Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 & 03 Review


Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review


There's not really a lot to do to strip the Spec-01 down to its undies.  The front panel comes off very easily, and with the front I/O hard wired to the chassis there's no need to worry about having to feed cables through.  As the 3.5" drive bays are held in with screws as opposed to rivets we've also removed them, along with the 120mm fan. 

Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review     Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review


Removing the 3.5" bay and the fan reveals a second set of 120mm fan based screws, just slightly off set from the holes in which the 120 fan is placed.  These screw holes are in the flat section of the chassis panel as opposed to the slightly raised area and look very much to be there for a reason....We wonder what that can be?  Strange thing is, they also have a 15mm inter fan spacing

Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review     Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review


The font panel is actually a very sturdy bit of work.  The long strakes on the exterior protect the finer mesh filter on the interior, with simple clips on the sides of the 5.25" bays making them easy to remove and re fit.

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Most Recent Comments

11-04-2014, 09:01:30


What! A Corsair case for £37. Surely this is too good to be true.

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11-04-2014, 09:52:53

Well done Corsair,nice to finally get a new standard set for budget cases. Now everyone else, please follow. To be totally honest though, there really isn't much competition. The NZXT source 210 is only the real competitor for it and thats much more basic looking.

-edit- Also the Silverstone RL04B is another competitor. Slightly better cable management but no window Quote

11-04-2014, 09:54:14

Wow, they are really nice cases for the money.Quote

11-04-2014, 10:46:53


This is perfect for one thing I have been tagged for in my family. Everyone comes to me to say "can you build me a pc, not much money;" Its really awesome case and I can see using it with mATX sized MB a lot for the family builds.


11-04-2014, 11:35:14

Nice review and video .

It is good to see such a great case at such a low price point.Quote

11-05-2014, 11:59:15

Will corsair carbide spec 01 be able to fit the cooler master 212x..??Quote

11-05-2014, 12:18:57

Originally Posted by kinghaq View Post
Will corsair carbide spec 01 be able to fit the cooler master 212x..??
Given the dimension of the 212 Evo 120 x 80 x 159 mm (4.7 x 3.1 x 6.3 in) I'm going to say NO. The review says any cooler 153mm will fit just fine though.

EDIT: What happened to the Spec-2?? I've not seen anything about it since the leaked images months ago...Quote

11-05-2014, 15:34:06

No idea they have the 01, and 03 on pre order most everywhere, but not the 02, very oddQuote

02-06-2014, 06:13:03

Cooler master 412s,the only way to fit this beasty in this case, is the one on the photoQuote

30-08-2014, 18:10:23

Chris Sparrow, thanks for youre advice as i had just ordered the coolermaster 212 to use in the spec 01 case so i quickly stopped the order and changed it to the 412 . It is a shame as i prefered the look of the 212 with its gold pins on top ,, thanks again Quote

16-01-2016, 00:25:51

will the cooler master hyper t4 will fit ? it has only 152.3mm heightQuote

22-01-2016, 12:48:06

Can h100i still fit if I put Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB Single DDR3 1866 ram on my MOBO? TIA! Quote

28-01-2016, 05:27:42

Woohhh Nice videoQuote

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