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Originally Posted by FractinJex View Post

Hey all 540 air owners! redface.gif just finished my build or finished the customizing...decided to go with a NVidia colored theme kinda something difrent ;]
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Wow, that looks fantastic! Very nice work...it turned out great! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by EcksTeaSea View Post

So I recently purchased the air 540 and I was curious about how to set up the airflow for it. I bought the h110 and am replacing the fans with cougar 140mm and getting another 140mm for the back with three 120mm cougars for the front. What would be the most ideal setup for me? I was thinking 3 front intake, 2 top intake, 1 back outtake. Is that any good? Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by mastertrixter View Post

That's what I run with my h50 on top in push pull. Works well for me.

I have a similar question to this guy..

I have 3 SP120's in the front, a h100i in push/pull and a 140 for the back. I'm thinking maybe it's best to have the h100 setup as an exhaust and toss a filter on the 140 and have it as an intake? My logic is that the 140 would bring fresh, filtered air in to pretty much be immediately used by the rad. This in turn would allow me to not have to restrict airflow through the rad a bit more by having them as intake thus needing to toss a filter on them as well. Does this make sense to anyone? lol

Something like this:



Once the weather warms up a bit, I'm thinking about modding the bottom for 2 more 120's and have it setup like this:


Any advice from the experts here?
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Originally Posted by RagingPwner View Post


I have a similar question to this guy..

I have 3 SP120's in the front, a h100i in push/pull and a 140 for the back. I'm thinking maybe it's best to have the h100 setup as an exhaust and toss a filter on the 140 and have it as an intake? My logic is that the 140 would bring fresh, filtered air in to pretty much be immediately used by the rad. This in turn would allow me to not have to restrict airflow through the rad a bit more by having them as intake thus needing to toss a filter on them as well. Does this make sense to anyone? lol

Something like this:



Once the weather warms up a bit, I'm thinking about modding the bottom for 2 more 120's and have it setup like this:


Any advice from the experts here?

I would go with setup number two there. The intake on the back would bring in cool air but it will be instantly heated by the vrms and CPU. Air doesn't take long to change temp. For example blow air onto your hand 3 inches from your mouth then do it again with your hand 6 inches away. Temp will have changed significantly.
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Setup number 2 is my ultimate goal.. Probably in a few weeks time. In the mean time, I should just do the front intake, top intake and rear exhaust then?
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Originally Posted by RagingPwner View Post

Setup number 2 is my ultimate goal.. Probably in a few weeks time. In the mean time, I should just do the front intake, top intake and rear exhaust then?

thats what i would do
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Originally Posted by mastertrixter View Post

thats what i would do

Thanks for the help dude! +1 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by RagingPwner View Post

Thanks for the help dude! +1 thumb.gif

welcome
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my rig..




Yukss´s rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @4.6ghz HT 1.3 v EVGA X79 FTW gtx 1080 FE with EK waterblock 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 240gb  Samsung 1tb Custom Watercooling Loop Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" 2ms 1920*1080 G.SKILL km570 mx Corsair HX 850w Thermaltake core p5 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus speed SoundBlaster x-fi Titaniun 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @4.6ghz HT 1.3 v EVGA X79 FTW gtx 1080 FE with EK waterblock 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 240gb  Samsung 1tb Custom Watercooling Loop Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" 2ms 1920*1080 G.SKILL km570 mx Corsair HX 850w Thermaltake core p5 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus speed SoundBlaster x-fi Titaniun 
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Any advice from the experts here?

I have your setup #2. My rig pic is last post on page 532. Easiest way of getting the 2 bottom fans without any custom drilling/hacking is turning the 2 plastic HDD cages upside down. Only 1 hole will line up to your fan holes so use that. You can also use some duct tape or something on the backend to get the fan on the bracket a little more securely. Sounds ghetto but it doesn't rattle, fall out, or look dumb and works just fine.
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Some beautiful builds in here.



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Originally Posted by NaciremaDiputs View Post

Gorgeous build! What is causing that yellow/green spot on the memory kit? Is that just some light being reflected off something else?
Thank you, thank you. It's the LEDs from the TPU/EPU switches on the motherboard. Not a huge fan of them, but I weirdly like the contrast thrown in there.
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Originally Posted by jameyscott View Post

Can't join until there are more pics! tongue.gif It really does look nice. I'll add you tonight when I get some time. I do want to see more pics though!

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the owner's list or making changes to the OP. I've got a lot on my plate at the moment. However, I actually have some free time tonight, so I should be able to get everyone added!
I don't have any other "finished" pictures at the moment. I'm deployed currently and have no access to it. frown.gif Boo

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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

has anybody try modding the bottom 3.5 HDD slots into 120/140 fan mounts? worth the trouble?
I had planned on modding the bottom panel for another 280mm radiator. I'm deciding whether to follow through with this plan or to move my build into a 900D when future components are released. Plan on adding some new hardware that I'm unsure about whether an additional low-profile 280mm radiator can keep everything as cool as I wish or not.
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