Corsair 600 case

Corsair 600 case DEFAULT

Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Graphite Grey Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Pros: Great airflow. Designed for PC enthusiasts. Great amount of expansion bays. You can total up to nine SATA 3.5 HDDs if you buy the further expansion bay from Corsair direct. Aesthetically pleasing; case is minimalistic and elegant while being fully functional. Since I don't use optical drives I'm able to retain the front panel aesthetic of it looking all the same top-bottom as opposed to having space for useless, painfully obvious optical bay ports. Removable, washable fan filter trays for front intake fan and PSU tray. Both are accessible from outside the case and easily removable and cleanable. The "feet" are actually runners along either side of the bottom of the case which give it a nice, large stable footprint. Nice I/O layout on top of case. Built-in support for fan control and hidden dual-fan radiator setup makes this a no-brainer for liquid cooling enthusiasts. Lots of extra components and features, hardware, bolts, etc. Built for PC enthusiasts BY PC

Cons: For those people operating their PCs out of the back of a Geo Metro, yeah it's a little bulky. Fan speed knob seems to be an attempt in Chinese algebra. Overpriced link-commander controller kit has an ugly brightly-lit LED UI and is a solution to a problem that never existed. YOU CANNOT TURN THE FAN LEDs OFF. I operate my rig in total darkness, and having it lit up like a pure-white Christmas tree wasn't helpful, nor was not knowing the case came with lit-led fans. To be fair, it IS in some of the seller pictures. Since, in my opinion Corsair makes great fans, I ended up keeping the 120/200+ MM fans and using nail-clippers to snip the wires for the LED leads which still allowed the fans to run just fine. Only comes with 2 HDD bay cells but has expansion for a third or relocation of one of the original two. Some people (like me) have a LOT of HDDs, and instead of the hell of trying to get it through Corsair direct, drive rails and all, it would have been nice to just get

Overall Review: The quick-remove doors on either side of the case, which are also both lockable for when you may take your rig to public LAN parties, are effectively priceless. Most of the hardware of this case is tool-less and well thought through. Making GPU/CPU Fan adjustments takes seconds now as opposed to having to rely on remembering where I put that #2 Phillips and then losing tiny screws under everything. I bought this case to be the "last case I'll ever buy" and So long as the market stays ATX I think I won't ever be let down. Hardware Canucks got it right in saying that for a mid-tower it has to be "the biggest mid-tower in it's class" but yet the case still avoids looking like the immovable monolith from 2001 like some other cases. From cable grommets and cable storage room, to expandable drive bays, USB 3.0 support. Room enough for three-mile-GPUs and daisy-cutter Mobos, RV-sized PSUs and server running quantity HDDs. Find something the Corsair 600TM DOESN'T do, I dar


Specifications, Interior And Exterior

What separates a mid-tower from a full-tower? It used to be a drive rack or a secondary power supply mount opposite the motherboard from the power supply bay. That design generally required the case to be at least 21" tall, yet most gaming mid-towers have grown from previous 17 to 19" heights to 19 to 21" without adding any of those extra component mounts. Top-panel radiator support is one reason mid-towers now overlap former full-tower dimensions, and Corsair expands the height of its Carbide 600C slightly beyond 21" by making the feet thicker. While I'm not going to call a mid-tower on stilts a full-tower, this is far from the case's only deviation from tradition.

The Carbide 600C grabs attention with a clear side panel on the right side. Or is it the wrong side? While opinions vary, the idea of bottom-to-top airflow also happens to be the way convection works. The alternative layout is far from unique, yet still far from tradition as very few designers have chosen it. The 10.3" width is even less common, making this 21.2"-tall mid-tower appear far shorter when there's nothing nearby to compare its scale. And speaking of compactness, a shorter-than-normal 18.3" depth helps the case fit completely under many desks, rather than sticking out at each end.


Interior And Exterior

Ports are lined up along the left edge of the Carbide 600C's top panel, near its front corner. A reset button, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, headset jacks, a three-speed fan control switch, an HDD activity LED, and a lighted power button are all included. The top panel, face panel and drive bay door feature thick plastic construction inlaid with a thin steel sheet and finished in metallic graphite paint.

