Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Gladiator 600 (RC-600)
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Not perfect, but pretty nice
john C., Newegg
22 February 2013
Summary: In spite of my gripes, I like this case and I'd buy it again. But it seems like Cooler Master could have spent a couple dollars more on better labeling, a better "manual" and mounting the speaker somewhere, and had a nicer product.
Pros: Solidly built. No flexing and no vibration. Very quiet, almost silent. The silly front-fan LED can be turned off. Cable-routing space is adequate, though not generous. Seems to keep the system pretty cool, and has mounting points for more fans if you like.
Cons: Smallish and tight, especially with a full-ATX board. (I was working with tight size constraints for where the case had to fit.) Lacks a front-panel USB3 connector, but I knew that when I bought it, so I'm not complaining. As others have noted, the reset button is tiny and needs a pencil or somet...
Summary: I own 2 of these and I needed a new case. After looking at every possible alternative I ended up buying another one of these and will just buy a USB 3.0 bracket to go in one of the external 5.25" slots or using the 3.5" included adapter.
Pros: Heavy, solid construction like this hard to find. USB ports on the middle of the front (where they should be!!). Five 5.25" slots with sturdy tool-less locks. Bottom mount power supply. 3.5" drives face the side, rail system is good. Front mesh size is perfect for keeping out dust, just wipe off ...
Cons: Only USB 2 since it is an old case. Wish it didn't have fan holes on the side. I cover these up along with the top holes. Also, not a problem for me, but the feet aren't very big it might not suck much air from below if it was on a rug (you can mount the PSU with the fan up if you like, but I fin...
Summary: AMD Phenom IIx6 Thuban 1090T 3.2 Ghz with ARCTIC -COOLING Series Freezer 13 G.Skill 5-5-5-15 (4x2) Gygabite GM-MA785GM-US2H Antech HCP-850 SSD VTX3-25SAT3-60G On Board Graphics Card DVD DVD Card Reader Fan Controller Four Intake Fans Arctic Cooling 57 CFM One top fan Cooler Master 20 CFM for...
Pros: First and foremost cables are lower than optical drive bays. Make your own tray for devices if you keep them in one place for a long time. All fans can be filtered with the back 90mm fitted with internal plate and 1/4 inch foam as a result of a bumped out bracket.
Summary: I will purchase another case just like this one, I have used several Cooler Master cases and no negative issues
Pros: A really nice moderately priced case. Has all the features needed for any type of build. No shipping issues, did not have items broken pieces inside or rattles and i did purchase it from New Egg. Thanks
Summary: I did not buy this item from newegg. I love this case. I stepped "down" from an xclio windtunnel (actually it was an ABS monolith but its the same thing). I was expecting to lose some cooling potential. However, that has not been the case.
Pros: Size, airflow, looks, ease of use, cable management, bottom-mounted power supply. Hard drive installs from back side of case, making for a cleaner install.
Cons: Unable to use top fan exhaust with larger CPU coolers, had to move it to side intake. Hard drives install from back side, which was confusing until I looked at the pictures :) I was wondering how anyone could install any hard drives because the side wouldn't go on
Summary: I have not been disappointed by the Cooler Master cases in this price range. I own three now.
Pros: This case looks nice, with a mesh front. It has 4 locations for mounting 120-140mm fans, and one for a 120mm fan. If you choose to use the 120mm blue LED fan that is in the front, there is a button to turn the LEDs off. The tool-less mounting system for cards, drives, etc. works well, but I also ...
Cons: Not a luxury case, so the steel is not extra thick, or fancy, just basic black standard thickness. It arrived with one small dent, but I don't know whether this is from shipping or the factory. The reset button is small, so you will probably use a pencil to push it.
Pros: Large video cards fit. Cable routing was easy. Case is mechanically strong.
Cons: Tool less drive bays do not work with plastic drives or 3.5 inch drive converters. I had to use screws to hold drives in place. Short 1 motherboard standoff but included alot of other hardware I did not need. Bottom power supply fan opening is wrong size for most power supplies so just turn power...
Summary: Routing all of the cables and wires takes alot of time for any good looking build. Things were real tight inside after 4 Hard Drives, a DVD Burner, and the video Card. For me it was about 9 hours over 2 days until i was very happy.
Pros: Light and sturdy, steel matches $100+ cases. The front audio, USB, and firewire ports are solid. Good enough cable management to handle my Corsair 850TX for a nice clean look. Swapping adding/removing drives is a breeze. Has a nice filter for the PSU. Good room to handle my Cooler Master V8, and ...
Cons: The silve paint on the plastic front bezel stains easily. Inside of the wire mesh on the front bezel is foam the will eventually need replaceing. (Con foe Me) Toolless plastic holding clips for any peripheral card is an accident waiting to happen. Send Screws. Unable to access the CPU cooler moun...