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thank for the picture, but like i said, i believe it would not fit on the top, the corsair fan are tight in the top... can u try to post a picture with a bitfenix in the top? i havent seen anyyet... remember mounting a fan in the front is not the same as in the top... in the front you have more space to adjust or what ever u want to do, in the top you have limited space.

The fan is 25mm thick. Think about this though. Most 120mm fans people use are 25mm thick. The Spectre Pro is 25mm thick. The H100 is 27mm thick. All these things fit up top. If I wanted a SP fan up top, I would purchase it and take the risk. I would still use a ruler to measure the space from the upper components on my motherboard to the top of the case. You should do the same for yours, that way you'll be sure.
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Hi folks,
It's been a while I haven't posted here, I have a question, sorry if it is silly:
I just purchased a second SSD, now I need an adapte to put my 2 SSDs in one 3.5" bay, but I'm confused as to knowing which one will fit as they're all not designed to fit a "screwless" system...
So here are those I found, (please note: it's a french site) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Thanks again and sorry for the noobish question, I prefer to be sure.

I like the Akasa one myself, but I think all of them would work with the tool-less system. Devices that are only a half bay deep won't work properly (I have a fan controller that is only a half bay deep, and I have to use screws on it). As long as the device is a full bay deep, one of the pins in the locking mechanism should make contact with one of the rear holes. If the device is a full bay high as well, it should make contact with two of the holes.

Note, you can remove the bracket from the bay, install the ssd holder, put screws in it, and then put the bracket back into place so you can't tell there are screws holding it in. Using that method, pretty much any device will fit into the bays even if the device doesn't work with the Corsair brackets.
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As a general impression is a well thought quality product. But the price (160euros when i bought it) defines a premium product and allows me to have some complaints:
  • The replacement panel with the plexi window squeaks like theres no tomorrow (plexi contacts directly the metal surface).
  • Its unacceptable to have to buy a usb3 internal adapter for the front panel usb3 port (except if you want to route the usb cable at the back of the case).
  • The case has to much plastic.
  • The Mobo tray is top oriented so push-pull configs on the roof can be a pain.
  • Reported issues with the fan controller (mine is still working).
  • Minor paint issues (the internal if the sides is not well finished at the bottom)
  • One of the hatch mechanisms sometime sticks (minor)
  • The Roof could accommodate a 360 rad without a dremmel (rant)

Most of your points are valid. I would add "a lot of noisy fans" to the list as well as we have seen a lot of people replacing the 200mm fans to reduce the noise. You could also add "no hexagon holes for the fan mesh" which would help with the noise a little from what I hear.

However, a few of your points can be addressed. On the plexy panel, you could try tightening the screws. If that doesn't work for you, you can fix it by puting a small strip of cloth between the plexy and the panel. Cloth or rubber, whatever you have available. Just cut it small enough so it can't be seen. Lots of work though.
As for the USB3 cable, it doesn't bother me at all and in fact when I first got this case my mobo didn't have USB 3.0, so I had to use this type of cable to plug the front panel USB 3 into my USB 3 expansion card. I would agree that they could include an adapter. The plastic is no issue. If one doesn't like the plastic, don't purchase the case.

I agree about the push/pull comment, but of course this is a mid tower that can still fit pretty much any board on the market. Adding more room at the top of the mobo could take it out of the mid tower market. Still though, another half inch would have been really nice. I also agree about the fan controller and in fact I think the case would have been much nicer without one instead the one they used. I haven't had any paint issues on mine, but it's the graphite version. If you have a side panel latch that's sticking, swap it out with one from the other panel. Since you don't take that panel off as much, it won't be a big issue. I have three panels for mine because I had to purchase the windowed side panel, and it has a latch that sticks too. Lucky I could swap it out with one of the latches on the panel I'm not using.

I also agree that it wouldn't have taken much more effort to allow this case to fit a 360 rad up top. Don't forget though that making the top able to handle a rad that long would make half the top optical drive bay unusable. In my case, when I had three fans up top, I was using this half bay deep fan controller in the top bay so it wasn't an issue for me (I did the 360 mod up top). Maybe they could make a Premium version of the case with a little more space up there, both vertically and horizontally.

