Corsair adds new budget gaming cases with the new Carbide SPEC series cases
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 140mm and 120mm 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.”
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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Corsair Carbide SPEC Gaming Case Specifications
|MSRP (in US)||$49.99||$59.99||$59.99|
|Form Factor||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX|
|Front panel USB 3.0 ports||1||2||2|
|Tool-free-hard drive bays||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in cable routing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Direct Airflow Path for GPU||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3.5″ bays||4 (shared)||3||3|
|2.5″ bays||4 (shared)||2||2|
|Front Fan Mounts||2x 120mm||140mm / 2x 120mm||140mm / 2x 120mm|
|Top Fan Mounts||2x 120mm||140mm / 2x 120mm||140mm / 2x 120mm|
|Rear Fan Mounts||120mm||120mm||120mm|
|Side Fan Mounts||0||0||0|
|Bottom Fan Mounts||0||120mm||120mm|
|Included fans||1x 120mm||2x 120mm||3x 120mm|
|LED Fans||1x red LED fan||1x red LED fan||Three versions:
1x red LED fan
2x orange LED fans
2x white LED fans
|Dimensions||467 x 200 x 413mm||445 x 185 x 440mm||445 x 185 x 440mm|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years|
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