|Corsair Graphite 600T Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 20 February 2011|
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Detailed Interior Features
In this section, we inspect the fit and finish of a fully-equipped computer installation to illustrate how much room the Graphite 600T offers to demanding system builders. Using the EVGA X58 SLI X3 ATX motherboard (model 131-GT-E767-TR) with a collection of video cards and Corsair Dominator-GT memory, then pairing them with Corsair's AX1200 extended power supply unit, it still looks like there's plenty of room remaining inside the Graphite 600T.
Switching from the Corsair H50 to the new twin-fan/double-thick radiator Corsair Hydro H70 Liquid CPU Cooler, the Graphite 600T fits them both with plenty of room to spare. I measured approximately 7.0-inches from the motherboard to the side panel, so large air-cooled heatsinks will fit nicely. In the image above, power supply cables were routed behind the motherboard tray, while the image below illustrates cable management with a simulated non-modular PSU installation.
After installing a full-size ATX motherboard, there's approximately 3.5 inches of space between the closest edge and the drive cage column. For video card clearance, the Graphite 600T fits a 12-inch long Radeon HD 5970 with 1.75-inches to spare, thus giving a 13.75-inch span between the rear wall and drive cage column.
The 'ceiling' fan on the Corsair 600T offers a compromise of location and size. Located just slightly behind the halfway point, this large white-LED 200mm fan gets as close as possible to the CPU and other components without leaving the central air channel.
With one 200mm fan drawing air in from behind the drive cage and another pushing it out through the top, the Graphite 600T offers a very strong airflow pattern for components positioned between them. This enables overclockers to enjoy a cooler internal operating environment, and prolongs the lifetime of other heat-sensitive components.
Since Corsair builds the Graphite 600T from steel and plastic, it weighs more than it looks. It's nearly 26 LBS empty, and once filled with components the total unit weight grows to over 35 LBS. In other words, the Graphite 600T is not a portable unit you'll be dragging around with you to LAN parties. At least not unless you eat your Wheaties.