Author: Bob Buskirk
We will be installing a newer system in to the 600T our system is comprised of an Intel Core i7-920, Gigabyte X58-USB3 motherboard, Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card, Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3-2000 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit, OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 3.5-inch solid state drive (not pictured), 2 500GB SATA drives, NZXT USB Expansion System, ASUS DVD drive, and the Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W power supply. The first thing you are going to want to do is install your CPU, CPU cooler and memory on your motherboard. Then install the motherboard inside of the case.
To install an optical drive just remove one of the front drive bezels and slide the drive in from the front. Go ahead and lock it into place with the tool-less locking system.
Hard drives are next, they also use a tool-less system. Just line up the mounting holes on your hard drive with the pins on the mounting system and like that it is installed. After you are done just slide your drives right back in.
I installed the power supply next. Just slide it into the bottom of the case and secure it with screws on the back. Before I installed my video card or anything else I ran all of my cables and organized everything. I was able to route the 6pin CPU power connector through the back of the case, but it just fit. Having an extension would have been nice. You can see that most of my cables are routed through the back of the case. You will find the 4 connectors for the fan speed control. I only used 3 so I left the cap on one of them. Also with our motherboard installed we can see how large the CPU cut out is and that we would have no problem changing our CPU cooler with the motherboard installed.
The last thing I did was install the video card and connect everything else up. I also installed the NZXT USB Expansion System. This way I could connect my 2 wireless adapters for the keyboard and mouse and not worry about them if I go to a LAN party. With everything installed the case looks pretty good to me!
The white LED’s on the case are not overly bright when the system is turned on, although I would have liked to see an option to turn them off.