Legit Case Reviews
Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower PC Case Review
|Date:||Wed, Sep 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Moving Inside the Corsair Graphite 600T
To gain access to the inside you have to tilt the side panel away from the case.
The side panel itself is somewhat stiff, and with nothing in the way a window could very easily be put in.
As I said earlier the side panel latches are beefy. With the way the latches are put in it looks like they could be replaced with ease if you did happen to break one.
With the side panel off we can get a good look at the inside of the Graphite 600T. The space is almost cavernous for a midtower. The motherboard tray has a very large CPU cutout and multiple wire routing holes with grommets. In the upper front are the four tool-less 5.25” drive bays. Just below is the 2.5” or 3.5” drive cages. There are two cages that can be reconfigured to suit your needs.
The cages can be split to allow more room if you need it. The drive cages can be completely removed as well.
Each of the hard drive trays can accommodate either a 2.5” or 3.5” hard drive. The trays are tool-less for the 3.5” drives; the 2.5” drives mount with provided hardware to the bottom of the tray.
Looking up at the top we can see the top 200mm white LED exhaust fan and the side panel locking bar. The top vent can also accommodate two 120mm fans or a 2x120mm radiator. The radiator will mount internally; the fans would mount externally between the case and the vent screen. Depending on the thickness of your radiator and your motherboard you may have enough room to have the fans internally as well.
In the bottom rear is the power supply mounting area. The Graphite 600T does not have any rubber isolators here. There are raised pads that the PSU can sit on. The front is even adjustable to match the length of your PSU.
Moving around to the right side of the Graphite 600T we get a look at the back of the motherboard tray. The tray has several places to tire wires up. The space between the motherboard tray and the side panel is ample as well.
Something that stood out to me as I was looking at the front panel wires was the 4 port fan controller wires come with empty 3 pin female plugs to protect the pins on the male connector for the fan controller. In past cases I have reviewed that come with a fan controller they all had a socket type 3 pin connector that would protect the pins. Since Corsair went with this style of connector it's nice someone had the foresight to protect the pins.
I then took the front bezel off. I did this for two reasons: one, to see what was behind it. Second was to see how the bezel itself was made and why it I could pick up the Graphite 600T by the front and rear bezels and not rip them off the case.
The front bezel is quiet beefy, and it’s in a ‘C’ shape so it wraps around the case with tabs snapping into the front, top, and bottom. It was a touch harder to remove than a normal case bezel, but the way Corsair has designed the Graphite 600T you shouldn’t ever need to pull the bezel off.
Even the front fan is in a tool-less mount that can be removed from inside the case. Simply pull the drive cages out, release the fan, and tilt it inward.
Next Page - Installing parts into the corsair 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