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The problem with having 2 or more cards that use an open air cooler is that it will leave a "bag" of hot air inside the case, even with the air 540 this is hard to avoid. The HAF 932 on the other hand, I would assume that you have a sidepanel fan, which solves this problem, to a lesser extend.

So if you're not into modding the air 540, I would do some research on how it would work out with a dual open air cooler setup.

With that said, the air 540 is a great case, some thin metal on the back and on the right side panel, but I guess Corsair went for a more light-weight route rather than something you would typically find in the Obsidian cases.

Could also look at the HAF XB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119265

I'm going to try and get a thin piece of wood to replace the plexiglass to mount some fans
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The problem with having 2 or more cards that use an open air cooler is that it will leave a "bag" of hot air inside the case, even with the air 540 this is hard to avoid. The HAF 932 on the other hand, I would assume that you have a sidepanel fan, which solves this problem, to a lesser extend.

So if you're not into modding the air 540, I would do some research on how it would work out with a dual open air cooler setup.

With that said, the air 540 is a great case, some thin metal on the back and on the right side panel, but I guess Corsair went for a more light-weight route rather than something you would typically find in the Obsidian cases.

That does not sound very optimistic. I will go ahead and cancel my silver 540 order then. Was really looking forward to a new case but with the rig split between mining and gaming on two open air cooler cards, it's probably not going to be feasible.
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That does not sound very optimistic. I will go ahead and cancel my silver 540 order then. Was really looking forward to a new case but with the rig split between mining and gaming on two open air cooler cards, it's probably not going to be feasible.

Well, before you cancel. I'm using the 540 with two gtx770 SC ACX's, with a 4770k@4.6ghz, currently the whole system is on air, I have 3-120mm scythe GT AP14's on the front as intakes, and 2 more on the top as intakes also. And at full burn, my GPU's have zero issues. An air pocket can develop if you don't set your fans up correctly. I say go with the 540, and make sure you use quality fans and set them so you have heavy positive pressure, it will help force the air inside the case out through the GPU's and really helps them out temp wise.
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Well, before you cancel. I'm using the 540 with two gtx770 SC ACX's, with a 4770k@4.6ghz, currently the whole system is on air, I have 3-120mm scythe GT AP14's on the front as intakes, and 2 more on the top as intakes also. And at full burn, my GPU's have zero issues. An air pocket can develop if you don't set your fans up correctly. I say go with the 540, and make sure you use quality fans and set them so you have heavy positive pressure, it will help force the air inside the case out through the GPU's and really helps them out temp wise.
I'm curious, do your 770's exhaust out the back or out the side?
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Well, before you cancel. I'm using the 540 with two gtx770 SC ACX's, with a 4770k@4.6ghz, currently the whole system is on air, I have 3-120mm scythe GT AP14's on the front as intakes, and 2 more on the top as intakes also. And at full burn, my GPU's have zero issues. An air pocket can develop if you don't set your fans up correctly. I say go with the 540, and make sure you use quality fans and set them so you have heavy positive pressure, it will help force the air inside the case out through the GPU's and really helps them out temp wise.

Hate to get my current system all torn down, then build the new one, just to find out that even with a bunch of 120mm fans that temps are not okay. Hoping someone chimes in with a similar setup to me. I have some Arctic F12's coming to try out. Worst case scenario I just stick them on the door of my HAF.
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I took an extra 140mm fan and rigged it under where my cables hook into my 760s display port on the back outside of my case. I was very amazed the heat it pulled out from between the cards. I'll take a pic when I get to the house to show you guys what I did.
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Hate to get my current system all torn down, then build the new one, just to find out that even with a bunch of 120mm fans that temps are not okay. Hoping someone chimes in with a similar setup to me. I have some Arctic F12's coming to try out. Worst case scenario I just stick them on the door of my HAF.

I had two 780 Classifieds on air while waiting for my blocks to come in. Running in the stock fans, highest temps were around 73C while gaming and stock bios. When I changed the fans to AP15s in the front, I saw about a 5-7C drop depending on game, load, etc etc. When I started to overvolt, I could do 1.21v without any major change in airflow except a slightly more aggressive fan curve. I could go all the way up to 1.23ish, but that required removing the side panel and running every fan at max speeds.


My set up back then was dual 780 classifieds, and a 4.7ghz 4770k with a h110. The H110 was intake at the top as well as intakes in the front. My only exhaust was the back and passive exhaust through the mesh areas of the case.

Basically what I am saying is, as long as you don't plan on doing a massive overclock, you should be absolutely fine. But then again, you really shouldn't be trying to do a massive overclock on air in crossfire. tongue.gif Especially with Hawaii GPUs. So, even with a slight bump in stock voltage, you should be absolutely fine.
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I'm curious, do your 770's exhaust out the back or out the side?
The ACX is an open cooler, so it does allow air out the sides, BUT, just like almost every other dual slot cooler card, there are vents on the PCI bracket, and when my system is on, there is massive amounts of air being pushed through them.
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Thank you! Got a few people telling me that on other forums as well. Surprised since I would have thought it was an obvious place to show case it!

:thumb:Yeah, I like that. I've not seen that done before. How did you mount it?
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The ACX is an open cooler, so it does allow air out the sides, BUT, just like almost every other dual slot cooler card, there are vents on the PCI bracket, and when my system is on, there is massive amounts of air being pushed through them.
I was just curious,
I have barely any air coming out the back of my 780 lightning, all the air is pushed out on either side of the "Lightning" logo.
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