The drive bay door hides two 5.25" bays, providing a great place to mount a drive-bay style pump and reservoir, or a big fan controller, or a vendor-specific overclocking apparatus, or a mini backplane, or even (gasp!) optical drives!

Rip the face off, and you'll find a mesh filter covering two 140mm fans. The upper intake can slide downward to provide 3/4" radiator cap clearance beneath the forward 3.5" drive mount, and the mount itself is removable if you need another inch or so. Space below the bottom fan is more than adequate at 2.5", though you might want to slide things around if you're placing a second radiator on the bottom panel. Alternatively, a second set of slotted screw holes fits 120mm fans.

The rear panel is virtually all mesh, and includes a removable power supply plate to allow the power supply to slide into the case from the back. The bottom panel's mesh filter can also slide out from the back, though its magnetic mounts mean this isn't a pure requirement. A single 140mm exhaust fan is screwed to slotted mounting holes to allow repositioning for radiators, and the same mount also includes a set of slotted screw holes for 120mm fans.

Because the Carbide 600C inverts both the motherboard and cooling arrangement, its top panel radiator mount is on the bottom. It supports 2x 140mm and 3x 120mm radiators. Space between that panel and the motherboard's upper edge is actually below the motherboard, as described in the specifications.

Bottom-up airflow requires the bottom be free from obstruction, which excuses the use of tall feet. They're not quite stilts, but they also don't add to the capacity of the chassis.

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Corsair Graphite 600T Review

Corsair Graphite 600T Review

UK Price (as reviewed):£129.94(inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed):$159.99(ex tax) MSRP

As we mentioned in our Corsair HS1 headset review, Corsair is a company that seems to have taken the concept of brand extension to heart. The Corsair name is appearing on everything from water coolersto PSUsthese days, so it was realistically only a matter of time before it started to produce cases too.

The 600T is the first Corsair case to get the full bit-techtest treatment, and first impressions of the case were pretty mixed to say the least. Part of this is down to the fact that the 600T is generously proportioned for a midi-tower case at 265 x 592 x 507mm (W x D x H). In theory this is a good thing, as the wider the case, the more room for large, quiet fans and tidying cables behind the motherboard tray.

Unfortunately for the 600T, the effect of these extra inches is to make the case look bloated and unwieldy. It hardly has the sleek, menacing linesthat most of its competitors share. Having said that, the 600T is a stunning beauty when you look at it next to the Antec Dark Fleet.

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Not everyone on the team thought the case was unattractive, though, and looks are one of the most subjective areas when it comes to assessing cases. However, we should point out that our photography studio is rather good, and has made the 600T look as impressive as possible.

Fortunately, we were on surer footing when it came to build quality and regrettably the 600T stumbled here too. While the majority of the case's skeleton is steel, the front panel and roof sections are made entirely from plastic. That’s not immediately a bad thing, as we’ve seen cases that integrate plastic into their build very well, but the plastic of the 600T is of the creaky, shiny type that felt hollow and insubstantial when we thumped it.

The 600T does house a number of nice little premium features though. The front fan intake and the PSU intake both have removable dust filters for example, and the side panels easily clip on and pop off via the latches. These latches are reassuringly solid and clip satisfyingly into place, regaining the 600T some build quality points. The top roof grille also pops off to allow it to be cleaned and grant access to a cavity above the metal ceiling of the main chamber. The cavity is deep enough to accommodate normal-depth fans and has mounts for two 120mm fans or a single 200mm fan.

You can’t fit a radiator into the top cavity though, so if you want to use water-cooling in the 600T you’ll have to mount a radiator on the inside of the roof mounts and locate the fans to cool this in the roof cavity. This isn’t ideal, as the fans will be pulling air through the radiator rather than pushing it, and this air will be obstructed by the grille of the main chamber's ceiling. The radiator will also have to be a slim model, as there is little clearance between the ceiling of the main chamber and the top edge of your motherboard.

The usual bevy of front panel connections are located on the top-front edge of the case. A generous four USB 2 connection are complemented by a single USB 3 socket, a FireWire port and standard headphone and microphone jacks. Also located here is a dial that can control up to four case fans; it’s a nice chunky affair that feels solid.

