Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

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Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Postposted on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:53 pm

I got the Corsair 600T case yesterday and I am pleased with it so far. Not that I could do anything with it since the rest of the hardware is still on the way from Newegg in California. The case came from Tennessee, just a bit closer to me in Ohio.It looks to be well built at first glance. I got the Special Edition White version, I have always liked white computer cases and its a nice change from the common black of recent years case offerings. Don't get me wrong, the black was better than the cream white color of the 80's and early 90's. I always hated that dirty white look of that era. This case is pure white with black highlights. Looks like case colors will follow the fashion world by going in cycles and bringing back old ideas with a new twist.

Here are my first impressions.

Pros

Looks great
Solidly built
Two options for left side door consisting of a window or a mesh grill that will take four 120 mm fans if you so choose.
Comes with two 200 mm fans installed, one intake fan in the front of the hard drive bays and one exhaust in the top of the case. Also has one 120mm exhaust fan in the back of the case.
Two dust filters, one for the front fan and one for the air intake to the PSU.
Two hard drive cages that will hold three drives each. One of the cages can be moved from on top of the other at the front of the case and move to the floor of the case beside the bottom drive cage. This will allow more air flow from the front case fan.
Bottom mount PSU keeps any heat from the PSU as far away from the Motherboard as possible.

Cons

The front USB 2.0 ports are right next to each other, so if you have a item that does not use the slim USB connector plugs, flash drives and such, your going to lose the use of a couple of these while that item is plugged in. Seriously, why can't they put some space, 1/2 inch or so would do it, between USB ports on the front of cases?
Only one USB 3.0 port on the front of the case. At this point why even put USB 2.0 on anything since any old USB 2.0 device will work in a USB 3.0 port? Just drop the 2.0 totally and use 3.0 instead there is no need for 2.0 ports.
The connector cable for the USB 3.0 port on the front of the case uses a normal USB 3.0 male plug, so you have to run the cable all the way out the back of the case and plug it into the motherboard that way. Why not use a cable with a USB 3.0 20 pin connector in the first place and keep everything in the case where it should be?
No dust filter for the optional side panel mesh grill, assuming you decide to use the mesh grill instead of the window.


That is my first glance views on the case so far. I was aware of the cons I mentioned before I decided to go with the 600t case. These issues don't just apply to this case but a vast majority of the cases offered right now. In the over all scheme of things they are minor issues that can be dealt with or ignored. Just pet peeves of mine more than anything else. From what I can tell, without having the motherboard here in hand yet, the front USB 3.0 cable issue can be fixed using a adapter on the motherboard. Just annoying is all.

I almost went with the COOLER MASTER COSMOS II. But I did not see where I would ever need 11 hard drive bays. Then there was the cost factor, at $350 it was a bit much for a case. Its a very nice case but beyond what I wanted to spend. If they made a smaller version (six to eight hard drive bays and shrink it down by 20 to 30 percent in size) and offered it in a white and black color scheme I would jump all over it.

I will add in a reply to this post, once the build is done, giving my final impressions on this case.
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Re: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Postposted on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:57 pm

The build is done. Went rather well considering this is the first build I have personally done in about 10 years. So some general comments about the build itself then I will get to the case.

Thank you whoever finally came out with the first modular power supply. Being able to run a separate power cable to each component made life so much easier.

Side ways drive bays are another big improvement. So much easier hooking up cables to a drive when you can see what your doing from the side of the case and not having to reach around the back of the drive cage in the dark.

OK, back to the 600T case.

The build went real well. Plenty of room behind the motherboard tray for cables. Cables were probably the one area I had the most problems simple because the connectors have change a bit along with the shapes of some of the cables from what I was used to 10 plus years ago.

All the hardware went in easily and once in, was firmly set in place eliminating any chance of noise from part vibrating because they were just a little loose. This probably the quietest case I have ever owned. Not quite totally silent but real close. The little fan noise you can hear quickly fades into the background and you do not even notice it. I chose to leave the plastic window in the left side panel instead of using the mesh grill, that came as a option with this case. That probably had some effect on the noise level. Even with the fans turned all the way up, using the built in fan controller, the noise did not increase by any really noticeable level.

So far I have not had any heat issues. But I have yet to do a drawn out gaming marathon since I am still down loading software and updates.

After the build and having it up and running for a day here are my pros and cons.

Pro

Quiet
Cool running
Lots of room to run cables
Side ways hard drive cage.
Built in fan controller.

Cons

I don't really have any cons besides the ones I made note of in the fist look post before this one.
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Re: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Postposted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Thanks for the review... I actually just ordered the exact same one over the weekend. Looking forward to getting it! This will be my first build in a few years, so I didn't want to cheap out on the case :)

What sexy hardware did you put inside it? Are you rocking the window or fan-mount side panel?
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Samsung 840 250GB |Samsung F1 - 1TB | Corsair CX430 | Corsair 600T (White)
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Re: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Postposted on Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:41 am

Zyntak09 wrote:Thanks for the review... I actually just ordered the exact same one over the weekend. Looking forward to getting it! This will be my first build in a few years, so I didn't want to cheap out on the case :)

What sexy hardware did you put inside it? Are you rocking the window or fan-mount side panel?

Sorry for the delay on answering. I had not looked at this post in a long while. Here is what I ended up for my system back in January.

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
2x SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512D/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
SeaSonic Platinum Platinum-860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA
Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler

I am happy with this set up. Only thing I might have done different is added in a 120GB SSD for a boot drive and kept the 512's as data drives instead of one of the 512GB as a boot/data drive.

I kept the side window for a couple or reasons. After a weeks time and not having any heat issues I did not see the need more ventilation or fans. Plus, there is no built in filters for the side grill which would seem to defeat the purpose of all the other filters built into this case.
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