Originally Posted by AdrianIscariot
Just ordered my very first PC which I hope to build this coming weekend. Settled on the Air 540 case due to its dimensions and cooling capability. I wondered if I could ask you guys a couple of questions about it, though?
First, I have a H100i cooler, and I've bought a pair of Scythe Gentle Typhoons to fit it with. I was wondering if there would be space to mount the fans the H100i comes with as well as the GTs in a push/pull config, and if so should I have the GTs pushing or pulling?
Also I am thinking about changing the front intake fans to 3 120mm fans. My main concern is cooling the GPU area as I'm going to be running an SLI set-up that uses non-reference coolers. Would changing the 140mm fans to 120s benefit me, or not? Or should I look at buying better 140mm fans?
Finally, is there a recommended dust filter for the bottom opening? I found a set here (in the UK) for around £65, but I don't really want to spend that much for all the filters when I only really need the bottom one!
Thanks very much in advance for any help, and I really look forward to posting up some pics of my first ever build!
1. Yup you can fit a 25mm thick radiator with 25mm thick fans in push/pull on the top panel. It'll be close to the top edge of the motherboard, but it will fit no problem. When you're building, just remember to install your motherboard first and make any of the connections to the stuff along the top of the motherboard (like CPU power or any fan headers you want to use, etc...) because it's nearly impossible to plug these in after the radiator and fans are installed up top.
2. Yeah I did the same thing with my case because of the same concerns. With the 3x 120 setup, the bottom 120mm fan will sit very low in the case and get lots of air to the bottom GPU. I'm using SP120s up front and voltage control them to lower the noise when idle. So far they're working quite well and get plenty of cool air to my GPUs.
showed the 140mm Silverstone ones that fit, but I'm not sure if you can get them where you are.
I hope this helps and good luck with your build!
Edit: and I see this is your first post. Welcome to the forums!