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Pros: Corsair quality as usual; Excellent fit/finish with a 2 year warranty
Tempered glass is sweet...especially with the Corsair Sail logo etched into the front of the case
Front LED illuminated "hockey stick" is bright, but just enough to not be too in your face. There is a disconnect so the front panel isn't permanently attached to the rest of the case via the power wires.
Front panel HDD activity light is a cool white color and is very pleasing...not annoyingly bright.
The same can be said for the illuminated power button.
Ample room on the backside for cable management & (3) 2.5" Drives
A surplus of cable tie points in the rear for cable management.
All fan locations have slotted holes...awesome...allows you to position the fans to suit your airflow needs.
Case is surprisingly light even with the glass panel installed; still sturdy though.
Cons: The largest con to this case is by far the method the tempered glass is attached to the case. It is a huge pain in the 8utt to install/remove. Corsair foolishly has little rubber grommets in the tempered glass...problem being they EASILY fall out EVERY time you are trying to reattach the glass side panel, because you must line up the four holes and then put the ALLEN HEAD screws through the grommets. Easiest way to ensure you get everything lined up nice is to have the case laying down flat, otherwise you will likely knock the grommets into the case...SUPER annoying.
Corsair, I hope you read these reviews. The fix for this I feel could be very simple. If you don't want to add hinges, then you simply need some studs, with the rubber grommets securely attached to them, coming out of the case. Attach the side panel to said studs with some sort of nut. I understand the low-profile intent with the included screws...but it's an issue if you even somewhat frequently plan to get in your case to do anything.
Option 2 would be to have some hinges at one end, with a magnetic push button release. And then the tempered glass door could easily be lifted off of said hinges. This would be ideal...if it raised the price of the case an extra $10, it would certainly be worth it if you ask me.
Aside from that my gripes are minimal...see other thoughts...
Overall Review: I'm not a huge fan of RGB, but it would be pretty sweet if the illuminated part of the case could be hooked up to the RGB motherboard header. Change you build color scheme, and change the case illumination to match.
Could use a better way to route the front panel connectors...just an extra hole so they are more easily concealed.
With the ability to house 7 fans, I feel there should at least be a fan hub...if not a built-in/optional controller to add.
Maybe both included fans could have been red LED to match the illuminated part of the case?
A little more ventilation on the front of the case maybe? If you have that filled up with (3) fans to cool a radiator, I feel like the air flow might be a little lacking.
Lastly...the other expert reviewer obviously didn't install anything in the case...otherwise he would have likely noticed there are wires attached to the front panel of the case with a SATA power connector. Once you plug this is, the "thin silver pinstripe" lights up red. Also...the warranty is 2 years...stated here and on Corsair's site.
Pros: This Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega case appears to be nearly identical to the earlier released Spec-Alpha line of Corsair cases. The obvious difference being the Omega has a striking large full tempered glass side-panel window and partial glass front pane which are standout features of the case. One other noticeable difference is the Omega version has two front panel USB3 ports and zero USB2 front panel plug ins. The case has a sophisticated flare of craftsmanship due mainly to the added tempered glass panels. Building a system using this case can make the most novice builder look like a polished pro at building gaming computers. A great feature is the raised motherboard mounting tray and the space created under the mounting tray for hiding wires. The bottom power supply mount has a removable filter neatly fitted under the PSU. Also, space for five 120mm fans if you want to add to the two preinstalled fans.
The manual is simple and provides helpful illustrations of the case's components and their function. A box of accessory screws including SSD drive mounting screws as well as HD mounting screws and MB standoffs and screws are included. The case I have is matte black with a thin silver pinstripe (no red stripe as pictured) on the front and grey Corsair insignia on the front glass panel.
Overall Review: A really dignified, state-of-the-art look to this case. The addition of the tempered glass front and side panels make this case stand out if looks is what you are after. Would give six stars on looks alone.
Five year warranty in case the glass breaks.
