then 3 single ones (the triple pack includes the controller and lighting link, so no need to pay extra for a second set)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I 2nd this, love the LL120s. I have them in my PC as well. It is much cheaper to use the included node in the 3 pack bundle of fans.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the tip!! I'll be sure to do that when i upgrade my fans! I'm about to post my build feel free to leave me some feedback :D

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Plans to upgrade from the 8500 in the future?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

At the moment, not really since I will mostly use this for gaming and minor video editing, nothing too CPU heavy. Upgrading would only really make sense to something like the i7-8700K which would also mean a new motherboard...probably ending up as half the cost of this build anyway

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem beautiful build none the less. Don't always need latest greatest!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Maybe in the future I might do a Team Red build, always wanted to see the comparison compared to Team Blue.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd like to be all AMD as well. Hopefully they can put out faster clocked ryzen cpu in future.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I'm about to build a similiar setup with the i9 9900k, fully modular 750 RMX PSU, and Z370-E Mobo.... Mind reaching out to me on discord? I want to discuss the RAM clearance as I've been worried about it. Only Halide#4942