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Item#: N82E16811139038

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

  • ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Linda M.
  • 8/25/2014 5:52:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: The case was well built and came with two front 120mm fans not one as described.

Cons: The windowed panels had damage where it's attached into the case.

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  • James G.
  • 8/15/2014 6:05:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStandoff issues

Pros: Nice looking case with decent cable management

Cons: The central Standoff was longer than all of the rest turning my MOBO into a seesaw. The extra would have fixed the problem if three other standoffs did not have larger thread patterns. Screws slide right in and out of them.

Other Thoughts: I still have yet to finish this build because now I have to find new standoffs. Corsair also has an overly tough customer service department to contact.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry you haven't been able to get in reach with us. Please try calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be happy to assist you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Scott P.
  • 8/12/2014 10:28:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Spec-03 Case

Pros: Very Sleek little case, Excellent cooling, and great room to operate.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/6/2014 5:28:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood case

Pros: -Really good airflow
-Quiet fans
-Looks good
-2 USB 3.0 headers

Cons: I don't really know if it's a con but all the fans have 3 pin connectors so unless your motherboard has 3 you will have to order a molex adapter

Other Thoughts: I don't really write reviews so sorry if this one sucks :D

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  • CYRIL A.
  • 8/6/2014 11:01:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk, but could do better

Pros: Light weight, fast shipping from Newegg, nice looking case, came with three fans pre-installed, aggressive design.

Cons: Feels really fragile, price after rebates is still too much for this type of quality, no room for cable management, feet are uneven making the case wiggling, top fan are too close to be mounted without touching the motherboard, the 4 pins CPU hole is too small (top left) and it is covered with the motherboard (really?), also you can't pass through the hole a 8 PIns if your motherboard requires it, stand offs are pre-installed (was looking for them), fans are white (blue on the picture). side panel was scratched and paint was off, thumb screws were hard to remove without a screwdriver, you need a modular PSU or good luck to route your cables and close the case.

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed as I was relying on good reviews for this case but it is really falling short of my expectations. Nonetheless, this case holds a GTX 680, AM3 motherboard and Phenom II X6 CPU with stock cooler as you have to choose between blow hole fans or large heat-sink, 4 hard drives and a semi-modular PSU. If you have a lot more to put in, check for another case with room for cable management and more room globally.

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  • Patricia B.
  • 8/1/2014 7:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME.

Pros: Small // Compact // Neat // COOL <-- temp wise.

Blue LED Adds A Nice Touch.

CAN FIT H100i with corsair slim fans see overclock 3d review.

Cons: My Hypere 212 Just Barely Fits.

Not Alot Of Room For Cable Management Like..WWhat i mean is You WANT A MODULAR PSU. Mine Is Cramped But Still Its under the Hdd Bays.

Other Thoughts: came with a dent in back but w/e idc. not a big deal its too small.

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  • David W.
  • 7/30/2014 5:27:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsArrived busted

Pros: None

Cons: Why did I order a case via mail. Spent over 2 hours on phone...CHAT did not work.

Other Thoughts: Waste of time

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  • John T.
  • 7/29/2014 12:33:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair SPEC-03

Pros: Nice case that came with 3-120mm fans. It has two mounting spots for SSD's and the 3.5" trays could support SSD's as well as HDD's. Good cable management options. Two front side 3.0 USB ports.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have read that there is a compatibility issue with this case and the CM Hyper 212 EVO. I was able to install the cooler and still have clearance to close the case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 8:34:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

Pros: Where to start...
-Lowered my temps 5 degrees as soon as I installed everything. (Upgraded from a Rosewill Challenger)
-The white LEDs are absolutely gorgeous!
-This case is very, very, very visually pleasing!

Cons: Here is no room at the top of the case to mount a radiator, at least on the inside. the mother board is about half a centimeter from the top of the case.
My case arrived with a cracked side panel, but Corsair, being the wonderful company they are, sent me a replacement for free. All I had to do was show them my invoice and put in an RMA ticket. Easy as pie.

Other Thoughts: For a budget, I think this is a great case for anyone. It has room in the back to cable manage, which is just perfect, because using a case without room, is very difficult, and the airflow is terrible and temps are crazy.
Build: FX-8350 (Not over clocked), GeForce 760 ACX cooling, GeForce 9800 GTX+, Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM (Running at stock 1600MHz clock I believe), on a Gigabyte 970A-D3P board.

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  • Colby M.
  • 7/26/2014 8:24:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsThe good and the bad

Pros: Great case, airflow is stupendous, aggressive look, cable management options are awesome.

Cons: Using with a Corsair H80i push/pull config will block one of the top fan slots...not a big deal, but having that second fan to suck the heat out would have been nice, and you would think Corsair would have taken that into consideration during design since the water cooler is their own.

HDD cage is awkward. Has plastic for the SSD's, which easily breaks. You have to remove the HDD cage to install the second front fan...These in itself are not huge issues, but be aware.

The big issue with this case, amount of room for a second graphics card. With the new R9's, you can only fit one in the case. The HDD cage is going to keep you locked at one card only. Your only option is to remove the HDD cage and let your HDD's sit on the bottom of the case.

The last thing, the 8pin CPU plug doesn't have an opening on the case to feed from the back. If your MB has that plug right next to the capacitors, there is no option but to let that sit across your board...I'm a little OCD when it comes to actually seeing the cables, so this no gucci.

Other Thoughts: For 59.99, great case for the one graphics card kind of kids, but for us kids who like outrageous, this case isn't going to float.

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