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The inside of the case is tidy, well made and is painted in a matt black which looks good and is scratch resistant. Making a tidy system to show off the smart black interior should be easy too, as Corsair has cut an ample number of routeing holes in the motherboard tray of the 600T. These are lined with rubber grommets which help to hide cables and give the interior of the case a professional feel. When you also take the large gap between the back of the motherboard tray and the side panel there's little excuse for building an untidy system in the 600T.

Two 200mm and one 120mm fans are tasked with moving air through the spacious interior of the 600T. The 200mm fans are deployed in the front and roof of the case, while the single 120mm fan sits in the traditional rear exhaust position. This sounds like ample cooling but the shallow blade pitch of the 200mm fans made us worry about how much air they could push.

The 600T comes equipped with six internal 3.5in bays that are split into two caddies of three bays each. One caddy can be relocated to the mount in the floor, which frees up space for long graphics cards or allows more direct cooling from the front intake fan.


  • Dimensions (mm) 265 x 592 x 507 (W x D x H)
  • Material Steel, plastic
  • Colour Black
  • Front Panel Power and reset switches, 4 x USB 2, 1 x USB 3, stereo, mic, FireWire, fan controller
  • Drive Bays 4 x internal 5.25in drive bays, 6 x internal 3.5in drive bays.
  • Form factor(s) ATX, micro-ATX,
  • Cooling 200mm front fan mount (fan supplied), 120mm rear fan mount (fan supplied), 200mm/2 x 120mm roof fan mount (200mm fan included)
  • CPU cooler clearance 180mm
  • Graphics card dimensions supported 340mm with drive caddy, 460mm without

Corsair Graphite 600T Video Review

Corsair White Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case Review


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I have seen over the last year, maybe even two, that there is a definite trend to offering users a "white" option when it comes to case color choices. Most of the cases I have seen up to this point started with modders painting the cases they already had. This led to a lot of feedback from users on the forums where these cases were shown, and the manufacturers saw the opportunity to make their mark and offer users a modded-like chassis straight out of the box.

The real downside to most of the previous versions of white chassis' is that you end up with a very sterile, almost hospital like environment. Personally, the all white is not my thing and really made a few of the cases out there a definite "no go" in my book. For one, my house has an older furnace and dust is an issue. While it will show on both black and white painted surfaces, on white, just like on cars, one little spec of dirt is easily noticeable. With my need to keep things clean and tidy, I just couldn't bring myself to really having any desire to own a white chassis.

Fast forward quite a bit and here we are today. With the last chassis released in the Graphite series finding a home in my daily use cases, I wasn't set on doing a full on swap of my own goods into this chassis. That is until I actually put my own hands and eyes on the chassis. Corsair has taken a guy who was almost against the idea of white chassis' and with their concept and paint scheme, I finally found a white chassis worthy of using in my office. As I continue in this review, I hope you will find the Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T as appealing as I do!

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

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Starting with the outside of the chassis, you are greeted with a rounded chassis just like the original 600T. This time however, the outside is of course white with very well thought out black trimming. With its rounded edges and black grills, the white 600T give me the feeling of an old muscle car. The large grill on the front being surrounded by curving plastic components and the flush mounted doors leave me with a feeling that I am looking at a case inspired by a '69 Camaro or similar vintage Mopar. The inside takes a slightly different approach to a "white" chassis concept. The interior ships in black paint! This not only cures my obsession for a clean looking rig, it also offers standard wiring to blend in instead of being boldly shown on top of a white interior.

The most notable change is to the exterior of the 600T. This time you get a left door panel that has a window, but that's not all! Corsair ships every case with an optional mesh insert if you desire airflow into the chassis over the window insert. Similarities range from the four optical bays, along with the six bays for hard drives. While the rack assembly can house up to six, either 2.5" or 3.5" drives, the duo of triple drive cages can also be removed in their entirety. The White version keeps the eight expansion slots along with the two water cooling holes in the rear, and potentially room for a dual radiator in the top of the chassis. Another great feature that wasn't lost on the redo is the fan controller. With a large knob in the front I/O, you can control up to four fans with this handy built in controller.

