Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case Review
2 May 2012
Summary: Corsair has diversified its business tremendously over the last few years. Behind quality memory, PSUs, and contained cooling systems, Corsair builds some very well respected computer cases for the DIY enthusiast.
Conclusion: Corsair hit a grand slam with their 800D, showing the entire market that there is still room for improvement in the case industry. With their first mid tower case they have taken those same features and packed them into a smaller chassis.
Conclusion: At first glance, the Graphite Series 600T looks a bit like your typical aftermarket case, but careful examination reveals the differences that set it apart. We think those differences well justify the price.
Pros: Modular hard drive cages, Well-thought-out wire management, Extra-large cutout for CPU-cooler removal
Cons: Very deep, Side panel with window costs extra
Excerpt: It’s nicely done, even the fan control knob (controls up to 4 fans) on the top panel is solid but the turning is not exactly smooth all the way. The only down side is that the upward facing ports are open to dust collection and unsightly USB cables like a soul on drips.
Conclusion: When all is said and done, I'm left with an extremely positive impression of the Corsair Graphite Series 600T. I was skeptical at first; the Antec P182 has panels that are insulated to reduce sound, and the construction of the 600T admittedly felt cheaper, with steel and plastic everywhere.
Excerpt: Then there came the 600T. The 600T was aimed at the individual that was looking for a smaller case but still had many of the features of a bigger case like the 800D. The 600T has many of them but also lacked a couple which is understandable due to the size differences.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Visually appealing contours and design, Great cooling potential for overclocked systems, 13.75" video card clearance to drive cage, 7.0" clearance for tall CPU coolers, Excellent cable management with 5/8~3/4" clearance, Large back-panel opening gives heatsink access, Soft rubber grommets protect...
Cons: Top-mounted audio plugs may interfere with dial/port access, No sound dampening material, May be too tall for any location other than floor, Heavy-weight steel product
Summary: Final Thoughts
As I said earlier in this review all Corsair products either are best in class or right up there, so does the 600T make the cut? It sure does, it is everything that a case should be. Starting out with the build quality the internal steel chassis feels very strong and sturdy.
Pros: – Great design, – 4x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port and 1x firewire port, – Great cooling and fan controller included, – Easy installation, – Cable routing is made easy
Cons: – Would have been nice to see a 6pin CPU power cable extender included