Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review :: System Build

08-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case
  • Cooler Master 700 Silent Pro PSU
  • Cooler Master CPU cooler
  • EVGA GeForce 7050i motherboard
  • LG 16x DVD-RW
  • WD 36GB Raptor SATA HDD
  • ATI HD 3650 video card
  • Corsair DominatorX DDR2-1066MHz memory
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 CPU

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 system we built with the Cooler Master Gladiator 600 case is typical of a modern computer with a ATI video card, an Intel CPU, a WD HDD and Cooler Master PSU and Cooler Master CPU cooler. Building the motherboard and CPU combo was a breeze and I won't bore you with the minutiae. Mounting the motherboard onto the case also proceeded without problem.


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

Installing a HDD into the case is a simple matter. Simply mount the drive rails onto the HDD and slide the combination into the HDD rack. Note that there are no holes to mount the screws if you want to install a HDD without the rails, but this is tool-less and painless. There is a hole next to the HDD rack which allows you to move wires behind the board.


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 bottom of the PSU area has a grill that mounts a dust-free filter included with the case bundle. To install it simply slide it into the slots. The PSU mounts with four screws on the rear of the case. After installing the DVD drive, attaching the wires and using the hole and cable ties for proper cable management, the system was ready to go.