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Item#: N82E16811139039

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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  • Charles I.
  • 8/1/2014 8:18:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Good case for a Great price

Pros: Nice tooless design for all drives, a fair amount of space for cable management, a ridiculous amount of airflow, very convenient front IO panel, all in all great features at a great price.

Cons: Do not be deceived by how big it is, this case is cramped! No rubber grommets for cable routing holes, the top exhuast ports for whatever reason have an air filter on them. If you install fans there like I did you will find the filter causes a ton of noise and rattling. As much as I like the toolless design you have to remove both side panels to switch out the drives. The side panels were very hard to remove, I was always afraid of breaking them. Lastly, the textured finish of the case while not ugly, drives me nuts.

Other Thoughts: Despite those cons I would recommenced this case again, though I would also get custom grommets (and in my case, a smaller psu!)

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  • Jesse T.
  • 7/27/2014 7:16:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOk case.

Pros: Good air flow, Dual USB 3.0, and the case is well manufactured for good fit of components. Power light bar is well dispersed, and not obnoxious. The 3 included fans are good quality for this price range, and 4 snips on each fan will eliminate the LED's if not desired.

The case is reasonably sized, and has adequate cable management. Most mid-tower cases these days are enormous.

Included hardware is sufficient for a typical build.

The case metal is very thin and light which could be a pro or a con.

Cons: No rebate from Corsair. I should have listened to the warnings about non-payment.

The HDD activity light is like a laser strobe, but if you pop the panel off and put a tiny square of black electrical tape over it, enough light will still seep around to give an acceptable dim indicator.

Would like to have seen a blocker for the top vents, if they are not to be used, so that airflow/noise can be directed out the back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry to hear that you ran into troubles with the rebate. Please contact our Customer Support 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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  • David B.
  • 5/29/2014 9:19:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRebates not honored without extensive effort

Pros: The product seems adequate, although the "flashy" look is a little flamboyant. Having dual fans for enhanced cooling is an advantage. The price, with the rebate, was good. Without the rebate, its average.

Cons: The company, Corsair, offered a rebate with a very short duration for submitting extensive paperwork and completing online forms. A week after receiving the product, I discovered in the fine print I had only 2 days left to complete the time consuming process necessary for the rebate - and then they pulled their website for maintenance during the only time I had available for the task.

Other Thoughts: If you want a rebate from Corsair, read the all the fine print, make lots of time for effort, and hope they don't shut down their website, else don't count on getting any money back.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/14/2014 7:36:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEsperanto

Pros: Very good buy at $49.99 + $10.00 rebate. Even at regular price is a great bargain. Mine came with 2 front fans + the rear exaust fan. Great cable management and fans very quiet.

Cons: The enclosed motherboard screws to small. On top only one fan can be installed because the memory sticks don't allow for sufficient space, same on the bottom if the PSU is to big no fans can be installed.

Other Thoughts: It is light compared to my old expensive and dated Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 case

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  • kyle g.
  • 5/10/2014 9:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice case

Pros: for the price it is a solid case. some options for cable management and lots of air flow. nice hard drive bay

Cons: nothing really

Other Thoughts: for $49.99 on a shell shocker deal with free shipping and a $10 rebate you cant beat this case!

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  • Tho n.
  • 5/6/2014 9:26:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case for the price!
I just brought this case last week before the Deal Shocker. ( Darn It! ) to upgrade my old case. Not only this case have a very nice design it also provide a lots of ventilation mount point to attach fan to keep the system cool.

Cons: Wish the bottom dust filter was a removable one so you can change it without flipping the case on the side to slip on the filter.

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