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Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube Case Review

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Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube Case Review

Introduction

Over the past couple of weeks I have reviewed some exciting cases. All of which was something I was looking forward to getting in. The first was the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, a clean fresh looking case that was the definition of elegance. Then there was the NZXT H630, one case that had water-coolers and gamers in mind. And know we get down to the third one which would be the Corsair Carbide Air 540.

Never heard of the Air 540 from Corsair? Well, that tells me that you didn’t pay much attention to the recent Computex expo. The Carbide Air 540 was one of the most talked about cases at Computex and rightfully so. It is one that is designed in such a way that all heat generating components like the power supply and hard drives are all mounted behind the motherboard tray. This configuration aims to isolate the hot air from ventilating the rest of the components which needs cooling.

This design we are talking about is something we have only really seen in very large and expensive cases. But in the case of the Carbide Air 540, it is much smaller and having many of the same features you would see in a typical enthusiast case. Besides the design, Corsair is marketing the Carbide Air 540 as the perfect case to get good airflow to all your components like the GPU, CPU, memory and motherboard.

Corsair’s take on the Air 540

Direct Airflow Path™ cooling for revolutionary performance.
The unconventional design of Carbide Series Air 540 utilizes dual chambers to deliver cooler air to your CPU, graphics cards, motherboard, and memory without your drives or power supply getting in the way. The included custom Air Series AF140L intake and exhaust fans provide great airflow performance at lower noise levels than typical case fans. And, you can mount up to six 120mm or five 140mm fans, with 280mm top radiator support and room for a 360mm radiator on the front panel.
Like all Corsair cases, Carbide Series Air 540 is designed for fast, neat, and satisfying builds. The tinted, oversized flush-mount side window lets you show off your work.
Outstanding Cooling

Our Direct Airflow Path™ design utilizes dual chambers to deliver cooler air to your CPU, graphics cards, motherboard, memory, and other PCI-E components without your drives or power supply getting in the way.

Quieter Operation

Carbide Series Air 540 includes 140mm Corsair Air Series AF140L intake and exhaust fans. The AF140L is based on the award-winning AF140 and provides great airflow performance at lower noise levels than typical case fans. The easy access, low-restriction dust filters are easy to maintain.

Ideal for Advanced Air Cooling and Water Cooling

You can mount up to six 120mm or five 140mm fans, or install a 240mm or 280mm top radiator and a 240mm, 280mm, or even 360mm radiator on the front panel. Corsair’s innovative cable routing system gives you more options for hiding pumps and tubing out of the way.

Built for Builders

Like all Corsair cases, Carbide Series Air 540 is designed for fast, neat, and satisfying builds. You get tool-free PCI-E and storage installation, two internal hot-swap drive bays, and more features for making assembly, upgrades, and maintenance quick and easy. And, the tinted, oversized flush-mount side window lets you show off your work.

About Corsair Carbide Series PC Cases

Corsair Carbide Series PC cases have the high-end features you need, and nothing you don’t. Designed to be the foundation of awesome yet approachable PCs, they combine the latest technology and ergonomic innovations with lots of room to build and expand, and amazing cooling potential.