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Hello, long time lurker

I was thinking about getting a 540 air and have a few questions and also a first time future modder.

1- What is the case made of ?

2- I want to put a 200mm exhaust fan on the psu side of chamber, good way to do this ?

3- Main chamber, I won't be using the HDD's on the bottom, should I use wood, sheet metal etc to cover this ?
would like to make room for a fan or 2 in that spot as well.

4- The vertical bays, this is whats holding me back. Any suggestions on sprucing this area up ?
will put a optical drive and fan controller in there.

Thanks for any suggestions thumb.gif
post #2 of 3
the case is made of black steel

I tend to watch linus videos on Corsair Cases cause he shows them well..

2- no need for that.

3- Yes you can hide that using a PSU cover. which you can do you self by bending a piece of aluminum sheet and spraying it black.

For your last question. i have to own the case to be able to help you biggrin.gif
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I have this case, It is very nice. The only Mod I have done was to paint the mesh panels fluorescent orange. Although I am now going to be getting a HAF Stacker to replace it, just because I want more room and flexibility (because If I am gonna take the time to make a custom water cooling loop, I'm gonna go completely nuts with it).

Don't get me wrong though, its a nice case, just a bit small, the back area has plenty of room for modding, but still will quickly become cramped unless you are really good with wire management. Also you cannot use a dual bay reservoir in this case because the bays are separated by a single metal panel.

Friggin excellent airflow though. If you don't mind the work and have the tools, you could easily modify the crap out of it, I had the thought of putting FrozenQ reservoirs ontop of the case, above the backside of the motherboard; partly because mounting a res. is hard in this case if you want to make sure your res. is above your pump.
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