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Corsair Carbide 600C Introduction:
Corsair has always been at the top of the list for high quality and cutting edge design. With a full spectrum of memory, SSDs (Solid State Drives), power supplies, CPU coolers, computer cases, and a wide array of gaming hardware, it is hard to find someone who doesn't have at least one Corsair component in their system. I know I sure do. Corsair's Carbide Series covers a range of cases from the inexpensive microATX mid-tower 88R to the much larger cube-style Air 540 and the mid-tower 500R. I have both the Air 540 and the 500R, and they continue to serve me well. But joining the lineup is the all new Carbide Series Clear 600C and Quiet 600Q. Corsair says, "The Carbide Series Clear 600C and Quiet 600Q are at the cutting edge of case design, offering ultimate silence or ultimate style – without sacrificing ultimate performance." Today we will take a look at the Clear 600C.
Corsair Carbide 600C Closer Look:
The front of the box shows a plain 3/4 graphic of the case on a plain brown cardboard background with black text that highlights the case features in several languages. At the upper left is the familiar Corsair triple sail logo and at the bottom is a large Carbide Series 600C; so there is no doubt as to what is in the box. The exploded view on the back of the box gives you an idea of all the components before you ever get it out of the box. Both sides show a graphic of a side view and a front view of the case, along with a listing of the specifications. Now, one thing you may notice is the text at the bottom says that this is an inverse-ATX Full-Tower case. Inverse-ATX? Well, we will have to see exactly what that means when we open the box.
The large, thick Styrofoam end caps keep everything secured and well protected, and instead of the usual clear plastic bag, we have the case enveloped in a black fabric bag. As I recall, the Air 540 was packaged similarly, and this is a nice touch and seems to keep the static down. You know how it is when you pull a plastic bag off of a case - every stray piece of Styrofoam or fuzz within twenty feet magically sticks to the case.
Now the case is out, and it does look a bit odd to see the window on the 'wrong' side. Of course, with this being an inverse-ATX layout, the window is on the opposite side of where you are probably used to seeing one on a case. There are protective clear plastic sheets on the inside and outside of the side window, and a thin strip across the I/O panel on top. I am curious to see how the inside of an inverse-ATX case looks. Let's take a look!