Pros: Where to start? This is a very nice looking case with plenty of room inside for any build.
The tempered glass side lets you see everything nice and clear. With RGB led fans like I added to it, it's nice and bright everything lights up for a great PC to show off to everyone.
It has 3 SSD mounts on the backside of the motherboard tray so you can keep a clean build and makes for great cable management. You can also use the 3 SSD mounts for laptop hard drives if needed.
The front of the case is nice with a white LED stripe running from top to bottom.
This has a 3.5" hard drive tray for mounting 2 hard drives or you can remove the tray for a cleaner look if you do not use standard hard drives.
The inside front is capable of holding a 360mm water cooling setup.
The top supports either a 240mm or 280mm water cooling setup.
The rear supports 120mm with slotted fan screw holes to adjust your cooling fan to line up perfect with any Air cooling cpu heatsink.
This case is easy to build in, with lots of room, and you can take every part of plastic off to get to top fan mounts and front.
Cable management is a breeze, in the build I did with this case, all you see is the 2 sata cables coming in from behind, the motherboard main power coming from behind, with no cables in any airflow, nice and clean.
My build with this case=
Asrock 970A-G/3.1 motherboard
AMD FX 8320 8-core cpu
Evga GTX 750ti FTW video card
8gb 1866 DDR3 memory (for now)
Evga 600w power supply
120gb PNY SSD (OS- Windows 10)
1tb WD purz HDD (storage)
Dual band pcie WiFi card
Cooler master Hyper 212 Led turbo cpu cooler
6x asiahorse RGB led 120mm fans with remote to change colors.
External LG usb 3.0 Blu-ray writer drive.
Cons: The only cons I have are the fact you cant mount an optical drive inside, and the front leg rubber pads tend to peel off. But that doesn't take from the quality of the case, and it is a cleaner look without the optical drive inside.
Just more convenient inside than an external.
Overall Review: All in all I do recommend this case, its stylish, provides for a super clean build, and looks amazing with the right lighting inside.
Corsair really did a nice job with this case, they just need to use better adhesive for the legs rubber pads.
Pros: Looks awesome, RGB lights, nice side panel
Cons: The only intake for the front is very small, which was the only place i could mount my Corsair H115 was the front due to the Corsair RAM i had. Fans from the h115 didnt fit in the case, had to mount them on the front which is fine, only due to that very small air opening the cooling for my 9900k wasnt great. The clips for the front panel almost all broke off. Cable management was pretty hard, mainly on the back.
Overall Review: I love the way it looks, looks great with all my RGB, sadly i've already ordered a different case.
Pros: Decent case if you can find it on sale, I personally would not say its worth the 149.99 price tag.
Support for 120mm, 240mm, and 360mm radiators is nice.
Based on my experience installing hardware into this case, I highly recommend if your set on getting this, go with a fully modular power supply (slim size if possible), and use either a 120mm or 240mm radiator. (see cons for explanation.)
Has 3 slots for 2.5" drives mounted on the back side of case. 2 slots for 3.5" hard drives IF you can fit the rack in with the rest of your installed hardware.
Awesome aesthetics if your willing to put up with the difficulties of using this case. (see cons)
Cons: So, I'm going to list the complications I ran into while installing the hardware into this case.
First off, if you use a 360mm radiator of which I did, you will have to move the 3.5" hard drive rack over a slot. Normally this would not be an issue, but seeing as this is a mid tower, space is a bit more limited.
Which leads into the next issue, when you have to move the hard drive rack over towards the power supply, it then starts to get in the way of the numerous power cords you will need to have coming out of said psu, I tried it with a slim sized and regular sized psu, both fully modular. Neither could I fit the power cables + the hard drive rack + the 360mm radiator.
end of the story, I ended up completely removing the 3.5" hard drive rack. This enabled me to use my full size 360mm radiator along with the power supply cables fitting correctly underneath the shrouds.