Pricing on the Special Edition of the 600T varies greatly. I see out of the sixty-seven hits, that pricing wanders from the low end of about $149 with some pretty outrageous shipping tagged on that brings the chassis near $200. On the high end, I also see this chassis listed for as much at $190+ and we haven't even looked at the shipping that gets added on. While availability of this new release is quite good right now, buyers beware; do some shopping around before actually clicking on the "add to cart" button. Once again, right on the lower end of the spectrum, our pals over at have one of the better deals going on at this time. As I type this, the CC600TWM-WHT lists for $179.99 at Newegg.comand that is a free shipping sale! While this version is some $20 more than the black version, I feel the looks of the chassis and the cost to open a white paint line are played fairly against each other and offer buyers not only a unique looking chassis, but don't rake us over the coals in the process with outrageous pricing for that privilege.


The Packaging

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If you were in the store looking at this, there is little to discern it from the black version on the front of the packaging. Corsair reuses the same plain cardboard with black screened imaging and text to help keep costs to a minimum.

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The side is where you get the first inclination that something is new. Not only do the specs obviously show white in the color category, but the sticker showing the window and mesh panels should show you that you aren't holding the plain 600T

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On the back of the box you see an exploded rendering of the 600T in its "vanilla" form. Six various languages cover the ten key features in the middle above the large Graphite Series 600T stripe.

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With three languages of specs being on the opposing side, this side houses the other 3 languages as not to leave anyone out of information no matter where you might be buying this from.

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Just as the black one got shipped, the Special Edition also gets the large Styrofoam end caps along with a fabric inside liner to protect the chassis against any odd scratches.

The Corsair SE White Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case

The Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case

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We get to see in the front the play Corsair used with the black on white accents. The mesh, bay covers and removable fan grill are all black surrounded by the white rounded edge. The trim of black again near the outside edge makes the grills less obtrusive, and to me gives this an aggressive look.

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By pushing in on the top of the fan grill, a pair of latches with click to release the cover, and allow you to lift out the dust filter backed grill.

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Up top, very close to the front is where the I/O panel is located. From the top down you get power and reset buttons, the audio jacks, four USB 2.0 ports, the fan controller, a USB 3.0 port, an IEEE 1394 connection, and an activity LED for the hard drive.

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Behind the front I/O panel there is a large black panel of mesh. This will not only allow for the 200mm fan under it to blow through it easily, when this cover is removed you have options hidden under it for alternate cooling methods.

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The cover comes off just as the front cover does. Under the mesh panel you can see there is the 200mm fan mounted there now, but you can use this area for a dual radiator, or just a pair of 120mm fans. The lock you are seeing does come with a set of keys and is used to lock the side panel on the 600T.

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On the left, the door is painted to match the white plastic and gets accented with black door latches, the windows trim, and the "foot" at the bottom of the chassis. The panels themselves also have a bit of a curve to them to keep the rounded look as smooth and elegant as possible.

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The rear of the chassis is surrounded with white ABS plastic, but the area containing the rear I/O, exhaust fan, eight expansion slots, and a pair of water tubing holes get a black paint treatment.

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The right of the SE has the black door latches, but the rest of this side is pretty plain and white. Not that it matters much, because I rarely see that side of my cases anyways.
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Under the chassis you again get the same PSU dust filter. It is removable and easily can be rinsed under the faucet and once dried, slid back into the chassis. The black side rails have two large rubber pads on each side to keep the chassis from sliding around on the desktop while protecting the desk from scratches as well.

Inside the Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case

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Ridding the chassis of the side panel I can see Corsair ships the hardware strapped onto the side of the optical bays, while the large box containing the mesh panel insert gets strapped to the motherboard tray.

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Once the hardware and panel get removed you can see this has the exact same internals as the Black 600T. Well almost, but I will show you the variations as we get better images of them.

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In the front you still get four tool-free 5.25" bays and the dual rack assembly that can hold up to six hard drives with trays that slide in and out of the racks. These trays have pins for the sides of 3.5" drives, but require screws to mount a 2.5" drive.

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The racks can be completely removed, one removed, or even one removed and reinstalled in the floor next to the other rack. Behind the racks I found that the 200mm fan in the front lost its quick release clips and is now mounted directly to the front of the chassis.

