Review: Corsair 2500X


After a short period without much news, Corsair’s PC case sector is starting to come back to life. The brand’s brand-new 2500X is a reference in mini-tower format for micro-ATX motherboards. In addition to its compartmentalized design, it offers a panoramic view of the inside of your configuration thanks to its two glass panels. Is it a good reference? We tell you all about it!

Corsair 2500X

The exterior of the 2500X:

With this new case, Corsair offers us a compact reference… Even though. This model measures 304 (W) x 479 (D) x 376 (H) mm. While the case’s height is limited, its width is much greater, as you can see. Where this case surprises us, however, is in its weight. At 11.84 kg, it’s heavy for its size. At the same time, it has to be said that it benefits from a construction combining steel and tempered glass!

What’s more, this model boasts a sober design, with a front panel combining a glass section with a steel one. The steel section takes up two-thirds of the 2500X’s width, and displays the brand logo at the bottom. Otherwise, the glass section joins the side panel, also in glass, all without any visible pillars.

Before we move on to the exterior, a word about pricing. Officially, Corsair is positioning this model at €149.90 in retail outlets.

The control panel :

Corsair 2500X panneau de configuration

Like DeepCool’s CH560 Digital, for example, this model’s control panel is located on the top. This is a classic control panel, featuring :

  • A reset button
  • Two USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports
  • One USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port
  • 3.5 mm jack
  • A power button

In actual fact, this panel is intended to be functional, and one will be able to transfer data from USB key to USB key without having to go through the back of the motherboard, for example. Indeed, with a single USB-A it’s much more complicated.

The underside :

Corsair 2500X dessous

Underneath this 2500X, we again find this compartmentalized design, with a long ventilation grille on one side. This is covered by a long dust filter. The other side, on the other hand, is nothing special.

The feet of the case are shaped directly from the steel, and Corsair is not particularly stingy with its non-slip pads. This case has six of them, four on the wide feet, two on the thinner ones.

Rear :

Corsair 2500X arrière

At the rear, we find the storage and power supply slots on one side, and the motherboard I/O Shield and expansion slots on the other. However, due to the mini-tower case, the number of expansion slots is limited to four. As for the power supply, Corsair installs an ATX/SFX adapter as standard!

What’s more, we’ll note that the side panel on the power/storage side is made of mesh.

The top:

Corsair 2500X dessus

The case also features the separation characteristic of compartmentalized cases. The motherboard section features a removable upper mesh held in place by a push-pin system.