Corsair rolls out three Carbide SPEC series cases

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 18 2014 @ 14:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Corsair introduces Carbide SPEC, a new line of budget cases for gamers.
Corsair®, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Carbide SeriesTM SPEC range of gaming PC cases in three models: the SPEC-01, SPEC-02, and SPEC-03. Characterized by aggressive styling, modern features, superior air cooling, and expandability, the SPEC range offers everything gamers need from a case and nothing they don’t.

All three SPEC cases have been designed with PC gamers in mind, stripping out the unnecessary and leaving a lean and mean looking chassis that delivers great cooling and makes PC building quick and easy. The cases boast modern features such as USB 3.0 ports, native SSD mounts, and extensive cable-routing options, as well as a huge side panel window to show off the hardware inside. The black-painted interior is optimized to direct unobstructed airflow to the PC’s hottest components, with a front-mounted LED fan providing ample cooling. Tool-free drive bays and removable dust filters add to SPEC’s wide array of high-end features.

There’s plenty of room to expand inside too, with support for even the longest graphics cards, front fan mounts for dual 140mm and 120mm fans, and seven expansion slots. Whatever version of SPEC gamers choose, they will have a case with the flexibility to handle years of upgrades.

“Entry level cases are usually antiquated, old designs. Some still have room for floppy drives,” said George Makris, Product Manager at Corsair. “With the addition of the Carbide Series SPEC to our line, gamers can now get a case with modern features and great styling combined with superior cooling and expandability at a fantastic price.”

The SPEC-01 case has a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD and the SPEC-02 and SPEC-03 cases have suggested retail prices of $59.99 USD. The cases will be available in April from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. All are backed with a limited 2-year warranty and Corsair customer service and technical support.


Feature

SPEC-01

SPEC-02

SPEC-03

MSRP (in US)

$49.99

$59.99

$59.99

Form factor

Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX

Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX

Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX

Front panel USB 3.0 ports

1

2

2

Tool-free hard drive bays

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in cable routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Direct Airflow Path for GPU

Yes

Yes

Yes

5.25" bays

2

2

2

3.5" bays

4 (shared)

3

3

2.5" bays

4 (shared)

2

2

Expansion slots

7

7

7

SSD compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Front Fan Mounts

2x 120mm

140mm / 2x 120mm

140mm / 2x 120mm

Top Fan Mounts

2x 120mm

140mm / 2x 120mm

140mm / 2x 120mm

Rear Fan Mounts

120mm

120mm

120mm

Side Fan Mounts

0

0

0

Bottom Fan Mounts

0

120mm

120mm

Included fans

1x 120mm

2x 120mm

3x 120mm

LED Fans

1x red LED fan

2x red LED fans

Three versions:

1x red LED fans
2x orange LED fans

2x white LED fans

Dust filters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Side window

Yes

Yes

Yes

Black interior

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dimensions

467 x 200 x 413mm

445 x 185 x 440mm

445 x 185 x 440mm

Warranty

2 years

2 years

2 years



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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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