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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio
  • 2 x 5.25" Drive Bays / 3 x 3.5" Drive Bays / 2 x 2.5" Drive Bays
  • 1 x Front Fan / 1 x Rear Fan
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • RICHARD S.
  • 4/22/2015 6:55:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too bad

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Affordable
Attractive
side window

Cons: Not enough room on top to install a fan due to RAM sticks getting in the way.

Other Thoughts: I ordered a blue LED case but I recieved a white LED case.
At least it came with TWO front LED fans instead of one.

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  • Steven V.
  • 4/13/2015 1:20:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap and flawed

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Cheap(ish)
I like that you can remove the front panel without the wiring. Nice.

Cons: Dont plan on using any of Corsairs CLC with this
Flimsy
No room above the mobo to route any wiring this side of a fan lead. (even worse with a sabertooh mobo)
Built really cheap. The dust filters while nice, are poorly attached. The top one will sag without fans.
Top fans will not fit RAM with heat spreaders.

Other Thoughts: I built a decent PC for my son and he loves the look of the case, but what a terrible case to build. How can Corsair make a case that is incompatible with its own product line?

Sabertooth Z77
I7 2700k
16gb Gskill ripjaws
EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW
EVGA 500 psu
Seagate Momentus XT
Corsair H60 (unused)

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  • Austin K.
  • 2/17/2015 7:37:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSmall but alot of space

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: For being a mid size case this one really has alot of room inside of it for video cards like a gigabyte gtx 960 and its nice I replaced the fans in it, for my wife so its purple for her and it just blows me away how nice this case was.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2015 5:48:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: -Nice window so you can see your components.
-3 dust filters.
-Allows 6 case fans!

Cons: -Dust filters aren't great.
-Cable managing in this case is meh...
-The side panel screws are horrible.
-You aren't able to use the 212 evo with this case(2mm to small lol).

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  • John D.
  • 2/9/2015 2:16:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCorsair Obsidian Series SPEC-03/BLK

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Pros: Purchased this case in October 2014 for a new system budget build using a Z-97 platform for my son. Though trying to stay with a budget build, we stepped up on some components such as the Motherboard and Power Supply for future upgrades such as a better CPU and Video card. Comparing on CPU-Z specs at idle, CPU 27c, SSD's 26c, and this card 27c. With the selection of Red/Black theme matching in the MB. Memory, Fans, GPU, Red Sleeved Cables, NZXT Red Sleeved Lighting Kit, and this Case with a side panel window, this turned out super nice.



System Build: Gigabyte Z97X-SLI MB.
Intel Core i3-4330 CPU.
Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU Cooler 2Fans.
8-SilenX EFX-12-15 120mm Fans Red.
EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support
GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
ASUS DRW-241ST 24X DVD Burner.
CORSAIR CXM series CX750M 750W ATX.
Two Kits GSKILL RipJawsX F3-12900CL9D
-8GBXL.
Kingston HyperX /120GB Windows 8.1 OS.
Crucial M500/240GB for Games.
W-D Black 1TB HD.
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard.
Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse.
Logitech G430 Gaming Headset.
Corsair Gaming Spec-03 Blk Case.
NZXT CB-LED20RD 2M Sleeved Red Kit.

Cons: Though good on price and for a starter budget case, it could use some improvements. Needs more space on the backside for better cable management, it got pretty tight getting the rear panel back on after routing and tying the cables down. The front could use some better type dust filter . I removed the screen on the top inside to give more better exhaust air flow. The screen on the top inside will block up pretty quick, I had to remove the top panel to install my two 120 mm fans, due to the size of my after market cooler.

Other Thoughts: Though I've built quite a few systems, this Corsair case was my first. It's a good looking case, especially the front design. I think it's a good case for a first timer or for a budget build, but needs more space on the back for cable management, and better dust filters. Though we installed a ATX motherboard which filled the inside up pretty good, I think it would be overall better using a Micro-ATX motherboard. It will work for now, but possibly down the road, I'll probably switch this out for something in the Obsidian Series.

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  • aline v.
  • 1/25/2015 3:46:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFirst Build Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: -Good lookin'
-6 fans support (120mm )
-x2 2.5'' bays
-Windowed panel

Cons: -I was kind of upset ... no lot of room for cable management.
-Hard to get the RAIDmax AE-850watt PSU in place.
-Really disapointed as it has 6 fan support... Put Corsair H80i at the back and it take the place of my rear top fan.
-Was hard to put H80i in place

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  • Murray L.
  • 1/7/2015 2:57:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Side window. Under $50

Cons: I had to RMA it because the power switch didn't work.

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  • Aaron P.
  • 1/2/2015 2:05:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Budget End Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Roomy, which gives it good airflow, keeps my CPU cool at stock speeds without needing to buy an aftermarket cooler. I love the no screw HDD and SSD trays.

Cons: No cons. About what I expected for this price range.

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  • Richie G.
  • 12/24/2014 12:41:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: 3 Fans included, all incredibly quiet, and several places for more

Bottom-mounted PSU

Great looking LEDs

Feels sturdy and solid

Plenty of space for cable management

Plenty of room for large vid cards

Left side is transparent; Gfx card LEDs look great shining through

Front USB and headphone jacks

Cons: None thus far

Other Thoughts: They really put some thought into this design. Fans blow directly over harddrives/vid card, cable management was easy

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  • michael l.
  • 12/23/2014 10:26:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRebate Scam

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: The product came as promised and works fine.

Cons: Corsair did not honor my rebate and I feel as though I have been scammed. I submitted all the correct information; they simply do not want to give me my rebate. They offer rebates with the assumption you will not gather all the information and submit it to them on time. In many cases this happens and people miss their opportunity. However, in my case this is not the situation. I gathered all the correct documentation and submitted my rebate weeks before the deadline. I should have known better from all the similar complaints about corsair rebates.

Other Thoughts: It is sad that Corsair entices you to purchase their products with rebates they "offer" to make prices appear lower. However, they will find some way not to honor them. I submitted all the correct information and my upc was "invalid" because they claim there was a sticker on it. I should have known since many of the reviews complained about this very issue. Last week when I spoke to a rep via chat he said everything was clear and he “fixed” the upc. Today when I inquire about the rebate still showing to be invalid ("after they fixed it") they said there is nothing they can do and I will not be receiving my rebate. It was only $15 but its matter of principal. Do not offer a rebate if you do not want to honor it.

Looks like in my next computer build I will still use newegg.com but I will NOT consider ANY corsair products, and laugh when I see products offering a rebate because I know how their business operates. Good Luck with this rebate if you consider this purchase!

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