Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 & 03 Review
As usual inserting the PSU and feeding everything round the back leaves you with a bit of a cold sweat wondering whether everything will fit in. The cable tie points and plentiful cable management holes should make it doable even if there is only 15mm of room to work in.
There not a great deal of space in here but there's plenty enough the hammiest of hocks to work in. With the holes for cable management on smaller motherboards covered up, the row of management holes for the ATX board are perfectly placed. Although it's unlikely you're going to be buying this case and sticking a 1000W PSU in it we've shown it just so as you can see there's plenty of room for it's 170mm length, even if it does partly cover up the PSU cable hole. The Spec-01 is in fact able to accept PSUs up to 200mm long.
Cable tidying isn't up to it's usual high standard, in part due to the relative inflexibility of the flat cables. There's also only a small trough at the top and bottom of the case so you'll have to plan carefully where you're going to hide all those unwanted or unused lengths.
With everything in and wired up we were really quite surprised at how easy the Spec-01 was to build into, although with the PSU management hole being the only real way in and out at the base of the case it did get rather busy down there.