|Corsair Graphite 600T Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 20 February 2011|
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CC600T Detailed Exterior Features
Viewed from above, the Corsair Graphite 600T offers plenty of breathable ventilation. Back in the day when an enclosure could offer positive (or negative) chamber pressure, builders had to ensure that their system would operate as desired by using various fan sizes. Now, with such large portions of surface area dedicated towards open vents, even the novice system builder can construct an effectively ventilated computer system.
The Corsair Graphite 600T user interface adopts an ergonomic approach to button and control layout. Flush-mounted power and reset buttons are located atop other controls, safe from accidental contact. There are four USB 2.0 ports located to the left of an integrated fan control dial, along with a single SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and IEEE 1324 Firewire port. Corsair's choice of positioning for the audio input and output jacks might have been better located below the other ports, since the cables for these devices with interfere with fan control and USB/Firewire access.
Positioned in front of the Graphite's internal drive cage, a foam filter is built into the removable fan grill for the front 200mm cooling fan. This panel is removable for easy cleaning, and snaps into place.
The power supply unit receives similar treatment, but instead of a foam filter a fine-pitch screen is used. This screen is integrated into the removable filter panel, and can be easily cleaned for reuse.
Corsair is readily aware that hardware enthusiasts are making the switch from hard disk storage to solid state drives. As a direct result, the removable drive trays house both 2.5" and 3.5" storage devices.
The Corsair Graphite 600T includes six plastic "drive caddies" with the CC600T model, which is more than most builders will require for building personal computer systems. For those wanting a fashionable pedestal server, the Corsair Graphite 600T is built ready for the task.