Since there are hundreds of case options out there, one of the first places people look is the price. Mid-tower cases generally range in price anywhere from $50 to $250 and the Carbide 600C Inverse falls pretty much in the middle at $149.99/€149.99 (same pricing for the 600Q). If you were to break down the pricing for all mid-tower cases, most will fall in the $50-$100 range and very few in the over $200 category. So the pricing (features not withstanding) is a little above the sweet spot which is generally between the $75 and $125 mark. However, if you look at many of the cases in that bucket, they lack many of the features and refinements of the Carbide 600C. Dust filters, triple 140mm fans, steel construction, cable grommets, and tool free design. Bear in mind that this one of several Carbide models and Corsair also has the Graphite, Vengeance, and Obsidian cases as well. Some of which have a much larger price tag than this one
All in all, the Carbide 600C case makes a fine choice to house your components. Build quality is superb, as is normally the case (no pun intended) with Corsair PC chassis. There were no rough edges inside and all of the bends/welds were spot on. I did find that the front fascia scratched a bit easily but that could be attributed to my clumsiness and a metal watchband. Even though this is the 600C case with the clear plastic panel rather than the 600Q with the sound dampening panel, the first thing I noticed when I turned it on was how quiet it was. With the fan switch on the first or second position, the fans are barely audible, especially once it’s down under the desk. Mostly just the sound of air moving. Switch it to the third or ‘high’ position and you can hear the fans spin up and the sound level definitely jumps but still relatively quiet. While I didn’t do extensive temperature testing, the Carbide 600C seems to be adept at maintaining a cool environment. With the ambient temperature at 68F, all four cores on my i7 4770K clocked at 4.3GHz maintained 23F-26F idle temps with the aid of the Corsair H100i GTX cooler. Under load with the H100i set on quiet mode and the Carbide 600C fan switch on the middle setting, core temps still only managed to hit the low 50’s at peak.
The Corsair Carbide 600C Inverted PC Case is listed on Amazon for $149.99 Shipped if you wanted to pick one up!
Legit Bottom Line: The Carbide 600C is both a stylish and functional mod-tower case with many features found only on premium cases without the premium price tag.