Corsair 600T Case Review
A Close Look
Corsair say the 600T "eschews the more staid, subtle lines of the Obsidian". Considering how bland this looks I'd hate to see what would happen if they tried to do a subtle case. It would probably be invisible to the naked eye.
In keeping with the 800D Corsair have provided more cut-outs for cables than even our own Jim could make use of.
The hard-drive bays are capable of handling both 3.5" HDDs and 2.5" SSDs. There are a lot of vents which should hopefully help the front 200mm fan push some decent air in.
The top panel is easily removed with a latch to allow access to the dust filter and also to a locking mechanism for the side-panel. Unlike many locking systems this actually has a circular key akin to those on fruit machines, so your hardware should be safe when you're away, from all but the most determined thief.
The front panel has four USB ports and one USB3.0 port. The relocation of the USB3.0 port is a cool feature, just badly implemented as it requires quite a bit of cable routing that just isn't pretty in any sense of the word.
Speaking of the drive bays they can be removed if you have limited need for storage. Corsair also have provided a space directly in front of the PSU should you want more airflow from the front fan. Not sure how you would plug the cables in to the PSU if they weren't very flexible though, so it's something to be aware of.
As you can see, this is the area I was talking about when discussing how the back corner of the 600T is a little too cramped to be able to comfortably water-cool your entire rig. It does seem weird that you pretty much have to make the decision about how you want to cool your system because its a complicated one when you really get down to it. Your options are:
A: Use a thin radiator in the roof which is no good to anyone
B: Use a thick radiator to cool the GPU and sacrifice space for a decent air heat sink like the NH-D14
C: Use a thick radiator to cool the CPU and leave the GPU on air
D: Use a thick radiator to cool the CPU and GPU, if you have hot components this may severely limit any overclocking.
Its also worth noting that with a radiator fitted the H70 will not fit, even with one of the fans mounted outside the case the unit is just too big because the radiator in the roof is too far back.
Because of all these factors you really need to consider your layout of the case carefully. I would say water cooling support was a big factor in wanting to purchace this case, but its really not as simple as it should be.