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Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Review

Installation
Installation should be pretty straight forward as we know Corsair for pretty easy installation with their cases. The first thing we will be installing is our motherboard. Corsair has preinstalled that standoffs so all we have to do is install our I/O shield and place the motherboard then just secure it with screws.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

I did notice that the bottom of the motherboard sits extremely close to the 3.5-inch drive trays. This could cause difficulty connecting our headers down here.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

We are going with an all SSD system so we will be making use of the hard drive trays on the backside of the motherboard tray. These are tool-less so all you have to do is slide the drives up in them.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

Our power supply is next. You will need to remove the power supply bracket from the back of the case and install it on the back of your power supply. Once you’ve done this you can slide your power supply in from the back of the case, you are going to want to have the fan on your power supply facing down for proper airflow.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

Since there was a third AF140L fan included with the case I decided to install it on the front of the case. I just popped off the front of the case, took out the filter and easily installed the fan. The fan controller on the top of the case supports three fans so all of the fans included with the case can be controlled from there.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

Now it is time to run all of our cabling. I found that routing cables was very easy in the 600Q. Most of our cables were hidden behind the motherboard tray and with the space back there you don’t really have to tie anything down if you don’t want to.

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

I did find it odd that the pre-installed fans had their power cables on the opposite side, so you would actually have to route the cables around the fan to reach the routing holes in the case. This could easily be fixed by rotating the fan yourself, but this is an extra step that Corsair could prevent by installing the fans with the power cables on the right side.

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The last thing to do is install our graphics card, which goes in easily. As you can see our completed build is very clean. Remember the cleaner the build, the better the airflow!

Corsair Carbide Series 600Q Case Installation

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