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Only got one pic now!

Mainly because my build isn't finished yet, also keep in mind that the quality is low atm.

I will use my Canon camera when I finish my build!

600T White Special Edition!

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I would HIGHLY suggest those bitfenix alchemy led light strips. They have these bright square LEDs that are just way brighter than any LEDs I've seen before on any light strip. The backing is sticky, even after taking them off and putting them back on. I put one on top and one on bottom of the acrylic sidepanel window. Word of caution, the 4 pins that you connect for power can short and smoke if they touch each other wrong. But mine survived. But highly suggest them. Even for the $50 price of 2 30cm ones. But the pics don't always do them justice. They are crazy awesome bright like in my pics.
Hey well I did buy two generic bright white LED strips but didn't really like them. See I wanted the inside to be bright but not THAT bright. So I went ahead and bought two white cold cathodes which I'm happy with and perfect for my case. I placed one on the bottom next to the PSU and HDD cage and placed the other below the top mesh cover. Happy with it. Sorry for so late reply.
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Is there any disadvantage to having exhaust fans at the bottom of the case? I plan to move my push/pull H100 inside, under the optical drive cage after removing both HDD cages. I don't want the exhaust from the H100 blowing directly into my video cards, so instead I'll have it blowing out towards the front of the case and use the 200mm fan as case exhaust. All the other fans (120mm fan in optical drive cage, 120mm back, 200mm top, and four 120mm side panel) will be intake fans to sort of have a positive pressure case with the video cards being the only other exhaust. What do you guys think of this idea, or will the exhaust be sucked back in?

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Is there any disadvantage to having exhaust fans at the bottom of the case? I plan to move my push/pull H100 inside, under the optical drive cage after removing both HDD cages. I don't want the exhaust from the H100 blowing directly into my video cards, so instead I'll have it blowing out towards the front of the case and use the 200mm fan as case exhaust. All the other fans (120mm fan in optical drive cage, 120mm back, 200mm top, and four 120mm side panel) will be intake fans to sort of have a positive pressure case with the video cards being the only other exhaust. What do you guys think of this idea, or will the exhaust be sucked back in?


I'm by no means an air cooling genius, I'm still seeking help for the best air setup on my 600tm however, I'll give my opinion. The first and obvious disadvantage is that heat naturally rises and your going to be pushing hot air that wants to rise out the top, back out the front of the case so your essentially pushing air down. Firstly, I'd consider this, do you want hot air blowing out the front of the case? Assuming your computer is on top of your desk it's going to be blowing out directly adjacent to your position and that might be uncomfortable.

Another issue I can see is that your intaking air from the top mesh, I'd suggest buying filters as this may create extra amounts of dust being pulled straight through the top of the mesh even just with the dust that naturally sits on top of your pc, I've seen that people who use the top as exhaust don't have this issue. Personally, I have just bought the DEMCiflex 600t filter pack, which I think is quite great, but each to their own, lots of people don't like the look of them!

Is there a particular reason you want to do a push pull h100 in this case other than performance, for example just because you want to? I'm hoping someone will pull me up on this if i'm wrong, but I read a review in which it was said that push pull with a h100 in this particular case ( not sure if it was meant to be about this case ) only brought an increase of 3-4 degrees in temperature, which I suppose is still quite a bit, but not when your sacrificing clean air flow. It seems to me, your intaking air and not exhausting it efficiently which could cause hot air to leak out through areas of your system where you may not want it to.

Also again, I assume it doesn't matter to you, but your h100 tubing is going to be hanging across the chassis and pumping water upwards which is fine, although this seems less efficient to me.

Like you said, In two area's you've also got your exhaust fans exhausting air right underneath an intake fan, so it's going to rise and be pulled back into your system and again this is going to be less efficient. Hot air is actually less dense that cool air, and experiences almost like a floating force, this because it occupies more volume than cold air so it floats to the top! When hot air moves out, cool air moves in, however you've got the hot air moving out and are forcing the warm / hot air back in from the exhaust.

All that being said, you are always free to test your own system to find the greatest temperature setup, you just need to consider your environment you are in and the natural laws of physics. I'm assuming there's at least a couple people running the h100 in push pull.

I hope I was able to help at least a small bit. Good luck dude!
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I am very satisfied with my case! I came home early this morning and just as I got there I had to sign for a large box that looked like it was from pc case gear! To my excitement it was my new case! After doing a once over on the case, checking the accessories and cabling and just generally playing around with it, I have to say the quality is incredible, and I am at this point very impressed with Corsair. It was packaged incredibly well and everything arrived in plastic. Even the plastic that is used on this case ( which some reviews said didn't feel sturdy ) feels great! I love how everything is put together especially the spring loaded latch mechanisms on the side panels!

I am glad I got the black graphite ( although it is actually more like a graphite colour than black) over the white as I was very confused about which colour I should have used. It looks great in the room and I'm looking forward to moving all of my computer components in there this weekend. It is pouring rain today, and as I have the day off I may do it today and take a few pictures!

Thanks for the advice when I was asking about this case guys, very happy!
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Hello.

I'm new here, but I've been reading odd threads and posts here for some time. Today I read the last couple hundred pages of this thread as I looked for info and your ideas for this series since I will get a 600T SE in a couple of weeks. After all this reading, I have an idea of how I want to set up the fans in the case and was looking for any comments or recommendations. I'm planning on removing one HDD bay and putting the other one next to the PSU, and using the window. I also use pure air cooling, with a V6 GT that I just purchased.

