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Thank you all, guys!

On my next chassis cleaning I might give the X method a try. I, as well, always use the pea method. Never had any issues -- no harm in trying something new, though.

@Corsair Joseph, one last question please, since we are on Air 540's thread. It is an amazing chassis! I am so pleased with it that my next case will also be the Air 540 or its upgrade, if there will be one available. Will there be, by the way? smile.gif

The only "inconvenience" I have faced is the inability to mount a Push / Pull setup, so to use four fans, with my current AIO (the H110). Of course, I have managed to run it. But I had to mount the two extra (pull) fans on the top side, outside of the chassis. No big deal, I say, but then I did not have from where to pass the fans' cables so I took them from the backside, outside of the case, and with cable extensions I passed the fan cables from a PCI bracket position.
Do you understand me? I had to do this because with four fans mounted on the radiator of the H110 there is no way it can fit inside the case.

Is this the only way a person can run a Push / Pull setup on the top side of this chassis or am I missing something?

Thank you.

I ended up mounting my 140mm fans on the outside of the case. I had to run my cables to the front of the chassis. I bought black fan shrouds and it doesn't look too bad. I've seen some builds where people fit 120mm fans with a 240 rad push/pull on the top and front, I dont see why the h100 shouldn't fit. Check out this build...



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I ended up mounting my 140mm fans on the outside of the case. I had to run my cables to the front of the chassis. I bought black fan shrouds and it doesn't look too bad. I've seen some builds where people fit 120mm fans with a 240 rad push/pull on the top and front, I dont see why the h100 shouldn't fit. Check out this build...



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Hi, thanks for your reply.

Whenever I wanted to have a Push-Pull setup I was forced to mount the top two fans on the outside top of the chassis, as well. I do not understand how you managed to get the fan cables inside the case and connect them to your motherboard, from the front side panel! Anyway, when I asked about this matter, what I meant was IF a Push-Pull can be achieved without having to purchase anything or perform any type / kind of modification. With my Corsair H110 and with the 140mm fans that I ought to use and want to use with it, I simply cannot do it any other way, besides how I have already described.

It simply does not fit. Here is what prevents an H110 with four 140mm fans from fitting inside this case:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Example from the mobo I love to use


Anyway, I don't mind because I'll keep using a Push (2 fan) setup, always. I was just wondering if I missed something.

Thank you.
Edited by LostParticle - 10/14/15 at 8:41am
    
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Hi, thanks for your reply.

Whenever I wanted to have a Push-Pull setup I was forced to mount the top two fans on the outside top of the chassis, as well. I do not understand how you managed to get the fan cables inside the case and connect them to your motherboard, from the front side panel! Anyway, when I asked about this matter, what I meant was IF a Push-Pull can be achieved without having to purchase anything or perform any type / kind of modification. With my Corsair H110 and with the 140mm fans that I ought to use and want to use with it, I simply cannot do it any other way, besides how I have already described.

It simply does not fit. Here is what prevents an H110 with four 140mm fans from fitting inside this case:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Example from the mobo I love to use


Anyway, I don't mind because I'll keep using a Push (2 fan) setup, always. I was just wondering if I missed something.

Thank you.

A 280 push/pull will fit on the front inside the case, but most likely wont fit on the top inside the case. I had it in my head that the 110 was 240mm rad. frown.gif There is a little hole under the dust filter that I ran the cables for my front and top fans through. I'm not using my dust filters.

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A 280 push/pull will fit on the front inside the case, but most likely wont fit on the top inside the case. I had it in my head that the 110 was 240mm rad. frown.gif There is a little hole under the dust filter that I ran the cables for my front and top fans through. I'm not using my dust filters.

I see, it makes sense to me now, thank you.

Well, I prefer to use 3 x 120mm fans on the front side panel so placing my H110 there is out of the question. And when it comes to dust not only I use the dust filter provided but I am also keeping an Excel sheet in which I calculate my system's fans actual m³/h so that I will always have positive pressure. Of course, my calculations - based on the manufacturer's specs - are a bit arbitrary but...I have to have some point of reference. It's better than nothing. smile.gif

Here's how I (have to) run my system's fans to gain positive case pressure: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Filter / Mesh cut off set at 30%

Basically, all system's fans run at full speed and the AIO fans run below 700 RPM for everyday, regular use. It is silent, efficient and cool.

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@Corsair Joseph, one last question please, since we are on Air 540's thread. It is an amazing chassis! I am so pleased with it that my next case will also be the Air 540 or its upgrade, if there will be one available. Will there be, by the way? smile.gif

You know that I can't comment on unannounced products wink.gif

Maybe there is, maybe there's none, you'll just have to wait and see biggrin.gif
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You know that I can't comment on unannounced products wink.gif

Maybe there is, maybe there's none, you'll just have to wait and see biggrin.gif

One cool thing would be to make the bottom hard drive racks kinda like hybrid where the entire thing can be taken out and replaced with 120/140 mm fans.
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One cool thing would be to make the bottom hard drive racks kinda like hybrid where the entire thing can be taken out and replaced with 120/140 mm fans.

And include a dust filter down there, and another for the PSU intake, just so we don't have to buy any filters.
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One cool thing would be to make the bottom hard drive racks kinda like hybrid where the entire thing can be taken out and replaced with 120/140 mm fans.
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And include a dust filter down there, and another for the PSU intake, just so we don't have to buy any filters.

These are great suggestions guys, duly noted. I'll make sure to pass it on to our case team.
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These are great suggestions guys, duly noted. I'll make sure to pass it on to our case team.

Thank you for this, and I fully agree with both of the guys' suggestions! thumb.gif
    
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Hi gents smile.gif

I've decided to get myself a new rig for Christmas and I've decided to go for the Air 540 for my case and I just wanted to make a few final checks smile.gif

Would I be able to whack a H100i in push-pull in the roof with a H90 also in push-pull in the rear? What would be the optimal flow considering I'll have 3x120mm fans in the front?
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