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I wonder why Corsair decided only two have room for two 3.5" drives and then a whole rack that fits four 2.5" drives, should be the other way around, doesn't stop me from buying but a little confused at that design decision

That actually does stop me from buying as I need space for at least 4x 3.5" drives frown.gif

I agree, Spots for 2.5" devices on the bottom would have been better, then on the back, 3.5" devices.
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Still love my 650D but this is looking pretty good for my tastes/needs atm. biggrin.gif Might try it out and keep the 650D around just in case. wink.gif

Also don't get why they didn't include more 3.5" options...
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I wonder why Corsair decided only two have room for two 3.5" drives and then a whole rack that fits four 2.5" drives, should be the other way around, doesn't stop me from buying but a little confused at that design decision

That actually does stop me from buying as I need space for at least 4x 3.5" drives frown.gif

I agree, Spots for 2.5" devices on the bottom would have been better, then on the back, 3.5" devices.
There is way around the adding more drives. there is dual 5.25" bays that can add 3 HDD.
You can be cleaver and find spots around the back of case to mount the HDD.
    
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The main reason we didn't include support for more 3.5" drives is twofold.

1. We didn't want to increase the size of the main cooling chamber.
2. We didn't want to add 3.5" drives in a non-actively-cooled area, like behind the motherboard tray.

The two 3.5" hot swap bays in the main chamber receive airflow from the front, and thus your mechanical drives can run cool. If you have one of the few SSDs that run hot, you can also throw it in the main chamber, but for the most part the chamber behind the motherboard tray is for SSDs since they don't really need active cooling.

If you want, you can put an adapter in the two 5.25" bays to add more 3.5" drives, but with 4TB drives being available, and NAS products becoming more popular and more affordable, we're making the bet that tons of 3.5" drive compatibility isn't most people's #1 concern in a cooling-focused chassis.

Also, the correct name is Carbide Series Air 540, or Air 540, or Carbide 540, whatever. There's no "R" on this model.
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The main reason we didn't include support for more 3.5" drives is twofold.

1. We didn't want to increase the size of the main cooling chamber.
2. We didn't want to add 3.5" drives in a non-actively-cooled area, like behind the motherboard tray.

The two 3.5" hot swap bays in the main chamber receive airflow from the front, and thus your mechanical drives can run cool. If you have one of the few SSDs that run hot, you can also throw it in the main chamber, but for the most part the chamber behind the motherboard tray is for SSDs since they don't really need active cooling.

If you want, you can put an adapter in the two 5.25" bays to add more 3.5" drives, but with 4TB drives being available, and NAS products becoming more popular and more affordable, we're making the bet that tons of 3.5" drive compatibility isn't most people's #1 concern in a cooling-focused chassis.

Also, the correct name is Carbide Series Air 540, or Air 540, or Carbide 540, whatever. There's no "R" on this model.


Nice case, but I'm wondering how much wider would you have had to made it to be able to put rad's in both the left and right bays?

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The main reason we didn't include support for more 3.5" drives is twofold.

1. We didn't want to increase the size of the main cooling chamber.
2. We didn't want to add 3.5" drives in a non-actively-cooled area, like behind the motherboard tray.

The two 3.5" hot swap bays in the main chamber receive airflow from the front, and thus your mechanical drives can run cool. If you have one of the few SSDs that run hot, you can also throw it in the main chamber, but for the most part the chamber behind the motherboard tray is for SSDs since they don't really need active cooling.

If you want, you can put an adapter in the two 5.25" bays to add more 3.5" drives, but with 4TB drives being available, and NAS products becoming more popular and more affordable, we're making the bet that tons of 3.5" drive compatibility isn't most people's #1 concern in a cooling-focused chassis.

Also, the correct name is Carbide Series Air 540, or Air 540, or Carbide 540, whatever. There's no "R" on this model.

Some one running a ton of HDDs (More than 3 these days) are looking at the wrong case. Seriously.
A gaming case shouldn't be on your radar. Try a full tower server grade case i.e. Lian Li or Obsidian Series.
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Nice case, but I'm wondering how much wider would you have had to made it to be able to put rad's in both the left and right bays?

I think being original kept him from doing that, otherwise it would have been a direct Caselabs design. Not saying it's patented or anything, just being original is more important.
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Corsair George,

Will corsair ever consider designing a case with a horizontal motherboard tray. I have the Haf XB and like that a lot. In fact this is kind of like an XB on its side.

I really like the XB but would be very interested in what Corsair could design and improve on with this kind of case. For example not having to pull the MB tray out for PSU replacement or just about any kind of wiring.

Also will you guys release any thing else in the Graphite or Obisidian lines?

Thanks.
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I think being original kept him from doing that, otherwise it would have been a direct Caselabs design. Not saying it's patented or anything, just being original is more important.

True, and I'd love to have that caselabs, but price prevents me. Probably worth it though.

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That is freakin huge...errr wide i mean.
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