Corsair Carbide 600C Chassis review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair today releases their all new Clear Series Carbide 600C. This new chassis in the Carbide series is totally unique in design as it makes use of a reversed ATX form factor. Pretty much you flip e...

    Corsair Carbide 600C Chassis review
     
  2. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    I really like this case, very smart and long overdue for those that like a window. Finally, you get to see the interesting side of your graphics card!
     
  3. LimitbreakOr

    LimitbreakOr Master Guru

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    That's a very nice case but I still preffer my Carbide 540 white.

    I have a full atx giant chassis that im using or my server tucked away in tge furnace room, that chassis has the upside down motherboard and I find that the only real life advantages are that my closed-loop 240mm water cooling gets to pull cool air from the bottom instead of the normal way. When installed right side up, you need to fight physics by pulling air down from the top to get the best cooling. Also since heat goes up, it makes sense to have the gpu above everything including the power phases which is an advantage if you're planning to OC the CPU.

    Despite all that, it was a cheap Chinese case, not a corsair.
     
  4. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    i kinda curious about this case side window panel
    is that acrylic/plexiglass ? and how thick is that ?

    anyway nice case but kinda lacking hdd slot
    well 2slot 3.5inch is pretty much enough for most user i guess
    but as i always running raid so i want at least 4slot for 3.5inch hdd
    i might can convert 5.2 for more hdd space
    but in the end, silverstone FT02 still win for me
     

  5. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    That is pretty slick...Love Corsair cases. They are my absolute favorite! :D
     
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    Not a fan of upside down cases, having your PSU on top makes the case top heavy and unstable, not to mention so 90's. Are Corsair running out of fresh ideas?
    I am going to stick to my Phanteks Enthoo Pro.
     
  7. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the review HH though I'm a bit sad that you didn't install an AIO :)

    Anyway, the case seems pretty cool although I guess it will take some getting used to having everything upside down.
     
  8. FranciscoCL

    FranciscoCL Master Guru

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    Isn't better to have warm things (radiator) on top?
     
  9. maize1951

    maize1951 Master Guru

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    Lian-Li had an inverted aluminum case in the past, in fact I still have one in the closet at the moment. There is one thing they don't tell you about inverted cases is that you do not want to put an motherboard with heat pipes in it because the heat pipe system will not work properly, at least that's what a ASUS representative has told me.
     
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    Best I can remember it is vapour chamber heat sinks that need to be orientated the right way around because of coolant flow. I would like this case for a single or dual GPU water-cooled set-up as the power supply and its mains voltage is above and away from any possible leaks. The interesting side of the GPU(s) are insight and the CPU as well.
     

  11. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    I saw 4
     
  12. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Bit pricey but i`ll take one if my Corsair h110gt will fit in the front.
     
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