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If it helps, my current desk is 19.5" deep and my 540 sits on it with room to spare (could have everything plugged into the back and wouldn't cause any issues.

The depth I'm good with its the width I'm worried on. I'm looking at getting a new desk that will more than accomodate the case. I've liked the case for a bit but once I saw the silver and black I was sold on it.
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I finally got everything moved into my Air 540, including my second rad. Hopefully will be able to go full custom after the first of the year, but the H220 goes like a champ.







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Results!

It ended up dropping the top cards temps by 5c and bottom by 3c as exhaust, as an intake it dropped the top card by 9c and rose the bottom by 3c, which is perfectly fine and helps alot!

Exhaust max temps at 1280mhz each card and 1.212V 77c top, 60c bottom.

Intake max temps at same specs as top 71c top 64c bottom.

temperatures before 80-82c top 70c bottom.

this is with the antec spot cool turned off which is the small fan you see in there, i need to take it out lol


also when i walked in this was the case i saw\
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21950/cst-1461/Corsair_Carbide_Series_Air_540_Cube_Case_-_Custom_Dual_Radiator_Series.html?tl=g50c2s907#blank

Outstanding. So you decided to go with a 140mm fan instead of 2 120mm fans? It looks awesome and your temperature results speak for themselves. You must be chuffed! I'm going to see how I get on once I finally have the system built. I'm hoping the temps will be okay as it's freezing here atm and I have the heating off in the room the PC is in, but if they are around the 80 degree mark I'll look into getting something similar done.

Oh and my motherboard was faulty - no wonder I couldn't get the system to POST. A replacement has been ordered but I won't be able to build it again now until next weekend. I guess I have a little more time to decide on 3 fans for the front!
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The temps are much better than I had expected. I ran into issues with the sound card only being able to work right below my 2nd GPU and it did perform a few degress lower with it removed, not enough to warrant removing it though. Most of the air is thrown out horizontally on these cards as opposed to down, got lucky in that respect. If you notice in the picture I added a rubber spacer on top of the right most screw of the sound card to make sure it had a few extra MM of clearance. Sound card is also not being smothered either, feels normal to the touch.

I run all the Noctua fans Maxed out (1400ish RPM give or take), I don't mind the extra noise and I'd rather take the drop in temperatures VS acoustics. After all if I wanted silence I doubt I'd have gone with this case.

I also run both GPU fans at 70% 24/7, same rationale as before.
Running a full set of Air 540 Demci filters (House is dusty) + stock corsair Intake filter.

In: (All games maxed out)

Planetside 2 (running a higher Useroptions.ini profile than what you can do with the in game settings, Mainly 1.4 rendering)
Battlefield 4
Guild Wars 2
Crysis 2
Fire Strike Extreme Results - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1184781 Score: 9807 @ 4.4ghz on CPU / Mild OC on cards. (I forget exactly, I still havent found 24/7 Stable in all games. Mostly non crash type scenarios just small artifacting) Guessing 150mhz on core and 200-300 on vRam.

So far I usually see the temps around 65c give or take my room temperature. Chicago winter is coming, so that should help. These are still more than acceptable levels though, which is why I chose to wait for the ACX design. Glad that I did. Same temp range for 1 or more runs of Fire Mark Extreme.

My best score so far, but I'm still messing with over clocks and on the newest drivers I noticed my score drop a tad in Firemark. Not worth rolling back as I only use the benchmark to see if my changes are making a difference in a measurable way.

Full specs:

i7-4770k @ 4.4ghz 1.216v H100i Push / Pull
EVGA GTX 780ti SC SLI
Asus Maximus Extreme VI 1002 bios
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 - XMP Profile
1 Terabyte Samsung 840 EVO
Corsair AX1200i Power supply
Soundblaster ZXR - Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250ohm Version (Amazing for 150$ Cans)
BenQ 24" 1920x1080p 144hz 1ms Monitor (I prefer higher refresh rates than higher resolutions atm)
I'll be buying a Gsync monitor when they come out.
Most likely buying a Higher res monitor for MMORPGs.

The point of this build was to play everything high enough to cap the 144hz refresh rate. I'm open to try higher res I just havent cared enough to do so yet. Call me crazy but I cant go back to 60hz just yet, 144 is so much better for shooters.

