Back in October of 2017 we looked at a budget-oriented case from Corsair, the SPEC-04. Jump forward a few months to CES 2018, and we were presented with a new case from Corsiar’s Carbide series, the SPEC-OMEGA. Packing a similar angular design as other recent SPEC cases, the SPEC-OMEGA is a mid-tower ATX case with bold looks. Add in support for plenty of cooling, as well as some integrated lighting and tempered glass side panel, and you have the makings of a pretty good case. Let’s see if the SPEC-OMEGA lives up to our exSPECtations.
Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the SPEC-OMEGA review sample!
Materials: Steel, Plastic Tempered Glass
Dimensions: 495mm(L) x 233mm(W) x 516mm(H)
2.5″ Drive Bays: 3
3.5″ Drive Bays: 2
Fan Locations – Front: 3 x 120mm/2 x 140mm (1 x 120mm white LED included)
Fan Locations – Top: 2 x120mm/2 x 140mm
Fan Locations – Rear: 1 x 120mm (1 x 120mm included)
Radiator Support – Front: 360mm/280mm
Radiator Support – Top: 240mm
Radiator Support – Rear: 120mm
CPU Cooler Compatibility: 165mm
GPU Compatibility: 370mm
PSU Compatibility: 190mm
Expansion Slots: 7
I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, Headphone, Microphone, Power, Reset
Color Schemes: Black, White, Red
The SPEC-OMEGA came to us in a standard cardboard box that features a drawing of the case on the front of the box, and then an exploded view of the case on the back side. Since this case includes a tempered glass side panel, multiple warning labels are found on the box to make sure it is handled with care.
With the box open, we see that Corsair has done a good job of securing the case for safe transportation. With the case in a plastic bag and foam end pieces keeping the case in place, it was no surprise to us that the case made it to us in perfect shape.
Included with the SPEC-OMEGA is a multi-language installation guide, a warranty pamphlet, allen wrench, and your standard assortment of screws and zip ties.