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.