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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case CC-9011030-WW - Black Reviews

inedenimadam

Great Concept - Mediocre Delivery

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Pros: Easy cable management, 2 hot swap bays, front USB 3.0, EATX compatible, tons of room for everything.

Cons: Flimsy 2.5 cage, only 2 3.5 slots, vertically imposed 5.25 slots, garbage fans, no bottom or top dust filter

I love the look of this case. Despite being a molded plastic, it does not feel weak or cheap in the least. The clear side panel is huge, and slightly fogged, making for a great display piece. There is enough room in the case for a 1x360, 1x240, and 1x 120 radiator OR 2x240 and 1x140, and you can sneak the pump and res on the backside...there is plenty of room over there. Tall air coolers wont have any issues either, this thing is roomy. You cant throw a graphics card at it that wont fit. There is plenty of room for SSDs in the 2.5 cage, the cage is flimsy, but it has tons of slots. Everything is tool-less, which is pretty handy if you like to swap parts, or just are clumsy with a...
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Skye12977

Love the case but it's not perfect

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Pros: 280mm and 360mm rad suppurt, split design, not having to see the bunch of cables you would normally by having the PSU visible

Cons: Vertical 5.25 bays, only two 3.5 HDD cases, 2.5 HDD cages are directly behind the motherboard

Personally I love the case because I've never liked the idea of seeing the power-supply itself. The ability to do a 240 or 280 mm rad at the top and 360 or 280 at the front of the case is great, but I feel they should have done something with the bottom of the case instead of placing the two 3.5 HDD bays there. I really dislike having the 3.5 HDD at the bottom of the case and I really feel as if Corsair could have spent a little more time a placed them at the rear of the case. I wasn't worried about only having the front portion of the case filtered as that is typically the only place I do have intake fans. This case is fairly easy to take apart and modify (or clean the dust off from when...
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STUNT1990

Cubic awesomeness

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Pros: Price and lots of room for cable management and tube routing.

Cons: Big gaps on the bottom of the case and no dust filter on the top.

Corsair had the awesome (but not new) idea of putting the PSU beghind the motherboard tray, obtaining lots of space for not to hot componentes such as SSDs and ODDs. Such a big room makes even the worst cable management look awesome on the motherboard side. There are only two 5 1/2" drive cages on this case, located in top of 4 big holes on the bottom of the case, I find this combined with the absence of a dust filter on the top the worst defects on this case. For a more complete review and uboxing of the Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 check out this thread
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