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    News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    These aggressively styled modern PC cases are priced between $49.99 and $59.99.
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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Comes at a perfect time for me! Just about to do a big PC upgrade and I might have issues fitting a longer gfx card into my old Thermaltake Armour Jr case, so would definitley pick one of these up. The current carbide looked quite good but I much prefer the look of these.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    I must say that those look horrific in my eyes

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Not bad I think quite a few OEM's might do well to include these in some of the budget builds - be interesting to see how the $50/60 price translates to pounds and pennies though ... Corsairs world domination continues apace it seems.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Quote Originally Posted by davidcrofter View Post
    ... Corsairs world domination continues apace it seems.
    Yeah, I never thought about it before but I just noticed that I have Corsair branded RAM and a mouse on my current system, and just purchased more Corsair RAM, PSU, and potentially one of these cases for my new one, all of which were purchased due to value for money over anything else. They make decent stuff and don't charge the earth. Tech support were good when I needed them too - can't complain.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Fear that Corsair is on the same tacky naff path that Thermaltake took 7 years ago.

    Would prefer they stick to the mid/high end of cases and pushed out quality designs instead.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Offset dual 120mm in roof as well. Potential AIO 240mm support ? Very interesting spec sheet for a cheap case. Hopefully the conversion to pounds doesn't ruin its value !
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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    SPEC-02 doesn't look so bad and cheap as chips.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Well the SPEC-03 is up for pre-order at OCUK for £45.95 ...

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Nope.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginettor View Post
    I must say that those look horrific in my eyes
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Fear that Corsair is on the same tacky naff path that Thermaltake took 7 years ago.

    Would prefer they stick to the mid/high end of cases and pushed out quality designs instead.
    I have to agree. These cases look very garish and un-"Corsair"-like to me. Let's hope this is just a fluke before they find their way again.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Ugly and cheap looking, kids will love them like the Cooler Master HAF series.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    at £45 they have a lot of good features, at £60 they'll be hopelessly outclassed, the bottom one at £35ish would be amazing, As I keep banging on about, when It comes to cases I'm a firm believer in buy expensive and big but only do it once (hence me presently using an 8 year old 13 bay case) but for those on a budget for a new machine these could be a good option to free up a bit of money to go towards actual performance enhancing stuff.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginettor View Post
    I must say that those look horrific in my eyes
    Agree entirely.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    I don't think they look that bad, but I can already see a couple of major potential issues.
    Space and cable routing.
    When you look at the rear image you see that the motherboard is right up against the top of the case.
    And the right side panel is as close as it can be, so there's going to be very limited space behind the motherboard tray for cables.
    I works well if you use a corsair psu with flat cables like they have, but if you use one without flat cables you're going to have issues.

    The offset top fans are nice and the only way you can actually put top fans in without having issues with the motherboard because it's so close to the top of the case and the case is bear minimum width needed.

    They are very much chasing the budget case area here and trading on their brand name, the same way they've done with their low end psu's.

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    Re: News - Corsair launches trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming cases

    Do you think the windowed side panel will fit my 500R?

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