Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review :: Features

08-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • Cable Management System
  • Superior Airflow Performance
  • User Friendly
  • Front fan Blue LED Switch
  • PSU Bottom fan can be set up facing up/down (filter included)
  • Front I/O Panel
  • Retaining hole for CPU area

Dimension7.95 in (w) x 17.12 in (h) x 18.89 in (d)
202mm (w) x 435mm (h) x 480mm (d)
MaterialSECC Body; Mesh front bezel
MotherboardsM-ATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bays5 (without using a 5.25" drive bay for 3.5" drive)
3.5" Drive baysExposed x1 (using a 5.25" drive bay converter) Hidden x5 (HDDs)
I/O PanelUSB 2.0 x2, eSATA x1, MIC x1, Audio x1
Cooling System Front: 120mm Blue LED on/off fan x1 1200RPM 19 dBA
Support 140MM Fan
Rear: 120mm Standard fan x1 (Optional)
Top 140mm Standard fan x1
Side 120 or 140mm Standard fan x2 (optional)
Expansion Slots 7
UPC Code 884102004445

There are two models of the Gladiator 600 case one with a side window and one without. The difference in part number is a K for the case without a window and a W for the case with the window. The case being reviewed today did not come with a window. There is a single color available which is Black. The case dimensions are normal for a Mid-Tower case.

Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review

Airflow is always important on a case and the Gladiator supports up to five fans. You can install up to four 140mm fans and a 120mm fan for maximum ventilation. Cable management is also important as the enthusiast wants to show off their new case but improper cable management can make a high-end system into mess as cables can get in the way or block airflow.

The Gladiator 600 is very user friendly with a Front I/O Panel, a CPU cooler retaining hole. The next feature is that the PSU fan can be facing up or down position. Long video cards like the GeForce GTX285 should fit with the motherboard tray being 280mm deep. This means that you can fit a 270mm long video card into the case. Cooler Master warns that CPU coolers taller than 6.5 inches (165mm) will not work. Video cards longer than 10.6" will also not work in this case.