Corsair Carbide 600C Inverse ATX PC Case Review


Corsair Carbide 600C Internal Impressions

Inside, Corsair has put in some nice features.

Corsair Carbide 600C Left Interior

On the left side, which on this case is the motherboard mounting side, has a number of interesting features. First, you can see a very large rear cutout along with an extra two cutouts down below for additional cable routing access. There are four other cable routing holes that have rubber grommets to mitigate damage to the wiring and is something found on the more expensive cases. There’s a row of vertical 2.5″ drive bays mounted above the cutout and two 3.5″ drive bays above those where the drives lay flat and perpendicular to the case.

Corsair Carbide 600C SSD Bays

Rather than a traditional drive cage, Corsair has elected to stick drive locations in some creative places. These 2.5″ drive bays, perfect for SSDs, are removeable via a screw but it’s not necessary to slide the drives into place.

Corsair Carbide 600C Drive Caddy

The 3.5″ drives utilize a tool-less drive caddy that slides out with just a pinch of the tabs and click into place when inserted.

Corsair Carbide 600C Right Interior

On the opposite side, the various cables are visible as well as the long plastic shield along the top of the case which hides the PSU and drives. This helps keep the heat out of the larger case area and give is a cleaner look by hiding the usual clutter of cables. Note that everything inside is black which gives it an expensive look.

Corsair Carbide 600C Internal Rear

In the front are dual 140mm x 25mm Corsair AF140L intake fans that are ultimately controlled via the three speed switch on the front panel. These are 1000 RPM, 67.43 CFM fans which you can buy directly from Corsair for $4.99 each.

Corsair Carbide 600C Front Dust Filter

Behind the front fascia, which pops off and snaps back on, is the removable dust filter for the intake fans which snaps under the tab at the top and comes off easily for cleaning. It’s a little bit of a burden to have to pop the whole front off to clean the filter but at least you don’t have to dig out the tools.

Corsair Carbide 600C Internal Rear

The rear interior also has the same 140mm fan in exhaust orientation and eight expansion slots available. The screws on these can be removed/added by hand but it’s a little tough to get larger hands in there with the lip on the frame opposite the screws though this is a common problem with many cases.

Corsair Carbide 600C Cables

The connections found in the case are the USB 3.0 header plug, a SATA power connector, two USB 2.0 header plugs, three fan header plugs, and the set of power, reset, HDD/power LED cable connectors.