I know what you are thinking right now, but I promise you this is the latest series of cases from Corsair. Deciding to break the mold and go for something more stylized, Corsair has three new additions to the Carbide series. Meet the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC 01, 02, and 03.

All of the ear-marks of Corsair are still here. All three of these cases are easy to work with and have great expandability, a well designed layout, and a game changing aggressive price point. The objective here is for Corsair to replace the old, outdated designs of entry-level cases. While they are a bit late to the party, the Carbide Series SPEC line still looks awesome complete with USB 3.0 support, two ODD bays, tool-less features, and a dedicated SSD mount point.

The SPEC-01 case has an MSRP of $49.99 USD and the SPEC-02 and SPEC-03 cases are priced at $59.99 USD. They are all mid-tower cases but have some minor differences in layout, expandability, and design. All other case manufacturers should be on notice as the entry-level price point has more to offer now than any other price point on the market. You can expect to see these available this month.

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Corsair Expands PC Case Line with a Trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming Cases

New Carbide Series SPEC PC cases bring aggressive styling and modern features to budget-conscious gamers

March 18, 2014 — Corsair®, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Carbide SeriesTM SPEC range of gaming PC cases in three models: the SPEC-01, SPEC-02, and SPEC-03. Characterized by aggressive styling, modern features, superior air cooling, and expandability, the SPEC range offers everything gamers need from a case and nothing they don’t.

All three SPEC cases have been designed with PC gamers in mind, stripping out the unnecessary and leaving a lean and mean looking chassis that delivers great cooling and makes PC building quick and easy. The cases boast modern features such as USB 3.0 ports, native SSD mounts, and extensive cable-routing options, as well as a huge side panel window to show off the hardware inside. The black-painted interior is optimized to direct unobstructed airflow to the PC’s hottest components, with a front-mounted LED fan providing ample cooling. Tool-free drive bays and removable dust filters add to SPEC’s wide array of high-end features.

There’s plenty of room to expand inside too, with support for even the longest graphics cards, front fan mounts for dual 140 mm and 120 mm fans, and seven expansion slots. Whatever version of SPEC gamers choose, they will have a case with the flexibility to handle years of upgrades.

“Entry level cases are usually antiquated, old designs. Some still have room for floppy drives,” said George Makris, Product Manager at Corsair. “With the addition of the Carbide Series SPEC to our line, gamers can now get a case with modern features and great styling combined with superior cooling and expandability at a fantastic price.”

Carbide Series SPEC Specifications


Pricing, Availability, and Warranty

The SPEC-01 case has a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD and the SPEC-02 and SPEC-03 cases have suggested retail prices of $59.99 USD. The cases will be available in April from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. All are backed with a limited 2-year warranty and Corsair customer service and technical support.

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