Corsair Graphite at $149: Carbon copy or Diamond cut? @ Computex

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Most exhibitions in the world have the best products, you know, at the show. It doesn’t work that way at Computex. Far from it. KitGuru’s spies went behind closed doors and into Corsair’s exclusive little suite – tucked away on the 10th floor of a hotel.

Corsair’s existing moves into the chassis market have been marked by 2 things:-

  1. Stunning attention to detail – shown in the price
  2. Lower sales volume than desired – explained by the price

With a targeted street price of $149, the Corsair Graphite 600T will be a much more serious challenge for other companies competing in the enthusiast space.

Familiar styling

There is plenty of space inside the chassis and the neatly removable drive bay reveals an additional, front-mounted 120mm fan that will chill most (regular) graphic card set ups.

Corsair lady pulls it off for us

That fan normally blows across a set of bays – but does not have to. The nice young lady removed the bay for us and explained that this would be the best way to set the chassis up for those of you contemplating GTX SLi.

Now that's what we call removable 26

Corsair obviously has the Antec 1200 firmly in its sights (and has borrowed heavily from the Cooler Master Cosmos ‘S’ school of design) to make a chassis that ‘looks right’ for the UK market.

KitGuru says: Like everything that Corsair does, this case certainly looks the part. We’ll see if the solid looks are backed up by sensible thermals, air flow and noise reduction once we rip one open [Sorry, carefully test – Ed] in the KitGuru Lab. $149 is around £100. Not cheap. Not expensive. But is it just right?

Discuss in our forums over here or just leave a quick comment below.

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  • Death Dealer
    June 3, 2010
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    Thats very nice indeed, isnt it ? really like the design and the price point is good, for a change.

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  • Fred
    June 3, 2010
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    I will be keeping my eyes open for this one when it hits retail or review sites.

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  • Terry
    June 3, 2010
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    ohhhh lovely, like that.

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  • Eric K
    June 3, 2010
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    hard to see the fine details from those pictures, but I look forward to seeing the reviews when they hit.

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  • Stefan
    June 3, 2010
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    Looks a bit cheapish from the side, but the front view is impressive.

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  • Derek
    June 3, 2010
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    £100 is good, wonder if they include fans?

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  • Tim
    June 3, 2010
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    £100? ill have one !

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  • Frankie
    June 3, 2010
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    Availability, when !? I like the look of that case, looks like it has loads of internal space

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  • Terry Fl.
    June 3, 2010
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    I heard about this on anandtech a few days ago and was hoping someone would post pictures of it. Im really interested in this. please get a review up asap.

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  • Kris
    June 3, 2010
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    £100? It’s $150 US isn’t it? It would be nice to think that you can just convert the $ to another currency, but it sadly doesn’t always work that way. Probably more lik £140-150, which is still great for this case, imho.

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