The Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB is a large ATX mid-tower with lots of room for water cooling hardware and other components. It looks great with its tempered glass panels and has lots of flexibility for different cooling configurations. Building a system in this case is very straight forward and the RapidRoute cable management system works well. However, there were a few places I would have liked to see additional cable tie-down points for cleaner cable management. There is the cable management door, which completely hides the cables behind the motherboard tray. Personally, I would not use the door as an excuse to not manage the cables. It is like spraying cologne after an intense workout to mask the smell of sweat… sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Appearance wise, the case looks great. Thermal performance was just as I expected for a case with four tempered glass side panels. Airflow was adequate enough to prevent the internal components from overheating. But if thermal performance is a priority, the 5000D Airflow is the better option.
As mentioned before, the iCUE 5000X RGB is larger than a typical mid-tower case. This is great for a build with custom water-cooling or future expansion. But if you plan on building a more typical gaming computer, I would recommend the Corsair 4000 series. They also come with a two-year warranty anyway. With a MSRP of $189.99, the Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB is a recommended case that provides beautiful aesthetics, functionality, and flexible cooling options.