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He doesn't want it to cool, he wants it to hide the red on his memory.

Might as well cover it with a piece of acrylic or something.

You'll still see the red though the fans and the sides. Might as well just buy ram that fits the color scheme better.
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Hi i'm french and i found this : Corsair carbide air 540 white



The next one purchase when he will be in stock

Found my next case.
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Hey guys, I have a question. I'm planning on buying this case for Christmas, but I'm unsure about one thing. Do the stock fans in the 540 come with 4-pin connectors? I'm asking this because my motherboard (Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H) only has 4-pin fan headers. I know a 3-pin fan can run off a 4-pin header (which is what I am doing right now), although the noise and lack of speed control is unpleasant.
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Hey guys, I have a question. I'm planning on buying this case for Christmas, but I'm unsure about one thing. Do the stock fans in the 540 come with 4-pin connectors? I'm asking this because my motherboard (Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H) only has 4-pin fan headers. I know a 3-pin fan can run off a 4-pin header (which is what I am doing right now), although the noise and lack of speed control is unpleasant.

They are 3-pin.
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Yeah and a little noisy, though not terribly so.
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Wow it's been ages and ages since I've been overclock.net. Anyhow thinking off getting the silver edition of the case when it comes out on the 9th on amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00F3ZN55E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE). This question has probably already been answered on this forum but does someone here by any chance know how this case compares to the CM HAF 932.

All replies much appreciated,
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Wow it's been ages and ages since I've been overclock.net. Anyhow thinking off getting the silver edition of the case when it comes out on the 9th on amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00F3ZN55E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE). This question has probably already been answered on this forum but does someone here by any chance know how this case compares to the CM HAF 932.

All replies much appreciated,
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Lol read through the thread, people already have them and they look sexy. But that white version looks pretty damn hot too!
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Hey everyone. A few questions here that I didn't see explicitly addressed after exhaustive searching in this thread.

First, I'm a bit curious about the front intake materials as they pertains to Corsair fans. From what I gather, if the dust filter is in use, SP120 is the way to go. Makes total sense, but what if the dust filter is removed and the grill is the only thing restricting air flow? Does that grill alone cause enough restriction to still warrant the SP120's over the AF120's? The same can apply to the top (AF140 or SP120) since only the grill exists there.

Now, on to the top. If I orient both top fans as exhaust, the top back fan pushes warm air, but the top front fan exhausts cool air. Presumably the top front fan is dumping the cool air the highest case front intake fan is taking in. Kind of seems pointless to have 1 fan get rid of the cool air another just brought in. My question is should the top back fan be an exhaust, and the top front fan be an intake? Part of me thinks the top front will recirculate warm air the top back exhausts in that scenario, but it seems like the top back fan is doing well as an exhaust because it's dumping a lot of warm air.

And lastly, I'm wondering about options for fans at the bottom. I think I found a decent way to mount fans on top of the HDD bracket rails, leaving a little over an inch clearance between the case bottom and the fan. Since there is some amount of clearance, do the AF120's make sense there? Corsair's spec says it needs 1.2" of clearance to be effective, but who knows how accurate that is...

Many pre-thanks to those that, at least, made it this far! And many apologies if these specific questions have been answered before, and I just missed it.

Hopefully the great minds around here can provide some useful feedback!
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Well, I'd say you want to keep the dust filter at the front, it keeps a lot of dust from entering inside the case. For airflow, most see an improvement replacing the front two AF140s with various 3x 120mm fans.

Now, for the top, I've left the top front empty, as I don't see the point of having a fan there (if it's exhaust it'd be pointless, if it's intake then it'd just mess up the airflow).

I'm not sure on your last point, why do you want fans at the bottom? Even with the CPU cooler in a vertical orientation, there's still plenty of airflow from the front fans for the cpu fan to suck cold air in.
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Well, I'd say you want to keep the dust filter at the front, it keeps a lot of dust from entering inside the case. For airflow, most see an improvement replacing the front two AF140s with various 3x 120mm fans.

Now, for the top, I've left the top front empty, as I don't see the point of having a fan there (if it's exhaust it'd be pointless, if it's intake then it'd just mess up the airflow).

I'm not sure on your last point, why do you want fans at the bottom? Even with the CPU cooler in a vertical orientation, there's still plenty of airflow from the front fans for the cpu fan to suck cold air in.

Thanks for the feedback. thumb.gif

The first question was more of a theoretical one. I'm going to leave the dust filter in place up front, but I was more curious about the restrictive qualities of the grill. I guess another way to ask the same thing is if SP120's would still be better than AF140's up top, with only a grill and no dust filter restricting air flow. In short, is the grill restrictive enough that an SP120 would still be ideal?

For the top, that's an idea I hadn't considered due to the tunnel vision I had trying to get something to work. If top front doesn't work well in either configuration, might as well leave it out! I plan to keep the top back fan, though, since it's been doing a great job at exhausting warm air.

The third point relates to my graphics card cooling. I have a heavily modified R9 290 with 2 SP120's strapped to an aftermarket heatsink. I'd like to see if adding fans at the bottom of the case would help deliver more cool air to the SP120's on the graphics card. Again, it's more of a theoretical question born from curiosity. Ignoring the purpose or reason, would you say AF120's are better than SP120's in that scenario, knowing there's about 1-1.5 inches of clearance?
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