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Corsair - Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case

( 4.0 Average / 14 Ratings )





Carbide SPEC-M2

Part #





MicroATX Mid Tower

Includes Power Supply


External 5.25" Bays


Internal 2.5" Bays


Internal 3.5" Bays


Motherboard Compatibility

Micro ATX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports


Maximum Video Card Length

383 mm / 15.079"

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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


Heiligerhammer 11 points 35 months ago
from completed build 20 Seconds Reboot - $1000 build

This case is GREAT for the price. There was plenty of room for cable management. My buddy loves it.

OccamAsylum 30 points 33 months ago
from completed build Stay Positive

Cable management can definitely be improved a bit more, otherwise it's a decent little case!

The HDD cage could definitely be moved a bit more to the right to allow for better clearance with power supplies. This case says it cannot support PSU's exceeding 160mm, however I have a 170mm PSU in this case and it fits fine. It's important to note however that a non-modular PSU with fat cables at that size will probably make your life very hard. I do not recommend doing that. Flat cables are a much better choice in general for this case. If you don't plan to use the HDD cage, you won't have any issues.

I had a minor annoyance with the 5.25 bay clip, as it would not auto lock my fan controller. I ended up having to remove the clip and screw the controller in instead.

The case itself is very lightweight; typical of the SPEC line. I've built in the SPEC-03 before, so it was pretty familiar territory and I knew what I was getting myself into.

Corsair, why you no CPU power hole?

vuyomakoni 15 points 32 months ago
from completed build My First Build

Best Micro ATX case ever used

cafernico171 16 points 31 months ago

I got the as an open box item from Amazon Warehouse in like new condition. I like the case, but it has some design flaws. Even with a fully modular PSU, the managing of the cables was daunting to say the least.

M0R3LL4M4X 14 points 31 months ago
from completed build Mozzarella's Cheapo Game Box

This case is very hit-and-miss. For $60 USD, you can do a whole lot better.

My complaints:

  • Cable management is pretty rough. Not a lot of space behind mobo.
  • Only one blue LED fan, no hub or controller
  • No screws for mounting power supply.
  • Thumbscrews are easy to lose, and ones that attach the side panels are different sizes from the ones that attach the drive cage.
  • Top vents are unfiltered and don't ship with anything to cover them
  • PCI slot covers are non-replacable. You may cut yourself while breaking them off.
  • Fans were very hard to properly screw in, but maybe I'm just stupid
  • The 5.25" cage is not tool-less. Don't be an idiot like me or your ODD will slide out of the front.
  • Front panel is very difficult to remove, and the intake filters are mounted directly to it.
zeiluse 5 points 30 months ago
from completed build Little Wyvern

I bought this on a whim since I needed a PC small enough to accommodate my small desk and this was it. I love the window view on the side that lets me see my build at work, however, the only thing I disliked were the back tabs to place an expansion card to feel very cheap. Cable management is great if you plan to get a fully or semi modular PSU.

Geekz45679 7 points 30 months ago
from completed build My First Build.

Pros: - Looks nice - Big side window - USB Headers

Cons: - Bad cable management (get a modular PSU) - Not a lot of room behind MOBO - No ATX MOBO support

Fallen_Empire99 20 points 27 months ago

Great case just wish it had more cable management. Otherwise airflow and the option for a Liquid Cooler is great.

ethanswierczek 11 points 26 months ago

Looking back, I probably shouldn't have purchased this case at that price. It really doesn't have that many amenities, and it looks gaudy and bulky.

P0T4T0_AIM 10 points 26 months ago
from completed build Good FPS Gaming PC

Very good for the price.

Pros: -Looks good. -Nice side panel window. -Great airflow. -Room for big GPUs.

Cons: -Cable management is nearly impossible if you don't have a fully modular PSU. -The top of the HDD bay is visible in the window. -Only fits >150mm CPU coolers.