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post #3891 of 3899 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 07:31 PM
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New Here! New to Custom CPU Building! New to Air 240

Hi Everyone,

Sorry to wake this thread up.
I am new to custom CPU building and am looking at building a Air 240.
And would like to seek advise from everyone here

My potential hardware are:
Corsair Carbide Air 240
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO LED 2666MHZ 16gbx2
MSI Z390M Gaming Edge AC
MSI RTX 2060 6gb Gaming Z
Seasonic FP FX-750W Full Gold
Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
1 TB Samsung 860 QVO
1 TB Samsung 860 EVO
Planning to keep to stock fans first, but might get some noctua to replace them.

  • I do not plan to do any overclocking. - Will I still need to liquid cool my mobo?
  • Can someone advise me whether the GPU will fit in the case? No plans for any liquid cooling yet unless someone recommend it in 1st point.
  • I would like to put fans at the bottom, below the GPU. Will that be possible? Read somewhere that the space left is too little for 120mm fans.

Thanks in advance!
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post #3892 of 3899 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 07:51 AM
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Hi

The MSI RTX 2060 6gb Gaming Z most probably doesnt fit this case. The card is way too high. Or if it barely fits, you cant connect the power.

And what do you call bottom?

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post #3893 of 3899 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 10:18 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post
Hi

The MSI RTX 2060 6gb Gaming Z most probably doesnt fit this case. The card is way too high. Or if it barely fits, you cant connect the power.

And what do you call bottom?
Thanks for the heads-up. I totally didn't consider that factor.. I will maybe consider the GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC 6G then, since its way lower.


In terms of "bottom", i was referring to the space that is below the GPU where it seems to be able to put 2 120mm fans too.
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post #3894 of 3899 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 11:49 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by kyle326 View Post
Hi Everyone,

Sorry to wake this thread up.
I am new to custom CPU building and am looking at building a Air 240.
And would like to seek advise from everyone here [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]


My potential hardware are:
Corsair Carbide Air 240
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO LED 2666MHZ 16gbx2
MSI Z390M Gaming Edge AC
MSI RTX 2060 6gb Gaming Z
Seasonic FP FX-750W Full Gold
Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
1 TB Samsung 860 QVO
1 TB Samsung 860 EVO
Planning to keep to stock fans first, but might get some noctua to replace them.

  • I do not plan to do any overclocking. - Will I still need to liquid cool my mobo?
  • Can someone advise me whether the GPU will fit in the case? No plans for any liquid cooling yet unless someone recommend it in 1st point.
  • I would like to put fans at the bottom, below the GPU. Will that be possible? Read somewhere that the space left is too little for 120mm fans.

Thanks in advance!

You can do what I did and use a riser cable and mount the Card vertically. I bought the 120mm fan gpu mount from MNCPTECH and mount the MSI Gaming X 1060 vertically in the anterior of the case. Looks cool and original. Try it maybe.

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post #3896 of 3899 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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Heres a mod I haven't seen anyone else do. I recessed the front fan mounts to put more room between my radiator and gpu. I plan on adding an acrylic fan grill to the radiator fans, I want as much room to view it as possible, but I also didn't want to buy a stealth profile radiator when I already have this perfectly good one right here. *shrug*

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I cut the fan grill out, bent a scrap piece of sheet steel that came from a fan mod I did on the hdd cage, and made brackets for the radiator. The brackets were cleaned up, then riveted to the front of the case (no pics of that yet, sorry).

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This wasn't an easy mod, and I certainly don't recommend it to others. But for my specific build and situation the results were fantastic. This was the last major case mod I had to do, now I get to start making my vanity plates and grills out of acrylic. I need to get that done pronto, because I want to get everything painted while the weather is warm.
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post #3897 of 3899 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 04:13 PM
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Hi y'all, don't know if this thread is alive much anymore, but here we go.
I'm thinking of building a mostly new system, with the new Ryzens coming up in a couple of weeks. I'm already pretty sure about the motherboard, CPU and RAM, but I want to re-use my current Sapphire RX 580 Nitro 8G.
I found two Air 240s second hand, and was intrigued with the air flow it seems to able to provide with enough fans, and I like how it's not that big, really. A bit wider than my TJ08-E but lower as well.

Has anybody tried to fit the Sapphire RX 580 Nitro? It seems to be exactly 135mm high which is the maximum heigth for a CPU cooler in this case. The power connector is on top, but recessed. The cables would only stick out a couple millimeters at most.
(image: https://content.hwigroup.net/images/...-nitro-8gb.jpg)
I read that the side panels are flimsy, so would that give me a bent side panel?
Edit: I see that I actually have the Sapphire RX 580 Pulse, but I believe the cooler has the same dimensions (only colours are different), so it should be comparable.


Second, despite the fans on the front, the GPU seems to still get not particularly good airflow, while a mATX board is too close to the bottom to fit 120 mm fans properly (this seems like a really stupid oversight imo). Does anybody have confirmation if slimline fans fit? And if yes, how thick (15mm)? It would certainly seem so, but I can get no real confirmation, and OC.net reminded me that these threads are really hard to properly search though.

Edit 2: Despite the Google indexing of OC.net still being crap (it previews the correct page and then sends me to the last page, always. > I managed to dig up an image that pretty much confirms this is gonna be way too tight.
https://www.overclock.net/photopost/...03_170041.jpeg that probably isn't going to play well with the "flimsy" side panels.


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Is there any 2080Ti that will fit in this case?
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post #3899 of 3899 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 01:42 AM
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After seeing how terrible the mATX AM4 lineup is, it might just be, that i am ditching this case after so many years...
I even tought about going intel again, with 9700K or 9900K, but fact is, those processors latest steppings are probably impossible to properly cool in this case, with the cpu cooolers max height of 130mm. And a 240 AIO is still not an option IMO, because it will block all the filtered fresh air on the intake side, so everything else will be hotter inside.
Another point is, that it seems both VGA brands are distancing themselves from the good old blower type ref cards. And 3rd party coolers tend to dump too much heat inside the case, wich isnt good for this Air 240 either.

What do you think? Does this case have a future?

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