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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

Some cheap foam insulation worked for me. I have some pictures on here already but I'll add them to this post when I'm not on mobile.
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My Ghetto Mod biggrin.gif

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New case setup, needed a new Motherboard to get them this far apart from each other. Ignore some of the cable still need to tidy up abit.
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Much better Temps biggrin.gif Two Loops Heaven 4.0 Before all this my Top card used to hit 94c on First Heaven pass.
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crazy HDD modding tongue.gif

Just arrived today smile.gif

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crazy HDD modding tongue.gif

Just arrived today smile.gif

Part of being a grown up is being responsible financialy.....

.....and saying to oneself, "Screw that!!", I'm ordering more toys!!" and it feeling like waiting for Santa Claus to arrive on Christmas Morning everytime one places an order on Newegg,NCIX,Scan.UK or whatever your geolocated poison is.

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Part of being a grown up is being responsible financialy.....

.....and saying to oneself, "Screw that!!", I'm ordering more toys!!" and it feeling like waiting for Santa Claus to arrive on Christmas Morning everytime one places an order on Newegg,NCIX,Scan.UK or whatever your geolocated poison is.

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Its funny you would say that today because I just ordered a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD from Newegg yesterday and I was already checking the tracking number today. smile.gif

BTW: Newegg has a really good sale on the Samsung EVO and Samsung Pro right now. If you can live without the mounting kit you can snag a 250GB EVO for $152.
     
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I just bought this case from Microcenter and decided before I start my build I would do a mock up in sketchup just to sort of plan out my acrylic tubing routes. I know its not exact but for those who have run their loop please tell me if this is feasible or not. If you can see it that is.
Thank you
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I just bought this case from Microcenter and decided before I start my build I would do a mock up in sketchup just to sort of plan out my acrylic tubing routes. I know its not exact but for those who have run their loop please tell me if this is feasible or not. If you can see it that is.
Thank you
Andrew






The bends you are trying to achieve on the upper portion are too tight in real life.
I would try to plan all bends trying to access the back (PSU/Pump) side of the build, coming through the cable grommets in front and not above the motherboard, where interference with the top rad will be a big pain.

I have a pretty detailed SketcUp model already shared with OCN, you can ofc try to make your own if you see fit, but it could save you some trouble getting it already made thumb.gif

Link to my build-log's post containing the model.

You can also search for Corsair AIR 540 and get it through 3D Warehouse.
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Curious, what do you guys use for fan filters? All I see are the demcifilters and nothing else. Are those worth picking up?
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The bends you are trying to achieve on the upper portion are too tight in real life.
I would try to plan all bends trying to access the back (PSU/Pump) side of the build, coming through the cable grommets in front and not above the motherboard, where interference with the top rad will be a big pain.

I have a pretty detailed SketcUp model already shared with OCN, you can ofc try to make your own if you see fit, but it could save you some trouble getting it already made thumb.gif

Link to my build-log's post containing the model.

You can also search for Corsair AIR 540 and get it through 3D Warehouse.
Thank you, I wasn't quite sure of the dimensions of the tubing as I don't have it on hand yet. Already sketched it up. that is actually my sketchup, wish I had posted sooner so it didn't take me as long. lol

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Thank you, I wasn't quite sure of the dimensions of the tubing as I don't have it on hand yet. Already sketched it up. that is actually my sketchup, wish I had posted sooner so it didn't take me as long. lol

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I'm at about your level at Sketchup at the moment but used PcFoo's amazing Air540 model for my renders posted on the last page. Downloaded all the models for the internal hardware too and as long as one can use the move and rotate tools and how to explode and form 'groups' etc one really doesn't need to be a sketchup expert at all to make great pre build models/renders.

I downloaded the Indigo renderer plugin from the extension warehouse for the renders and left all settings at default and just applied a few 'materials' to the model befor clicking ' Render' and letting it bake for an hour or so before exporting an image.
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