I would like to thank CaseKing.de for supplying the review sample.
CaseKing is one of the few companies out there, which will not just sell anything. They only offer hardware that performs well and is of high quality. The shop carries quite a few exclusive parts and devices from all around the world and it is also the official distributor for a long list of well known manufacturers. Their assortment has grown substantially in recent years, while great service and support is still a very important part of the shop philosophy. The website may be in German, but due to great demand, an English version is in the works.
CaseKing has kindly sent us the Gladiator 600, which is one of the newest mainstream cases from Cooler Master. The name "Gladiator" is closely tied to the Centurion theme, which is the company's past family of mid-range cases. The question is, if Cooler Master managed to continue the success and great price / performance ratio with the new Gladiator.
Model: Cooler Master Gladiator 600 Case Type: Mid tower Net Weight: 7 / 8.5 kg ; 15.4 / 18.7 pounds Dimension (W x H x D): 202 x 440 x 485 mm ; 8 x 17.3 x 19.1 inches Material: SECC (case body) ; Mesh (front bazel) ; Electroplate (I/O Panel) Color: Black Cooling System: Top: 140 x 25 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 17 dBA (support 120 mm fan)Front: 120 x 25 mm Blue LED on / off fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA (support 140 mm fan)Side: 120 / 140 mm fan x 2 (optional)Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional) Motherboards: Micro-ATX/ATX Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25" Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5 inch Drive Bay), 5x 3.5" Hidden & 1x 3.5" Exposed (converted from one 5.25 inch Drive Bay) Front I/O: USB2.0 x 2; eSATA x 1; Mic x 1; HD Audio+AC’97 x 1 Expansion Slots: 7 + 1