Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review :: Interior

08-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

Opening the case we found a very nice touch in that all the sides of the case are rounded. This protects your hands when operating inside the case as there are no sharp corners. The motherboard tray has a large hole in the center of where the CPU would normally be installed. This hole allows you to change out the back plate of the CPU without removing the motherboard from the case.


Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review
Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review
Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review
Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review

The top of the case has a 140mm fan to provide adequate ventilation from that position. The rear has the aforementioned 120mm fan mount. The fan is not included with the case. The bottom PSU area has a grill for the included dust filter. The case is deep enough for long PSUs to be mounted on the bottom. The upper right hand corner of the motherboard tray is where cables can be routed to the rear of the board.


Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review
Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review
Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review

The drive area has five 5.25" drive mounts. Each 5.25" drive bay has a slide rail that locks a drive into place once installed. To install a 5.25" drive you need to remove the front cover of the case, remove the cover to one of the drive bays slide in the drive and slide the lock into place. Note that the IO area of the case is part of the case and not of the cover, meaning no wires will be pulled out with the cover removed.

The front of the case has a 140mm fan which is in front of the HDD rack. There is a metal grill on the front. The HDD rack is sideways to the case. This allows installation of longer video cards without problem as sometimes the video card will block a HDD space. To install a HDD simply plug in the rail and plug the HDD into the rack. There are also three holes for further cable management on the bottom of the case under the PCI slots and above the PSU.