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Hi. Could anyone (Corsair reps?) confirm that the hot swap hard drive trays for the Air 540 are the same ones as on the 300R (CC8930040)? Trying to purchase a spare for my case, since I broke off one of the trays while trying to remove my SSD. Tried contacting Corsair on their site last week, but haven't gotten a reply. Thanks.
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Just completed this build, the log is in my sig. but here are the final photos











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Just completed this build, the log is in my sig. but here are the final photos
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Gorgeous build! I love the black tubing and gold fittings.
     
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Hi, I have 2x Asus gtx780 DC2OC(non-reference coolers) cards with only the factory oc, EVGA Precision onscreen display shows the top card down-clocking when the temp reaches 79c

Since your coolers are non-reference part of the problem could be due to the amount of hot air those coolers dump inside the case. In these cases there are a lot of 540 owners who were able to drop their gpu temps by 2-8 degrees with a side-panel mod that would allow an exhaust fan to be mounted directly over the gpus. The area between the two gpus gets a good supply of fresh cool air from the front intake fans normally, but the gpus themselves create a lot of a resistance to air flow and a pocket of hot air can form between the two cards and force the top gpu to suck in as much hot air from the bottom gpu as it does fresh cool air from the air flowing through the case.

This may not be the only problem you are having though. Even with 2 gpus using non-reference coolers, there should still be enough air flow in this case to prevent this from letting the top gpu get so hot that it downclocks to protect itself. I would recommend heading over to the GTX 780 Owner's club and asking for help there as well. Even if airflow does turn out to be the culprit, they can probably offer some suggestions on settings and mods that might be more effective than the side-panel mod I suggested.
     
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Sweet build!
    
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Just completed this build, the log is in my sig. but here are the final photos
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











drool.gif That is some damn fine work! Beautiful build! thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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amazing build smile.gif Looks very good with black/gold!
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Easy ways of fixing that. Tons of different drive cages that you can throw in there. I've got over 9TB in mine without even using either hot swap bay

Got any pics? I need to fit 6 drives..
    
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Got any pics? I need to fit 6 drives..

If the bulk of those drives are just storing data like media files, then I'd consider a NAS box. Leave 1 or 2 in the pc case and move the rest to network storage. The only drives I leave in the pc case are the boot/windows drive and any drives that run applications. All data drives are outside my case in a NAS box where they can be accessed by any computer on my home network. With the right setups you can even access your NAS remotely from outside your home network. This makes your data more accessible and also lowers ambient temps slightly and eliminates noise from your case.
     
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post #5780 of 12460
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Originally Posted by zk1mpls View Post

Hi. Could anyone (Corsair reps?) confirm that the hot swap hard drive trays for the Air 540 are the same ones as on the 300R (CC8930040)? Trying to purchase a spare for my case, since I broke off one of the trays while trying to remove my SSD. Tried contacting Corsair on their site last week, but haven't gotten a reply. Thanks.

Yes, they are the same. Provide me your ticket # and I will look into your inquiry.

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