Corsair Carbide Clear 600C refers to a series of cases Carbide. It has an interesting structure, appearance and functionality. In the course of the article we will describe all the things that allow us to attribute the “six” to the group unique ATX solutions.
The dimensions of the Corsair Carbide Clear 600C fit into a very adequate bar 45x260x535 millimeters. The main “chip” case is an inverted arrangement of the internal components – the CPU is in the lower region, and the video card is on it. The realization of such approach it took to move the viewing window on the right side to the left. According to the manufacturer’s website, there are two variations of this case:
We got the option the Corsair Carbide Clear 600C – black color and a large viewing window. Overall, the external design of the case can be called as restrained. Smooth side walls, smooth front panel and a small circular chamfer on the transitions between them.
Top and front panel Corsair Carbide Clear 600C combines two materials: plastic frame and steel sheet. Thanks to the steel sheet, each of the panels are monolithic and “muffled”. Without the filling of the empty weight of the hull is close to 10 pounds that is felt at the time of Assembly. The case is very confident standing on the surface and under the influence not staggering.
The observation window, and to be precise the viewing panel is on the left side. As for me, the idea of demonstrating the internal system components manufacturer approached with maximum enthusiasm. Transparent wall covers the entire width sidebar and has only small inserts on the top and bottom faces.
A transparent pane is represented by Plexiglas, which has a great reflective effect, very good collects dust or fingerprints.
The front panel is a combination of minimalism and brutal metal. Here we can note the presence of small, concise, and Corsair logo separated by a zone in the upper region.
A separate area hides a stub for the two devices to 5.25 in. In the closed position the socket is fixed on the chassis by a pair of magnets.
The upper part is similarly direct and metal. At the hull design it does not accommodate fans. But, in the bottom left corner there is an insert for the controls. It is a place for four USB ports, two of each type, two audio outputs, a toggle switch fan control buttons power and reset, as well as performance indicators.
Downside, as always, technical. The power supply is at the top, there are eight plugs for the expansion slots, a small area of perforation, a place to plug the motherboard and one seat for a 120 or 140 mm fan. By default there is already one spinner.
The area of the power supply unit includes a mounting frame. In the target vision of the manufacturer of the power unit can be installed outside of the housing.
Go to the lower boundary. Here we find four sturdy legs with rubberized coating. They raise the Corsair Carbide Clear 600C for approximately 30mm. Since the upper region is made without seats for fans, the manufacturer has decided to make up this item here. In almost the whole area of the settled particulate filter. It is attached to the housing by means of small magnets.
For a dust filter on the frame Corsair Carbide Clear 600C are seats for up to three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans. Each seat has a “floating” mounting location. Previously, I had to use this factor in other assemblies, which is convenient.
Next, we turn to internal inspection.
Let’s start with the fact that the sidebar is by default mounted on two hinges. Locking panel in the closed state occurs with a small mechanism on the lock type. To open use highly visible plastic handle. Such a mechanism of opening/closing is comfortable during the operation or demonstration of an assembled system.
The hinges are metal and made well. The basis of the lateral metal panels, which in combination with its light weight not cause problems in terms of reliability of the system. When closing the door is not perfectly falls into place, but if it is to try to “shut”. But if simply to take and to bring to an end, all is well.
In Corsair Carbide Clear 600C, you can set the system based on the motherboard form factor: Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX, or EATX, of course. From the top about a quarter of the total volume of the housing is closed with a plastic insert. Visible seats model no. The motherboard tray has a large window for installation of the cooling system and five holes for wiring cables. Three of them are covered with rubber inserts. Restrictions on the size of the installed components the following:
The side panel opens on to a large corner, but before beginning the Assembly of the entire system, especially if it will be with advanced cooling system, I would recommend to remove the panel and put it back up after completion. For good measure, so to speak.
When removing the panel I just twisted loops. As it turned out, it can be removed without it: the sidebar is removed from the hinges upwards.
The right wall hides a “technical” area of the body. In the upper quarter are: a place for the power unit and the landing skids for two 5.25″ devices. Below them there are bays for two drives on the 3.5″. You can also install three 2.5″ drive. They are attached to the motherboard tray with the plastic guides.
