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post #11641 of 12460
Still rocking the 540, all though i am pondering a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX in gunmetal.

Not because i don't like my 540 but because the infamous "upgrade bug" is bothering me...
Besides, the gunmetal aluminum of the Phanteks would look awesome with my color scheme, i bet.

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post #11642 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

Still rocking the 540, all though i am pondering a Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX in gunmetal.

Not because i don't like my 540 but because the infamous "upgrade bug" is bothering me...
Besides, the gunmetal aluminum of the Phanteks would look awesome with my color scheme, i bet.


what is that black cover at the bottom ?
post #11643 of 12460
Dear corsair air 540 owners,

Next week I'am going to install my first custom loop into this wonderful case.
I have already done all the preparations (holes for 2x 140 fans in the bottom and holes for reservoir in the back section).
Now I'am thinking of my custom loop sequence, fans direction etc. For that, i will need some suggestions/ advises from more experienced air 540 users.
I have drawn a simple picture showing, what i have come to already. I will really appreciate your comments!

Thanks in advance!

BTW here is my config:
CPU - Intel I76700k
MB - ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO
GPU - nVidia GeForce GTX980 Ti ASUS STRIX
Memory - 32Gb DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
SSD - SSD 950 Pro Series NVMe M.2 2280 256GB + 3x Samsung SSD 850 EVO (Basic) Series 500GB
PSU - FSP Aurum 92+ PT1200M 1200 Watt

Corsair AF120 and 140 Quiet Edition will be used as case and radiator fans.
Rads are EKWB's 240XE and 360PE

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post #11644 of 12460
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Originally Posted by spawnxo View Post

what is that black cover at the bottom ?

It's a 3mm thick piece of black acrylic that covers the HDD bays.
These pics should give you a better idea:


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Hey guys I've decided to upgrade my build and use this case. It seems perfect for what I am looking for. While I wait however I was wondering if you guys could answer a few questions for me. I'm running a h100i gtx cooler for the CPU while everything else will be air cooled. I know the case comes with fans however I have a few extra lying around also. What seems to be the best fan design for the case? I.e. Should the CPU radiator be mounted as an intake on top of the case? It seems this should be exhaust since heat rises...trying to get an idea of the best layout so I can order anything I need and be ready to go when it arrives.


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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

It's a 3mm thick piece of black acrylic that covers the HDD bays.

That looks awesome! Did you order it somewhere special and do you have the dimensions by any chance?
    
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That looks awesome! Did you order it somewhere special and do you have the dimensions by any chance?

I made it together with a friend of mine, he owns a laser cutter. Unfortunately i don't have the dimensions laying around anymore.
I got the inspiration from Coldzero though. They actually still sell the original piece, in case you can't make it yourself, like i did smile.gif

http://www.coldzero.eu/midplates/1777-corsair-air-540-midplate-clear-rev2.html
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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

I made it together with a friend of mine, he owns a laser cutter. Unfortunately i don't have the dimensions laying around anymore.
I got the inspiration from Coldzero though. They actually still sell the original piece, in case you can't make it yourself, like i did smile.gif

http://www.coldzero.eu/midplates/1777-corsair-air-540-midplate-clear-rev2.html

Oh wow, tanks! They have one for the mobo too drool.gif Haha, ludicrously expensive ... ordering now typer.gif
    
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Originally Posted by superkyle1721 View Post

Hey guys I've decided to upgrade my build and use this case. It seems perfect for what I am looking for. While I wait however I was wondering if you guys could answer a few questions for me. I'm running a h100i gtx cooler for the CPU while everything else will be air cooled. I know the case comes with fans however I have a few extra lying around also. What seems to be the best fan design for the case? I.e. Should the CPU radiator be mounted as an intake on top of the case? It seems this should be exhaust since heat rises...trying to get an idea of the best layout so I can order anything I need and be ready to go when it arrives.


Always destroying exergy!!

i would pick NZXT KRAKEN X61 and mount it at the top side of case
post #11650 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Konstantink View Post

Dear corsair air 540 owners,

Next week I'am going to install my first custom loop into this wonderful case.
I have already done all the preparations (holes for 2x 140 fans in the bottom and holes for reservoir in the back section).
Now I'am thinking of my custom loop sequence, fans direction etc. For that, i will need some suggestions/ advises from more experienced air 540 users.
I have drawn a simple picture showing, what i have come to already. I will really appreciate your comments!

Thanks in advance!

BTW here is my config:
CPU - Intel I76700k
MB - ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO
GPU - nVidia GeForce GTX980 Ti ASUS STRIX
Memory - 32Gb DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
SSD - SSD 950 Pro Series NVMe M.2 2280 256GB + 3x Samsung SSD 850 EVO (Basic) Series 500GB
PSU - FSP Aurum 92+ PT1200M 1200 Watt

Corsair AF120 and 140 Quiet Edition will be used as case and radiator fans.
Rads are EKWB's 240XE and 360PE


Looks like a really nice setup. My only piece of advice would be to make the bottom fans intake - in a case like the Air540 where there are plenty of exit points for the air you want to be sucking in as much as possible. Leave the the rear as the only exhaust and you should be golden thumb.gif
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