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Corsair - SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case

( 4.2 Average / 40 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Corsair

Model

SPEC-03 Red

Part #

CC-9011052-WW

Color

Black / Red

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Includes Power Supply

No

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 2.5" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

3

Motherboard Compatibility

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

Yes

Maximum Video Card Length

420 mm / 16.535"

Dimensions

444 mm x 185 mm x 439 mm

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Prices

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Paradigit €69.90 +FREE s/h €69.90

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Reviews

Termiux 15 points 50 months ago
from completed build Athena AMD Balance Gaming build

Pros: The case is a little on the cheap side, depends on the price you get if <$60 I say its worth it, but not over, just save $20 or $30 more and get a better case.

Its got good airflow with space for 140mm fans in the front, altouth getting 140mm there would be a bit of a pain cause of the space but its doable.

Its a decent size so it can fit a CM Hyper 212 Evo with a couple mms to spare.

Has dedicated SSD slot (but you need some force to set the ssd in)

Has a good size back plate cut out and cable management cut outs

Will fit very large graphic cards and psu

Supports 120mm fan in the bottom (if your psu is small)

Subjective, but I think it looks cool

Has a windows to show ur work of art :)

Cons: First you have to make sure to route the CPU power cable BEFORE setting the mobo or it wont fit. The cut out is too small for the connector to fit, so pass it before you screw the mobo in place. Once there you can pull the cable though is a little tight.

Also I recommend you plug the cable right there and then, otherwise you might have a hard time trying to plug it specially if you have a big air cooler like I do.

The "air filters" are useless, their are more like a mesh with really big holes. I live in texas which is kinda a desert so there's a lot of dirty in the air, I have only around 3weeks with this build and I can already see dust inside it!! but with 2 fans pulling intake I guess that was bound to happen.

Also these filters are a pain to remove. The one on the top is not realistic if you install fans or a radiator since you will have to remove them to get the "filter" off. The one of the front is easy enough bur you need to take off the whole front. The once on the bottom for the psu is also a pain to remove. I suggest you do it with the system off and cables unplugged so you can till it more easily.

Before buying the case I saw reviews complaining that the paint comes off very easily its true. You can see this if your not careful with ur screw driver or while installing the psu.

Also there are no grommets for the cut out holes for cable management, not a big deal but worth mentioning.

This might not really be a con but, the windows is kinda big, consider this before getting it.

I tried to hide my PSU cables but since the space on the side panel for cable management is not very big, hiding all the cables is not easy you will see them cause the big windows doesn't cover not even the hard drive cages.

Other Thoughts: Overall I think the case is good looking and has an attractive price, but is kind of a pain to work with and wont help keeping ur system clean, if this is not a deal breaker I say go get it.

bradenfontaine 31 points 49 months ago
from completed build The Facebook and YouTube thingy

The side bevel is nice for cable management

Supaa_badd 12 points 45 months ago
from completed build First ever build

The case is great and durable for me so far. I have zero complaints.

amadord903 16 points 41 months ago

Love the looks of this case, but it is a little tight. It barely fit my CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler. Other than that it has everything that I needed with good space for cable management. The build material feels solid and the side window let's you admire your creation!

Teddo 18 points 41 months ago
from completed build Budget Skylake Gaming Build

Worked on this case before and I loved the level of quality on it along with ample room for cable management. Even with using a non modular PSU, I was able to hide every cable behind the backpanel.

tjo331 4 points 40 months ago
from completed build Red Christmas

Beautiful case and plenty of space, but there was a little chipping of the paint in the cable management space but nothing enough to take off a star.

DeBatavia 19 points 38 months ago
from completed build The slickdealer ($439)

I love this case, it looks good with its red frontal fan and side window.

I got it for $30 before taxes.

xmarlboromanx 14 points 37 months ago
from completed build My Dream build.

I love it! It looks clean and it's not too big and it has a nice window to check out all the parts in it! Very good cable management and lots of room. Keeps everything nice and cool. I switched out the red fans for 4 blue led fans and wow it just looks amazing!

umbrellaman 8 points 37 months ago
from completed build First Build

Case is small. Installing liquid cooler is possible but takes loads of patience.

DucMan888 19 points 35 months ago
from completed build My Racing Rig

A 'budget' case (cheap I guess) is the description I saw most often used for this case, but I like the airflow and the industrial look.