Secondly, I have a major gripe with how much space they have inside the back panel of the case (area behind the motherboard).
There is barely even a half inch of space to try and cram all your cables in for management purposes, even with a fully modular power supply, it was a huge challenge to make room for everything, and I'm not even using the 3.5" hard drive rack.
Last issue is one I have read others complain about, and that is the top fan placements. Make sure you plug anything into the top edge of the motherboard BEFORE you install fans on the top of the case. Even small 120mm fans will block certain plugs.
Overall Review: Case is very clean looking if your willing to put in the work.
I would not recommend this case for first time builders.
Frustrating trying to figure out certain issues without ever having used the case before. (see cons)
149.99 is a fairly large price tag for a case this complicated to work with.
Pros: - Looks absolutely amazing
- Plenty of space for the build itself
- Adjustable PSU shroud, if you want to install a 240/280/360mm rad in the front
- Removable HDD and SSD caddies (+ the SSD caddy's spring-loaded system is just plain awesome)
- Included RBG controller for up to 6 fans, and 2 HD120s are a plus over base SPEC-OMEGA cases
- Case feels very sturdy/solid on its feet.
Cons: - (minor) Hex key glass panel. Not a deal-breaker, but tool-less would be a big plus
- (minor) Manual should include instructions to remove both the PSU shroud and the front panel.
- If you put regular 140x140x25mm fans on the top, clearance for cables becomes almost non-existent. I imagine the same applies to rads.
- Back of the case gives very limited cable management room. You WILL have to cable manage to even close the back panel. Cable ties are included for that reason, and removing the SSD caddy helps, but the case is pretty unforgiving in that regard.
Overall Review: - Surprisingly, airflow seems alright, considering the limited openings at the top and (especially) at the front. The large depth seems to help in that matter.
- If you're wondering:
- To remove the PSU shroud: there are many screws (6-8) lining up the back of the motherboard tray that hold it in place, and one on the bottom of the case. It should slide out, afterwwards, though it feels kinda fidgety to me.
- To remove the front panel: there are 7 tabs you need to push: 3 on each side of the front panel, and another one on the top. Removing the top panel first helps. Don't forget you have a cable connecting there!
All in all, a solid and gorgeous case that, if maybe 2-3cm taller and deeper, would be a natural recommendation.
Pros: -Very easy to take off the panels and glass
-Looks super sleek and is eye catching
-Fun little pocket on the side for SSDs, HDD tray is movable/removable
Cons: -Top panel doesn't close properly depending on placement of fans
-Not as much room as you'd like for cabling, even with a modular PSU
Overall Review: -Definitely a good purchase, well worth the price
-Top panel needs to be modified a bit to allow room for fans
Pros: sleek design
came with the node pro and 6 fan rgb hub
real tough glass panel
can install 6 fans total
Cons: im not ragging on this case too much but anyone whos thinking of buying this case you should know the cons before buying. this case was a lot of work to start with. make sure you know what kind of rgb fans this case is coming with because im not sure if they changed from the hd to sp series. mine came with 2 hd 120 fans and the hd series are getting harder to find so be prepared to purchase more than you want to if your trying to go all rgb with fans because they are expensive. you can fit 3 in the front with a 120, 240, or a 360 radiator with a push, pull, or both, 2 up ontop, and 1 in the rear. and as for the node pro.....do not mess with the firmware!!!. this case comes with a node pro with a firmware that's made for this case. itll work if you change the firmware but wont have the same functionality and you will not be able to find the firmware anywhere. next is the wiring space in the rear which is a pain in the a%$. you really have to plan when your putting your rig together. next is cooling which im gonna say whoever thought this design up for the cooling must have been testing this in a walk-in freezer. I had to take the front panel glass out to get it to cool properly which sucks because I liked how the front panel glass looked.
Overall Review: even with all these cons I still love this case but know this wasn't the easiest case to work with and does have a few flaws in the design. I do recommend this case but not for a first time builder.