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Old 5th Jun 2013, 12:52   #1
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Corsair launches Carbide Air 540 and 300R cases

New case layout moves the PSU and drive bays behind the motherboard.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...nd-air-540-c/1
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 13:21   #2
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The air concept is not very different from what Lian-Li did years ago with the TYR series



I prefer narrower but taller cases, this is way easier to place it on / next to the desk.
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I like the design of the 540. Might get one.
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 13:57   #4
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 16:10   #5
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Ooooh..I do like that 330.
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The air concept is not very different from what Lian-Li did years ago with the TYR series



I prefer narrower but taller cases, this is way easier to place it on / next to the desk.
Lian have a current case like it too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=MwhMvKYk9ek

Similar in concept to the carbide 540 but you can see the Lian retains the PSU beneath the mobo. I prefer the 540 design where the PSU is also move round the back.
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 16:30   #7
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Oooooh I want a Carbide Air 540, it looks fat! Plus I have a massive desk and have plenty of room for it. Any idea on prices?
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 16:58   #8
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Oooooh I want a Carbide Air 540, it looks fat! Plus I have a massive desk and have plenty of room for it. Any idea on prices?
Apparently £70 for the smaller 330 carbide and $140 for the 540 so perhaps about the £130 mark I'm guessing.

http://www.techpowerup.com/184934/co...important.html

Good pics here^^
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 17:41   #9
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Found the pics elsewhere. I must say the 540 looks nice and would have been nice for the Carbide build, but i dont think it would have turned out as unique.
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Old 5th Jun 2013, 18:12   #11
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Corsair says 540 will be about £100ish on release iirc.
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I realise looks are pretty subjective, but I do like the 540, almost tempted to switch cases...
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I make no reservations about saying that the 540 is exactly what is missing from the market.
A case that (looks like it) will be a beast at aircooling, and not too shabby at watercooling either.
Modders will love it, the dimensions are unique (but not to everyone's taste or requirements).
**** the price, this IS my next case
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The 540 looks awesome. Reminds me of a wide NZXT case a while back somehow, don't know what it was called.
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I make no reservations about saying that the 540 is exactly what is missing from the market.
A case that (looks like it) will be a beast at aircooling, and not too shabby at watercooling either.
Modders will love it, the dimensions are unique (but not to everyone's taste or requirements).
**** the price, this IS my next case
But... I was looking at photos of it last night and can see not a single water hole on the back. That would be a problem for my water system. Also have been comments from people that the plastic looks cheap. I tend to agree but if the cooling is great maybe it doesn't matter.
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I definitely like the 540, it looks like it'll cover a lot of different grounds at a very good price point.
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But... I was looking at photos of it last night and can see not a single water hole on the back. That would be a problem for my water system. Also have been comments from people that the plastic looks cheap. I tend to agree but if the cooling is great maybe it doesn't matter.
On the back?
You put your rads outside the case??
Well its not aimed at you sir.

And anyway, you know full well this case is going to get modded to death by many, so a couple of water holes shouldn't really be a problem for anyone!

I'll wait for the linus video review though
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Not sure how I missed this being announced, but now I've seen the 540 I'm obsessed...
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