Antec says the Six Hundred was “designed for gaming purists,” and while this may be true, it’s also rather masochistic. The reason I say that is because this is not at all a tool-less case. While the hot-swappable 2.5″/SSD port is cool, I’d really like it if this case came with more thumb screws. My Antec Three Hundred came with enough thumb screws for all the hard drives. The Six Hundred however only has thumb screws to remove the side panels. This probably isn’t an issue for a lot of people especially if you don’t plan on changing much after your initial setup.
While not positioned as a LAN case, the 15.3lbs empty weight could easily bring you to a LAN with minimal muscle use.
If cooling is what you are after, you shouldn’t be left out with the Six Hundred, but if you want a system that comes with all the fans look elsewhere. The Six Hundred comes with the big 200mm fan on top and a 120mm on the back and space for two 120mms on the front for the HDDs and one on the side for the graphics card. This leaves three fans for your customization. These fans also have individual control switches on the back, so you can manually adjust thespeed.
|CPU:||AMD Phenom II x6 1075T 3.0GHz|
|Heatsink||AeroFlow FX 120|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W|
|RAM||4GB OCZ Platinum 1600|
|Case||Antec Six Hundred v2|
|GPU||Sparkle Nvidia GTS450 1024MB|
|Hard drive||1TB Western Digital Black; 1TB Seagate|
This Antec Six Hundred is small, but save for one issue, I had no problem getting my rig inside. The issue isn’t really an issue but more of an incompatibility. The PSU I have (Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600w) comes with vibration reducing rubber fittings that do not fit in the PSU slot that Antec provided. This is because the spot for the PSU was designed to hold the PSU in place along with the screws, creating a nice and tight fitting. This actually made PSU installation very easy. I’ve had cases without these that force you to hold the PSU in an awkward manner while you try to screw it in. So, while I can’t use the rubber fittings, the install was very easy, and the fit was perfect. Large PSUs, however, might not fit, but if you have a large PSU, you are probably looking to get a full tower (or at least a bigger case than this).
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