Date: January 3rd, 2011
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Corsair
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Starting at the top, the 600T features an easily removable mesh panel that conceals the top 200mm exhaust fan and a few other features that we'll go over shortly. The side panels are secured with a pair of latches that are easily manipulated to access the interior of the 600T, yet keep the panes tightly closed and rattle-free. Otherwise, the side panels have a uniform look with no features or ventilation areas.
Pressing down on the rear of the panel releases it, allowing access to the fan area. The 200mm fan has white LEDs and turns at a leisurely 800 RPM, but a dual-120mm radiator can also be installed here, or a pair of 120mm fans. A chrome-plated locking mechanism is also secreted under here, allowing the user to lock or unlock the left side panel with the included key.
Front panel functionality is very full-featured with power and reset buttons located at the top of the panel and a fan control knob at the center. The fan control supports up to four fans and is flanked by the I/O ports, consisting of four USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port, FireWire port and the customary audio jacks. The power button incorporates a white LED signifying a power-on situation and a similar LED, just to the right of the FireWire port, indicates HDD activity.
Up front, the 600T sports four big bays with meshed covers and a lower panel, also meshed, that provides ventilation to the front 200mm intake fan that also features white LEDs and a rotation speed of 800 RPM. I'm not able to discover any CFM data about any of the fans in the 600T, but the configuration would seem to create a negative pressure environment inside the case, depending on which fans are controlled by the fan speed knob.