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Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Review


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Introduction


Cooler Master has been a leader in creating some spectacular computer cases and sometimes we forget that they also create a variety of other cases that feature considerably less.  In this review we will be looking at a case that is not cutting edge, but instead has taken many of the cutting edge ideas and then incorporated these into a lower priced product.  The case we are looking at is named the Gladiator 600. The name is very fitting for it is able to hold its own with the big cases, but still remain very sleek and competitive.

We here at Ninjalane also like to look beyond a case as something to hold your computer gear and see what else is possible.  For instance we like to look at a economically priced case, and think "what we can add to it with the extra cash we saved when buying it?"  For us that means looking at the modding potential of the Gladiator 600.
The Gladiator 600 is a very nice black case with open mesh front to help cool the components inside. The CM Gladiator 600 has a very classic tower feel to it that will appeal to just about everyone. 
The biggest issue with pre-modded cases is that you are often restricted in what additional mods you can do. The CM Gladiator is clearly a perfect for use out of the box and also an empty canvas for cutting, modding, and painting as you see fit. Right away you can start getting a feel of what you can do with this case without worrying about what has already been done.
Specifications
Motherboard: Micro-ATX/ATX
Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25" External
Drive Bays: 5 x 3.25" Internal
Cooling: Front: 1 x 120mm Blue LED Fan, Top: 1 x 140mm Standard Fan, Optional Rear: 1 x 120mm/140mm Fan, Optional Side: 2 x 120mm/140mm Fan
Front I/O Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, 1 x MIC, 1 x Audio
Net Weight: 21.3 pounds
Dimensions: (L)18.89 x (W)7.95 x (H)17.12 inches
Expansion Slots: 7
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