Corsair 600T Watercooling & Modding Guide

No you cant use a hammer Jeremy

Corsair 600T Watercooling & Modding Guide  

Whats a Dremel?

So its a weird one, we review PC cases all the time and then the forums light up with those crazy people that want to fit kit in their brand spanking new PC case that technically it wasn't designed for. Those crazy people are fairly innovative and we would generally call them a 'modder'. The thing is every one of us at OC3D has a history with custom builds yet its something that we have let slip in the last couple years. Well times are changing and we are going back to our roots, the news has gone and over the coming weeks you will see more and more content with the staff doing what got us hooked in the first place. Modding.

A corsair 600T may seem a strange place to start but it still sells hand over fist and there had to be at least 20 white ones at the recent i45 event, so when Corsair graced the OC3D office with a very rare, and by rare I mean not gone into production yet Gunmetal Grey Special Edition 600T it seemed like a chance we could'nt miss. Just talking about this new colour wouldn't be the easiest thing in the world so in addition to a colour based video on YouTube we have also made this modding guide which obviously stands for all of the 600T's currently available and even the grey one when it finally hits the retailers.

So lets move on to the video, if you are interested in doing this to your own case get a pen and a bit of paper because it will help to take notes and we will link the major parts we used in the video below for you.



XSPC EX360 kit - A great place to start for a complete novice, or use this as a guide if you want to hand pick your own parts.

Alphacool NexXxos ST30 - 30mm thick all copper 360mm radiator, and excelent alternative to the XSPC rad above.

Phobya Xtreme 200mm - 200mm radiator perfect for the front of the 600T

Alphacool Repack Single Drive Bay Res - Great compact res with the ability to fit up to 2 of the ceramic pumps.

XSPC Dual Bay D5 Res- XSPC new dual bay reservoir for the D5 pump.

Alphacool Dual D5 Res - The Alphacool unit has a more open design to the XSPC and also have the ability to fit two D5's!

Now the video and the above parts are just a guide to give you all some inspiration, the best advise we can ever give is think about what you are doing or buying before you do it and most importantly don't rush. Rome wasn't built in a day as they say and to chuck another saying in great things come to those who wait. As ever if you need any help or advise be sure to hit up the crew on the OC3D Forums who will be more than willing to steer you down the right path. 

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Most Recent Comments

08-06-2012, 17:30:14


OC3D is a website by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We try and share some of our views with what can be possible with the Corsair 600T if you are not afraid of using a dremel!

Continue ReadingQuote

08-06-2012, 17:43:55

Actually I found this to be your best yet.................was a really interesting review (of something that technically doesn't exist yet) Quote

08-06-2012, 18:11:58

Love the Top Gear reference!!Quote

08-06-2012, 18:14:43

The Scientific Moustache
very helpful, how much of this relates to the 650D? most of it right?Quote

08-06-2012, 18:18:21

Awesome watercooling guide as always Tom, great job man

No you cant use a hammer Jeremy

Nice lil' TopGear reference there Quote

08-06-2012, 18:18:46

Good GuideQuote

09-06-2012, 10:35:25

I commented on the video about how you can get another rad in there, but since I couldn't post a link on there I'll do it here:

4x120 rad and a 360mm rad anyone? Quote

09-06-2012, 19:04:58

Awesome video Tom dude as always, never done full watercooling but I might do in the future (I just can't justify the cost involved).


11-06-2012, 04:09:59

Nice helpful vid, really nice that you compared the options available to watercooling noobs like me ;P may have inspired me to go watercooled in my rig, are those ceramic pumps any good?Quote

12-06-2012, 13:38:39

Originally Posted by wassupdoc View Post

Nice helpful vid, really nice that you compared the options available to watercooling noobs like me ;P may have inspired me to go watercooled in my rig, are those ceramic pumps any good?
2 of the ceramic pumps are meant to perform like a ddc 10wQuote

12-06-2012, 16:38:48

Originally Posted by Ruthless View Post

2 of the ceramic pumps are meant to perform like a ddc 10w
Is that good? Quote

13-06-2012, 11:35:19

Hi guys first post here

I ordered the 200mm Phobia after watching toms guide and a very good guide it is at that. but my experience is that the 200mm rad wont fit without modification to the case. this is mostly due to the bleed valve at the top of the rad colliding with the disk cages. this can be fixed with a large drill and just making a opening for the valve although i decided to take the floor of the drive cage out so i could use a 90 degree fitting down from my res to the radiator.

the other radiators are the 30mm all cooper alpha cool radiators that tom mentions in the guide (bought before his recommendation). i also started off with the dual pump alphacool res aswell but after a incident with the pump working its self loose from the res i decided to go for a xspc dual bay res pump.

Pictures. hopefully theses will help anyone that wants a idea of how things fit in a 600t.

sorry for the cable mess at the bottom of the case need to finish up my cable braiding but my atx pin extractor broke so waiting for the new one.

Thanks Tom for the great guide this isnt aimed to undermine your guide i just think its some things that should be pointed out to the newb users

showing clearance between drive cage and radiator

this image shows how the radiator is bolted to the fan then the fan is screwed to the case as the screws on the radiator dont match the case


13-06-2012, 12:53:31

nice one mate Quote

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