The Corsair Carbide 600Q (CC-9011080-WW) and its windowed equivalent the 600C (CC-9011079-WW) should be available from most major retailers very soon, and we will endeavour to update this section with retail links as soon as we have them. Corsair has given both of the new chassis’ an MSRP of $149.99 exc. Tax, £119.99 inc. VAT and €149.99 inc. tax
The 600 is a big departure from the current crop of Corsair chassis designs, but still manages to keep a lot of the trademarks that have made the chassis series so popular with system builders. The build quality is flawless throughout and that really shines through in the visual appeal of the chassis. It may be a big and rather bold looking box, but the quality of the finish on the exterior certainly stands out, and no one is going to look at it thinking it was cheap. The minimalist design is perfectly carried out, with even little details such as the tiny Corsair logo on the front panel, designed not to spoil those clean looks.
The interior is simply amazing to work with, and it was by far one of the easiest system builds I’ve ever had to do, and I’ve done many of them in my time. The main compartment has room for a vast amount of high-end hardware without ever having to worry about compatibility. The huge cable routing grommets and some additional non-grommeted cut-outs are very well placed, meaning that all motherboard, GPU and fan cables are quickly tucked out of sight, allowing you to achieve unobstructed airflow, as well as a build that is aesthetically pleasing.
All of the storage drives, as well as the power supply, are all tucked out of sight, which frees up a lot of space for water cooling or air cooling hardware in the front of the chassis. This should also help improve the acoustic performance of the chassis and is further enhanced on the 600Q, which benefits from high-quality noise dampening materials on the interior of all the main panels, as well as low-RPM 140mm fans in the front and back; not forgetting the extra 140mm fan included in the box. If that wasn’t enough, Corsair has also fitted an easy to use three-speed fan controller to the 600, giving you the ability to dial down the noise further when working or watching a movie, but giving your system the extra airflow it needs when gaming or rendering.
The price isn’t particularly cheap, but it’s priced about where you would expect it to be given the overall specification and build quality; the market is no stranger to £100+ chassis these days and I’m happy to say the 600Q is worth every penny of the MSRP. As far as building a quiet system goes, the 600Q is certainly going to put you on the right path, but I get a feeling that the 600C model is going to be a lot more popular, as having that side panel window to show off the beautiful interior of this chassis is a temptation that’s simply hard to refuse; I may even have to retire my own Corsair 780T in favour of the 600C/Q in the near future.
- Bold and clean exterior design
- Noise dampening design
- Flawless cable management
- Excellent water/air cooling support
- Built-in fan controller
- Two 140mm fans pre-installed (with a third included for free)
- Dust filters on all major intakes
- The bold design of the 600Q may not suit everyone, but the 600C does look a lot more “gamer” friendly
“The Corsair Carbide 600Q is the perfect chassis for those looking to build a high-end system. Offering a clean and modern design, with a huge interior, exceptional cable management and whisper quiet performance, you’ll have an amazing looking and performing system in no time!”
Thank you Corsair for providing us with this sample.