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Evening all,

I've had the Air 540 for about a month now - very happy with it. I've also been following this thread with great interest the last few weeks - enjoying everyone's pictures/experiences. Quick question:

I'm looking to get a GTX 760 but I'm torn as to which type of cooler to go with; be it the stock, enclosed cooler or the open aired one, (the ACX cooler for example). I'm not too fond of the idea of the hot air being dispensed back into my case, but would the GPU cooling performance of the two-fan, ACX outweigh those sorts of concerns? I currently have 3x SP120's in the front as intake, 1x AF140 as exhaust at the back, and 2x SP120's as intake (pull) at the top via the H100i radiator.

As it stands I have a GTX 580 (stock, enclosed cooler) - any suggestions what would be the best way forward? Many thanks,

In high airflow case like the 540, I think the ACX coolers will outperform any reference cooled gpu when you only plan to use a single gpu. More than one gpu would require a little more thought in this regard though.
     
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post #4352 of 12479
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Originally Posted by Biscuits View Post

Evening all,

I've had the Air 540 for about a month now - very happy with it. I've also been following this thread with great interest the last few weeks - enjoying everyone's pictures/experiences. Quick question:

I'm looking to get a GTX 760 but I'm torn as to which type of cooler to go with; be it the stock, enclosed cooler or the open aired one, (the ACX cooler for example). I'm not too fond of the idea of the hot air being dispensed back into my case, but would the GPU cooling performance of the two-fan, ACX outweigh those sorts of concerns? I currently have 3x SP120's in the front as intake, 1x AF140 as exhaust at the back, and 2x SP120's as intake (pull) at the top via the H100i radiator.

As it stands I have a GTX 580 (stock, enclosed cooler) - any suggestions what would be the best way forward? Many thanks,

If I were you, I would go with the ACX cooler (or any other open air cooler), just because the air 540 is one of the cases that can really take advantage of an open air cooler.
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Long story short I have decided to keep my Corsair Carbide Air 540. It will now be used for my secondary PC (mATX build/still need to purchase parts). However, I do have a slight problem. As some of you may have seen my power supply had a minor fire incident and has damaged the paint on some of the case. This in the combination with wanting to do something completely off the wall with the case has me asking you guys for some case ideas. Only idea I have for the case right now install some case feet on the right side and lay it down horizontally. So please throw out some other ideas you would like to see as well as paint ideas. I am open to any color scheme as long as I can get matching hardware. Thanks guys!
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Does anybody know if I could purchase a white Air 540 and move all of the cosmetic (white parts) to my black case and vise versa. I am sure one of you guys whom has painted yours could chime into whether all of the plastics come off? I really don't want to rebuild my rig and redo all my cable management and liquid cooling if I can just switch the plastics.
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All plastics do come off. When I was doing a foam mod and moddding my case to fit a new mobo, I had to take all of the plastic off.
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Are those grommets red, or reflecting a red LED?
It looks very nice!

thnx, but it was a reflection of red LEDs. smile.gif
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All plastics do come off. When I was doing a foam mod and moddding my case to fit a new mobo, I had to take all of the plastic off.

Awesome thank you sir, I'll be ordering a white one as soon as they become available again.
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Today I decided to make some small changes in the system and in the case.


missing custom backplate for 290, and an improved bottom. (This was for experience) and some retouching ..







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Nothing to special nor fancy.

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Just needed a new PC as i was still running a socket 775. Got the MSI motherboard for free at a MSI training night, already had a free copy of Windows 8 thanks to Microsoft and figured it was time to build a new machine - socket 1150. Strictly for work purposes with perhaps a touch of gaming.
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Nothing to special nor fancy.

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Just needed a new PC as i was still running a socket 775. Got the MSI motherboard for free at a MSI training night, already had a free copy of Windows 8 thanks to Microsoft and figured it was time to build a new machine - socket 1150. Strictly for work purposes with perhaps a touch of gaming.

Well it will be nice while it lasts. That MSI board will probably be toast in 6 months.
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