Originally Posted by Gyrael
The real question is why the 5.25" bays are still being riveted into cases. Make them removable! Thumbscrews would be nice.
George himself has said he doesn't even use them, and a lot of people don't. Doing this could allow for a second 200mm fan mount in the front, and a second set of 120mm/140mm mounts too.
This 100 times over. Not only would it be pretty much the only case on the market with this feature, it would probably increase sales ten fold because so many people don't use them any more and it will allow for large radiators to be mounted up front without getting out the tools. Aside from this what I'd love to see that isn't already a poll option:
-Modular case design. Lose the rivets. Although I don't mind taking out the tools, many potential 600T buyers turned their attention to other cases simply because they would have to drill out rivets or cut things to make their components fit. I think the Enthoo Primo is definitely the case to examine as it's a spectacular case for the price and pretty much ticks all the right boxes for enthusiasts despite one or two things.
-Front 240/280/420/360 radiator option.
-Full dust proofing.
-A positive pressure oriented design.
-Rubber plugs to cover the unused I/O ports.
-Case feet that don't have stick on rubber pads. If you want to remove them to paint the case there's only a small number of times they can be removed before they will no longer stick since the mounting screws are underneath the stick on pads.
-HDD drive cages that have the HDD's mounted from the right side panel so that you don't have to remove both left and right side panels.
-Slots for mounting fans/radiators instead of screw holes so that you can make small adjustments to fit your kit in much like the Phanteks or NZXT cases.
-A slightly taller roof to allow thicker radiators or push/pull but not too tall as to make it a full tower since I, and I'm sure others, would prefer it to remain a mid tower but if it has to be a full tower to be accommodating then so be it.
-Lose the clips used to fasten the front, top and rear bezels. If you're not careful when reattaching them, they snap easily.
-Better build quality. Unfortunately since the case is almost $200 I really feel that the case doesn't have a solid feel as the windowed side panel creaks when you remove it and the case itself doesn't feel really robust but that may be due to the thin steel sheet metal used to help keep the weight down. That and the powder coating looks and feels cheap. When you compare it to my budget Storm Scout 1 case there's just no comparison in the quality. I can bang the Scout around and the paint doesn't scratch and the case just feels solid. It's a tad heavier and the plastic doesn't match the steel as well as the 600T but it is overall better built. The 600T isn't a LAN case so most won't be carting it around everywhere and elderly people don't know how to turn on computers so if you have to make it a bit heavier, so be it.
-Sleeved front I/O cables similar to your power supplies. Just don't put that sticky plastic fly paper sleeving Phanteks put on the Enthoo Primo I/O cables. It's ugly, cracks and makes cable managing a truly dreadful experience. Lots of fans come with the same stuff. Sleeving like the Noiseblocker fans have would be epic.
-The final thing I can think of at this point is to get rid of the USB 3.0 pass through but I'm pretty sure I don't need to mention this as most modern motherboards have a front USB 3.0 header.
I know it's probably asking a lot especially if you're trying to keep the case at around $200 but I for one, and I'm sure others, wouldn't mind paying more to have a case that looks as elegant as the current model but blows away pretty much every other case out there. Phanteks managed to do most of these things for $250 so it can be done. They even managed to put multiple mounting points for pumps and reservoirs and the way they designed the PSU mounting points is ingenious as it just makes the build look clean while managing to utilize space more efficiently. Their name doesn't carry as much weight as Corsair but for their first case it is definitely one of the best out there and the water cooling options are unreal for the price. Sorry to go on about the Primo but I really feel that's the case to beat as it's at a great price point and I know you guys can do better. You have some magnificent products already out there but I feel you guys are getting a bit lazy. Even the 900D Hardware Canucks received for review had retaining clips falling off and the windowed side panel wouldn't come off properly. They had to keep removing the bottom panel to get the side panel off. I know that could have been due to bad courier handling but I'm sorry that 230T is a good example of this. That case is very uninspiring to put it mildly. It's not a terrible case by any means but for the price there are too many cases out there that bury it at the same price point.
Perhaps my standards are too high. Don't take this as me bashing your products as I own many Corsair products and don't have any regrets since the quality and aesthetics by and large are fantastic. For what it's worth the current 600T is an excellent case and only really needs a bit of refining to make it a sensational enclosure. It's even aged gracefully and is as white as the day I bought it years ago which I wish the same could be said about my microwave's door. You guys almost hit it out of the park the first time. You have a chance to put out something truly unique and astounding. I'd love to see you guys create something truly revolutionary.Edited by Branish - 10/20/13 at 7:56pm