Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 8 years ago
Behind the motherboard, the SSD drive bays work perfectly. Just slide the drive into the mount and it locks firmly into place with ease, allowing you to get on with the rest of your build
The power supply locks into place easily enough; I was able to slide it in from the side of the chassis, then simply screw it into place. There’s a lot of room behind it for cable management too, although with the extra space behind the motherboard it’s barely needed.
The end result of moving all those hard drive bays, the power supply and the vast amounts of cable routing space to behind the motherboard means that this build looks super clean, if a little empty. Of course, all that free space is perfectly located, especially if you’re eager to install a few large water cooling radiators, or even just some of the larger AIO coolers on the market.
The chassis is quite wide, so for those of you looking for an air-cooled build, often the quietest type of build, you’ll find room in here for even the biggest air cooling towers on the market.
The GPU height is nicely located to benefit from the pre-installed 140mm fan in the front of the chassis.
The Sapphire 270X Tri-X Toxic is far from being a small GPU, but in this 600Q is looks relatively tiny; you should have no trouble fitting any card on the market in this chassis.
There’s a lot of free space around the motherboard, something that is going to prove appealing to the modding and water cooling crowd. It’s also great to see that all cable routing grommets are located in practical areas, preventing unwanted cable-trail throughout the chassis. This does help greatly with aesthetics, but it’s also a vital component in allowing unhindered airflow throughout the system.
All panels back in place and you wouldn’t know that there’s a high-end gaming system built inside it. It looks just as monolithic and unassuming as it did when we took it out of the box and it’s certainly an impressive chassis to look at.