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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 RED LED Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

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  • 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Maria S.
  • 8/29/2015 7:32:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHard to install water cooler

Pros: Good price - plently of space for a GTX 950 and a full ATX LGA 1155 motherboard and 2 SSD's and a HDD... EASY drive cages for instant drive install and removal.

5.25' bay holders could be better.

Cons: I got an H55 Corsair cooler with the case and it was A PAIN to install, good luck folks!

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  • STEPHANE B.
  • 8/12/2015 10:49:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsCorsair SPEC 03

Pros: Nice looks!
Minimal HDD & SDD trays and cages which is good to build a small size rig, gives more room for airflow and cable management.
You can install up to a 240 rad cooler unit on the front end.
Fan management is good even if you use the entire front end for a water cooler unit you will still have room for 1 X 140mm(bottom intake) and 3 X 120mm fans(Top and rear exhaust).

Cons: Cable management is very cramped in the back.
Not enough attachment points for tie wraps in the back.
Even if you can gain a bit of space because of the embossed back panel(which is hard to gat back in place if you have a lot of cabling in there), there's not much more then 10mm clearance between the mobo back board and the case back panel. There's more room in the panel itself then between the backboard and the back panel, very cramped area, specially if you use a non modular PSU and you have too hide all the power cables that aren't used.

Other Thoughts: If you buy this case (which is not that bad for the price) get yourself a fully modular PSU to go with it... you will not regret it!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2015 2:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: great case big window nice front panel great price and corsairs great build quality

Cons: not enough cable management room but the bumped out that helps it out

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/5/2015 12:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: this case is all you need to get started on computers great air flow nice drive cage and corsairs great build quality

Cons: the cable management is difficult but the side panel has a indentation for more room

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  • NICHOLAS L.
  • 7/31/2015 5:01:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSpacious and easy to work in

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing
Spacious
Decent air flow
Surprisingly light weight!

Cons: May feel cheap to some
No rear exhaust fan

Other Thoughts: I really liked working with this case. It felt sturdy and light and had plenty of space to work with!

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  • Trevor B.
  • 7/28/2015 8:33:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING

Pros: Perfect size for all your gaming needs and plenty of space for fans.

Cons: Not many that are serious enough to downrate

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  • Andrew V.
  • 7/28/2015 11:29:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt grows on me

Pros: Nice look, USB 3.0 on front, slightly tinted glass window, decent space for hardware, easy to follow instruction book, comes with all necessary screws.

Cons: Not too much space for cables, only one fan, not as sturdy as I would've liked, HDD/SSD trays are flimsy plastic (but work perfectly fine for me).

Other Thoughts: If choosing between SPEC 01, 02, and 03, I would've went for SPEC 02 or 03. In the end I bought another fan for rear exhaust when I could've just bought the SPEC 02 for the same result (I couldn't decide before). I know some people were able to fit the CM Hyper 212 Evo cpu cooler just barely, but I couldn't because it would touch the side panel and I couldn't close the door. I bought the CM Hyper TX3 instead, which fits comfortably. (Basically heatsinks with fans less than 120mm will fit). Cable management is doable, just takes a little time. As my first build, it took me the second time of taking apart and putting together to get the cables better. For the CPU power cable, you should plug it into the mobo and through the back of the case before screwing the mobo in. My case happened to come in dented at the top, which affected the mobo side panel to not close properly and the back I/O shield to not line up with the mobo I/O, but I don't take eggs off because of this. The only thing about this is that this tells me the metal is not as sturdy as I expected. Even my old Dell PC cases running Intel Duo Core 2s are sturdier. My front panel where the filter/fan is doesn't seem to come off as easily as some people I've watched on YouTube as well. Thinking about replacing, but I've got everything working and fit so kind of no need to and can try to un-dent it myself.

Bottom line: I would recommend for a budget/beginner builder's case if you don't mind no exhaust fan. If you want the front/back fans, I would highly recommend the SPEC 02. All in all, still a great case!

Fits all my gear:
-Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
-AMD FX-8350
-Rosewill Photon 550W Full Modular
- Gigabyte GV-N75TOC-2GI GTX 750 Ti 2GB
-Cooler Master Hyper TX3
-Asus DRW 24x DVD Burner
-PNY SSD 240GB
-Seagate 500GB
-PNY 1600 8GB Ram

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  • franky d.
  • 7/23/2015 8:44:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworth the money

Pros: - nice looking
- cheap
- windowed
- gets the job done

Cons: - none so far

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  • Robin D.
  • 7/18/2015 10:22:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell Built Case

Pros: The case itself feels really sturdy and enjoyable, it looks great too, everything went in without a hitch. You can also enjoy staring at your glorious parts inside if your one of those guys. Otherwise the USBs work fine, the fan works great at blowing in air to provide good airflow throughout the case.

Cons: Not gonna drop an egg for this since it doesn't bother me much, but on the back panel where you can wire stuff through the back, it seems to be a bit weird with holding all the cables, especially if you have thick ones like I do, but they poke out the panel a bit, and kinda have a tight squeeze. The panel also fights with the SATA cables that plug into my HDDs a bit.

Other Thoughts: Overall great case besides the tiny bit of space to put cabling.

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  • Steve B.
  • 7/18/2015 8:02:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsDo the job but cheap and basic.

Pros: - Angry red looking (sick!)
-Compact
-Full size window
-Bump on left side panel for extra cable management space
-Bump on right side panel for larger air coolers
-USB 3.0 port on front
-Fine mesh dust filter on front
-Top dual 120mm fan has H100/H100i support providing motherboard and RAM height does not exceed I/O shield height *See cons
-Nice red bar on top when on
-Case is painted then assembled, rare in cheaper cases, making it more mod-friendly than other cases
-Cable holes for both ATX and Micro ATX motherboards
-Inexpensive
- Both sides are removable easily

Cons: -Only 1 fan (front)
- Cheap PLASTIC caddies for the drive and air filters caddies (pretty flimsy)
- Water cooling space problem (mobo mounts really high, may have trouble fitting H100 240mm)
- Drive bay oriented differently (check the preview pics)

Other Thoughts: I think its a good and common case for average user for the price. It do the job. But i would personally prefer go spec 02 or 03 (not tested them yet)

My rig:
My build #03:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 32nm Technology
Mobo: M5A99FX PRO R2.0
RAM: 2x4GB 1866MHz DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Case: Corbid Spec 01
PSU: TR2 600W Gold
HDD: Samsung SSD 128GB

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