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The motherboard tray is laid out as it was in the original. Eight wire management holes with grommets, a large CPU access ole for coolers, along with a couple more holes just to make everything that much easier to install either an ATX or m-ATX motherboard.

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The rear of the case has an all black fan installed to exhaust this area of the chassis. Another thing to note is the wire pass through plate in the expansion slots. This will help to run the USB 3.0 cable out to the rear I/O.

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The floor offers great ventilation for the bottom mounted power supply. Corsair even offers a PSU support bracket. To the right of this is where you can slide one of the hard drive racks into the floor if you choose to.

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Behind the tray there is over an inch between the tray and the rear panel to pack in the wiring. The punched out little tabs for wiring along with the black sleeves of all the included cabling makes them very easy to hide from view.

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The front I/O offers quite a bit, so I broke it up a bit. Here are the main cables for connecting up the switches lights and various ports.

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The second half is for the fan controller. There is the 4-pin Molex connection for power to the fan controller along with the four fan power leads capped with protective covers. The other two wires are from the top and rear fans, the front fan wire is still tucked under the hard drive bay plastic bottom at this time.

Accessories and Documentation

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Opening the box with the mesh panel, I see that it installs with the use of "tabs" left on the edges of the mesh panel itself. This panel will accommodate up to four 120mm fan of your choosing, and does ship with a pack of screws to be used with these holes and grommets.

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The large bag tied to the drive rack contains all the hardware you need to build inside of the White 600T. The hardware contains fan screws for the top on the left, seven cable ties, a set of keys for the door lock, rubber washers to go with the fan screws, drive screws at the bottom left, and motherboard and power supply screws finishing it off.

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Along with the hardware, in the same large bag, you will find the literature. The large red "STOP" paper tells you to return to the manufacturer if you do have any issues. Then of course you need a guide just in case you get lost. This one has good images and text that will get you through any issues you might have during installation or wiring in this 600T. Oh, and I can't forget the product and accessories book. This shows you the many other Corsair products you may wish to add to your chassis purchase.

The Build and Finished Product

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Installing an optical drive does detract from the simplicity of the front of the chassis in my opinion, but nothing a little spray paint or dye won't fix (for the drive). Even though the drive sticks out like a sore thumb here, I really do like the look of this chassis so far!

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Since I liked this chassis a fair bit more than the black one I had in use, and the window option sending me over the top, I went ahead and installed the goods from my back up PC. As you can see, even with a full assortment of goods inside the chassis, there is plenty of room and options going on inside. Side note; there is a hard drive installed, I just put it in the optical bays and secured it with a screw. This allowed me to remove the drive racks all together to improve the air flow inside the chassis.

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Once the windowed panel is back in place, you see it offers quite a good view of the components on the inside. While the window does offer a "good" view, I thing if it was left a bit more it would be great!

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Sorry for blocking a lot of what is going on behind the chassis, but sacrifices had to be made for my cooling choice. If you plan to mimic this, you need to install everything else but the water first; otherwise you may end up blocking off access.

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Since I already had a go at installing these components in a 600T, it made it much easier this time around. With just a little bit of time, some good planning, and a bunch of wire ties I was able to get everything routed and hidden from sight.

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Once the White 600T gets powered up it glows with the same white glow the black version has. The front and top 200mm LED fans put out a good amount of light! The top leaves a disco ball looking effect on my ceiling, but the front fan lighting seems to not flood outside as much. Inside however, the pair of fans adds just the right amount of light to showcase what is inside.

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Just because I thought you might want to look inside with the rig powered up and ready for business!

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One last look, stepping back a bit to take in all the sleek lines, clean white exterior, and the black accents that set this chassis apart from all the other "white" cases out there today!

Final Thoughts

What I found the funniest about this entire process with the White 600T in reference to the window / mesh panel, is that in the end, I almost like it more than the 800D I use for my main rig! Of course, one is a mid tower and one is a full tower, but along with a very user friendly interior, optional hard drive abilities and the most shocking to me is that I am completely sold on a white exterior - when it's done right! This computer sits across the room and actually behind me, and I lost a lot of time after this build due to me spinning around to admire the finished product sitting on the table. I know the "idea" of a white case might be old hat, but to me it's all in the execution and final product once everything is in place, not how good it looks empty. I feel Corsair hit this one out of the park and offers both a sleek and sexy exterior, while giving you a black interior to have a very, very clean finished product!

