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So someone said in this thread (I think it was the Corsair Rep) that you can remove the case feet. I haven't been able to find the screws that hold them in? Are they under the rubber pads? I'd like to replace them with some aluminum round feet if possible.

Yes, under the rubber pads.
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Work in progress.


Nice - great idea with the Mass Effect colours!
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now nearly finished. Just have to think about reservoir lighting wink.gif

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Hey everyone. I'm about to build a new rig in an Air 540 and was wondering what the consensus about case fans was? I've read through the much earlier pages of this thread where a lot of people were replacing their corsair fans with gentle typhoons but there hasn't been a whole lot of discussion recently (last 15-20 pages). I am going to be doing 3 intakes in front and then an h100i in the top for exhaust along with another 120mm fan for exhaust against the back of the case. Should I just go with ap-15s and call it a day or is corsair better today (than they were back in the days of page 300~)
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Hey everyone. I'm about to build a new rig in an Air 540 and was wondering what the consensus about case fans was? I've read through the much earlier pages of this thread where a lot of people were replacing their corsair fans with gentle typhoons but there hasn't been a whole lot of discussion recently (last 15-20 pages). I am going to be doing 3 intakes in front and then an h100i in the top for exhaust along with another 120mm fan for exhaust against the back of the case. Should I just go with ap-15s and call it a day or is corsair better today (than they were back in the days of page 300~)

It depends on what you value most.

If you want the most cooling possible, I'm of the opinion that the AP-15s are the better choice, but if you want the least amount of noise, then the Corsair SP series Quiet Editions are a very good contender. The Performance Edition of the Corsair SP fans are fine fans as well, but they aren't the best performing fans in any one area, they just offer a fairly good compromise between noise and cooling performance without being the best at either.

I went with the Corsair SP Performance editions simply because I valued their aesthetic appeal without having to sacrifice too much performance and I don't care about noise as much as I care about cooling and color scheme.

I would abandon my concern for aesthetics in a heartbeat for some AP-15s though. Those are great fans, however, they can very hard to find in many locations because the manufacturer (Nidec) has ended their deal with Scythe that allowed Scythe to distribute the Gentle Typhoon line of products and Nidec is still searching for a new partner to replace Scythe. Many retail stores in many areas still have a very good stock of the fans from what I read online, so they are still available, but the price and cost of shipping can be a little unpredictable. All of the retailers I usually purchase from have run out and have told me they can't get any more in stock. Last I heard FrozenCPU.com still had several cases of them in stock though. It's been a couple of months since I last heard anything about their inventory though.

There are a few other good choices though you can look into if you have trouble finding the GT AP-15. The Noiseblocker e-Loop B12 is a really good performance fan. Someone a page or so back was also talking about some other fans they had tested that were really good as well. Just remember that not everyone rates and tests fans the same way, so most testing can be fairly subjective. Never trust the manufacturer to rate their products responsibly. Always looks for tests by 3rd parties who test all the fans you wish to compare using the same equipment and methods.

MartinsLiquidLabs.org has some of the best results on fan tests in my opinion. There are some decent reviews on Tom's Hardware as well.
     
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Thanks for the response man. Oddly enough, I hadn't considered aesthetics until you mentioned it. Now I'm tempted to get Ap-15s for the rear exhaust and the h100i and 3x 120mm quiet edition corsairs for the intake >.>
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Hi everyone! please support a fellow Air 540 in the mod of the month contest going on now!

vote for me @ http://www.overclock.net/t/1475684/mod-of-the-month-march-voting-closing-april-1st

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Hi everyone! please support a fellow Air 540 in the mod of the month contest going on now!

vote for me @ http://www.overclock.net/t/1475684/mod-of-the-month-march-voting-closing-april-1st

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This was a great build! good stuff man, iv been wanting to do that color scheme with my 500R!
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This was a great build! good stuff man, iv been wanting to do that color scheme with my 500R!

thanks man, its an awesome color combination

photo montage for those who havent seen it

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I want to play just the tip with your build
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