The Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB case coming in at CAD 159.00 packs a lot of features, revamped branding, and RGB but is it worth your hard-earned?
Corsair has recently revamped its branding, and in my opinion, its an improvement over their old branding. I like the new yellow they have chosen, and I also like their new font choices. You can find Corsairs’ new yellow sprinkled throughout the case. It’s on the rubber washers on the thumbscrews, the pull tab on the magnetic dust filter, and even on the front USB type-A port. Overall the case is stunning. The elegant modern lines are sure to give your new build a touch of class.
The case does have one obvious drawback, however, and that’s the front panel. It chokes the three included front fans. There is space between the chassis and the front panel, so there is some air coming in, but a mesh panel would be much better for airflow. You can overcome this issue somewhat by adding a fan at the rear of the case and one at the top of the case. Doing this will improve temperatures, and under typical loads, temperatures will be more than adequate. Corsair did release the 4000D Air-flow alongside this case if high airflow is what you are looking for.
Route your major cables through a single channel, with a roomy 25mm of space behind the motherboard for all of your cables, making a clean-looking build easier than ever.
Equipped with thress CORSAIR 120mm fans featuring AirGuide technology with anti-vortex vanes to concentrate airflow and enhance cooling.
Fully control and synchronize the RGB lighting for up to six fans with the included iCUE Lighting Node CORE and CORSAIR iCUE software.
- Combining stylish tempered glass, customizable RGB lighting
- Tempered Glass Side and Front Panels
- CORSAIR RapidRoute Cable Management System
- Three Included 120mm RGB Fans
- Smart RGB Lighting out of the Box
- A spacious interior fits up to 6x 120mm or 4x 140mm cooling fans
- USB 3.1 Type-C Port, USB 3.0 port, and a combination audio/microphone jack
- All the Storage You Need: Fits up to 2x SSDs and 2x HDDs.
|Case Type||Mid Tower|
|Case Material||Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass|
|Side Panel Window||Yes|
|Front Ports||USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type C|
|Cooling||Top: 2x 120mm, 2x 140mm|
|With Power Supply||No|
|External 5.25″ Drive Bay||No|
|Internal 2.5″ Drive Bays||2|
|Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays||2|
|Dimensions||453mm x 230mm x 466mm|
Corsair makes hiding all your cables a breeze. There are holes to route cables everywhere you would want them, a channel to hide them, and some Velcro straps to tidy them up. There is also plenty of clearance at the back for even the bulkiest of cables.
Cooling with the CORSAIR 4000X RGB case
I already touched on the main cooling issue with the CORSAIR 4000X RGB Case, and as I said, it’s not horrible if you add some additional fans. It’s a shame, however, that they didn’t include a mesh option in the box so you could choose between tempered glass and high airflow. With the addition of fans, during a gaming session, I was seeing both GPU and CPU temperatures hovering in the 68-73 degree range.
Keeping the CORSAIR 4000X RGB Case clean and free from dust should be pretty easy as it comes with dust filters everywhere it needs one. The top of the case has the standard-issue magnetic dust filter. The front of the PC case has a removable fine mesh dust filter, as does the bottom vent for the PSU.
The front I/O is Corsair’s standard layout with the inclusion of a USB Type-C port. I personally really like the tactile power and reset buttons on the Corsair cases. I have said in previous Corsair case reviews that my one complaint of the buttons is they don’t take into account the fact that I am a klutz who occasionally shuts off his case by mistake. Along with the one USB Type-C port, there is a USB 3port and a combination mic/headset jack.
Pricing and availability
Date First Available: September 1, 2020
At the time of writing this, the CORSAIR 4000X RGB case is currently available in Canada on sites such as Newegg and Canada Computers.
Pricing: Amazon- $159.99 CAD