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News Corsair launches Carbide Air 540 and 300R cases

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 5 Jun 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    The air concept is not very different from what Lian-Li did years ago with the TYR series

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    I prefer narrower but taller cases, this is way easier to place it on / next to the desk.
     
  3. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    I like the design of the 540. Might get one.
     
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    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh..I do like that 330.
     
  6. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Lian have a current case like it too...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&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.
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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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?
     
  8. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Small pics are small. :(
     
  10. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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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.
     
  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Hotel internet is slow :(

    Corsair says 540 will be about £100ish on release iirc.
     
  12. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    I realise looks are pretty subjective, but I do like the 540, almost tempted to switch cases...
     
  13. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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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 :D
     
  14. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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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.
     
  15. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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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.
     
  16. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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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.
     
  17. jeckulz

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    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! :D

    I'll wait for the linus video review though
     
  18. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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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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