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Yes that is correct. I was thinking of mounting the 140mm exhaust on the outside or horizontally mounting the 270 on the bottom?

With that much rad, I would forget the rear exhaust, the air will be getting pushed out really well already, and use the rear panel to mount the pump/res if your GPU/s will allow it the width-wise. Just my 2cents.gif

If you just have to have the rear exhaust for some reason, you could use/make some 25mm+ spacers to stand the res/pump off that panel to clear the fan mounted internally also.
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The front is a black ice GT 360 with 3 Scythe GT 1850s the top is a H105 with 2 cougar vortex(blue). Running a GTX Titan with XSPC full cover block on it. From measuring it 'should' clear, but barely.
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Waiting on my EK SLI Terminal to add 2nd card and backplates as well. Once those get there I need to fix on adding another fan up on the 240 radiator. I tried my best with that 90degree rotatory fitting but it caused it to leak due to the pressure it was adding with the fan hitting that fitting. May need to run a longer tubing for that area to fix it. We shall see.

Can I see some more pics please?

I wish to see two things and get some advise

1. Top left rear 90 degree compression fitting

2. Bottom right rear compression fitting

Thanks!!
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thanks guys i just got it this week and just worried since it only has one in the front of the case and my apt is dusty , i do have that Metro Data Vacuum that i can put to use
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Just got one of these cases today
Very good case and easy to work in
Only had to make sure 2 bottom platter hard drives were locked in to power and sata taps then all well.
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Hey guys. I'll be updating the owner's list tonight. If you don't see your name when I update it, link me your post and I'll make sure to add you. If I'm not too tired after some video editing and some titan fall I'll also be adding recommendations posted by you guys as far as radiators and stuff goes. Feel free to repeat what you already said or link it to me and I'll make sure I add it.
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this case is a definite joy to work with. very spacious!

 

 

 

 

my only gripes with the 540:

-front fans have this certain humming noise to them that's pretty audible, might have to replace these :h34r-smi

-i wish they(corsair) gave me like an extra inch of width on the back chamber, I could have recycled my hdd cage from my old chassis!

-the middle motherboard standoff is a terrible idea, it basically kept my mobo at a certain position and couldn't inch it over slightly for the perfect fit which also stiffened my pci slots

-lack of psu dust filter but luckily for me I was able to recycle the psu dust filter from my old chassis and ninja-taped it onto the side panel

-wish the 5.25 bay was centered and not offset a bit to the right

post #6048 of 12460
thats the first thing you do with the 540. replace those crappy fans with better ones. is that Lamptron FC5?


(remove the plastic cover on your side panel XD, i love peeling off those things lol)
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thats the first thing you do with the 540. replace those crappy fans with better ones. is that Lamptron FC5?


(remove the plastic cover on your side panel XD, i love peeling off those things lol)

 

- any suggestions for good fans in the front and or rear?

- no its a sunbeam rheobus

- im saving the plastic cover for when im having a bad day- instant pick-me-up :p 

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There was a user which threw a drive cage into the back of their case:
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Not sure if anybody figured out a way to get extra drives in the PSU area but I just got a cage that fits 5x 3.5in hd's into this case. Its not the prettiest just yet. Still Need to paint it black and file down some Sharp spots, maybe add a fan somehow. I'm thinking on the back outside of case.

szultzie's other post is over here if you're interested:
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So i used a a Norco cage from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094KUAY8/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It comes with 2 in the box, which is nice if i messed up the first modification, luckily i did not.
It also comes with a 120mm fan which does not fit in the back compartment.


Here are some pictures with measurements

Picture 1: Original cage as is with fan

Picture 2: Original width ~105mm

Picture 3: Original height ~ 147mm

Picture 4: Original Length

Picture 5: Original width with fan ~ 155mm

Picture 6: Clearance at the back of the case, its hard to see but the white jump drive is a guide to where you can mount something, otherwise it will hit the door.

Above: picture of width in the back of the case, it is only about 110mm so i cant fit the cage as is with the fan mounted to it. So i took the fan off and cut out some metal pieces and bent the rest like in the following 2 pictures.
Picture 7: Modded Side view

Picture 8: Modded back view

Picture 9: Back of case with cage mounted

Picture 10: Length after mod ~ 150mm but im still gona make the bend cleaner so should be able to get it to about 145mm

Picture 11: Length with Hard Drive mounted after mod

Above: The hard drive when installed into the cage sticks out a little out the front of the cage about 5mm towards the front of the case.

Someone asked how i am mounting it to the case. I used the screw holes in that originally held the front grill of the cage. See picture 8.
Then i had to drill 2 small holes in the grill at the back of the case on the right side, the left side lined up with the grill holes. See Picture 9.

The only modification to the Corsair case is the 2 screw holes at the back grill. If you remove the cage you cant even tell the holes are there.
I wish Corsair would offer something factory to mount some 3.5in HD's but this is the cheapest least case altering solution i can find.

I need to get a smaller fan and figure out how to mount it to cool the drives a little bit. Since the front of the back compartment does not allow for air flow, i am thinking of mounting an exhaust fan to the door itself,(little extra cutting which i am not sure if i have the proper tools for, to make it look nice) then a fan pulling in cold air over the hard drives, (this will require some creative mounting of the cage and fan), maybe the fan will go on the outside of the case. Not sue yet. May be the best way since its gonna be tight inside that compartment with the extra 5 sata and power cables to my new drives.

So now i can have 7 x 3.5in hard drives in this case. Not sure if i have enough SATA ports on my motherboard now. =)
My video editing Hackintosh is pretty much complete now.



Some other notes, my cages did not come with hard drive mounting screws. I had some old Lian Li hard drive mounting screws that have a shoulder to them and very nice flat heads, They fit perfectly into the grommets and do not extrude so no extra clearance issues.

I ordered some more from here, best price i can find.
http://www.silverpcs.com/lian-li-v-series-hard-drive-screws/

You could probably pair this with a 92mm fan just to keep them cool
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