Legit Case Reviews
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower PC Case Review
|Date:||Wed, Sep 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Cosair Graphite 600T Mid Tower Case
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 don’t 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
- (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
Next Page - Packing for the Graphite 600T
Page 1 - Cosair Graphite 600T Mid Tower Case
Page 2 - Packing for the Graphite 600T
Page 3 - External Impressions of the Corsair Graphite 600T
Page 4 - External Impressions Contiuned
Page 5 - Moving Inside the Corsair Graphite 600T
Page 6 - Installing parts into the corsair Graphite 600T
Page 7 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion