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I asked that question already in HW forum, but I'm quite sure not everyone reads all HW news, plus I'd like to get feedback from water coolers smile.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1397204/techpu-corsair-carbide-air-540d-makes-both-side-panels-equally-important#post_20106956



Do you guys think it will be possible to squeeze three 240x30mm rads in the front section (PSU and drives are in back section), with one layer of fans each (1 top, 1 front, 1 bottom)?
Looking at the picture, I think it may be possible, I just don't know yet how much/if any cutting will be required... What do you think?
   
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I really want this case, so I'm interested in the results as well
    
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You will be able to get a 240 rad in the top and front of the case without any modding I am pretty sure but the bottom of the case will need modding to get a 240 rad in there.
 
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What do you think? Quick and dirty drawing, but it should give you idea...
It may be even 360 in the front, I'm not sure. 3 x 240 looks good to me, I don't mind some cutting, if needed thumb.gif

   
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What do you think? Quick and dirty drawing, but it should give you idea...
It may be even 360 in the front, I'm not sure. 3 x 240 looks good to me, I don't mind some cutting, if needed thumb.gif

Looks good to me
 
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noble idea!!!
still think everything very carefully
dremel in new housing is not a good idea but if you must
Fortunately, you will not need dremel down
good luck with the new toy thumb.gif
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You can fit a 360 in the front, and instead of using a 240 in the top, you can use a 280, I'm getting this case as soon as it's released and that's the setup I'm going with! thumb.gif

I need my Two HDD's, so I need the two hot swap bays in the bottom where you plan on putting your third rad.
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Does anyone know what the dimensions are like for the right side of the case? It appears you can mount a 240mm rad horizontally above the PSU if you cut away at the drive bays.
   
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noble idea!!!
still think everything very carefully
dremel in new housing is not a good idea but if you must
Fortunately, you will not need dremel down
good luck with the new toy thumb.gif

Thanks. Personally I think Dremel for a new case is a must wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post

You can fit a 360 in the front, and instead of using a 240 in the top, you can use a 280, I'm getting this case as soon as it's released and that's the setup I'm going with! thumb.gif

I need my Two HDD's, so I need the two hot swap bays in the bottom where you plan on putting your third rad.

Sounds good as well. I already have two 240x30 rads, which I want to re-use. I want to add 3rd rad - I think it will look good and I want to improve my temps with fans @ ~900RPM (temps are good, but not fantastic). I want a clean look in the front - I will put my HDD in the back, 2 SSD's I may put in front if I find a good spot, if not in the back as well.
   
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Does anyone know what the dimensions are like for the right side of the case? It appears you can mount a 240mm rad horizontally above the PSU if you cut away at the drive bays.

One option I see to install a rad in the back is facing the right side of the case - with fans pushing fresh air through the rad and some case fans at the back sucking hot air outside.
It may be a good option too, with a nice big res in a front, right from mobo biggrin.gif
   
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