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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?

You do realize you can buy a g-sync module separately for your monitor, right? tongue.gif Since you have the ASUS VG248QE, you'll be able to buy an upgrade kit for it.

AP-15s are amazing fans, and are great if you decide to upgrade to a watercooling kit. If noise isn't a concern just get the 5400RPM delta's. tongue.gif Seriously, though. Just go with AP-15s, especially since you already have some.
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You do realize you can buy a g-sync module separately for your monitor, right? tongue.gif Since you have the ASUS VG248QE, you'll be able to buy an upgrade kit for it.

AP-15s are amazing fans, and are great if you decide to upgrade to a watercooling kit. If noise isn't a concern just get the 5400RPM delta's. tongue.gif Seriously, though. Just go with AP-15s, especially since you already have some.

I did read about that, but also read that it required installation, which scared me a fair bit. Especially since my first foray into PC building ended in disaster! I guess I'll wait to see exactly what the procedure is, plus by then hopefully I'll have had a chance to see 120Hz LightBoost in action.

Just seen your rig - it looks amazing, and we share a few common parts (GPUs and mobo, monitor etc!). AP-15s it is!
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just got my air 540 case in yesterday. was up most of the night stripping the parts out of my old computer and building it in this case. so far the case is really nice. the case was awesome to build with i didn't even have to try to wire manage when building this and it came out looking super clean smile.gif i like the 2 hot swap 3.5" HDD drives at the bottom. sucks only have have 2 in this case but enough for me.

DISLIKES:
#1 upset that the SSD cage does not like slim 7mm SSD's my samsung 840 pro was loose and moving around in it. was driving me nuts so i got board and have it showing off next to my motherboard. i will post pictures in a little bit once i get my camera charged.

#2 the stock fans that came with this case are just plain ****. the top front fan barring sounds like its shot and when you look carefully or just lightly hover your finger over the blades when its running, you can feel that the fan blades are not even balanced. (probably because the barring is shot). i unplugged it cause it was to loud and annoying. the back fan is making a very light clicking noise. (sounds like a **** barring) the bottom front fan sounds ok so far. the fans from my old case (antic 900v2) which is over 3 years old are quieter than these fans....

3# the side panel with the window is loose. the plastic side window is not snug with the rest of the panel. not a huge deal but just feels cheap.


being that I've only had the case for 24 hours i can't say much more. i like the look and i LOVE how clean the wire management is as well as the room within the case. being that I'm very picky and OCD. i guess ill be spending 50 + bucks on new fans and a fan controller. my past case fans had nubs to control the speeds. these fans are all 3 pin fans. and i come to find out that my motherboard only has 3 case fan headers (4 including cpu) but only 2 can be controlled though the ASUS suite software fan xpert ... which is cha fan 1 and 2. there is a PWM fan header that can't be controlled with these 3 pin fans and for some reason same goes for the cpu PWM fan header. (my cpu fan is also 3 pin)



what are your guys thoughts on the Corsair air fans? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181024 i was going to get 2 SP120 and 1 AFfan for the back. but are these AF flans that came with this case the same as these AF fans with the rubber dampening and color rings?
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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

You wont have to send it back. They'll send you a new side like they did for me. And then you can used the scratched window and put it on the otherside for no reason, like me!
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which fan is the number 1 for our case?

If you care about how it looks, get the Corsair Sp120s x 3 and match it to your case.

Cant go wrong with the Noctua nf f12 or the sp 120s. You can notice the build quality of the Noctuas in person VS the sp120s though, Noctuas being superior imo. Again though, I dont care about the color scheme, as you can tell from my picture.

http://i.imgur.com/L8uvRzw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/30KH9lV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UFZlxxk.jpg


Demci medical grade air filters are awesome too. They have individual pieces as well if you dont want the entire set. Great if you have excess dust/pets.

http://www.demcifilter.com/p0431/Corsair-Air-540-Dust-Filter-Kit.aspx
Edited by Nayr87 - 11/22/13 at 3:33pm
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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!

I did a 140mm fan because since the 2 classifieds are really tall cards the cables would hit the fan if i did 2 120mm's, although im sure with 2 120's that the temps would be even better. I picked 140mm as i thought eh what the hell lets try it and it came out pretty good. the akasa viper is a great fan too, it pushes alot of air at 100% and its pwm so if i want silence i can make it silent



Also for fans guys, nothing beats the ap-15's for sound decibels vs performance. and AP-15's push ALOT of air aswell
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Just transfered my hardware from 800D to 540 Air...I have only one picture but i will post more soon.wink.gif

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nice build zapee!!put some pics with no led light!! smile.gif how u like the air 540?
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Does anyone know if the lamptron FC5V2 will fit in this case? Otherwise should i get the sunbeam rheosmart? whats best.
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I moved my PC onto a wooden desk and I get some minor vibration which bothers me.

Any ideas on what to put under the case feet to solve the issue?
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