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Corsair isn't without a contingent of new cases at Computex. A star attraction in its suite is the Obsidian Air 540D. Pictured below, this somewhat cubical cases partitions the motherboard tray vertically from compartments that hold the PSU and drives. This partitioning makes sure peripheral/drive power cable doesn't clutter the motherboard tray area. The part with the motherboard tray is more airy than the other, with stripes of perforated metal running the front and top. This portion features provision for two front-facing fans, two on the top (with enough clearance for a 240x120 radiator), two bottom intakes, and a 140 mm rear exhaust.

The case can hold ATX and EATX motherboards, with eight expansion slot bays. The space below the motherboard tray and the bottom of the case, can either be used to expand storage with two 3.5/2.5-inch trays, or a second 240x120 radiator. All cables from the motherboard compartment can be routed through the valved holes to the other part of the case, which holds a long PSU bay, two 5.25-inch drive bays, and a couple of detachable drive cages holding multiple 3.5/2.5-inch bays. Corsair plans to launch the case some time in July.
http://www.techpowerup.com/184934/corsair-obsidian-air-540d-makes-both-side-panels-equally-important.html

Hope the h100 won't leak tongue.gif
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Carbide Air 540 $139 MSRP double wide mid tower case [non-standard design].
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Corsair is taking the wraps off two brand-new chassis at Computex 2013. Filling out the mainstream Carbide line are the Air 540 and 330R models, designed for high airflow and low noise, respectively.

For the enthusiasts, the Carbide Air 540 is perhaps the most interesting of the two, as Corsair has implemented a double-wide design that prioritises front-to-back airflow above all else. The extra width enables Corsair to locate the PSU, hard drives, and airflow-restricting cables behind the motherboard and out of the way of the air being funnelled by intake and exhaust fans.

Hexus has Corsair's George Makris video walkthrough of the new Air 540 case
http://hexus.net/tech/news/chassis/56201-corsair-unveils-double-wide-carbide-air-540-chassis/
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Holy mother of God..

Here's hoping that Corsair doesn't become completely retarded and put mounting holes that only fit their AIO coolers.

--edit--

Nevermind, support for 240, 280 and 380 rads up front...

Though no top-mount air filter for intake setups?? sigh.. Oh well, that would have added an EXTRAORDINARY cost anyways.. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Overall, nice.
Edited by Phishy714 - 6/3/13 at 10:56am
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If only I had patented my Wooden Cheese now I could sue them thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Besides, this looks horribly plasticky.
   
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Whoa this looks awesome reminds me of my level 10 gt I kind of want to buy it just because
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George is becoming a legend. Tony Ou is my other favorite case designer (TJ07 and FT02/3).Have no idea who does Lian Li stuff but they round out my Top 3. Caselabs gets an honorable mention.
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So a cheap caselabs? Don't mind for the price tho.
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If only I had patented my Wooden Cheese now I could sue them thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Besides, this looks horribly plasticky.

Lots of Hatin' in that post there.
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This is literally a 'gaming box' lol. I like it! I may think about getting this instead of an 'over-rated' Prodigy.
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Did he say $139??? Wow I know what I'm putting my Haswell build in now...
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