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post #112 of 523
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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.

We don't comment on unannounced products, but if we were to do a design with a horizontal motherboard tray there would have to be a benefit to it. By default that takes up more footprint than a vertical design, if placed on a desktop. We thought about making the 540 "convertible" so you could go horizontal or vertical orientation, but when we really put the thing in the horizontal orientation it takes much more desk space and makes the back chamber harder to get to if you need to change out SSDs or add PSU cables or whatnot.

You can always put some feet on the rear back panel and flip the thing over on its side, it'd look okay that way. It's just more footprint on the desk.
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Horizontal or 90 degree rotation = nice view of gpus and less pcb sag. I think that outweighs any potential negatives.
Edited by Jack Mac - 6/5/13 at 3:52am
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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.

fair enough!

When will this case be in-stock and available in stores?
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If its not mostly plastic this looks interesting
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Interesting and innovative design. I think it would look better with pure mesh front, without those stripes. I prefer cubes over tall full towers thumb.gif
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Horizontal or 90 degree rotation = nice view of gpus and less pcb sag. I think that outweighs any potential negatives.

Yeah I'm really over heavy GPU blocks bending my cards, hence my horizontal build now.
    
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The problem of this case is the hard drives. We can flip psu 90 degree and make a rack of 8 x 3.5 drives. At the vent, we can have 4 x 2.5 drives.thumb.gif
    
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I saw this case on the Corsair Facebook page, and I really love it. Like many others have said, I think that it is somewhat a poor man's Case Labs, which I think is a nice option. It's not the prettiest thing from the outside, but it is quite functional and I like the window. Now I have to decide between either this or the HAF XB.
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