Drives both sizes are fixed in the housing with the plastic guides and confidently stand without bolts, when a special wish, you can still be screwed. Rails for 3.5″ drives have a small rubber spacers to reduce vibration.
Speaking of cogs. Inside Corsair Carbide Clear 600C find a little box with screws of various sizes. Enough to build the system, and the set of ties will help to lay cable.
That have not yet discovered? True! Front panel. Given the massiveness remove it just will not work. On the one hand, you need to pick up the plastic “ears”, and then pull. Here, the user has to install two fans of 120 and 140 millimeters. By default, already installed a pair of 140 VAC. For air intake these fans are designed small slots on the front panel dust filter is also available.
To build the system on the basis of the case Corsair Carbide Clear 600C we will use the power supply Corsair RM650x. It comes in a package with a familiar design. On its sides there is a description of the model, photos and a list of its features and characteristics.
Inside the package the whole set: the power supply, cable, instructions, cable ties and power cable placed in separate packages.
RM650x Corsair has a fully modular, all the cable including the main 24pin release. The main cable is laid in a black braid, and additional MOLEX and SATA do not possess it. Full set of cables reflect the diagram below.
The unit is certified for 80 Plus Gold certification, has one common +12V with maximum load in 54A. Is used for cooling single fan with fan ring for 135mm. It supports silent mode and load up 260W is idle, then gradually begins to spin.
Looking ahead to say that in the final Assembly the power supply is most of the time was idle fan great impact on the overall noise level of the system. Extraneous sounds were found.
I started Assembly with the installation of the aforementioned power supply. To my surprise, he very easily took its place even without removing the special plug. It seems that the impact of its small size.
We have already mentioned the existence of a regular three-position “lever” to adjust the fan speed. So, you can connect three turntables via 3pin connectors. To supply power you will need one cable kind SATA.
Default manufacturer staffed with Corsair Carbide Clear 600C just a triple fan Corsair Air Series AF140L. This turntable with the size of the impeller is 140 mm and the working modes in the area of 1150 Rev/min. is Obtained by default, remain the only free seats on the bottom face of the housing.
After the installation of the power supply and drives, I realized the fitting ready-made platform on the basis of the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula and not a little of the cooler Noctua NH-D15S. The results were clear – the internal dimensions of Corsair Carbide Clear 600C easily take on Board your any configuration with air cooling.
The next stand was removed already familiar to set of the water cooling system NAS EK-KIT X240. This time the fitting was interesting. As it turned out, the case has no regular seats for installation of the cooling system of this type, and drilling the housing is not wanted.
Eventually managed to place the tank extensions on the region of the perforation, the pump was bolted to the landing places of the lower fans and the radiator located on the front panel with the injection of hot air inside the case.
I admit, the option is not the best. But to throw the air down also did not want – would not where to put the pump. Because of the edging of the front panel, in case the direction of flow in the “body”, most likely we would have a massive influx of warm air back.
Even with the system on the basis of flexible turns, subject to the inclusion waterblock the motherboard into the cooling circuit, the system was very neat. Of course, such a view creates a laid approach to cover drives and good opportunities for output wires in the right places.
At the time of publication of the material Corsair Carbide Clear 600C were not extensively available in Metropolitan retail, but clearly it got. While its price tag was about 11,000 rubles, which is tinted with the same solutions at this level are from the Corsair and other manufacturers.
Summarizing all the above, Corsair Carbide Clear 600C certainly can please the following items: reverse execution, excellent panoramic views of the inside of the system and the overall thoughtfulness of design and the most hidden “peripheral” elements of the system.
For myself, I came to the conclusion that default this case more adapted for air cooling or AIO ready-systems, rather than a full-sized water cooling system. Perhaps some will need more seats for storage – there are manufacturer could provide the option of their location within the system, but it seems this branch diverged from the common concept of “perfect clean system”. If you collect exactly the same, the variance of the Corsair Carbide Clear 600C is a very interesting contender on the list ;).