Corsair Blitzes Budget Market with Three Affordable Carbide Cases

Paul Lilly

These cases won't ravage your wallet

If you fancy yourself a budget builder or otherwise just like getting the most bang for your buck, you might be interested in a trio of new cases from Corsair. Aimed at PC gamers, Corsair's three new Carbide Series SPEC range of enclosures feature aggressive styling , modern amenities, ample air cooling potential, and wallet-friendly price tags. How friendly? Try $50 for the SPEC-01 and $60 each for the SPEC-02 and SPEC-03.

Corsair said it stripped out anything it deemed unnecessary, leaving gamers with a line of affordable and lean enclosures with modern features like USB 3.0 ports, native SSD mounts, and lots of cable routing options. There's even a sizable side-mounted window on each case.

"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-1 offers a single front-panel USB 3.0 port, tool-free drive bays (two 5.25-inch, four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch), 7 expansion slots, dust filters, side window, all-black interior, and a single 120mm red LED fan. For additional cooling, you'll find a pair of 120mm fan mounts on the top, two more on the front, and one at the rear.

Corsair's SPEC-02 and SPEC-03 up the ante by adding a second USB 3.0 port, three dedicated 3.5-inch drive bays, two 2.5-inch drive bays, and more fan options, including spaces for 140mm fans.

All three cases will bre available in April.

Follow Paul on Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook

Around the web