Corsair 600C Inverted Case Review
Corsair 600C Inverted Case Review
Corsair has released new Corsair 600C case with unique inverted ATX layout. This kind of case will be very appreciated by users who desperately searching for case with the window on the right side of the case. The chances are, you are probably one of those users as well. In the last couple years, Corsair has presented a plenty of cases, covering almost all user’s needs. From beginners with very low demands up to high-end heavy cases for enthusiast willing to pay hundreds of dollars for top tier cases like 900D etc. Corsair 600C as well as it’s quiet version 600Q was developed specifically to enter a competitive marketplace and deliver superior acoustic and thermal performance. We like that Corsair is releasing actually two cases so the users have that option to choose between windowed or silent version, depending on their demands or personal taste.
After unboxing, many users will surely fall in love almost instantly. It is always matter of personal taste of course. It has it’s simple lines mixed with stylish design and usability. It almost looks like that Corsair just took its time and did it right. Thinking of possible every detail to be properly observed.
As you can see the windowed side panel is easy to remove. It does not have any sag, it sits perfectly and close nicely. It has little flex, but, its due to thin walled acrylic wall thickness. It is not disturbing in any way. Right before complete closing the side-panel is pulled with magnets just to get that last little help before final fixation with door lock. Very comfortable, very smooth and nothing to complain here. The mainboard tray has big cut-out for easier mouting of CPU backplate. WE can see also 3 holes protected with rubber grommets for cable management at the left side.
Front side is clean, only a small logo appears in right bottom corner. The 5.25″ driver bay are covered with small doors, which are again very easy to open, very smooth and are held closed using of magnets. Users are left with 2x 5.25″ drives here. And frankly, most of us will probably use only 2 bays anyway. There is almost no space between door and bay front, so keep in mind to use only touchscreen fan controllers, should you decide to use one. Otherwise you will have to remove the small doors completely. On both sides, right behind the front panel, we can find vents for proper air flow.Thus, also the fan noise can be reduced as well.
Bottom can hold 3x120mm fans or 360mm radiator. As example we have mounted EK – Coolstream SE 360mm radiator from EK, which is little bigger in outer dimensions as other competitor radiators. This just fit perfectly even with small space on both sides as reserve.
Among 360mm you can of course mount 2x140mm fans or 280mm radiator as well at the bottom. You can use push/pull fan configuration and you should not have any collision problems with mainboard or higher RAM modules at all. The only thing you will have to remove is one of the front fans. The bottom has of course a dust filter which covers the whole bottom area and is magnetically held. Here again very easy to remove for cleaning. As we have already mentioned there are 2x 140mm AF140L fans in front as well as 1x 140 AF140L fan at the rear side of the chassis.
Fans position can be adjusted over 1cm up and down if needed by front as well as back fans. And of course the option to use only 120mm fans everywhere is available as well. As we can see there is more than enough space for giant graphics cards, so you don’t have to be afraid at all here.
The rear panel has unique PSU holder which can be pulled out of the chassis quite easy. There is also one hole with rubber grommets under the PSU bay at the backside of the case . The chamber itself can accommodate 210mm long PSU which has to face the vent down pulling the air out of the chassis. There whole PSU bay is actually hidden behind the plastic cover with Corsair in upper right corner. Thus, the case looks very clean and stylish. So the cable mess can be perfectly hidden.
Eight expansion slots for multiple PCI-E devices or large motherboards and mesh which can be used for mounting reservoir or just like vent. We like the way Corsair has hidden 2x 3.5″ HDD drives, which can be simple slide-in tool-less as well as 3x SSDs behind the mainboard tray. But little bit more space behind the mainboard tray would be nice to have for easier cable management.
HDD brackets are flexible and HDD can we simply slide-in without using any tools. Also the 5.25″ drives are held tool-less inside the bay. All cable connected to top control panel are routed here and almost hidden so they don’t collide with other cables.
Last but not least the small box with plenty of screws and the top control panel, which has 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 3-speed fan controller. Power button, Reset button mic and headphone ports are here as well.
…and there comes the final build as example that this case can accommodate decent gaming hardware or even nice workstation.
Corsair 600C Inverted Case has left excellent impression, very good build quality and stability. It is definitively a case with unique features, which will surely find many fans out there. The was no major problem or any critical issue at all. The chassis itself is pretty solid, side panel is smooth to open/ close. Well, one thing which we can look critical at is the acrylic material used in windowed side panel, which could be of better thickness, but it would also rise the price higher. So corsair had to make decisions and some compromises here as well, to keep the actually appropriate price at ca. €140 tag. We are going to use this chassis for one of our editor’s PC and that’s why it deserved proudly our Editor’s Choice Award. Well done Corsair !
Silent (600Q version)
Windowed side panel
More space behind mainboard tray would be nice to have