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Heys,

A tip for u owners of this awesome case.

If you are struggling with your GPU temps in the summer, or just need to lower temps for overclocking .. a "fix" can be to place 3 x 120mm in a PCI FAN bracket above your GPU. In my case this lowers the temps by approx. 10% . In my case from 78c to 70c at full load with card overclocket quite a bit smile.gif + i think it looks awesome tongue.gif

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post #12032 of 12511
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Originally Posted by JunkaDK View Post

Heys,

A tip for u owners of this awesome case.

If you are struggling with your GPU temps in the summer, or just need to lower temps for overclocking .. a "fix" can be to place 3 x 120mm in a PCI FAN bracket above your GPU. In my case this lowers the temps by approx. 10% . In my case from 78c to 70c at full load with card overclocket quite a bit smile.gif + i think it looks awesome tongue.gif


We can do a compare and contrast by next week. Received all my components this past week except for the most important. My Asus Strix GTX1080. Can't wait to hook up the Thermaltake RIING fans that you and your gorgeous build clued me in on. biggrin.gif

Like you I have always intended to have my GPU in the second or third PCIe x16 slot on the mobo and to mount 2x 140mm intake fans in the bottom of the case where the HDD's normally go blowing fresh air at the card. One of the features of the Strix GTX1080 that I was pleasantly surprised by was the 2x PWM fan connections on the card meaning these intakes are controlled by GPU temps and not case temps. At GPU idle thats another set of fans powered down to reduce noise which is always a bonus.

Where we deviate is that I intend to adapt an idea I implemented in a build I did for an SLI rig for my brother back in 2011.



ie. Mount a 120mm fan outside the case over the PCIe backplates with zip ties to pull GPU exhaust air out the back as quickly as possible before it gets recycled through the CPU AIO cooler. Again the bonus with the strix is that unlike in the 2011 implementation, this fan will be controlled by the GPU itself and when not needed when the card is idling it wont be on.
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post #12033 of 12511
Soon to be 540 owner checking in.

I posted on the actual corsair thread but this one seems to have much more activity.

Could anyone recommend a fan controller/fan setup?

I'm gonna be using my H80iGT (2x 120) as the rear exhaust fan, 3 120s in front, and 2 140s on the top. My mobo only has 4x 4pin connectors, can I just use a Y splitter for 2 of my fans and be fine? Would like to find a nice fan controller for it, but it's difficult to find something that looks good with the vertical bays.

Can't wait to finish this build, gonna take some pictures with my brothers DSLR camera. Stoked.
post #12034 of 12511
Hey guys, quick question

I am building a fairly simple, custom desk out of ikea countertop and steel pip legs. I want to build a PC in a drawer if you will, to get it out of the way, and have a window through to desk into it. I was going to have setting fabricated, but stumbled on the 540.

My idea is to turn the 540 on its side, window up, and mount drawer rails to the top and bottom of the case, which will hold the case to the desk, via wooded arms I'll repurpose from an ikea stool.

Do you guys think the top and bottom of the case, the half without the fan grills, they will be above the rail, is strong enough to hold the weight of the PC? Without being able to get my hands on one to check, I'm hesitant, and I know the top side is plastic, with metal under.
post #12035 of 12511
Well boys and girls, time to move on from my beloved 540, ordered a Caselab's Bullet BH7 last night, its been a fun time and I've enjoyed the case buy man am I ready to go horizontal with a smaller footprint to boot.
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Well boys and girls, time to move on from my beloved 540, ordered a Caselab's Bullet BH7 last night, its been a fun time and I've enjoyed the case buy man am I ready to go horizontal with a smaller footprint to boot.

Oh no you didn't... Jk, pre-ordered gunmetal bh7. I still have my wife's air 540 in white. 540 is a great case especially for people who are just getting into pc building and don't want to worry about cable management.
post #12037 of 12511
So, can anyone comment on the strength of the metal on the solid sides of this case, opposite the fan grills?

Does it seem strong enough, that I could mount rails to it and the metal would hold its weight as a drawer?
post #12038 of 12511
Quick question, anyone have change the stock fans for the Silent Wings 2?
Difference in noise/perf ???
post #12039 of 12511
What do you guys think are the absolute best/quietest fans for the A540? I currently have Delta 1212DE's in mine right now because I was mining. Not doing that anymore and the Deltas are driving me nuts with how loud they are. Want to replace the front 3 intake fans and my top 2 which blow through my H100i.
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What do you guys think are the absolute best/quietest fans for the A540? I currently have Delta 1212DE's in mine right now because I was mining. Not doing that anymore and the Deltas are driving me nuts with how loud they are. Want to replace the front 3 intake fans and my top 2 which blow through my H100i.

I think Silent Wings 2, looking to put them on mine.

Im waiting for some feedback from the guys here, if anyone have them. thumb.gif
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