This is a nice huge casing – I like it. There ya have it, review ends. 😛 Anyway, I still hope you click the READ MORE link.
Lets cut to the chase – this is the casing. You may visit the Official Product page for more details.
How about having the 600T standing next to my Coolermaster Centurion 590?
To me, the most striking part of the casing is the top panel.
It’s nicely done, even the fan control knob (controls up to 4 fans) on the top panel is solid but the turning is not exactly smooth all the way. The only down side is that the upward facing ports are open to dust collection and unsightly USB cables like a soul on drips. The POWER and RESET are nicely hidden, or at least you can call it well-blended into the casing body. I couldn’t figure out where it was until I looked more carefully.
The grill covers from the rear of the top portion, right to the panel area. It’s easily removed by just a press on the end that’s at the rear of the casing.
The side panels are easily removed as well, with 2 latches on each. Both side panels are the same are interchangeable. The side panels are SOLID metal, try moving the casing around with and without side panel and you’ll realize how much weight do the side panels contribute.
Here’s the rear view of the casing. The Fan on the top of the casing (pic above) is a 200mm while the one at the rear (pic below) is 120mm.
Here’s the casing’s roomy inner area.
Here’s another view, as you can see there’s the 120mm and 200mm fan. Notice also in both photos above and below, the rubber openings to cater for cable management. Awesome!
Below is the tool-less hard disk bay.
Here’s one of my hard disks on the holder.
I like that it’s a bendable type of plastic, so mounting the bracket on the hard disk was simple but the grip was solid enough to result in no rattle.
And here’s the other side of the case, as you can see the hard disk bays are also open on the other end so you can adjust the cable whichever way you want.
There’s ample opening at the bottom too, great for pulling cables to the under side of the motherboard panel. I love doing that, and going based on my experience on various casings – this is certainly one of the roomy casings that gives your imagination more headroom.
What I really like about the 600T is that it comes with filter for both front intake fan and also the PSU fan, both filters are easy to access for cleaning purpose.
Awesome for Cable Management
Prepare to cringe, I now show you the ugly side of my casing.
I grew tired of cable management, in fact I can stash my cables around and try to hide it but it’s just a little bit better than the nightmarish vision you saw.
I decided to give the 600T a spin, since the ample space had already aroused my curiousity on how well I could do.
Wahh I is so crever. LOL. No la, it’s really the casing. It took me less than 15 minutes. I managed to even lay the ATX 12V power connector along the bottom of the motherboard and out at the top there. I just didn’t plug it in, I could but I didn’t feel like removing the Corsair H50 that’s blocking my finger movement a bit.
Here’s are the cables that the back. 😛 The rubbery tentacles that are hidden from public view.
I think one of the best thing about the 600T is that you can access the motherboard’s socket backplate even when the motherboard is mounted on the casing. This is very unlike most other casings where changing cooler bracket requires dismounting of the motherboard.
I’ll let the video do the talking. The video was recorded using a Canon EOS 550D, the sensitive enough to pick up the press on the power button. Notice how silent it is.
That’s the Silverstone ST56F power supply (a silent PSU) powering a Galaxy GTX 470 GC, the Corsair H50 using 120mm fan, and 2x 200mm fans from the 600T casing. I’m not even using any fan controller yet. Lovely isn’t it?
The Corsair Graphite Series 600T is a lovely casing but such space, look and convenience come at a cost. If budget is a concern then this is not the casing for you. The casing retails at around RM 600, lowest I’ve heard of is about RM 579.
To me, this casing is really worth the money spent – most notably for the space, the ease of setting up and also the other components like the intake filters.
For those of you who are in Malaysia, check out the promotion with HWM magazine. Get the cut-out and you’ll get to buy the 600T Casing and / or the H50 CPU Cooler at discounted price. Offer only valid for November 2010.