So, first of all (and what drew me to this thread in the first place), the front intake. From the multitude of forum posts I've read, it seems like the best replacement would be the BitFenix Specter Pro. I have heard conflicting opinions (I remember a specific user whose name I don't recall in this thread who mentioned many times that they weren't great and wanted to go back to his NZXT fans) on them, but most people seem to vouch for them and they seem at least a lot better than the stock ones? I actually initially was drawn to the NZXT ones for the white blades but discarded them when I learned they could not be screwed in normally and had to be mounted; this kind of stuff really puts me off, and I guess I'm pretty obsessive about keeping everything neat and according to original design.

Secondly, the top fan. After a lot of thinking I decided I wanted to try having two 120mm intakes. I definitely want to have positive pressure and I've never tried this setup before, but it seems attractive. The rear would be exhaust. For these fans I'm thinking of the Corsair SPs. They're, to me, the most aesthetically pleasing fans, and I like the accents those rubber bands provide.

Now, I was thinking of having red accents for the case. My components don't really have any accents (you can look at my rig for them) aside from my Vengeance memory which I really really like the look of. I've seen a few setups here with red accents and I really liked the look of them. So I would have the red bands on the SP fans, and also would like to get red sleeved cables. For the latter, BitFenix Alchemy extensions are a good option, yeah? They're a little cheaper than the NZXTs and look about the same (man, these things are more expensive than I expected).

As that stands, I do have one problem: lighting. I would like the case to be lit, and I was thinking of either blue or white, or something in between. I like these colors because they make the case look nice and cold. So, how does everyone like lighting their case? I had never heard of cold cathodes until today; what are those about?

Also, I was thinking of using a 200 or 230 mm fan on the mesh panel, if I were ever to need more cooling. How many of you have tried this? How easy is it to mount, for example, one of those 230 BitFenix Spectre Pros on there? It seems a lot neater than four 120mm.

Finally, as I said, I'm obsessive about original design and don't plan on any modding that compromises this or the aesthetics of the case. However, the one mod that I saw here and really liked was the removal of the 5.25" bays and the placement of another 200mm fan instead. That seems like it could provide some really pleasing airflow. Did the people who did this ever comment on the cooling it provided? I don't remember seeing them talk about it, but I could have missed it.

So yeah, any opinions on the fan setup, accents or lighting?

Thank you!
Edited by Gyrael - 2/10/13 at 9:27pm
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Hi Gyrael and welcome to OCN buddy! thumb.gif

Red accents would be nice, and the alchemy strips would be a good choice instead of cold cathodes.
For the front fan setup, I believe there's a 120mm fan mount for the 5.25 bays. I've just got my case a few days ago and haven't done much about it yet. I'm planning to get that mount though.

looks like this.
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the one mod that I saw here and really liked was the removal of the 5.25" bays and the placement of another 200mm fan instead. That seems like it could provide some really pleasing airflow. Did the people who did this ever comment on the cooling it provided? I don't remember seeing them talk about it, but I could have missed it.

So yeah, any opinions on the fan setup, accents or lighting?

Thank you!

I did not take temps of my stuff before adding the second 200mm in where the 5.25" drive bay was, but I did notice loads more air flow and from memory I think my mainboard dropped 5'C, not sure on my CPU as I used a H100 to cool that with the radiator on top of the case. But I was able to run my rig with a stable 4.8 overclock. Not really sure about my GPU as that thing always sits on 86'C to 90'C when playing games (GTX690) not happy with that so I am just waiting for my waterblock to arrive.

One thing to note with the extra 200mm fan in where the drive bays are, is that it is a real pain to take out each of those drive bay covers and then clean them, but other than that this is the easiest mod to do to the case and you can alway put it back together again with a few rivets.

I hope this helps.. thumb.gif
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Hi Gyrael and welcome to OCN buddy! thumb.gif

Red accents would be nice, and the alchemy strips would be a good choice instead of cold cathodes.
For the front fan setup, I believe there's a 120mm fan mount for the 5.25 bays. I've just got my case a few days ago and haven't done much about it yet. I'm planning to get that mount though.

looks like this.

Thank you for the welcome.

That mount also looks nice. I forgot to mention in my post that I actually will have a bluray player in one of the optical bays, so I'm not sure how that would work if I removed the cage. Any ideas?

Also, I can't find these Alchemy light strips? Only the cable extensions.
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I did not take temps of my stuff before adding the second 200mm in where the 5.25" drive bay was, but I did notice loads more air flow and from memory I think my mainboard dropped 5'C, not sure on my CPU as I used a H100 to cool that with the radiator on top of the case. But I was able to run my rig with a stable 4.8 overclock. Not really sure about my GPU as that thing always sits on 86'C to 90'C when playing games (GTX690) not happy with that so I am just waiting for my waterblock to arrive.

One thing to note with the extra 200mm fan in where the drive bays are, is that it is a real pain to take out each of those drive bay covers and then clean them, but other than that this is the easiest mod to do to the case and you can alway put it back together again with a few rivets.

I hope this helps.. thumb.gif

That sounds really nice. I totally didn't think of cleaning the covers though, good point. I guess you have to remove the fan every time you wanna clean?

Thanks, guys.
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Hi Gyrael and welcome to OCN buddy! thumb.gif

Red accents would be nice, and the alchemy strips would be a good choice instead of cold cathodes.
For the front fan setup, I believe there's a 120mm fan mount for the 5.25 bays. I've just got my case a few days ago and haven't done much about it yet. I'm planning to get that mount though.

looks like this.

do you have a link to that mount? thumb.gif
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