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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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Corsair

I've been sporting an Antec P160 for years now, simply because I never found another case worth moving into. I think I've now discovered my next case - Corsair's Graphite Series 600T. Sleek, sexy and functional - those would be the three words I'd use to describe Corsair's latest prototype that was previewed at Computex this year. Corsair's tagline for the 600T is "mid-tower outside, full-tower inside." Corsair accomplishes this in two ways; first, by making the case slightly wider than your typical mid-tower, and second, with reconfigurable hard drive bays.

The case is wider and the side panels are curved slightly to allow for better cable management. Cases often boast cable routing behind the motherboard tray, yet rarely provide ample room to house your wires, making you fight for every space. Not so with the 600T - simply route your wires thru the plentiful openings and stuff it behind the motherboard without worrying whether the side panel will close. The pictures don't really do it justice - there's plenty of room there. As for the reconfigurable hard drive bays, the 600T supports up to six 3.5" drives in two hard drive cages (three in each). What makes them reconfigurable is that you can remove one or both of the cages to accommodate multiple, extra long GPUs (up to 15"). But unlike other cases, you won't necessarily have to remove the cages entirely - you can instead mount the cage at the bottom of the case next to the PSU!

The 600T also includes two 200mm fans with white LEDs (front and top), a rear 120mm exhaust fan, and a built-in fan speed controller on the top-front of the case (alongside four USB, one eSATA, one Firewire, and headphone/microphone jacks). In addition, the top fan can be removed to accommodate a 2x120mm radiator and fans. As of right now, the case does not have a window, but Corsair will most likely create a windowed side panel as an option, though it'll probably be of a mesh design to match the rest of the case, rather than clear plastic.

 

 

 

 

 

Corsair was also showing off its AirFlow Pro, which mounts about Corsair's AirFlow fan and connects to any Dominator memory that includes DHX Pro. The AirFlow Pro contains a series of LEDs that display memory activity, while the center LEDs change according to the temperature. In the photo below, the middle LEDs are red because they turned off the fan to raise the temperatures. Visual cues are always welcome additions for enthusiasts.

 

 

Next were Corsair's fully modular power supplies. Yes, even the ATX 20+4-pin cable is modular! The three power supplies - AX750, AX850, AX1200 - are all 80 Plus Gold. The AX750 and AX850 contain an ultra-quiet 120mm fan, while the AX1200 contains an ultra-quiet 140mm fan.

 

 

I also got to see Corsair's recently released CPU coolers, the A50 and A70.

 

 

Lastly, Corsair had a bunch of USB flash drives on display, and while that's usually not something to bother discussing, I must say I was rather impressed by the speeds boasted by the Flash Voyager GTR, a USB 2.0 drive, thanks to its quad-channel design.

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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