Canadian summers are hot and short and feel like they are always coming to an end. Before the leaves start falling and the white, cold and wet stuff starts tumbling from the sky we took the opportunity to go outside and get some great photos.Today we are going to be taking an in-depth look at Corsairs new addition to their Spec family, the Spec-06. We always tend to side with the flat black or gloss black chassis on our site so we thought we would switch it up with an all white chassis. Lets see what Corsair has to offer in this new prestigious mid tower case.
Packaging, Contents and Price
Unlike the majority of Corsairs coolers, their chassis comes in very standard brown box packaging. Inside the box the two ends are encompassed by foam and plastic to prevent any damage during transport. As you can see your gaze is drawn straight away to the curves of the Spec-06. The front IO continues the trend of standard in the construction of this panel. From left to right is the white LED power button, two USB 3.0 ports, a standard headphone/mic port and a power reset switch. As far as looks go, this panel is nicely built into the chassis curvy structure. On the top we find one of the more common ideas in chassis with the magnetic dust cover. We usually use these as exhausts due to the simple fact that heat rises. The beautiful in the chassis starts to really show itself here with the tempered glass viewing area. The glass is slightly tinted and is screwed in by four rubber backed thumb screws. The black border around the glass provides a great combination with the white chassis.
As we mentioned before there is now an absence of standard appearance that has been replaced by curvy goodness. The cable management area is hidden by an all white panel with two thumb screws to screw in at the back of the Spec-06. We venture back into reality here with our back panel of this mid tower chassis. There are a couple of things here that pop out to us. One is the RGB controller for the front panel LED’s. Thumbs up for the individual that designed this as it makes changing color and schemes a breeze. Second is the inclusion of a vertical mounting area for those flashy GPU’s. It was a touch odd that Corsair didn’t include replacement covers for the mount due to the fact that if you use the area once you can’t replace the metal covers. A cool little addition for a chassis like this is the high chrome legs and rubber feet. The rubber actually covers quite a bit of surface area which creates a very sturdy look/feeling. At the bottom you can also see the small removable dust cover for the PSU. You might want to just take a minute here and stare at this chassis. We have had it for about a week now and still find ourselves enthralled by the curves. On the front you see the LED strip running from bottom to top which is controlled by the black controller on the rear panel. Underneath is also three air holes for intake fans to draw from.
Corsair provides when it comes to hardware. They give you way more than you need in the installation of components, however, are missing two replacement dust covers for the vertical mounted GPU slot and also a riser cable. Don’t judge a book by its cover here, next we’re going to dive into meat and potatoes.
Pick the Corsair Spec-06 for $89.99 USD on Amazon at the time of this review.