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Got my 600T white today at last! I was worried as hell when I saw the box though, UPS wasn't to kinda during its shipping, with several punctures all around. Heads were gonna farking roll if I saw any damage to this case after the money I spent on it. Last time I spent this much on a case was back in 2002 on a Lian Li PC-68 for $200 from Newegg.

Luckily, Corsairs thick box and styrofoam saved case from any dings and scratches, kudos to Corsair for making sure this thing is well protected from the ogres that are UPS workers.

Once I had it out, it was a sight to behold for sure. I never had a case like this, especially in white outa the box if you count some of antecs light "tan" cases back in the day as "white"

After the recent horror stories, I checked everywhere with an eagle eye to make sure there were no scratches or buffs anywhere. During which, I found this strange paint job in the front of the case. I dunno if its an afterthought from the factory or they couldn't do a better job. Either way, was dissapointed to see the paint job done kinda poor







Upon further investigation through the case I found quite a few black flakes of paint in various area's, from the grills to near the doors. I presumed it was some leftovers from the factory and as a result of the door rubbing against the case as its removed and put back on. With that, i'm concerned of how long the white paint will last, especially on the inner panels where its going to rub up against wiring in the back of the mobo panel. It doesn't seem to be as well done as my Antec P-180 interior paint job, black or white.


It may also be because i'm used to the thick, soundproofing panels and walls of my Antec min p180 and also that i haven't had a large steel case in awhile, but I found the whole case some what "creaky" and floppy as I moved it around and took off the doors. I'm gonna assume its just because of the above mentioned reasons it seems "flimsy" to me, but its interesting how spoiled I have been with the fit and finish of my Antec mini p180 that fits real nice and tight together all around, like a tank.

For $180 case, im also dissapointed at the quality control for the gaps and fittings. The lower part of the case with the plastic housings don't mesh with the panels other then one corner near the window.







The backside also isn't any better



The gaping between the door and the case itself is also poor IMO. Some area's have too much clearance and leave large gaps. Some are tight and requires me to "force" the panel into place, therebye causing much more risk to having paint coming off







Im also wondering what this dust or coating of stuff is on my top grill in the 4 middle section spots, that I cant seem to get rid off, it ruins the look of the black paint job. Another factory oversight or just poor quality control?




Was also bummed out to see that the steel white paintjob doesn't exactly match the plastic either in the right lighting. Once again, factory oversight or just plain lack of care?





Even the buttons look like either leftover paint or plastic flange has been left on them. Cmon, for $180, we can do better then this Corsair




It is a nice looking case from a distance, thats for sure




So after all this, I honestly dunno what to think of my first Corsair case. For $180, I pretty much demand some better quality control for that kinda money which im not seeing in a couple of places. Again, I could either be either overlly picky/anal and or spoiled from my years of Antec cases who has had much more time to perfect building quality cases over the years. I've also been spoiled after having a large Antec-P180 and mini P-180 with soundproofing, tank like build construction, thick steel, so the Corsair in comparison just feels "meh"....

Will I keep this sexy looking 600T white edition? I hightly doubt it, $180 could get me a nice new mobo for my Antec mini P180 instead of case that has a long way to go before it has a dream of a chance to meet let alone surpass Antec's legacy
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This seems aweful, I would try and get a new one.

If it is the same, then they seriously do need work.
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While I love my 650D, it does seem like your case is not nearly up to the standards I would expect.

I don't think swapping it for another would help. It looks like most of the defects are due to the build and design process rather than specific to your case.

Rich
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I don't nit-pick and demand perfection, and nothing seems to be actually damaged or has major blemishes. However, for the price you paid, those fitment issues wouldn't be acceptable in my book.
 
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Id call up corsair and ask if its supposed to look like a monkey was banding those peices into place with a spoon.
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Looks like it was made on a Friday lol. I wouldn't accept that.
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i'd rather to buy a new one
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Looks like it was made on a Friday lol. I wouldn't accept that.
Nah, that looks like a Monday morning job.

Call Corsair or try to find a way to contact Corsair George. For some strange reason I couldn't find anywhere to send him a PM or an email so maybe try finding him in a thread if you can.

That case work is even shoddier than my HAF 932 and that's saying something.
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While I don't think here is anything terribly wrong with the case, I would agree these things knock Corsair down from an upper tier case manufacturer to middle tier at best. I like Corsair gear so this is a sad thing to see.
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I really wanna like this case and if it was in the $100 range, I might look the other way on its flaws, but for near $200, I just can't.

RMAing to Newegg for refund on Monday, blows im gonna eat 15% restocking fee. However, this is gonna make me make damn sure I really want a case next time and do better research instead of jumping on hype bandwagons
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 8/20/11 at 3:24pm
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