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How were you messing with your board? And, just for giggles, have you removed the CPU and reinstalled it recently? No bent pins in the socket? I've seen boards with bad ram slots new in the box, but it is kinda strange to have both slots in a channel go bad at the same time, sounds like a pin issue to me. Not uncommon on delids either.

I'm gonna double check pins as soon as I get some more TIM in because i have to reseat my IHS anyways. I think it may be pins so I'm gonna wait before I pull the trigger on anything until after i have a look. Messing with it i.e., moving mem sticks around because I had used slots 2 and 4 for dual channel but one day my pc wouldn't post so I grabbed the laptop and started googling. I think it is possibly the board because I'm pretty sure that the issue started before the delid and the cpu hadn't been taken out of the socket since it was first installed a few months ago. I'll have to look on the date of the post when i mentioned it but I'm pretty sure it is that.
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hi guys im new here and i noticed this thread on this forum uhm i did bought the case since it came out on the market and my rig is not as good as any on this thread but i just want to share my WIP rig i am upgrading it bits by bits and the corsair air 540 is the best case i have bought so far with its unique design and airflow capabilities and user friendly cable management system hehehe anyway here are some pics that you might want to see





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hi guys im new here and i noticed this thread on this forum uhm i did bought the case since it came out on the market and my rig is not as good as any on this thread but i just want to share my WIP rig i am upgrading it bits by bits and the corsair air 540 is the best case i have bought so far with its unique design and airflow capabilities and user friendly cable management system hehehe anyway here are some pics that you might want to see
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Welcome! Looks like you took some time and got the cables managed well. How often do you use the on/off switch for your CCFL kit though? If you rarely turn them off while the computer is on, you might consider removing the PCI slot insert that the switch is attached to. There are two small screws that hold the switch to the PCI insert. Once removed, the switch itself is only about 1 inch by 3/8 inch and can be left concealed in the back of the case with the PSU cables. On the rare occasions when you need to use the switch, you just open the back panel.

Even if you use the switch often you can detach it from the PCI insert and find clever ways to conceal it and still be able to use the switch. When I had a CCFL kit in my case I ran the switch to and opening beside the fans in the top of the case. I kept the switch under the mesh grill and I was able to toggle the switch by inserting a toothpick through the mesh grill and leveraging the switch on and off as needed. I've seen other builds where they cut out a small portion of the mesh opening in the back panel of the case above the PSU to make an opening just large enough to mount the switch.
     
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Welcome! Looks like you took some time and got the cables managed well. How often do you use the on/off switch for your CCFL kit though? If you rarely turn them off while the computer is on, you might consider removing the PCI slot insert that the switch is attached to. There are two small screws that hold the switch to the PCI insert. Once removed, the switch itself is only about 1 inch by 3/8 inch and can be left concealed in the back of the case with the PSU cables. On the rare occasions when you need to use the switch, you just open the back panel.

Even if you use the switch often you can detach it from the PCI insert and find clever ways to conceal it and still be able to use the switch. When I had a CCFL kit in my case I ran the switch to and opening beside the fans in the top of the case. I kept the switch under the mesh grill and I was able to toggle the switch by inserting a toothpick through the mesh grill and leveraging the switch on and off as needed. I've seen other builds where they cut out a small portion of the mesh opening in the back panel of the case above the PSU to make an opening just large enough to mount the switch.

ive tried doing that and i just like it there and i might remove the switch at all and make my own switch outside the case and if its done ill post it here and show it to you guys btw im planning on changing my board GPU and CPU and adding another 2 8GB rams and try to xfire a R9 or get a XFX 7990 thanks for the warm welcome sir

PS. for me CCFL is still the best im not into that LED thing hehehe well thats just me and i havent seen an LED strip in action hehehe but from what ive seen the LED strips is not that bright like the CCFL
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Thinking of buying this case maybe in a month or so, what do you guys think honestly? Can I do better as I don't think I can as this seems to be the case with the best cable management an etc.
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Thinking of buying this case maybe in a month or so, what do you guys think honestly? Can I do better as I don't think I can as this seems to be the case with the best cable management an etc.

I think this case is great!, the benefit of not have the PSU on display and cables running all over the place is just awesome. I'm really happy i found this case for my new build! dont wait a month buy it now smile.gif - Adam
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Thinking of buying this case maybe in a month or so, what do you guys think honestly? Can I do better as I don't think I can as this seems to be the case with the best cable management an etc.

I switched from a mid-tower (NZXT Source 210 Elite), and I enjoy it a lot. I love the large window, the ability to hide cables in the back, and the way the hottest components get the most cooling. My two cons (and obviously this is just for me):
- Lack of 5.25" slots. Most people don't need them, but I like having a memory card reader, optical drive, and fan controller. Not a huge issue.
- Size - Again, my personal preference, but this is basically two mid-towers stuck together. One for the parts you see, one for the parts you don't see. It takes up a lot of space on my desk. Not a deal breaker because I enough room, but if you don't want it on the floor, then you need to consider how much space you have.

Being new to computer building, this is only my second case. My first case felt a little cramped near the end because I was adding so many things, but it's so easy to make changes in this case, I highly recommend it.
    
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Just ordered my 540 from corsair today with the CESREDDIT 25% off promo code. Getting it for 109$ shipped. Can't wait to upgrade from my hot ugly cooler master case!
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I think this case is great!, the benefit of not have the PSU on display and cables running all over the place is just awesome. I'm really happy i found this case for my new build! dont wait a month buy it now smile.gif - Adam

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I switched from a mid-tower (NZXT Source 210 Elite), and I enjoy it a lot. I love the large window, the ability to hide cables in the back, and the way the hottest components get the most cooling. My two cons (and obviously this is just for me):
- Lack of 5.25" slots. Most people don't need them, but I like having a memory card reader, optical drive, and fan controller. Not a huge issue.
- Size - Again, my personal preference, but this is basically two mid-towers stuck together. One for the parts you see, one for the parts you don't see. It takes up a lot of space on my desk. Not a deal breaker because I enough room, but if you don't want it on the floor, then you need to consider how much space you have.

Being new to computer building, this is only my second case. My first case felt a little cramped near the end because I was adding so many things, but it's so easy to make changes in this case, I highly recommend it.

^^ The gents above make some good points. thumb.gif

Just to add, I think this is a well thought out case. As mentioned above, all the stuff that doesn't need active cooling gets put behind the motherboard. This take away a lot of the clutter in the main compartment and allows a direct air flow path to all of the warm components (whereas a typical case layout would have the hard drive bays blocking the inlet fans, for example).

Plus, if you ever get in to water cooling, you've got some flexibility to mount some decent sized radiators...or if you just want a simple CLC you can still accommodate any of the ones on the market easily. On the other hand, if you just want to stick with air cooling, there's a lot of room to fit the biggest air coolers out there and you have lots of flexibility in how you want to move air through the case.

I've lost count of how many cases I've had over the years, but this one stands out as one of my favorites. thumb.gif
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Just ordered my 540 from corsair today with the CESREDDIT 25% off promo code. Getting it for 109$ shipped. Can't wait to upgrade from my hot ugly cooler master case!

Wow that's a great deal! Best of luck with your build. smile.gif
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