Case Build & Finished Product
The front of the S600 looks no different when built, being that the front is solid steel and no venting or any sort of pass-through is visible. This could be a nice option for a sleek build that needs to be in an office environment or even an extreme home theatre; I say extreme due to the size.
Here we have our test build complete in the chassis. As you can see, everything fit without a hitch, and all areas were adequately spaced to allow easy installation. The passthrough areas were good, but the 24-pin was a bit troublesome as the clip kept catching the rubber as it was passed through. As you can see, we went ahead and installed 2.5" drives on the PSU shroud to show where the drives can go. Obviously, your SSD's will likely look better than the mechanical spinners we installed here.
The rear shows our build installed, and all of the gaps have been filled. The externally accessible expansion slots are easy enough to work with, and I commend Cooler Master on the cover design as it doesn't just fall off when you remove the screws. This made reinstallation much easier.
Here we peek into the nether regions of every build, the cable management. As you can see, the tire downs are well used here, and we also took the time to populate the HDD cage and the two extra 2.5" mounts. Overall, managing the cables in the S600 was standard and was not overly difficult to accomplish.
Here we show the system with the solid panel and glass panel but powered off. The solid panel, of course, shows nothing and looks just the same as a new out of the box chassis. Moving to the glass panel and things open and you can now view your system through the slightly tinted glass. The glass is only lightly tinted, so make sure your cable management on the visible side is tidy as you will be able to see it when built.
Powering the system on and we get what you would expect, and that's all the lit components jumping to life. With a solid panel, you would be none the wiser except for the power LED halo around the power switch. Overall, both panels look good and serve a specific set of users.