So what are we going to be installing into the Six Hundred V2 case? How about our X58 test system which is comprised of an Intel i7-965 Extreme, Gigabyte X58A-UD5 motherboard, Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 6GB of Crucial Ballistix, Zalman ZM1000-HP Power Supply, Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler, and a 750GB SATA drive. The first thing we are going to do is install the motherboard, which easily fits in.
I decided I would install the hard drive next. The front bezel cover of the case is easily removed to reveal an opening for you to slide in your hard drives. All you have to do is line them up and secure them with screws.
Up next we have the power supply. It easily slides in to the bottom of the case. I did notice that there was limited space to route cables. You are unable to route cables around the back of the case and there is only a small section behind the hard drive cages to hide cables. Finally we install the video card. Now if you are installing a long video card you will run in to some clearance issues with an installed hard drive. So this limits how many hard drives and video cards you can really have installed.
Finally when you have everything installed and connected things seem to be a little crowded. This is because as I said you cannot route cables behind the case and there is little room to hide them. Also the inside of the case seems smaller than other mid-tower cases we have reviewed. Once you have everything installed you can put the side panel back on. You can see a good amount of your internal components through the window.
When you power the system on you will notice that both the top fan and rear fan will light up with blue LEDs. They are actually pretty bright, I’m glad Antec has a switch on the back of the case to turn them on and off.