Corsair Carbide Spec 04 Review

Up Close: Exterior

Corsair Carbide Spec 04 Review  

Up Close:  Exterior

Along with the red version we have for review, the Spec-04 is available with both Grey and Yellow trim. Measuring 433x201x492mm (HXWXD), it's about average size for a mid-tower.  We've already said that the case is very light, at just 4.2kg, and if we're honest we we a little worried about it's structural integrity.  We are though pleased to confirm that all is well in that department.  As you can see the case has a full size acrylic window, as well as good ventilation to the front and to the roof.

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The right hand side of the case has a panel which is bulged in a similar way to the window side panel.  This, as we're sure you know is a technique used to improve the rigidity of a panel that might otherwise be too flimsy.

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The right side of the case also houses the front I/O, which although pretty basic should have everything you need.

Corsair Carbide Spec 04 Review  

 

The front of the case is very angular with approximately half given over to venting.  If the Red trim isn't too your liking there's always Yellow, or a more subtle Grey colour available.

Corsair Carbide Spec 04 Review 

 

The roof of the case has mounts for a pair of 120mm fans.  The holes are not slotted, and Corsair do not quote Radiator compatibility up here. 

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The rear of the case is standard ATX stuff.  It is though nice to see that the seven vented PCI slot covers are reusable as opposed to the punch out type sometimes seen on cheaper cases. 

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The case stands on four rubber capped feet, with a slide out dust filter at the rear protecting the PSU intake area. 

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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2017, 10:18:20

AlienALX
It looks pretty tacky in the photos. I dunno man, cheap paint or something? it's like a almost black grey colour. Kinda like how my Raven looked..

What I don't like is the front. IMO if they had kept it exactly the same design but kept it flat it would have looked sooo much better. The problem with sloped/angled front panels is when you marry them with a square box. The rest of the case has no flow, man. I dunno, I think that is the best way to describe it. So had they kept the front panel design in place and just made it flat it would have flowed so much better..

As ever cheers for the review Tom & co.Quote

05-05-2017, 12:43:21

Surpuppa
Why do you continue using such old hardware? You should try with a bigger GPU and watercooling if the case allow itQuote
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