We have reviewed quite a few Cooler Master
cases here at Bigbruin.com and the latest to show up at the lab is the Gladiator 600. At first glance it appears to be a redesign of their popular Centurion line, as the Gladiator borrows many of the features that made the Centurion series a great design and value for the consumer. Let's see if that trend continues with the latest addition to Cooler Master's line of mid-tower cases.
Before taking a closer look at the sample provided for review, let's look at some published data taken from the official product page
on the Cooler Master website...
Features and Specifications:
» Model: RC-600-KWN1-GP (with side window);RC-600-KKN1-GP (without side window)
» Color: Black
» Dimension: 7.95 in (w) x 17.12in (h) x 18.89in (d)202mm (w) x 435mm (h) x 480mm (d)
» Weight: 21.3lbs, 9.7kg
» Material: SECC Body ; Mesh Front bezel
» Motherboards: M-ATX, ATX
» 5.25" Drive Bay x 5 (with out using a 5.25" drive bay)
» 3.5" Drive Bay Exposed x 1 (converted form one 5.25" drive bay)Hidden x 5 (HDD)
» I/O Panel: USB 2.0 x 2, eSATA x 1, MIC x 1 and Audio x1(Support HD Audio)
» Cooling System Front: 120mm Blue LED on/off fan x 1, 1200 rpm, 19 dBA Support 140mm fan
» Rear: 120mm Standard fan x 1 (optional)
» Top: 140mm Standard fan x 1
» Side: 120 or 140mm Standard fan x 2 (optional)
» Expansion Slots: x 7
The Cooler Master Gladiator 600 arrived in a great looking retail box. The outside shows you everything you could possibly want to know about the design and function of the chassis.
Once we crack the top of the box we find the typical packing material; a clear plastic bag wrapped around the case and foam blocks used to protect it.