Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower PC Case ReviewWed, Sep 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM
External Impressions of the Corsair Graphite 600T
With the Graphite 600T out of the box and packing materials removed we can finally get a good look at it. The Graphite 600T has a nice smooth, classy look to it. The whole front and better part of the top are mesh for intake and ventilation. At the very top of the front are the 4 external 5.25” bays. The paint on the case is very nice. It’s a dark gray with a light metal flake to it. I was surprised at how well the finish resisted finger prints.
There are some solid black accent areas that are not painted along the sides and around the front mesh intake. The front and rear bezels wrap around the case edges. This is different than normal, but the strength is very nice. You can pick the case up by grabbing the top edges of the front and rear bezels.
At the bottom of the front is the access panel to the front 200mm intake fan and filter. To open it just push on the top edge to release it and tilt it away from the case.
The panel has a screen dust filter. With the plastic frame and the metal mesh the panel should resist bending fairly well.
Behind the panel is the front 200mm white LED intake fan. Yup, that’s right, white. In a very nice change of pace Corsair went white rather than red or blue that pretty much every off-the-shelf case has.
On the top of the Graphite 600T there is another removable vent cover. By pressing on the back edge of the panel it will pop up to be removed.
Under the panel is the top 200mm white LED exhaust fan. The fan can be replaced with two 120mm fans or a 2x120mm radiator. The radiator can be placed internally while the 120mm fans would be external between the case top and vent cover. In the forward right corner Corsair placed a hole through which the fan power cables can be run into the case.
Looking closer at the front left corner we can see a side panel lock. This will lock the left side panel. If you look closely at the fan mounting screw above the lock you can see there are individual rubber isolators for each of the fan mounting screws.
At the very front of the top are the front I/O ports, fan controller knob, power and reset switches. There are four USB2.0 ports, one USB3.0 port, one IEE1394 and the audio ports. The fan controller can control the speed of up to 4 fans. The LEDs cannot be shut off, however.