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Review: New Carbide Series Case – Corsair SPEC-06

Just recently, Corsair announced the release of a new Cabide series case, and the Carbide SPEC-06 RGB test report is now available. With the curved LED strip in the front, Corsair sets real accents. How the case otherwise performs in our test, you can read here.

Design

The Carbide Series is suitable for every purse. For this there are always interesting and special designs. The new Carbide SPEC-06 has a curved line in the front that is complemented by LED lighting. In the RGB version the colour can be freely adjusted, in the normal version our white housing would also have a white LED in the front. The front itself is made of plastic and can be detached from the case without much effort. The steel frame of the case makes a solid impression. Due to the frame and the glass pane, the case without hardware is a real heavyweight with 7.8 kg and comes with hardware and data carrier already on more than 10 kg.

Behind the front is a magnetic dust filter, which can unfortunately only be removed if the front is also removed. The distances between the frame and the front could be designed in such a way that an optimal airflow prevails without having to pay attention to this dust filter. We find another dust filter on the lid. This, too, is magnetic, as is now offered by every manufacturer. There is another dust filter for the power supply unit, but it is easy to remove.

Three 120mm fans are pre-installed, two in the front and one in the rear. The front has room for another fan of the same size or for two 140 mm fans. Two 120 mm or one 140 mm fans can then be mounted in the lid. There is just as much room for radiators. The radiator can be up to 360 mm in size for the front, up to 240 mm in the lid and 120 mm in the rear. So nothing stands in the way of water cooling.

The I/O panel is mounted directly on the frame, so the front can easily be removed and placed to the side. The panel has two USB 3.0 ports as well as one audio and one microphone port. Typically, the Power and Reset buttons can also be found on the I/O panel.

The RGB lighting controller is located on the back of the housing. So if you want to change the color or the color pattern more often, you always have to reach behind the case. In addition, the controller can “only” display seven colors: white, red, blue, green, orange, yellow and purple. Due to this limited number of colors, for example, the effect “rainbow” is not necessarily beautiful to look at, because it abruptly changes color. There’s not much to choose from either. More choice is available when the “Corsair Commander” is connected, because there is a connection for it. Hardware from other manufacturers cannot be connected due to the proprietary connection.

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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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