Summary: The Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Mid Tower Case is an entry level mainstream case with a price point of $69.99 USD
The Cooler Master Gladiator 600 performed better than I had anticipated for a unit at this price point. CPU and system temperatures stayed below expectations even with only the two factory fans installed. The GPU did reach higher temperatures than normal under load, but the addition of a 120mm side fan completely solved the issue.
Cons: Screwless Drive Mounts Not Sturdy With Nonstandard Drives
Excerpt: With the Gladiator 600 chassis, Cooler Master has a very nice addition to their mid range, mid tower product line. They've managed to incorporate a great looking exterior with good cooling and a functional interior for a cost of around $70 US. Getting a case to market with these features at this pricepoint is no mean feat, and involves some compromises, but I like what Cooler Master chose to compromise on to cut costs with this chassis.
Summary: No the CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 is not the case to end all cases, but it is a very decent case that you can pickup for less than $80.00 in most places. The sad part is unless you happen to have a very large junk box like I do, you could easily spend and additional $20.00 for the three fans to fill the openings on this case. That pushes the cost of the case closer to $100.00.
Summary: After spending that last few weeks with the Gladiator 600 housing my main gaming system, I can say that my concerns about heat are most likely unjustified. The dual GPUs never falter in any of the games I'm currently playing. The case fans are quiet and I can't honestly hear them over the video card fans.
Pros: » Tool-less design, » Side mounted hard drive bays, » Cable management and CPU mounting cut-outs, » Stock fans are very quiet
Cons: » Not very deep, could be an issue with newer, larger video cards, » Case filters are not easily removed
Summary: Cooler Master Gladiator 600 is a mid-tower case targeted to the user that wants an inexpensive good-quality mid-tower case with a good selection of features. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
Conclusion: Finally, Cooler Master has included a sleek I/O panel on the front that features two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port (very nice), as well as a mic and audio port that support HD. The cables that connect from the panel to the mobo are plenty long; as a matter of fact, you may find yourself being creative to hide them if you're worried about cables showing, though thats probably not the case considering its not windowed.
Overall the Cooler Master Gladiator is a great case. It has plenty of cooling options and is surely easy to install. Cooler Master provides enough extra benefits for this case that it makes it worthwhile. The best part is it’s affordable; it can be found online for around $60. I don’t really think there’s anything wrong with this case other than the fact that the case supports five fans and only two are provided. It’s certainly a great deal for the price.
Summary: The Cooler Master Gladiator 600 is an affordable case and should be an interesting choice for most first time builders. It features the same guts as the CM Storm Scout, but costs almost 30% less. That said, do not expect the case to be above average in most areas. You will get two 120 mm fans, which is pretty standard with enclosures at this price range. The same goes for the locking mechanisms and overall build quality.
Pros: Affordable case, with clean design, Good interior layout, Interesting choice for entry level gamers, Silent operation of fans, Switch to toggle the fan LEDs, Dust filter for PSU included, Sturdy handle to carry the case around, Solid plastic sliding locks for the external drives, Simple but well constructed rail system for hard drives, Dust filter for the entire front of the chassis, Fan lighting can be turned off with a push of a button, Cutout in mainboard tray for ...
Cons: Top fan blocks access to connectors of mainboard, Screw-less system for optical drives does not hold perfectly., Many openings in the case do not have dust filters, No rear fan included, Clips to hold expansion cards in place won't manage large and heavy cards