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Corsair releases the Carbide Spec-Alpha

Corsair releases the Carbide Spec-Alpha

Corsair releases the Carbide Spec-Alpha

Corsair releases the Carbide Spec-Alpha

 

Corsair has now released their 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. 

 Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA

 

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.   

 

 Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA  Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA  

Technical specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 518 x 220 x 474 mm
  • Maximum GPU Length: 380 mm
  • Maximum CPU
  • Cooler Height: 156 mm
  • Maximum PSU Length: 190 mm
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • 5.25” Drive bays: N/A
  • 3.5” Hard Drive Bays: 3
  • 2.5” Drive Bays: 4

 

 

  • Cooling Layout:
    • Front: 2 x 120mm (2 x 120mm LED included)
    • Top: 2 x 120mm
    • Rear: 1 x 120mm (included)
  • Front I/O Panel includes: USB 3.0 port (2), Three-Speed Fan Controller, Headphone and Microphone jacks, Power on and Reset buttons 

    

   Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA  

 

 

What corsair has brought to the table here is a new case design with aesthetics  similar to that of NZXT's old Phenom line of cases but with the price suitable for Corsair's Budget oriented SPEC line of cases. Upon first glance this case is a real stunner, demanding my attention and demanding that I give it a closer look.

While at first glance you may think this an expensive chassis, which I certainly did, I was surprised to see that inside is was very simple, functional and in basic terms is a Corsair SPEC Case without Optical Drive bays. While it is a very simple case on the inside the external looks of this case is something that I see winning over a lot of buyers especially if you can remove and paint the red bits what ever colour you like.

 

You can join the discussion on the Corsair Carbide Spec Alpha on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

09-04-2016, 08:12:08

TPC
If these side panels would be flat I'd love it even more.Quote

09-04-2016, 08:21:25

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by TPC View Post
If these side panels would be flat I'd love it even more.
Exactly what i was thinking to.Quote

09-04-2016, 08:39:26

Wraith
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Originally Posted by TPC View Post
If these side panels would be flat I'd love it even more.
Agree they always remind me of the cheap cooler master cases. Flush side panels would make it look that bit more stream lined.Quote

09-04-2016, 08:40:43

tolagarf
I do not like this design. Just looks like something that came out of a weird 80's sci-fi movie Quote

09-04-2016, 15:03:10

Porxster
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Originally Posted by tolagarf View Post
I do not like this design. Just looks like something that came out of a weird 80's sci-fi movie
ROFL!!! True that!
And no support for a triple radiator Quote
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