Corsair 600T Case Review

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Corsair 600T Review


A while ago we took a look at Corsairs first foray into the case market with the full-size 800D. It was certainly good looking and well built but just wasn't very good at keeping your components cool.

Call us picky but when we're buying a case, its ability to keep our components cool is quite high on our agenda.

Since then Corsair have gone back to the drawing board and brought us the mid-tower sized 600T. We had to take a look at it and what better way to do so than with a video review.

Of course we know full well that many of our readers are, well, readers and trying to sneak a bit of OC3D in on your Monday morning isn't easy if you have to have me blaring out from your speakers, so this is more of a taster. A companion piece if you will.

Enough pre-amble, especially when you've got 18 minutes of video to go. Let's crack on.

Feature Set

Although not as lengthy as the specifications of motherboards and the like, nonetheless here is the feature set from the Corsair website.

  • Twin 200mm cooling fans with white LEDs for excellent cooling
  • Eight expansion slots provides you flexibility for multiple graphics card solutions
  • Unique cable routing holes guarantees you a clean and clutter-free installation
  • Integrated fan controller, for up to four fans, gives you the choice of noise vs. performance
  • Tool-free optical drive installation makes building your system faster than ever
  • CPU backplate cutout makes upgrading your CPU heatsink easy
  • 2.5” and 3.5” hard drive compatibility for up to 6 drives — straight out of the box!
  • Two year warranty with Corsair’s world-class customer service and technical support

Time to take a look at what we have on our bench today.

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Most Recent Comments

06-09-2010, 12:54:07

No like. I don't like the rounded look.

One thing I really liked about the 800D was the nice square look. It looks like it is trying to look like something else now.

Ick where are my manners. Thanks Tom.Quote

06-09-2010, 13:13:52

nope i would rather have a 840 at that priceQuote

06-09-2010, 13:34:56

Getting a bit of a Cosmos feeling with this case .

inside looks pretty good !Quote

06-09-2010, 14:47:14

I have to agree with Tom about the 800D being an oven. I have one with six months now and I had to add a 120MM high CFM fan on the roof of the case to get the heat out of the case. Only until Tom said that it was an oven about two months ago I didnt realise how poor the fans were thant came with the case were.

I was gaming that day and my GTX280 was getting fair hot so I pulled off the side panel of the case and the internals of the case was very hot. The hot air hit me when I pulled the side panel off. I have a Corsair H50 with two fans on it pushing the air into the case also. I also had to replace the 140MM rear fan with a 120MM fan for the H50 so I used some cable ties to mount the 140MM fan on the roof of the case to help remove the heat from the case. The fans that came with the case are very quiet @ 100% but they are very low CFM fans too so they dont help move the air much.

Not only that but those plastic covers inside the case rattle a lot (I removed the cover over the HDD fan cause it rattled with the HDDs vibration) and the plastic blank 5 1/4" covers are loose so they rattle a little with the HDD vibration and I had to put foam under the feet of the case because there is no dampening for the HDD's so my computer desk was humming at me when the computer was running.

I love the size of my 800D and the front hot swap bay , but I think I will be changing the case for something better built as soon as I can. I had an Antec P190 and changed it because it was too small inside the motherboard area but it was better at cooling and the HDD's didnt make my desk hummmmmmmm at me. I will be looking out for a big case that is some bit decent (Better than my 800D) with good cooling , lots of internal space (like my 800D) and has HDD dampening. The 600T is a little bit too small for me though. I want a bigger case than that.Quote

06-09-2010, 15:16:04

I actually think a full tower version of this case with 360mm rad support (50mm thick) would be a very good case tbh.Quote

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