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I mounted the glass outside once when I first got a MSI 980 that didn't fit into the case... think it looked like this:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1528947/corsair-carbide-air-240-owners-club/240

I cannot remember exactly what to do, but I'm pretty certain it involved some sort of strips to hold the window onto the door panel (by putting the strips where you bent out those inner tabs to release it)
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I've been using the three included AF120L fans on a hub that goes directly to the PSU. These fans do a great job at keeping my pc cool but run at 100% all the time. The noise doesn't bother me (it's not even loud) but I'm considering getting a PWM fan hub to control the speed of my case fans to extend their life.

Due to location restrictions the only decent PWM fans I can get are Corsairs SP's (I have not seen AF120 fans with a PWM variant available, only 3 pin). I'm thinking of adding two Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition as front intakes. Are static pressure fans even worth it in this case? Not gonna be using them on radiators, these will only be pulling air through the front panel of the Air 240 so is it restrictive enough to make the static pressure fans worth it over high airflow fans?
Edited by Sorig - 4/14/17 at 9:34pm
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I realise few if any CA240 owners here will have this yet but for those thinking (or dreaming) of going all out and getting the Strix 1080 Ti is there a consensus yet on it fitting? It's the same height as the Strix 1080 but is wider with an internal 2.5 slots width instead of 2.

My feeling is it'll be a tight fit but it will work. I say this because my brother has a Poseidon 980 Ti at present which is actually reported to be taller than the new Strix at 137 mm vs 134 on the Asus website. Looking at the heat sync they changed it significantly by abandoning the water-cooling and going with an air-only cooling design, which suits the CA240. He didn't use liquid cooling on the Poseidon because it simply wouldn't fit/work in that case. The new heat-sync on the Strix 1080 Ti looks no taller than the previous Poseidon 980 Ti.

The Poseidon 980 Ti fits just in that the power cables push up against the side window, but that doesn't really matter and it has served him very well while looking very nice as well. Overall he's had a very cool and quiet system with the GPU never reaching 70. 67-68 under load is typical. Perhaps Asus have considered height issues when they redesigned the 10-series cards, although they figure Strix 1080 Ti owners won't be doing SLI. The Air 240 case isn't really designed for that anyway. If you want to do SLI you're really better off with a 540 or similar.

For the record, the old Strix 980 Ti definitely wouldn't have fit because it was over 140 mm tall. So 134 mm on the new Strix seems comparatively svelte.

Granted it's been a few years but it's amazing how far they pushed GPUs in one generation. Compare that to Intel CPUs and RAM that've been more or less stagnant in the same time period (or only marginal gains at best).

1080 Ti in a 240 is like the ideal (expensive) console killer!
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Due to location restrictions the only decent PWM fans I can get are Corsairs SP's (I have not seen AF120 fans with a PWM variant available, only 3 pin). I'm thinking of adding two Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition as front intakes. Are static pressure fans even worth it in this case? Not gonna be using them on radiators, these will only be pulling air through the front panel of the Air 240 so is it restrictive enough to make the static pressure fans worth it over high airflow fans?

Sorry I can't answer your question! I came here to ask the same question, really. Hoping some fan gurus can help us out.

I'm moving away from water for a while and will be installing a small Noctua CPU cooler and replacing all case fans with PWM ones and have a corsair mini commander. Just curious if I should be using SP or AF fans for the front intake with no radiator?
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I've been using the three included AF120L fans on a hub that goes directly to the PSU. These fans do a great job at keeping my pc cool but run at 100% all the time. The noise doesn't bother me (it's not even loud) but I'm considering getting a PWM fan hub to control the speed of my case fans to extend their life.

Due to location restrictions the only decent PWM fans I can get are Corsairs SP's (I have not seen AF120 fans with a PWM variant available, only 3 pin). I'm thinking of adding two Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition as front intakes. Are static pressure fans even worth it in this case? Not gonna be using them on radiators, these will only be pulling air through the front panel of the Air 240 so is it restrictive enough to make the static pressure fans worth it over high airflow fans?

I ran NZXT's Grid+ V2 controller for a while to voltage control the fans and get a decent number of individual channels. Something like that can help you make cooling more subtle.

As for pressure fans or not... I'm moving to SP fans only - I found that AF type fans are just really bad at overcoming resistance (and need to spin much faster to compensate). A filter or even the fine meshed grills on the 240 throws up a quite some resistance. The only reason I'd go with an AF type fan now would be if I needed a targeted airflow.

Btw Corsair's MLs are PWM. I will be trying those soon and see how they stack up vs the EK Vardar F1s... the twin pack makes them affordable at least.
     
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Thanks for the input. I actually have some ML120 pros on the way and planned to use them for front intake due to the restrictive filter. Will see how they go.

I also ended up ordering some Noctua NF-B9 redux fans (92mm) for underneath the GPU. I think they're more of a SP fan than AF? Anyway, hoping they'll keep the GPU nice and cool and will let you guys know how they go too.

P.S. It's interesting to see of the (few) people here using air coolers, most are pointing them backwards rather than upwards towards the top exhaust fans. I'd have thought it would be best to aim the CPU fan straight up to get sucked out by the two 120mm exhaust fans but perhaps not? Has anyone done a comparison?
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Thanks for the input. I actually have some ML120 pros on the way and planned to use them for front intake due to the restrictive filter. Will see how they go.

I also ended up ordering some Noctua NF-B9 redux fans (92mm) for underneath the GPU. I think they're more of a SP fan than AF? Anyway, hoping they'll keep the GPU nice and cool and will let you guys know how they go too.

P.S. It's interesting to see of the (few) people here using air coolers, most are pointing them backwards rather than upwards towards the top exhaust fans. I'd have thought it would be best to aim the CPU fan straight up to get sucked out by the two 120mm exhaust fans but perhaps not? Has anyone done a comparison?
Yes please share how each improvement goes. All of Noctua's fans are more skewed towards AF - it is an air cooling company after all. According to 'Geggeg' (thermalbench), their SP oriented fans are suited for more restrictive environments but not for restrictions like radiators. Personally they never impressed me other than their resale value.

As for the bottom-top airflow.. I used to run that in the Air 240. I had 2+2 airflow fans (top/bottom) and the CPU was on H75, later an H105 + Gentle Typhoon fans at the front. It worked very well and didn't bother with the 92mm fans. The pressure developing under the GPU (with the H105 in place) was very effective in forcing the air through the GPU cooler.
     
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Hi guys biggrin.gif im new here, he some of the pic of my setup.
-mix old pic and new pic









No idea what coolers are these?
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No idea what coolers are these?
The cpu cooler is the Icekimo 240W from ID-Cooling , the gpu is an ASUS strix , and the fans if I'm not mistaken are Thermaltake riings , if that's what you meant by "coolers"

An all around aesthetically impressive build..
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The cpu cooler is the Icekimo 240W from ID-Cooling , the gpu is an ASUS strix , and the fans if I'm not mistaken are Thermaltake riings , if that's what you meant by "coolers"

An all around aesthetically impressive build..
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Hey thanks the answer
well, I took a look on the thermaltake, but it is not that bright

It seems that they are more loke these:
https://pt.aliexpress.com/store/product/RGB-Case-Cooling-Fan-120mm-6pin-With-Fan-Speed-Controller-Silent-Fan-Computer-Water-Cooler-Fan/1135116_32760224911.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e4ArKgeKGI
Edited by Lucky Strike - 4/18/17 at 5:09pm
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