The MasterCase SL600M Black Edition celebrates the dark side of the SL Series—the side that gets irked by business casual attire and the hum of fluorescent office lighting. It prefers the comfort of shadowy corners, lit only by RGB from the latest gaming hardware.
Technology between the two SL models may be identical, but the Black Edition marks a specific rite of passage for the series: exactly 1 year of stellar reviews and awards. What was once just a novel idea is now an intensively tested and proven method of cooling and noise reduction.
Of course, the original Work/Play concept is as valid as it ever was, but the MasterCase SL600M Black Edition much prefers the latter.
Better suited to its covert personality, a jet-black powder coat embellishes the aluminum panels and internal layout.
Fresh, cool air is taken from the bottom of the case, assisting the natural rise of hot air out of the top of the case for proficient thermal performance.
Since the path of airflow is from bottom to top, the front and rear panels of the case act as a shield against noise. From the front, noise is shielded from escaping toward the user, while the rear panel prevents noise from bouncing off neighboring walls, minimizing acoustics.
Noise is further reduced by large, low RPM fans in comparison to smaller, conventional fans. With efficient case cooling, there is an increased potential for system fans to operate quieter in turn. For maximized noise reduction, the dual 200mm fans can be set to their lowest RPM setting via the I/O Panel.
A proximity sensor triggers the USB lighting for easy access in the dark. The panel will stay temporarily lit before turning off automatically. Furthermore, the I/O Panel features a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C port, four additional USB ports, a PWM fan speed slider, a headset jack (audio + mic), and a dedicated microphone jack.