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Crystal 280X RGB Midi-Tower - Black

  • Compact dual-chamber Midi-Tower in black
  • Space for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
  • Side- front and top in tempered glass
  • RGB-LED lighting


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Item number: GECS-087

EAN: 0843591065191

MPN: CC-9011135-WW

Manufacturer: Corsair


Product information - Crystal 280X RGB Midi-Tower - Black

This Corsair case stands out among its competitors thanks to the way in which it blends several different aspects: it offers a unique aesthetic, incredibly versatility, and all at an attractive case. This approach extends through all of their releases like a thread, from Obsidian to Graphite and Vengeance up to the Carbide - and now - the Crystal 280X Micro-ATX case. The dual-chamber design principal is striking in the way it divides up the case, one half with tempered glass and a passively cooled, enclosed area for drives, power supplies and cable management.

The Features of the Corsair Crystal 280X Micro-ATX Case

  • Tempered glass case in black
  • Space for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
  • Clever dual-chamber design
  • Bays for two 3,5" and three 2,5" drives
  • Front panel with 2x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Two pre-installed 120 mm RGB fans (total of seven possible)

Micro-ATX Case with Dual-Chamber Design

This case from Corsair represents a remarkable break with established conventions and brings the cube-style format with a dual-chamber design into the world of Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. Where most Mini-factor cases are somewhat taller and deeper, the Crystal 280X takes a different approach by expanding sideways to 27,6 cm wide. This is due to the dual-chamber construction of the case. The two-part front has a panel of tempered glass, on one side and the closed chamber on the other.

The dual-chamber design of the Crystal 280X means the left hand side can be reserved for the motherboard, expansion cards, fans or radiators, while the right can be used for two 3,5" HDD and three 2,5" SSDs and a PSU. Needless to say the case offers plenty of space for cable management.

Massive Airflow & Two Pre-Installed RGB Fans

The advantage of this case lies in the unusually good airflow on the left side, where the air can flow from the tastefully designed front, behind the offset tempered glass to the rear as well as through the bottom and roof. The motherboard, CPU and graphics card all receive excellent airflow as a result. The components receive protection from dirt and dust thanks to the magnetic dust filters that are attached to the front, lid and bottom.

Corsair has factory-fitted two 120 mm RGB fans with digitally controllable RGB LEDs mounted on the front which can be controlled via the integrated digital Lightning Node PRO RGB lighting controller and the Corsair iCUE software. Additional 120- or 140 mm fans are compatible with the roof, bottom and right side of the case. Water cooling enthusiasts will also be interested in this Micro-ATX cube case due to the space for a dual radiator up to 280 mm that can be fitted in the front with a further 280- or 240 mm rad in the roof or bottom of the case.

A Compact Miracle of Case Design

No matter what you decide to put into the main chamber of the case, it's sure to look fantastic in the presentation department. The left side of the case offers a breathtaking view of the installed hardware thanks to the tempered glass windows. The glass panels can also be removed without the need for tools. The same goes for 3,5" drives, the four PCI brackets and for most of the other components too.

The two 3,5" drives can be located in the left chamber and can be accessed from the outside with ease. The three 2,5" drives are also accessible after removing the left side panel. Ideally users will route all their cables or possibly hoses through the rubberised pass-throughs on the motherboard tray - which also separates the chambers. Most of the components that require a lot of cabling are accommodated in the right, closed-off half in any case. Optimal cooling can also be achieved by the addition of a fan up to 140 mm in size.

The remainder of the right side has a very clean and tidy look and the black powder coated steel surfaces blend in elegantly with the tempered glass. The upper right side comes with two USB 3.0 connectors in addition to audio connectors along with the power- and reset buttons of Corsair's Micro-ATX cube.

Technical Details:
  • Dimensions: 398 x 276 x 351 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 7,1 kg
  • Material: Steel, tempered glass
  • Colour: Black
  • Form Factor: Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
  • Total Possible Fans:
    2x 140/120 mm (front)
    2x 140/120 mm (roof)
    2x 140/120 mm (bottom)
    1x 140/120 mm (right side)
  • Pre-Installed:
    2x 120 mm (front; CORSAIR LL120 RGB)
  • Radiator Mountings:
    1x max. 280/240 mm (front)
    1x max. 280/240 mm (roof)
    1x max. 280/240 mm (bottom)
  • Filter: Front, roof, bottom, right side (toollessly removable / magnetic)
  • Drive Bays:
    2x 3,5/2,5" (internal)
    3x 2,5" (internal, tool-less)
  • PSU: Standard ATX (optional)
  • Expansion slots: 4
  • I/O Panel:
    2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
    1x Audio In/Out
  • Maximum GPU length: 300 mm
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 150 mm
  • Maximum PSU length: 1800 mm

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Technical Details

Case type Midi-Tower
max. Mainboardformfaktor Micro-ATX
Form factor Micro-ATX, White
Colour black
Primary colour black
Width (exact) 398
Height (exact) 276
Depth (exact) 351
Width 300 - 400 mm
Height 200 - 300 mm
Depth 300 - 400 mm
Weight (exact) 7.1
Weight 6 to 8 kg (13.2 to 17.6 lbs)
Material steel, Tempered Glass / Hartglas
max. CPU Kühler Höhe (exakt) 150 mm
max. Grafikkarten Länge (exakt) 300 mm
max. Netzteil Länge (exakt) 180 mm
max. CPU Kühler Höhe 140 - 159 mm
max. Grafikkarten Länge 300 - 399 mm
max. Netzteil Länge 140 - 199 mm
Side panel with window
Front Door Green
Position I/O Deckel
USB 3.0 2x
Audio Out
Audio In
Cardreader nein
Fan controller no
LCD/TFT Display nein
internal 2,5"
intern 2,5 / 3,5 Zoll 2x
Hot-Swap nein
PCI-Slots 4
Motherboard tray no
Case cable management yes
PSU formfactor ATX
PSU position Hinten Unten
Preinstalled fans No
120 mm Fans 8
140 mm Fans 8
Fan colour black, transparent
Radiator Mounting 3x Dual (240mm), 3x Dual (280mm)
Filter yes
Dampening no
Illumination yes
Illumination colour RGB (selectable)
Remote control nein
Schlauchdurchführung nein
Serie Crystal
Transport System nein

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