Corsair SPEC Omega Case Review

First Glance - Fans, clearances and drive bays

Corsair SPEC-Omega Case Review

First Glance - Fans, clearances and drive bays

The first thing that struck us upon viewing this case is its use of tempered glass, offering panels on both the left side of the chassis as well as on its front panel. No, that front panel window is not plastic, this is the real deal, tying both sections of the case together with an identical smoked effect and clarity. 

Unlike other cases using the Corsair 400C template, the SPEC-Omega's included buttons, and I/O ports are sat at the front panel of the chassis, with two USB 3.0 ports, audio in/out jacks as well as standard power/reset switches. 

The LED strip on the front of the chassis can only be turned off by disconnecting its SATA power cable from your PSU.  

 

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Moving down into the chassis proper, we can see the same iconic layout of the 400C and 460X, though the most noteworthy change is Corsair's removal of the 400C/460X's PSU/HDD shroud, though we can see that the same mounting holes and cutouts are present for this add-on. 

Users that want a PSU shroud can purchase one from the Corsair website, allowing users to customise this case a little without having to get out their toolkit. While it would have been nice to see this option included it isn't much of a sacrifice, especially if users manage their cables well.   

Two reasons could be behind this change, with the loss of this accessory being the change that allowed Corsair to achieve their sub-£100 price point or potential issues when used with Corsair's new 360mm AIO, as around half of the bottom fan would be blowing exclusively into this shrouded section. 



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At the rear of the unit, we can see a standard PSU dust filter, which is ideal for a fan-down PSU configuration, though due to this case's lack of a PSU shroud it is likely that a lot of users will have their PSU fans facing up for aesthetic reasons. 

Another thing to note is that this chassis lacks a vertical GPU mount, just like Corsair's other 400C-based chassis designs, though the inclusion of this feature would place most GPUs uncomfortably close to the case's side window, limiting potential airflow. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-02-2018, 13:31:27

RobM
I dislike the looks and find it a bit of an ugly unitQuote

11-02-2018, 14:50:20

hellboy99
Not liking the look of that front design at all, it's neither here nor there.Quote

11-02-2018, 14:53:36

Dawelio
As someone who absolutely fell for the "Spec-Alpha" and once building in it, experienced so many weird designs with it, all that "love" went away... And this case feels like a lot of those issues are still there in my eyes unfortunately.Quote

11-02-2018, 15:43:24

russler
thought they looked ugly at first but the white ones growing on me.Quote

11-02-2018, 15:54:13

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by russler View Post
thought they looked ugly at first but the white ones growing on me.
Still look ugly to me. Plus it's Corsair so I wouldn't even consider buying it..

Only company to do the angled look justice was NZXT with the Phantom and Switch 810.Quote
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