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Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-OMEGA Review

Workmanship & Scope of Delivery

Not too much is included in the delivery. The typical mounting screws, nicely sorted into different packages, a few cable ties for laying the cables in the case and a manual. Of course, the matching hexagon wrench for the glass element is included.

The SPEC-OMEGA is our first case from Corsair, but we still hoped for the usual quality. We weren’t disappointed. The front in particular suggests that at least the gap mass is not one hundred percent accurate. Wrong thought, we’ll find the usual Corsair quality. There are no unpleasant edges and also the LED strip of the front glows evenly. The I/O panel looks a bit cheap due to the plastic, a mesh grid would certainly have done the fan behind it good.

Three 2.5-inch data carriers can be installed on the back of the mainboard tray. The mechanism that holds the hard drives seems a bit cumbersome. Inserting the hardware works perfectly, removing it is more difficult. All too often one does not change his data carriers in the case however now also.

Housing type Midi Tower
Dimensions ( H x W x D) 516 x 232 x 495 mm
Net Weight approx. 7.56 kg
Material Tempered Glass, Plastic, Steel
Color Black/White
Data carrier
  • 3x 3.5 inch
  • 2x 2.5 inch
Fans, pre-installed
  • 1x 120 mm (front, LED)
  • 1x 120 mm (back)
Possible number of fans / radiators fan:
  • 2x 140mm or 3x 120mm (front)
  • 1x 120mm (back)
  • 2x 140mm 2x 120mm (cover)

Radiators:

  • 1x 360/280/240 mm (front)
  • 1x 240mm (cover, low profiles)
  • 1x 120mm (back)
Motherboards E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
I/O Connections
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x Audio In/Out
Power supply unit Standard ATX up to 200 mm
Maximum graphics card length 370 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height 170 mm

Inside Construction of the Corsair SPEC-OMEGA

The mentioned slot of the 2.5 inch data carrier behind the mainboard tray is another highlight of the SPEC-OMEGA. Due to the special insert, tool-free assembly is possible. Removal proves to be a little fiddly. As mentioned before, you probably won’t change your hardware every day. The 3.5-inch drive can also be installed without tools. It is also possible to completely remove the hard disk cage.

Various openings are available for cable management. These are large enough to accommodate a larger number of cables. Rubber rings were attached to protect the cables. For the cable routing there are only holders to tighten the cable ties properly, a proper cable routing or at least a small guide channel would be desirable at this price. At least the cables from the I/O panel are black and can easily be hidden.

The Corsair SPEC-OMEGA offers more than enough space for radiators. A 360 mm radiator can be placed in the front, while a 280 mm radiator can be mounted on the lid at the same time. Wouldn’t that be the problem with the cables? Obviously, manufacturers are relying on more and more users to use a modular power supply. With a non-modular power supply, space is limited when the hard disk cage is installed.

In the area of the power supply there is of course a dust filter which can be easily removed and thus cleaned. So that the vibrations of the power supply unit are not transmitted to the entire housing, the tray is rubberized to minimize vibrations.

There is enough space for graphics cards, because our Gigabyte GTX 1060 with 6GB from Aorus can be installed perfectly. Included in the package are a Ryzen 5 1400, 16GB memory from Ballistix and a MSI B350 PC Mate.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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