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12-24-2014 04:48 AM
2002dunx The easy option is an MITX server and HDD's ( Corsair), or for the Lian Li - the other is to hi-jack the Mo-Bo tray from an old case and hack the 3x140mm fan grill out of the rear....



P.S. Being able to take a 3 x140 rad in push pull in the front and a 2 x 120 rad in the roof is plenty of cooling - stashing a H80 in the "rear" chamber isn't too far fetched either.....
12-06-2014 10:36 PM
DaveLT How on earth do you add two systems to either cases?
12-06-2014 04:28 PM
2002dunx Well I was interested in adding two systems to an Air 540, but the PC D600 is far higher quality (and cost) but has much more room for two whole ATX systems in one case, off to get mine on Friday !

Just need to order a Lian Li BZ-U08B 5.25" USB 3.0/Power & Reset Button Panel and a pair of Lian Li PT-AF12-1B Fan Mesh Guard - 120mm.....


09-22-2013 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post

i too fell in love with the 540 but lack of visible psu is a huge turn off. and i know other manufacturers are gonna copy and modify it. it will be a hit.

i did some research on lian li and i'm a little impressed. they are a korean company and have a bit higher stands compared to chinese stuff. and word is they are still taking feedback on the design of the pc-d600 before they release it. imo its the closest thing to perfection.

i know someone will hit it right be it lian li or coolmaster. i'm just not feeling that 540 like that. but the build is super.

i was at another forum and a lian li guy contacted me on facebook asked me to check out that pc-d600.
Dude, you just messed up big time.
Lian Li is from Taiwan not Korea, no idea where you got your idea from. Also CoolerMaster is also founded in Taiwan

But here's my opinion between the 540 and the d600
Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Maybe for some. But that case really dropped the ball on certain aspects
PSU is on the wrong side, the case is too shallow. No top mount on the left side either

why would you throw the parvum s1 into the mix? It's a mATX case. Different game

Here's my thoughts of the 540 as well
Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Great idea from Corsair BUT ... It seems they are charging a Corsair 500R for it fair enough (being 540) ... they are the only ones (i think) who did such a form factor (why did no other company thought of it baffles me). Maybe it's not a premium but it's of really thick steel (like 1.2mm)

Hopefully Corsair will bring a lower-end one to market. I can't stand the fact that it only has 2 HDD bays and 5 SSD bays .. Jeez, make them SSD mounts on the case instead of on a toolless tray. That's a dumb idea
There should be some filter and fan mounts below the DVD bay ... wasted opportunity to mount HDDs further back but this filter and fan mounts can cool HDDs and/or install WC rads which is one why anyone wants space
Having a second fan intake chamber can allow for some clever ducting or the fact that you can install a rad there and not have the rest of the computer breathe the hot air from the rads and have the left chamber intake cold air
In short, they should have had the left chamber to install a rad + fan on the bottom without any HDD mounts there (Ruins the neat look unless you bought RE drives) and the right chamber to install HDDs (SSDs go onto the motherboard tray!) and rads + fans
Frankly the DVD bays (Should not be so tight on the next case!) should have been 3 bays instead of just 2 bays. It's my opinion but seriously people do want fan controllers + 120mm fans there. All these small touches will instantly sway me towards buying a Corsair product for the first time! (If they come to the market with it first)

WHY i'm not buying into the 540. Switch 810 costs only 10$ extra and is much larger MUCH MUCH larger
07-29-2013 03:05 AM
Remix65 added the parvum system s1.0 black to the mix...

07-17-2013 09:43 AM
arckham Despite having a pretty cool looking GS600 PSU, I actually like that the 540 puts the PSU on the other side. It makes less clutter since all the power cables will come from the other side. Better Air flow.

What I like about the D600 is the cooling on the other side. Front intakes and rear exhaust. Also the wide options for drives. Nine full, vented bays are definitely better than two vertical bays and a four 2.5"-only cage.

Externally, I like the 540 better. The bevels and contours give it elegance over the corners of the D600.

Price point? It's really up for what you have budget for. I think both are priced reasonably (that is if the D600 won't be more than $300).

Cutting up the other side panel for another window might be a better idea for D600 especially if you have a complicated water cooling setup.
06-30-2013 11:18 PM
deafboy Was from a local welder... no idea where he gets his stuff from.
06-30-2013 11:04 PM
dsmwookie Feel free to share your source smile.gif
06-30-2013 09:01 PM
deafboy The aluminum for the fab was less than $60
06-30-2013 08:12 PM
dsmwookie What you consider a fortunate and what others consider are subjective. Did it cost more than $149? Cause plenty of people balk at the price of the 540D. Personally I don't mind dropping some coin on a nice quality case or considering fabbing one from scratch. Getting a case anodized can be a pita as well. A lot of times it is not local and then you end up shipping cases out to receive work that you could've just purchased in the case above.
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