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Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Chassis Review

Rating: 7.5.

With its aggressive, angular fascia – and a name to match – the Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA is certainly a case that grabs your attention. While the SPEC-ALPHA does have an emphasis on its ‘modern’ styling, Corsair are also keen to point out the range of features included with the case – including a 3-speed fan controller, 2x 120mm LED fans and support for up to four SSDs.

We have recently covered a few of Corsair’s latest cases – our review of the Carbide 270R, for example, can be found over HERE. Today, however, our attention turns to the Carbide SPEC-ALPHA. Priced at £79.99 from Overclockers UK, the sample in for review today is the white-and-red model. However, you can also buy the SPEC-ALPHA in black-and-silver if that is more your style. This review assesses the features, practicality and cooling performance of the case before giving a final verdict.

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Specification

  • Weight: 5.7kg
  • Colour: White/Red
  • Case Form Factor: Mid-Tower
  • Dimensions: 518mm x 220mm x 474mm (L x W x H)
  • Case Motherboard Support: MicroATX, ATX, Mini-ITX
  • Maximum GPU Length: 380mm
  • Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 156mm
  • Maximum PSU Length: 190mm
  • Case Expansion Slots: 7
  • Case Drive Bays: (x3) 3.5in, (x4) 2.5in
  • Case Material: Steel
  • Case Power Supply: ATX (not included)
  • External Connections: (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone Port, (x1) Microphone Port
  • Fan Mount Locations Front: (x2) 120mm, Top: (x2) 120mm, Rear: (x1) 120mm
  • Fans Included Front: (x2) 120mm, Rear: (x1) 120mm
  • Radiator Mount Locations: Front: 120/240mm, Rear: 120mm

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