Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The Six Hundred has a distinctive profile and the relatively shiny black finish, along with the silver accents and mesh panels give it a rather elegant quality that fits right in with its hardcore gamer persona. A large amount of open area on the front panel would equate to excellent airflow and cooling, but Antec doesn't include any fans in this area. Three big bays and the SSD hot-swap bay live just below the front I/O panel and the top has some distinctive design features centered around the 200mm fan enclosure. The struts that run between the fan and front panel would seem to function as handles, but Antec cautions users not to use these ornamental features to lift or transport the case. Side panels are steel and are held in place with thumbscrews in the conventional manner.
The Six Hundred's front I/O panel consists of three USB 3.0 ports, tiny power and activity lighting, and the customary audio ports are flanked by the power and reset buttons. A smallish smoked acrylic window (that Antec calls a “moonroof” feature,) is located between the fan and I/O panel and, while this area could provide some convenient storage, the window would seem to be easily scratched.
Out back, the Six Hundred has a relatively conventional layout with the PSU mount at the bottom, seven expansion bays, and a mobo I/O opening and 120mm exhaust fan placement. Expansion bay covers are of the breakout, non-replaceable variety, as are the tubing access holes just to the right of the bays, and no grommets are included in the accessory bag.
A small fan control panel near the top of the case allows both fan speed and lighting control for the two included fans. Well, according to the legend, lighting control seems to be only available for the top fan, but we'll see during testing.