Corsair Carbide Clear 600C Case Review


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Corsair Carbide Clear 600C Detailed Features

As discussed earlier, the entire interior layout is inverted, with the PSU at the top and the CPU cooler at the bottom. From Corsair’s description, the “Inverted ATX layout shows off components, allows for direct airflow across the hottest components, and prevents noise from escaping the top of the case.” However, given the fact that heat natural rises (something that a 90 degrees motherboard rotation takes advantage of) I wonder if having the traditional exhaust fan at the bottom is really for the best.

Corsair Carbide 600C Interior

The shroud at the top conceals not only the PSU but also a pair of tool-free 3.5″ drive bays. Clearance wise, 200mm of heat sink space is provided along with 370mm of room for expansion cards. Easily enough for any system builder. One note – the 600T is not as tall as many other full towers due to the lack of space up top for fan mounts, and the smaller clearance on the bottom.

Corsair Carbide 600C PSU Shroud and HDD Trays

On the back of the case, we can see the PSU mount along with three tool-less 2.5″ drive bay. You get 210mm of PSU space, giving plenty of room for those Corsair PSU’s! Also visible are a pair of 3.5″ drive bays (under the PSU cabling) and three 2.5″ drive mounts. They are tool-less, but you are limited to just these five bays in the entire case, and while all five could accept a 2.5″ SSD, only the top two will take a full 3.5.”

Corsair Carbide 600C PSU Mount and SSD Trays

This shot show off the possible bottom fan configuration with an 280mm AIO cooler. Again, consider the position of the traditional rear exhaust fan – on the bottom as opposed to the top. Since people’s system’s differ I can’t say for sure if you could place a push/pull AIO system in the bottom, but at the very least you’ll almost certainly have to remove the rear fan.

Corsair Carbide 600C Fan Mounts

A large cutout is available for mounting the motherboard backplate, 203mm across and 152mm tall. 25mm of cable space is provided along the entire side, making fitting any cables easy. Routing them however, might be different depending on how picky you are. Tie down points are only present along the outer edges and the edge of the cutout.

Corsair Carbide 600C Motherboard Backplate

The I/O panel on top has a power/reset switch and a pair of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports each. Also included is a three setting fan controller with three connectors, meaning you have full fan control straight out of the box!

Corsair Carbide 600C I:O Panel

Building a clean, attractive system in this interior would be a cinch. A different story however, exists behind the scenes. A total of only five hard drive bays combined with somewhat limited cable routing options makes for an organizational ordeal.


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