Things I'd change. Well I'd probably re-consider socket 2011 instead of 1150. I'll have to reserve that judgement for broadwell though. As this is only a gaming machine.

Overall I'm extremely happy with it though, I've been having the most fun I've had in gaming. This was a way to treat myself after getting out of the army.

A quick note about Micro stuttering. The only game I am experiencing this in is Planetside 2. I've tried just about everything to fix it, including Nvidia inspector profiles, Higher CPU/GPU over clocks, stock clocks, lane switches, drivers (not much to choose from atm) but it seems to be on their end.

Ofcourse switching SLI off fixes this issue completely.

Everything else runs great, battlefield 4 is extremely fun with these cards in SLI on ultra @ 144hz.
After handling both fans in person I went with the Noctuas. The build quality was better imo. I think their website and rationale attests to that as well. I agree it would look better with all black/red sp 120s but I went with what I thought was the higher quality product.

This is amazing. You have the exact same idea as me (trying to max the 1080p experience with 144Hz via 780s) except that I couldn't stretch to afford quite the same kit! I've yet to build my system as I was sent a faulty mobo, but I'm hoping to get somewhere close to 144fps. I'll be running a Maximus Hero and a 4670K with a modest OC and a pair of 780 Classifieds, OC'd to whatever I can before the temps start to interfere. No idea how close to the 144 I'll get, or if it makes much difference past 100 or so, but that's the plan!

Nice way to treat yourself, enjoy it!
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Why do you guys want 144fps? 120hz lightboost is much more smooth.
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Why do you guys want 144fps? 120hz lightboost is much more smooth.

I've messed around with 120hz light boost and found the native 144hz non light boost to be better. But that might be specific to the benq xl2420te only. I think the next big game changer for pc will be gsync, I'm most excited for that.
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Why do you guys want 144fps? 120hz lightboost is much more smooth.

Can you elaborate on that my friend? I'm very new to all this - the PC I'm trying to build is my very first one. I use a laptop now, which can just about play games at 720p, but apart from that I've always been a console man! I have an Asus VG248QE monitor, and have seen various posts about LightBoost on it. Not sure exactly what it does (decrease motion blur at the expense of colour accuracy...is that right?) but am totally up for trying it!

Besides, I think I should be able to hit 120fps with my set-up. 144 is probably a bit too much, so this is really interesting to hear!
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Hey Guys
Case arrived today, got some pretty bad scratches on the window side panel, inside, which is strange, pm'd corsair George see if there is anything he can do, really don't want to send the case back
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Can you elaborate on that my friend? I'm very new to all this - the PC I'm trying to build is my very first one. I use a laptop now, which can just about play games at 720p, but apart from that I've always been a console man! I have an Asus VG248QE monitor, and have seen various posts about LightBoost on it. Not sure exactly what it does (decrease motion blur at the expense of colour accuracy...is that right?) but am totally up for trying it!

Besides, I think I should be able to hit 120fps with my set-up. 144 is probably a bit too much, so this is really interesting to hear!

All the info you need is here. http://www.blurbusters.com/

Yeah, you do lose a bit of color accuracy, but nothing a calibration tool can't compensate for. Not to mention, there are some color profiles meant for lightboost hacked monitors. I keep meaning to put them on, but I can't even complain even though the colors aren't great. I've never experienced IPS displays, so I don't know what I'm missing out on . tongue.gif
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Amazing. Thank you so much. I can't wait to try this - I was lamenting buying that monitor as I was thinking I'd need to buy a G-Sync monitor pretty soon, and when they launch the price of mine will probably fall off a cliff. But now it seems I might be able to have my cake and eat it. The caveat is that 120fps figure, but I hope I can reach that without knocking too many video settings down.

Can't wait to get this PC working. I just need to decide on 3 front intake fans. Come on, guys...which fan is the number 1 for our case? I don't mind too much about noise when ramped up as I'll either have the speakers or headphones on...but I need to keep those cards cool. I've got a pair of GT AP-15s...should I buy 3 more to complete the set? Or a Noctua of some sort? Or something else?
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