Anyone have a Carbide Air 540?

Sycraft

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If so two questions:

1) How do you like it? What's good/bad?

2) What are the physical dimensions?

Thanks.
 

ballistic

Gawd
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I have one and I really like it.



The fact that the two 5.25" bays are vertical bugged me a bit as did only having two 3.5" mounts on the motherboard side.

I would have preferred the option to move those drives to the psu chamber and have room for another three 120mm/two 140mm fans in the bottom of the case.

I found the stock fan configuration a bit on the noisy side but I added a fan controller and that helped out a lot, the fact that the controller sits sideways is annoying but I don't have to look at it often!

Dimensions on the case are 415mm x 332mm x 458mm / 16.30" x 13.03" x 17.99

At 13" wide it's not really as big as it seems from pictures, it's shorter and not as deep as a lot of standard ATX cases like the Corsair 450D and Antec 900 I have in here.
 

Sycraft

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Looks like it may be what I'm after. I'd set it on its side to make it wider than tall, since it is going to live in an AV rack. I'll have to look in to 3rd party fans and/or a controller if noise is an issue though, needs to be reasonably quiet.

I like the look of the cable routing in there. Looks much easier to deal with than most cases.

Thanks for your response.
 

JCrimson

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I have one and I freaking love it. I don't think I would ever have problems fitting any coolers in it.

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and i just purchased 2 titan sc blacks :D
 

canon.tk

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I've had one since it came out. I like it, came from years of Lian-Li cases, but the metal seems a little thin.

The fans that come in it are cheap(ish), mine were noisy, so I replaced them with AF140s. Size wise it's not bad, just wish it was a couple inches longer.
 
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