I do miss the removal of the easy to remove, front fan clips system. In the original 600T there was a ring around the front fan that with the press of a pair of clips, the fan would almost fall out of place for easy cleaning. With the White version, this option isn't there. What I found more puzzling is that the front bezel blocks access to the screw heads and needs removal to get to the screws. I'm pretty sure I was doing it right, but the front panel fits so tightly I felt I was going to break the tabs just getting them close to releasing from the steel. Since they installed a removable dust filter into the front bezel of the chassis, unless you want to remove the 200mm fan to replace it, with basic maintenance of the dust filter there shouldn't be any long term issues. For my installation I didn't need to remove the bezel, I was only trying so I could get the image and ended up not wanting to risk breaking the bezel for the image.

With the hard drive racks removed entirely, I was able to improve the air flow inside of this 600T. If you leave one in place it blocks most of the bottom or top half of the intake fan. With both racks left in, there is substantially less air flow making it to your components, as with any case. What I really like is that I was able to run both my water cooling fans and the top exhaust fan off of the fan controller. This allows me to run everything in near silence or at full speed. The case fans themselves are very quiet, even at full speed. The noise I get from my build is all from the water cooling when I turn the knob to full speed. I would have liked to have the rear fan include white LEDs too, as the lighting from that direction would be nice to have "built in", but I digress, there are plenty of lighting kits on the market and they are cheap to purchase. I am pleased with the amount of lighting, air flow and noise levels that the CC600TWM-WHT offers out of the box, and have found a case that I think will be staying for the long haul in my personal collection.

I have mentioned before that the average buyer is looking for cases that are around the $100-150 for the usual suspects packed with as many features and most companies can muster, the price point of the White 600T is very reasonable in my opinion. While it does soar over that $150 USD mark, I think for the options and uniqueness of the build, it justifies it. I mentioned earlier, if you shop around you may find a slightly better deal, but the $179.99 pricing at Newegg.comis going to be tough to beat, especially when there is no shipping cost involved with that price! Since you can get the uniqueness of the black trim on the all white exterior and the optional mesh or window panels for the door, the CC600TWM-WHT should sell itself. I thought the original was a great case and I stand here surprised to say that an exterior color swap and a window can make a great design an almost perfect concept!

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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower PC Case Review

Cosair Graphite 600T Mid Tower Case

Corsair Graphite 600T

Corsair has been around for many years and in the last few years has started to branch out into areas other than memory. Now Corsair has a range of components including memory, SSD hard drives, power supplies, water and air cooling kits and even cases. The first step into the case market was with the Obsidian series 800D full tower. They followed up with the Obsidian 700D full tower this year.

Both the Obsidian 800D and 700D are very nice cases but dont fit well with most users as they are large, full towers and have a boxy look that some find unappealing. Corsair now has a mid-tower Graphite series, and the first case in the series is the 600T. With the new series comes a new look. The Graphite series 600T is much sleeker looking than the monolithic 700D and 800D from the Obsidian series. The biggest changes are the rounded corners and mesh front and top vents.

We first got a good look at the Graphite 600T back in May of this year at Computex. In the video above we got an overview of the 600T prototype from Corsair’s John Beekly and we have been eagerly waiting for its arrival since. Now we have one of the production cases and can really get up close and personal with it.

The Graphite 600T comes with a single 120mm rear exhaust and two 200mm white LED fans for the front intake and top exhaust. This is the first case I have looked at that comes with white LED fans. Typically, LED case fans are either blue or red; white is not a norm and it will be interesting to see how bright the light from the LEDs will be. The Graphite 600T also has a fan control knob on the front I/O panel that can control up to four fans.

Internally, Corsair wanted to incorporate some of the build features from the Obsidian series cases aiming for a mid-tower with full tower features. The Graphite 600T has 8 expansion slots, four external 5.25 bays and up to six hard drive bays that can handle either a 2.5 or 3.5 drive. The Graphite 600T can also accommodate long graphics cards like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 400 series cards. Corsair also made design allowances for a top mounted 240mm radiator for the users that want water cooling.

