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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Chassis (Page 5)

By: Chad Sebring from Nov 1, 2010 @ 21:20 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Corsair

Inside the Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Case


With both panels removed we can get a really good look at the layout. The motherboard tray offers eleven large holes, some with grommets and some without, along with one of the largest CPU access holes I have seen yet. All of the hardware and paperwork will be found strapped to the optical bays with a twist tie.


The four optical bays use tool-less latches on this side that automatically lock then the drive is slid into place. Three of the four are in the unlocked position, so you can see the tab pops up when the drive is locked in. To release them, press the tab down and slide the drive out. The other side of the drive requires a screw to mount the drive, but the latch on just one side keeps the drive securely in place.


Under the optical drives you can install up to six 3.5" or 2.5" drives. The trays that set in the two assemblies can either use the tabs on the side to lock in a 3.5" drive. To install a 2.5" drive, you just use some supplied screws. The bottom of the tray has holes in them already, so just line up the drive and screw it in place.


Taking a cue from cases like the 690II, the 600T offers removable hard drive racks. To remove the top three, you remove a pair of thumb screws and slide the rack out. There are notches in the floor of the chassis to set this rack to the left of the one in the chassis, or you can just leave it out.


Or you can remove them both and have all the airflow the 200mm fan produces go completely unimpeded. While the plastic base is mounted to the floor of the chassis, when it comes to mods, some Velcro and an SSD come to mind, or a platform to mount your pump to.


Once both drive racks are removed, you can release a pair of tabs and the 200mm front fan comes out and allows for cleaning and wiring ease.


Inside the rear of the chassis we see the rear exhaust is a black fan unlike the two 200mm clear fans that have white LEDs. While the fan offers little in lighting, it does push a good flow of air out the back of the 600T. Two other things worth noting is that Corsair provides an expansion cover for passing wires through it, and the fact that the cards get mounted securely with thumb screws.


I mentioned there was a 200mm fan in the top of the chassis, and here it is. This thirteen blade fan offers not only tremendous amounts of airflow with no noise, but with the LED lighting it will flood the interior of the chassis with white light. There is also a lock mechanism found under the top removable mesh, and the lever can be seen here. This will lock into the door panel for an added bit of security.


Behind the motherboard tray you can see there are all black wires to run inside the chassis making for a very professional finished product. Between the offset in the door and the gap from the frame to the tray, there is well over 25mm of room to strap large bundles of wires here with ease.


The black covered wiring from the front I/O panel, everything from the audio connections to the USB 3.0 is long enough for any installation. The thin wires from the top are connected to the fan control knob. This allows control for up to four fans and is powered with a 4-pin Molex.

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