A Look Inside
Removing the main side panel we find more sound dampening material installed, this can be found on the other side panel as well.
Now typically when you remove this side panel you would gain entry to the motherboard compartment and more, but since this case has a reverse ATX layout we are actually on the backside of the case. This will give us a great idea of how things are laid out.
The first thing that caught my attention were the three 2.5-inch hard drive trays that are attached to the backside of the motherboard tray. This plastic trays are completely tool-less so you can just slide your drive right in them. If you don’t plan on using them you can easily remove them too. Above them you will find two 3.5-inch hard drive trays that support 2.5-inch hard drives as well.
These trays are removable and feature a tool-less design for 3.5-inch hard drive installation, but you will need a screwdriver if you plan on installing 2.5-inch hard drives.
At the top of the case if your power supply mount and the two 5.25-inch drive bays. These bays use a simple tool-less locking system. Since these bays are above the main motherboard compartment Corsair was able to make this case shorter or less deep than many other cases.
Routing cables behind the motherboard tray should be quite easy, there is a full inch of space back there.
Taking off the opposite side panel of the case we gain entry to the motherboard compartment. The first thing that I noticed was the large shroud that covers the top part of the case. This hides your power supply and optical drives, keeping the inside of the case looking quite nice. While this is not a huge deal for the 600Q version of the case, the 600C that has the clear side panel will definitely benefit from it.
The main compartment has room inside for motherboards up to the ATX standard. We can also see seven cable routing holes inside, four of which have the rubber inserts installed. There is also a very large CPU cutout that will allow you to install an aftermarket CPU cooler without having the remove your motherboard from the case.
Looking at the front of the case there is quite a lot of room so if you wanted to install a thicker radiator here you can.
The entire bottom of the case is ventilated. Here you can install three 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans. You also have room for water cooling radiators up to 360 mm.