Corsair Carbide Series Spec-01 Mid-Tower Chassis Review


Corsair are a big name in the chassis market, offering some of the best premium gaming chassis on the market, such as their 750D, Air540, 900D and many, many more. The only problem with them is that they’re often out of a lot of people price range, so to not leave those on a more realistic budget out of the game, Corsair have created their new budget friendly Carbide Spec-01. The new chassis still promises all the major features you would hope to find in a decent gaming chassis, but at a much reduced price range. It’s true that most of us want a high-end, expensive chassis for our system build, but it’s the budget friendly models that most people end up buying, and with so many major manufacturers offering great products in the sub-£50 price bracket, Corsair are going to have to offer something unique to really stand out from the crowd.

The Spec-01 comes packed full of features that make it idea for a gaming system, with USB 3.0 support, room for mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX motherboards, extra long graphics cards of up to 414mm, tall CPU coolers of up to 150mm, plenty of room for 5.25″, 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives, as well as room for radiators, extra fans and dust filters.

A nice image of the chassis on the front of the box shows the general design. Specifications and dimensions are on the other sides of the packaging.

In the box I found a small box of components that contained all the screws needed to fill your components, as well as a few cable ties to help keep things neat and tidy.