We should point out though that t he features of the case far outweigh any complaints we might have (at least for me). I love the design/style (other than the fan controller knob). I really like how the convex side panels allow for more cable routing space without making a big bulge like some other cases. I love the interior design. The space available in this case is huge, even when it's got two or three video cards installed, and even with water-cooling setups. The filter system is decent and easy to keep clean. Removable and configurable hard drive bays are a great idea, and the cable management system has been copied to death by other companies. The tool-less system is OK, as are the thumb screws on the back. It's a large mid-tower, but you can see how they have really made use of the increase in size. All in all a great case for sure.
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The fan is 25mm thick. Think about this though. Most 120mm fans people use are 25mm thick. The Spectre Pro is 25mm thick. The H100 is 27mm thick. All these things fit up top. If I wanted a SP fan up top, I would purchase it and take the risk. I would still use a ruler to measure the space from the upper components on my motherboard to the top of the case. You should do the same for yours, that way you'll be sure.
I like the Akasa one myself, but I think all of them would work with the tool-less system. Devices that are only a half bay deep won't work properly (I have a fan controller that is only a half bay deep, and I have to use screws on it). As long as the device is a full bay deep, one of the pins in the locking mechanism should make contact with one of the rear holes. If the device is a full bay high as well, it should make contact with two of the holes.
Note, you can remove the bracket from the bay, install the ssd holder, put screws in it, and then put the bracket back into place so you can't tell there are screws holding it in. Using that method, pretty much any device will fit into the bays even if the device doesn't work with the Corsair brackets.
Most of your points are valid. I would add "a lot of noisy fans" to the list as well as we have seen a lot of people replacing the 200mm fans to reduce the noise. You could also add "no hexagon holes for the fan mesh" which would help with the noise a little from what I hear.
However, a few of your points can be addressed. On the plexy panel, you could try tightening the screws. If that doesn't work for you, you can fix it by puting a small strip of cloth between the plexy and the panel. Cloth or rubber, whatever you have available. Just cut it small enough so it can't be seen. Lots of work though.
As for the USB3 cable, it doesn't bother me at all and in fact when I first got this case my mobo didn't have USB 3.0, so I had to use this type of cable to plug the front panel USB 3 into my USB 3 expansion card. I would agree that they could include an adapter. The plastic is no issue. If one doesn't like the plastic, don't purchase the case.
I agree about the push/pull comment, but of course this is a mid tower that can still fit pretty much any board on the market. Adding more room at the top of the mobo could take it out of the mid tower market. Still though, another half inch would have been really nice. I also agree about the fan controller and in fact I think the case would have been much nicer without one instead the one they used. I haven't had any paint issues on mine, but it's the graphite version. If you have a side panel latch that's sticking, swap it out with one from the other panel. Since you don't take that panel off as much, it won't be a big issue. I have three panels for mine because I had to purchase the windowed side panel, and it has a latch that sticks too. Lucky I could swap it out with one of the latches on the panel I'm not using.
I also agree that it wouldn't have taken much more effort to allow this case to fit a 360 rad up top. Don't forget though that making the top able to handle a rad that long would make half the top optical drive bay unusable. In my case, when I had three fans up top, I was using this half bay deep fan controller in the top bay so it wasn't an issue for me (I did the 360 mod up top). Maybe they could make a Premium version of the case with a little more space up there, both vertically and horizontally.
We should point out though that t he features of the case far outweigh any complaints we might have (at least for me). I love the design/style (other than the fan controller knob). I really like how the convex side panels allow for more cable routing space without making a big bulge like some other cases. I love the interior design. The space available in this case is huge, even when it's got two or three video cards installed, and even with water-cooling setups. The filter system is decent and easy to keep clean. Removable and configurable hard drive bays are a great idea, and the cable management system has been copied to death by other companies. The tool-less system is OK, as are the thumb screws on the back. It's a large mid-tower, but you can see how they have really made use of the increase in size. All in all a great case for sure.

Well said! The net result is that its a mid tower chasis that does fulfills its promises, and for the most part even more, since it is punching like one weight category up (full tower) and thats the root of our expectations (inherited greed of human beings might be another one smile.gif ).
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Hey guys,

I'm seeing a lot of discussion on the Spectre Pro and how it is superior to the regular Spectre. Can someone elaborate? I'm assuming quieter/better performance.

My main question about the pro version is can I disable the LEDs? Would it be relatively simple to do? I'm going for a more subtle look in my black 600t with a lot of UV / violet light.

Also as a caveat, is there somewhere where I can buy just the clear plexiglass window? Not the full clear side, just the window. I think it would look better than the mesh and keep the airflow in a more controlled direction.
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All Gold 600t

Gold 600t
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All Gold 600t

Gold 600t

that case is pretty slick. did corsair come out with a gold one or did they paint it?
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I want to line my Corsair 600T with some carbon fiber, how much do you think I'd need? The exterior specifically.
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Purchased this case a few days ago. I transferred all the components from my sig rig into it. I was a little disappointed that you can only put a 200mm fan in the front without cutting up the case. So, I went a head and cut up my case. biggrin.gif



I also cut up the top so I can put my H100 radiator up top, for a push setup. (its a little dirty)




Idle temps for my GPU and CPU dropped a few degrees by making these changes. I haven't loaded the system up yet, but I was running 60c @ 5ghz on my 2500k. I'm going to change out the 2 front 120mm fans for 2 more Corsair fans and possibly a nice touch screen fan controller.

Also, a nice little tip/trick. The 3.5" bay mesh pop-out from a CoolerMaster HAF 912 fits the 600t. The honeycomb is a little different, but blends in rather well.



I'm going to purchase a full set of BitFenix Anarchy extensions in white, soon. I also plan to do a custom loop and possibly SLI. thumb.gif
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Purchased this case a few days ago. I transferred all the components from my sig rig into it. I was a little disappointed that you can only put a 200mm fan in the front without cutting up the case. So, I went a head and cut up my case. biggrin.gif

I also cut up the top so I can put my H100 radiator up top, for a push setup. (its a little dirty)
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Idle temps for my GPU and CPU dropped a few degrees by making these changes. I haven't loaded the system up yet, but I was running 60c @ 5ghz on my 2500k. I'm going to change out the 2 front 120mm fans for 2 more Corsair fans and possibly a nice touch screen fan controller.
Also, a nice little tip/trick. The 3.5" bay mesh pop-out from a CoolerMaster HAF 912 fits the 600t. The honeycomb is a little different, but blends in rather well.

I'm going to purchase a full set of BitFenix Anarchy extensions in white, soon. I also plan to do a custom loop and possibly SLI. thumb.gif

If you put the radiator in the top, are u able to put the thing that covers the top as well?
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If you put the radiator in the top, are u able to put the thing that covers the top as well?

I believe so. It needs to be tweaked, but it looks like it should fit fine.
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