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, 09:52:53

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

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