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Corsair Launches New Carbide Series SPEC-04 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

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CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, high-performance gaming hardware and PC components today announced the newest addition to the Carbide series of mid-tower gaming cases, the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-04. With unmistakable styling, a large tinted side panel window and roomy interior, the Carbide Series SPEC-04 is ready-to-build a system as bold as it looks.

With its asymmetrical, hard-edged exterior, the SPEC-04 is ready to stand out, with three different color options to match your system, Black and Yellow, Black and Red or Black and Grey. The angular styling isn't just there for looks, it hides a side-mounted front panel equipped with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports and a huge ventilated section to provide excellent Direct Airflow Path airflow.



Whichever color you choose, the SPEC-04 offers the performance to back up its looks, with a pre-installed 120mm LED-lit front intake fan and room for up to five fans; two 120mm or 140mm in the front, two 120mm in the roof and one 120mm in the rear. Fill each slot with a CORSAIR AF, SP, ML or HD series 120mm fan for maximum airflow, or fit any 120mm CORSAIR Hydro Series liquid cooler for watercooled performance. What's more, with both front intake and PSU dust filters, the SPEC-04 is equipped to keep your system clean, as well as cool.

Inside the SPEC-04 is packed with a host of builder-friendly features to make your next gaming PC build as easy as possible. ATX, MATX and mini-ITX motherboard support is accompanied by seven expansion slots and room for GPUs up to 370mm in length, so while you might agonize over that next system upgrade, you won't have to worry about whether it'll fit. Expansive storage mounts accommodate up to three 3.5in HDDs and two 2.5in SDD's, while multiple cable routing cutouts and tie downs make for easy cable management to keep your build looking spacious and uncluttered.

Designed to deliver the striking styling, great airflow and wide compatibility of modern gaming PC cases within the reach of any system builder, the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-04 is bold and ready to build.

Specifications:
  • Angular exterior design with large, tinted side panel window: The asymmetrical, hard-edged design adds bold styling to your build.
  • Room up to for five 120mm fans: Tons of room for excellent cooling potential with one 120mm front fan pre-installed.
  • Expansive storage space: Easy-to-use mounts for up to three HDD's and two SDD's.
  • Clean, side I/O panel: Featuring a high-speed USB 3.0 port and additional ports for all modern connections.
  • Cable routing cutouts and tie downs: Hide your cables behind the motherboard tray to keep your build looking tidy and out of the airflow path for improved cooling.
  • Removable, built-in dust filters: Added layer of protection will keep your components safe and running longer.
  • I/O Port: USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, Headphone and Microphone jacks, Power on and Reset buttons.
  • Expansion slots: Seven
  • Maximum PSU length: 225mm
  • Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 150mm
  • Maximum GPU length: 370mm
  • Drive bays: 3.5" - Three, 2.5" - Two
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 492 x 201 x 433mm
For more information, visit the product page.

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Not sure if ugly ass case or just ugly ass
 
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Looks kinda like a 4 - 5 year old Nzxt???
 
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I bet I could punch through that case.
 
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The cynic in me questions what old case they decided to flog with a new plastic fascia slapped on and a plastic window under the guise of a new name.
 
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The cynic in me questions what old case they decided to flog with a new plastic fascia slapped on and a plastic window under the guise of a new name.

I got you:

It's based on this case:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139075&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-N82E16811139075&gclid=CjwKEAjw3KDIBRCz0KvZlJ7k4TgSJABDqOK7r-LboUOQ9TpGB_12nEp-sm7w3uwYghYQ-Kvyq3cOHRoC4UPw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


Which was based on this case:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139040&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-N82E16811139040&gclid=CjwKEAjw3KDIBRCz0KvZlJ7k4TgSJABDqOK7BpqtEeE0ZpRScgONfO1g5ksdxZKsYmkV237ykjoTzRoCvBrw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


Source is that I own both cases, and I actually really like them both, but their internal designs are virtually identical. This new case for $50 or less would be pretty darn good for anyone looking for a solid case.

Hey if AMD can re-use the same GPU generation after generation (Radeon 7850 > R9-270 > R9-370), why can't Corsair?
 
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Problem is there are better cases at the same price.
 
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Do not understand black cases with bright coloured accents on the outside, just tacky and cheap looking
 
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I would have liked this case back when i started building my own systems but not now as this case seems to be aimed at a younger market.
 
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mo' kiddie pron, but nothin new, notta, zip, zilch, zero........

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Thank you all for your feedback.

I was actually quite excited for this case and I like the new front fascia. The interior is the same as the previous SPEC series and I enjoy building in this case for budget based systems.
 
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meant for first time builders?
 

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meant for first time builders?
It's aimed towards low budget builds ($49.99 MSRP). Most modern cases are "first time builder friendly." I've seen first time builders purchase the 570X (a complicated and delicate case) and present an aesthetically pleasing build.
 
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Well Blake, don't get me wrong, I like Corsair's stuff, that's why I chose an Air540 to build my last rig in, and also used 7 of their AF series LED fans to cool it with. And I like some color in my rigs, that's why I did a custom paint job on the front and top grills. I also built mini-rigs for my nephews using Air240's with similar color schemes.

But this one does absolutely nothing for me, simply because it looks just about like every other case out there, give or take a few here & there. There just isn't anything new or revolutionary that says "buy me".

My next rig will use a Thermatake 900 E-ATX. Now THAT's a case that not only says "buy me" but "buy me 'cause I'm different AND cool" :)

I know it's not meant for the low budget crowd, but neither are the 240/540 Air series.....
 
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My next rig will use a Thermatake 900 E-ATX. Now THAT's a case that not only says "buy me" but "buy me 'cause I'm different AND cool"
As cool and different as a server cabinet.
 
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