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I've read nothing but good things about the case. So my question is, will the 600t be able to keep 2 580s in sli cool enough? Or should i opt fpr another case? The cable management and looks of the 600t look top notch. Thanks in advance.
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The 600t is a mid tower isn't it. If so it may be a little difficult to keep it as cool as it might be in a full tower but it should still work I would imagine.
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If the cards are close together then you want a case with side panel fan.
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post #4 of 11
If you did the 600t you would need the replacement side panel with the fan mesh if it's out already, it's sold seperately. The 650T? is white with the side panel with mesh already, no buying the extra side panel.
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post #5 of 11
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It is a mid almost full tower type of case from what i've read. I'm pretty much looking for a case with good cable management and ventilation for sli. I'm not going sli right now but will definetly in the future. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
The 600t is a mid tower isn't it. If so it may be a little difficult to keep it as cool as it might be in a full tower but it should still work I would imagine.
There's no logic there.

A mid tower with lots of fans will cool better than a full tower with few or no fans. The size of the case doesn't mean much - in fact, in a larger case, the air has more of a distance to move before it reaches where it needs to be, thus having less pressure.


Having said that, 580 SLI in a 600t is going to run warm. It's going to be very warm regardless of the chassis; the 600t lacks a fan on the side panel. A side panel fan blowing air on the cards is going to help reduce the temperatures, but when you have two large, hot cards sandwiched together, they are going to be warm.
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post #7 of 11
Well I just meant with a larger case you can generally fit more fans or have room for a WC setup. I just didn't mention that I guess

After using a full tower I don't see myself ever going back to a mid tower any time soon unless by size constraints or something.
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post #8 of 11
The 600t runs warm. You'd definitely want the optional side panel with mesh to add side fans. Also consider that corsair knows the 600t runs warm and actually changed their 200mm fan design to spin faster and with a different blade. Presumably the 650D and white 600T that feature these new 200mm fans will cool better.
post #9 of 11
I had SLI 480s in a mid tower case with two 120mm intakes and one 120mm exhaust. I had to take out the HDD rack to allow good fresh air flow; also there was a lot of heat soak after running the cards for 10 or so minutes. (If I opened the case the temps would drop about 7-10 degrees due to the hot air that was trapped in there being exhausted.
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if your going to be on straight air you might want to look into somthing antec 1200 or the coolermaster hef's
    
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