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July 8, 2014 5:12:47 AM

Hi all, i was just wondering does the corsair spec-01 differ a lot from the spec-02 and spec-03 or is there not a big difference, which one would be the quietest and the most cool. If you have any other case suggestions please let me know, they have to be really quite and need to stay cool,. For those who are wondering, ive got a core-i3, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive and will be getting an n-vidia 760ti boost. Thanks in Advance.

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July 8, 2014 5:59:09 AM

The SPEC-01 is a bit smaller (has a tad less cpu height and gpu length clearance) and has different drive bay configuration when compared to the SPEC-02 and 03.
The SPEC-02 and SPEC-3 has similar specs (no pun intended) and their only difference is the look of the case.

http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-01-red-le...
http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-02-red-le...
http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-03-orange...

The SPEC-02 and SPEC-3 would be cooler since they both come with 2 fans while the SPEC-1 has only 1 fan included.

It is tricky to suggest cases since it's a matter of personal preference.
You might want to take a look at these cases in that price range: Corsair 200r, Corsair 300r, NZXT Source 210 Elite, NZXT Source 220, NZXT H230 (silent case) and Cooler Master HAF 912.
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July 8, 2014 8:48:10 PM

cry0g3n said:
The SPEC-01 is a bit smaller (has a tad less cpu height and gpu length clearance) and has different drive bay configuration when compared to the SPEC-02 and 03.
The SPEC-02 and SPEC-3 has similar specs (no pun intended) and their only difference is the look of the case.

http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-01-red-le...
http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-02-red-le...
http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-03-orange...

The SPEC-02 and SPEC-3 would be cooler since they both come with 2 fans while the SPEC-1 has only 1 fan included.

It is tricky to suggest cases since it's a matter of personal preference.
You might want to take a look at these cases in that price range: Corsair 200r, Corsair 300r, NZXT Source 210 Elite, NZXT Source 220, NZXT H230 (silent case) and Cooler Master HAF 912.

Hey, thanks for the answer it helped a lot, 1 more question though, what would be the best case for a $600 build that would stay at a low temp. and very quiet, one that has a window(preferably) and also if you think t is worth it a switch on the screen to turn the lights on and off. I'm going for a blue led lighted pc, but if it is a different colour i will change it. Sorry for all these questions but lets just say im not the best at computers. Thanks

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July 9, 2014 3:22:48 AM

It depends on how much budget out of the $600 you want to allocate for the case.

There are silent cases out there like the Fractal Define R series (R2, R3, R4), NZXT H230 NZXT H440, and the Antec P280. Their main feature is to provide a silent running PC case out of the box.

You can however just buy any case you want and then just replace the case fans with a silent running one.

You can opt for the Corsair SPEC case if you want. I don't know how loud its included case fans are but you can replace them with silent or blue led fans and/or buy LEDs
http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/101-sleeved-led-kit-...
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/premium-modd...

Here is a list of windowed cases http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/case/#s=1&sort=a8

I currently use a Cooler Master N400 and I don't have any problems with regards to the sound coming from the case. The only cons I have with it is that it does not have a 4/8 pin pass through on the motherboard tray and a tight space behind the motherboard tray to route cables. Also, dust is visible in front since the front panel acts as a dust filter so it is both a pro and a con since you can see the dust and it tells you that it needs some cleaning.

Hope it helps you.
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