Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case Review
Corsair has diversified its business tremendously over the last few years. Behind quality memory, PSUs, and contained cooling systems, Corsair builds some very well respected computer cases for the DIY enthusiast. Today we dig into the Graphite Series 600T case that is a very big hit with many of our readers.
As much as I loathe the phrase "they must have been living under a rock," there is simply no other way of explaining a hardware enthusiast that has never heard of Corsair. The company, famous for its memory products, has branched out in recent years with its cooling line, world class power supplies, SSDs, audio components, keyboards and mice and, of course, computer cases. Put it this way, if you call yourself an enthusiast, not only have you heard of Corsair, you've owned one or more of their products.
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere. Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.
Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. In 2002, Corsair began shipping DRAM modules that were specifically designed to appeal to computer overclocking enthusiasts. From its roots in high-performance memory, Corsair has expanded its award-winning product portfolio to include ultra-efficient power supplies, builder-friendly cases, ground-breaking CPU coolers, blazing-fast solid-state drives, and other key system components.
Today we are going to spend a lot of time with a member of Corsair's Graphite Series, the 600T mid-tower case. The company claims these cases are designed to "inspire desire, without compromising on features" and today, we plan on putting those claims to test.
Obviously, the "desire" part is easy to achieve, this is a fantastic looking case with all the features you could want in a mid-tower case.
The rest of today's evaluation is going to be about putting the "without compromising" part of that claim to the test. Let's get started, shall we?
The Corsair Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case arrived in its bare product packaging but, aside from a few scrapes and scratches, showed no signs of damage. The box is constructed of double-walled corrugated cardboard that is glued along the seams. The overall measurements are 27.5"H x 23.5"L x 14.5"W.
Corsair decided against the standard flashy package with slick graphics, instead opting for plain cardboard packaging with product information, name and company logo printed in black. The case itself is wrapped in a cloth bag and held in place by thick foam inserts.
While shipping a case in its product packaging is done primarily to cut down on costs, we have stated repeatedly that we are not fans of the practice because of damage that can occur during shipping. Corsair is not the only company to do this, it is practically an industry standard to ship cases this way, we just think that a few extra dollars for an added layer of protection could cut down on shipping related damages and claims.
This time around we were lucky that the thick foam insert did its job and protected the case from what was apparently a big impact to the upper portion of the packaging, as you can see the foam spacer was broken through.