Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Reviewairman - September 6, 2009
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For the $70 price tag, the Cooler Master Gladiator 600 is an exceptional bargain. It offers good airflow, sturdy construction, convenient features, and looks great. Cable management is easy, but could use a little more room on the back side, and the exhaust fan at the top doesn’t leave enough room for the huge coolers that are on today’s market. As pointed out in an earlier Cooler Master review, as well as this one, the tool-less design of the PCI retention used flimsy plastic and I had the same issue with them popping out on large video cards. A simple screw or two alleviates this problem well. The case is capable of fitting the large current-generation video cards with about a half inch of room or so to spare. I was very impressed with the construction of this case. It is very sturdy and withstood my weight standing on it without flexing at all. I love the look of it, and enjoyed going in depth and putting it to the limit. Overall, those looking for a mid tower case with an affordable price tag should definitely consider the Gladiator 600 by Cooler Master.
- Tool-less drive bay system is convenient
- Cools well and has good airflow
- Attractive looks
- Tool-less expansion slot system could use a little work
- Not enough room at the top for the included exhaust fan if a large cooler is used