To get all that in a mid tower Corsair made the 600T a little deeper than your run of the mill mid-tower case. At 23.3 inches it is 5 inches deeper than the 18 inch average that most mid-towers have. Although, Corsair is not alone with the large depth. Cooler Master’s HAF 922 is 22.2 inches deep. The height of the Graphite 600T is not too far off the average at 20 inches; that is 4 inches shorter than the Obsidian series cases. So, if you were avoiding the Obsidian cases due to their height then you may want to read on to see what the Graphite 600T has to offer. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Specifications for the Corsair Graphite 600T Mid Tower

  • Dimensions: 20″ (H) x 23.3″ (L) x 10.4″ (W) – (507mm x 592mm x 265mm)
  • Material: Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces
  • Color: Graphite Grey and Black
  • Model: CC600T
  • Drive Bays:
  • External: (x4) 5.25″
  • Internal: (x6) 3.5″/2.5″ Drive Caddies
  • Cooling:
  • (x2) 200mm Fans w/White LEDs
  • (x1) 120mm Fan
  • Expansion Slots: 8
  • Motherboard: ATX, mATX
  • Front I/O:
    (x4) USB 2.0
    (x1) USB 3.0
    (x1) IEEE1394
    (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC
  • Power Supply: ATX (not included)
  • Warranty: 2 years
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Pros: Truly Remarkable Case. I was always disappointed with Mid-Towers due to the lack of space and quality. Moreover, in Five years that hasn’t changed much. Most are made with even worst quality than before, and are nothing but fancy Carnival Side-Shows. The Corsair 600T is the exception: *Love the Spacious interior. Plenty of space for everything (well almost). *The Built-in cable management is some of the best I’ve seen in a Mid. *The inside of the case is made of good quality Steel. Not cheap ABS breaks-plastic. *Fits almost any size power supply. Definite plus for enthusiast. *Tool-less Hard-Drive Mounting system was quite easy. Better than most out there. Still nothing beats good ol’ secured screws. *Case cables are sheathed in black cabling. Makes them blend in the background. *Good Quality Feet. Can't tell you how important that is for a Mid. Most will probably keep it on the floor though. Still nice to have a dust-free option, without marking furniture.

Cons: Weren't joking when they said this was like a Stormtrooper. The outward plastic can barely protect against a Blaster blast, much less a small kick underneath a desk. It’s that fragile and was expecting better quality at the price. *Lack of Documentation. Comes with a Quick-Start guide but leaves much to be desired. Only explains the features really. *The Clear Side Panel does make a lot of noise. It’s tolerable, but annoying. Assuming it is expanding and contracting due to temperature variations. *The Tool-Less 5” bay brackets only work for DVD/CD/BR drives. They do not work with Fan Controllers or other display bay devices. *Built-In Fan controller is nothing spectacular. Not Very responsive. Only changes speed in wide increments. *Do yourself a favor and ditch the back and top stock fans. Both Hardly push any air even with built-in fan controller on max. Adding two high quality 120mm fans on top help significantly. *Still a Mid-Tower at the End of the Day.

Overall Review: I was very impressed. Worked in almost all sorts of Towers. From the 900, Stacker, TT Sword, Obsidian, Skeleton, and even cheap-o brand ones and thought I seen it all. Had to downgrade a Super to a Mid due to a recent move. Lacked the space, so figured I’ll do some research. At first, I was not impressed. Mid-Towers are not getting much spectacular and actually seem to be getting worst. From poor build quality, lack of grounding, and being more like Circus shows instead of functional houses of sensitive equipment. Was very disappointed until I saw this one. It’s very easy to work in. Plenty of elbow space to get in and do what you want. No tight corners anywhere. Unfortunately, Corsair outcheaped themselves on certain areas. The outward plastic is very soft and nicks easily, the fan controller is cheap, and the Power & Reset buttons are poor quality. Overall, you’ll be hard pressed finding something better out there. Just be aware of the cons and you’ll be satisfied.


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