Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega Mid-Tower Case Review
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
While the angular design of the Spec-Omega will be a turn off for some, others will love the unique design. At first, I was unsure how I felt about the design, I came to find that I rather like the design of it. The clear acrylic portion of the front panel provides a nice contrast to the other side panel, allowing any LED fans to shine through. While the top is vented to aid in air flow. The downside to the front panel is that the only air intake is at the bottom in the triangular wire mesh area.
As a modern case it includes the current features that are being sought. The current trend is to replace the normal acrylic or metal side panel with Tempered Glass. Which helps to show off your system. To really make your components shine, you’ll need some LEDs to light up the interior. Corsair has included one SP120 LED fan in the front, while the rear exhaust 120mm fan is a standard case fan. The only current trend that is not included on the Spec-Omega is RGB, you are of course welcome to change the included fans to RGB fans, or add other RGB light strips or fans.
One of the downsides to the Spec-Omega is that the interior space is a little limiting. Without the front and top panels it is a slightly smaller Mid-Tower ATX case than we normally see. The overall dimensions of the Spec-Omega are 19.5in x 9.13in x 20.3in, without the front panels it is closer to 15.5in x 8.25in x 16.75in. You lose around 4in for the front panel, and close to the same for the top panel. The smaller interior cause some space concerns, however if you carefully think out the components, and the installation process you shouldn’t run into any major issues. For example, if you want to install a 360mm radiator in the front, I would recommend making sure it is less than 1.5in thick. Likewise, I wouldn’t install a radiator at the top of the case as you could run into space issues with memory and other connections at the top.
The interior size of the frame can also provide a little obstacle for cable management. A modular power supply with flat cables will make cable routing much easier. However if that is not an option, Corsair has placed enough tie down locations and cable routing holes to allow for most power supply cables. The holes in the motherboard tray, Corsair did a great job at adding other holes in locations that help route cables to the normal spots, such as the front panel HD Audio cable.
All three color variations of the Corsair Spec-Omega are currently available online starting and $85.09 with free shipping and are backed by a 2-year warranty.
Legit Bottom Line: If you take your time, and carefully think through your build process, the Corsair Spec-Omega would be a great case to build your next system into. The Tempered Glass side panel along with the angular design would make for a great looking gaming system.