Monday, January 4th 2016

Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX Brings an Edge to PC Cases at CES

Corsair, a world leader in enthusiast PC hardware and components, today announced the new Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA mid-tower gaming case. With a striking angular design and an oversized window to show off its roomy interior, the SPEC-ALPHA offers a sleek look in either black or red to complement its efficient cooling features. Perfect for PC gamers' next rig, the SPEC-ALPHA is equipped with three 120mm fans for Direct Airflow Path cooling, controlled by a three-speed switch on the case's front panel.

Uniquely styled with a sharp, stand-out design and LED fans, the SPEC-ALPHA gives gamers a stunning tower that looks as great as it performs. Featuring native USB 3.0 support and room for up to four SSDs, the SPEC-ALPHA is able to handle and hold the best performance PC hardware. With a large side window that perfectly frames the interior space, the case's cable routing cutouts and tie downs ensure your system maintains a clean look inside and out. The case also allows for tool-free installation and side panel removal for easy building and access.

The neat interior combines with a Direct Airflow Path layout for optimal cooling and airflow. With no bulky 5.25" drive cage, the SPEC-ALPHA creates a clear path from the front intake straight to the CPU and GPU. The three-speed 120mm fans adapt to user needs, from near-silent operation to high-performance GPU cooling. The SPEC-ALPHA is also front 240mm radiator compatible, allowing for additional liquid-cooling upgrades.

The SPEC-ALPHA case comes in two distinct color options - black and red. The black build offers gamers a strong, sophisticated look with grey accents, while the striking red build features a contrasting red and white design that highlights the case's angles.

The Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA will be available in early March 2016 for $79.99 MSRP from Corsair's worldwide network of retailers and distributors and is backed by a comprehensive two-year warranty and Corsair's worldwide customer support network.

Specifications
  • Bold Exterior Design with front intake LED fans: The asymmetrical, hard-edged design of the SPEC-ALPHA gives it a bold, unique look.
  • Direct airflow path to keep CPUs and GPUs running cooler: Modern systems don't need bulky drive cages obstructing the airflow. By removing the 5.25" drive cage, the SPEC-ALPHA has a direct path from the front intake fan to the CPU and GPU.
  • Large side panel window to show off your hardware: Why hide it? All that performance hardware looks great, so why not look at it through the huge side panel window?
  • Three included 120mm fans and built-in three-speed fan controller: Watching a movie? Flip the switch for nearly silent operation. Throwing on the headset for some online gaming? Flip it to high and keep the GPU cool for better framerates.
  • Cable routing cutouts and tie downs: Nobody wants to see a rat's nest of cables, so hide them behind the motherboard tray to keep cable routing neat, tidy, and out of the airflow path for better cooling.
  • Easy to build: Tool-free drive installation and side panel removal means less time spent building and more time gaming.
  • Front 240mm radiator compatibility: Upgrade to the power of liquid cooling for CPUs or GPUs with up to a 240mm Hydro Series cooler.
  • Native USB 3.0 and SSD support for modern builds: Whether it's a new external drive for storage or a new SSD for the user's preferred OS or games, the SPEC-ALPHA is ready for anything.
For more information, visit the product page.
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15 Comments on Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower ATX Brings an Edge to PC Cases at CES

#1
peche
i like that front foots that it has! that all i like about that design,.,,
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#2
wotevajjjj
Aww yisss!!! Finally a corsair case I like :D
Let's hope they make a high end version with this bulldog styling
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#3
SammyHayabuza
I like the exterior design of the black version, the White and red looks tacky, but the Interior design looks cheap without rubber grommets!
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#4
Hood
AZZA and Apevia have a new contender in the contest for the cheesiest case designs. Soon Corsair cases will be found in the $20-$30 bargain bin section, with cheap power supply included! Corsair went from innovative, well-built thick steel & aluminum cases, then went with thin steel "budget" cases, and now they've dropped down to the craptastic zone of Cheap Case Hell. Stop charging too much, Corsair - your brand name no longer carries the weight it once had. Drop all these junk cases and build some premium stuff, with thick aluminum, tempered glass, and fans that aren't rattling sleeve bearing junk, and reclaim your place as a respected company (if it's not too late for that...).
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#5
Dave65
Looks like something from the Klingon Empire...
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#6
Chaitanya
Hood said:
AZZA and Apevia have a new contender in the contest for the cheesiest case designs. Soon Corsair cases will be found in the $20-$30 bargain bin section, with cheap power supply included! Corsair went from innovative, well-built thick steel & aluminum cases, then went with thin steel "budget" cases, and now they've dropped down to the craptastic zone of Cheap Case Hell. Stop charging too much, Corsair - your brand name no longer carries the weight it once had. Drop all these junk cases and build some premium stuff, with thick aluminum, tempered glass, and fans that aren't rattling sleeve bearing junk, and reclaim your place as a respected company (if it's not too late for that...).
+1 quality of their recent cases has definitely gone down. Thermaltake and Corsair cases feel quite similar now a days. Too much flex to chasis and thin panels, atleast TT cases are cheaper than these overpriced Corsair cases.
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#7
peche
Chaitanya said:
atleast TT cases are cheaper than these overpriced Corsair cases.
not all cases from Tt are so economic... but corsair brand now days is like regular... it used to be pretty much quality brand in the past...
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#8
lZKoce
Reminds me of their other case released for the living room. The Bulldog :



I don't think it's a coincidence. I am guessing they want to stir the things up with a new look. I do like the fact they innovate in the design, but this gaming case reminds me of "the thing" . I feel like the red accent will rip apart from the rest :) Like a twin head hydra. I am not much into it. The Bulldog looked better IMO.
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#9
ZoneDymo
peche said:
i like that front foots that it has! that all i like about that design,.,,
and for me its the one part I dont like :p
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#10
NdMk2o1o
Reminds me of a Compaq Deskpro I had back in 2002 as a hand-me-down..... whatever happened to those fugly lie on their sides towers? was the form factor desktop? (nope, SFF Compaq Deskpro SFF) << I had to google this it has been that long lol and LOL at "small form factor" :D anything but small though they could handle some heavy ass CRT's sitting atop them :rockout:

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#11
Mistral
I can kind of see where they were going for with the exterior design, but it feels like they took a few wrong turns along the way...
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#12
Haytch
That is one filthy case to look at.
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#13
Oskar
I love the case but i have a question if i wanted to buy an LED accessoie for ex. the NZXT's HUE+ will it be enough for it to fill all the case with light or i need something else?
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#14
Oskar
Are the 3 fans in the front with red led or is it 2 in front and 1 in back?
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#15
Draftcats
Oskar said:
Are the 3 fans in the front with red led or is it 2 in front and 1 in back?
The case arrives with 2 led fans in the front and one non-LED fan in the back.
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