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I'm just gonna drop this in here in case you didn't know about this build log, truly wonderful build of a 540 http://www.overclock.net/t/1421828/corsair-carbide-mbk/0_50#post_20685334
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hey guy's
I'm really considering to buy the air 540 case but i can't see if with a bit of modding it is possible to fit a 240 rad in the second compartment. can anyone tell me how deep the second chamber is?
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I'm really considering to buy the air 540 case but i can't see if with a bit of modding it is possible to fit a 240 rad in the second compartment. can anyone tell me how deep the second chamber is?

116 milimeters in the back and about the same in the front.
Or 4,5" if you want it in inches smile.gif

Let me know if you want more measurements, i have one open right in front of me smile.gif
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thanx for your quick response, in your estimation with a bit of modding into the side panel and extending the ventilation holes on the back possible to fit a 240 radiator there. i'm considering the case but i'm doubting if it can handle 1200w tdp's
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thanx for your quick response, in your estimation with a bit of modding into the side panel and extending the ventilation holes on the back possible to fit a 240 radiator there. i'm considering the case but i'm doubting if it can handle 1200w tdp's
Its really tight, maybe if you use the wall between the chambers and if you have a smaller motherboard you can put a radiator there, But that demands really good airflow into the case and some more exhaust from the smaller chamber.
But if you pupulate the front space with fans and a 30mm radiator, you only have about 4" of space between fans and motherboard (if you are using ATX).

But why not use one or both of the existing places, in the front or the roof in the big chamber ?
I have a 240 in the big chamber and still plenty of space to the motherboard.

You can add a smaller 240mm radiator on top of the PSU, but mount it to the side panel, it fits. It is about 255mm space above it. If you put it horizontally you have more space, but the 5,25" bay is needed to be removed in that case.

Some crazy locations i can think of smile.gif
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Quick question guys, does anyone know if there would be any performance loss if the rear fan was mounted on the outside? Thanks - Adam
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I can't see why there would be, and if there was i'm sure it would be negligible.
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thanx for your quick response, in your estimation with a bit of modding into the side panel and extending the ventilation holes on the back possible to fit a 240 radiator there. i'm considering the case but i'm doubting if it can handle 1200w tdp's

You shouldn't be looking into this case if you're trying to get rid of 1200w TDP. Look into cases from Caselabs, MountainMods, Phantek's new case, etc etc. If you're going with a lot of powerful components, don't cheap out on the case because you won't be able to adequately cool them.
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You shouldn't be looking into this case if you're trying to get rid of 1200w TDP. Look into cases from Caselabs, MountainMods, Phantek's new case, etc etc. If you're going with a lot of powerful components, don't cheap out on the case because you won't be able to adequately cool them.

oh ye of little faith! Modding to make things work is half the fun!
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Anyone here with a Carbine Air 540 + HD 7990 on air? Would like to know what temps looks like please.
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