Corsair has announced three new mid-tower Carbide Series cases. The Spec-Alpha is built for looks with an angular design and a windowed side panel. Corsair opted to leave out a 5.25” drive cage in this case to improve airflow, and it includes three 120-mm fans. If liquid cooling is important to you, the case can accommodate a front 240-mm radiator, too. The Spec-Alpha will be available in March 2016 in black or red, and it will have an MSRP of $79.99.
If the Spec-Alpha is a little too flashy for your tastes, then you might be interested in the Carbide 400Q and 400C. Both are mid-tower cases that feature all-steel exterior front and top panels. Builders will probably appreciate these cases' tool-free drive installation, cable-routing options, and easily accessible dust filters. Once again, Corsair chose to leave out a 5.25” drive cage. These cases come with a 140-mm and a 120-mm fan, and they can accept a variety of liquid-cooling radiators.
Builders interested in these cases may have to choose between acoustics and aesthetics. The 400C comes with a large side-panel window, while the 400Q's is lined with sound-damping material. The window of the 400C is so large, in fact, that Corsair includes bay covers for the 3.5” drive cage and the power supply. Both cases are available now through Corsair’s website for $99.99 each.