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This is my first thread on this website to please forgive me for any newbie mistakes i make. I currentlu have the CM Storm Trooper case, and i've grown very tired of it, it's size and weight. I want a case that i can carry aroudn relatively easy with both of my hands, i decided to look into cube cases. I first found the air 240 from corsair, but it was too smal for my current build. I then found the air 540, and besides the lack of some dust filters here and there i had almost decided to get it. Then i noticed the fact that it only has native support for two 3.5 inch drives, my rig has three and two ssd's. Would it work to use one of the 5.25 inc bays as a 3.5 inch hotswap bay for my third hdd, or do i have to sacrifice one of my harddrives?

Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K Quad
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC
RAM:Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 16GB
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LE, Socket-2011
CPU Cooling: Intel TS13X Liquid Cooling Solution
GPU Cooling: Several intake and outtake fans all around the huge PC Case
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB 2.5
HDD1: Seagate Baracuda 3 TB
HDD2: Seagate Baracuda 4 TB
HDD3: Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
Eksternal HDD1: Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
Eksternal HDD2: HDD dock with a Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
I also have four 2.5 Inch harddrives that together are ca 2 TB
post #2 of 4
You could definetly buy something like THIS and it should work for your third drive. I also recommend using 120mm fans on the front if you are doing multiple GPUs. The 2x14mm fans dont get air low enough in the case for air cooled GPUs IMO. Also check out the link to the club in my signature if you have more questions. Lots of good help there.
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Originally Posted by BananaShake View Post

This is my first thread on this website to please forgive me for any newbie mistakes i make. I currentlu have the CM Storm Trooper case, and i've grown very tired of it, it's size and weight. I want a case that i can carry aroudn relatively easy with both of my hands, i decided to look into cube cases. I first found the air 240 from corsair, but it was too smal for my current build. I then found the air 540, and besides the lack of some dust filters here and there i had almost decided to get it. Then i noticed the fact that it only has native support for two 3.5 inch drives, my rig has three and two ssd's. Would it work to use one of the 5.25 inc bays as a 3.5 inch hotswap bay for my third hdd, or do i have to sacrifice one of my harddrives?

Specs: g.png
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K Quad
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC
RAM:Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 16GB
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LE, Socket-2011
CPU Cooling: Intel TS13X Liquid Cooling Solution
GPU Cooling: Several intake and outtake fans all around the huge PC Case
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 120GB 2.5
HDD1: Seagate Baracuda 3 TB
HDD2: Seagate Baracuda 4 TB
HDD3: Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
Eksternal HDD1: Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
Eksternal HDD2: HDD dock with a Seagate Baracuda 2 TB
I also have four 2.5 Inch harddrives that together are ca 2 TB
Good specs, Interesting to take it
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Most likely going to retire my 780 sc if i move over to the air 540, the only reason i use it now is because why case looks a little empty with just one gpu
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