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I currently have a Corsair 400R. Due to a recent move I need to find a smaller case, and it looks like the 540 is the best choice. My only concern are the fans. How loud do they become while stressed out? I have a Core i5 and a EVGA 760 GTX. If it is loud does anyone have recommendations for quieter fans?

The GTX 760 will likely be the loudest one in the case. I Fold@Home and some work units really max out the GPU and fan noise. So I have Done the MOD to 3 cards. I'm running a full Water Cooled system now, because I want to. A Kraken X60 on the CPU would be just fine, and an X40 on the GPU would be great. The H2O60 and H2O90 are discontinued, but I have used Thermal Take before too. Check out our MOD thread here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod
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here it is good rated...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCmLAtHcpdY

Good rated also here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM750/

I check out the customer reviews for any hint of COIL WHINE. Damn that can be annoying.

I put in a Cosair 850 before shipping my old 2600K system to my son. I kept the 1000W Silver Stone Strider Plus for me.
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Got a small order of new stuff yesterday for my case from FCPU and wanted to post my thoughts here in case anyone is looking for a solution related to lighting and sound.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19479/scr-704/Akasa_Rubber_Anti-Vibration_Fan_Screw_for_Closed_Chassis_Fans_-_20-Pack_AK-MX003.html?tl=g7c111s1260
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22568/lit-386/DarkSide_Dimmable_12_LED_Strip_-_White_-_Black_Sleeved_w_3pin_.html

The Akasa pins were a nice addition. Lowered overall dB on the SP120's by 5 and now I have zero instances of rattle. The LED strips are a nice touch and I was able to get 3 different settings out of them through the bios on my ASRock. May still pick up a lighting node to go with my commander unit if I can find one for relatively cheap.
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Modeled and rendered the left side of my Future Air540 Media server build.

Big shout out to PcFoo for his amazing Air 540 Sketchup model!!

I have the case and the 9x Obsidian 900D hotswap bays but unfortunately lack of funds for the rest of the parts have brought things to a halt for a while.

I modeled the HDD bays myself and positioned them in PcFoo's Air540 model. Re-coloured his model white.

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Heres another render with the Air540 Media server (Density³ on the Build Log forum) beside my planned Workstation Custom build which takes inspiration from the Mac Pro 2013. Wanted a sense of scale for the Mac Pro mod and what better than a case I have both virtually and sitting right beside me in reality.

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Just a Pic biggrin.gif
Sorry not the best pic .

http://www.clanbbw.com/publicimg/data/images/IMG-20140223-WA0000.jpg
Edited by motokill36 - 3/5/14 at 5:02am
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Just a Pic biggrin.gif
Sorry not the best pic .

http://www.clanbbw.com/publicimg/data/images/IMG-20140223-WA0000.jpg

That GPU looks like it is drooping
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Any recommendation for HDD sound/vibration dampeners for the Air 540?

I discovered that the annoying sound is coming from the HDD placement on the Air 540. A pretty dumb design if you ask me. It seems when my Western Digital 2TB Blacks are in operation the vibration of the platters emanates through the steel bottom of the case causing a never ending drone. If I press ever so slightly on the steel bottom of the case the noise completely goes away. Virtually silent operation.

Has anyone attempted to use some sort of HDD anti-vibration mounting system in the Air 540? Because of its peculiar HDD placement I'm unsure if traditional mounting methods would apply here.

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
Edited by Internets - 3/5/14 at 6:51am
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Just a Pic biggrin.gif
Sorry not the best pic .

http://www.clanbbw.com/publicimg/data/images/IMG-20140223-WA0000.jpg

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That GPU looks like it is drooping

Looks like the tension from the hoses on the cooler are the likely cause.
     
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