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Old 03-07-2014, 03:55 PM
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Now that you have made the switch, what do you think of the 540? How do the 2 cases compare?
Personally, I have never a fan of full tower cases. Bigger is not always better. The 540 has a smaller overall footprint, mainly front to back length and shorter height. This allows me more flexibility to place the desktop in my home office. The amount of internal space and compartmental layout makes building the 540 a breeze. This layout gives several options for cooling/cable management the HAF can only dream about.

In the HAF case, I used a Corsair H80i mounted in the rear fan exhaust. For the 540 case, I switched to an H100i cooler. With the unobstructed air flow, change of CPU coolers, my temps have dropped a noticeable level. I now run the case fans at a lower RPM, and also noticed a drop in the sound level as well. I never understood the idea behind placing the HDD cages directly in the path of air in most case designs.



Oh yeah, I almost forgot the most important mod on my build, the removal of the red led's in the Sound Blaster Z(snip goes the warranty). The amount of light these led's output is obnoxious. I planned on replacing them with lower output white led's, but found the sound card works fine with the led's removed.



A nice addition to the 540 would be a dust filter kit.




.....or releasing SP140 fans.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:57 PM
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True either way it's a nightmare lol.
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Sounds like you've done DIY residential plumbing repair in the past

odd you mention this,i bought my home in june '96 and had no a/c,i spent 2 weeks cutting holes,,running ductwork,,making central a/c work in a house not designed for it,sweating my rear off..
actually only last week i replaced the last item in my home
the toilet
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I guess I post in here too??

When the case was released, I had to take a trip down to Akihabara to see if they had one of these available. I got lucky and was able to get my hands on one. The others on display were purchased and waiting pickup. That was a long train ride, and got plenty of looks from people as I blocked half the isle with a large box, but it paid off. I gave my 600T to my friend and swapped the components into my new 540. Eventually, water cooling came.

When I return home, I need to see if I can cut the bottom to fit a 240 or even another 280 radiator.

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My cable combs have arrived
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I guess I post in here too??

When the case was released, I had to take a trip down to Akihabara to see if they had one of these available. I got lucky and was able to get my hands on one. The others on display were purchased and waiting pickup. That was a long train ride, and got plenty of looks from people as I blocked half the isle with a large box, but it paid off. I gave my 600T to my friend and swapped the components into my new 540. Eventually, water cooling came.

When I return home, I need to see if I can cut the bottom to fit a 240 or even another 280 radiator.

nice build,,nice color
nice period
but how DARE you and only post 1 pic
like i used to tell the ladies
i wanna see your goodies!
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:09 AM
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Thank you, thank you. Give me a second. That is the best picture I've gotten, though. Haha


http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=127215

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With the new cable combs
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Looked a lot better without the combs Imo. I'd paint them red. Then wouldn't be so noticeable.
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Looked a lot better without the combs Imo. I'd paint them red. Then wouldn't be so noticeable.
Just had a look and like an idiot I left the plastic layers on. Thanks will take these off and have a look then
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Use the combs further back to the point where they can be hidden behind the mobo tray. I understand these are the fabric-type sleeves, and they're not rigid, but I know you can make it look well organized. I need to get me some of those in the future to help with behind-the-scenes routing.
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Where did u order them from anyways ?
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Use the combs further back to the point where they can be hidden behind the mobo tray. I understand these are the fabric-type sleeves, and they're not rigid, but I know you can make it look well organized. I need to get me some of those in the future to help with behind-the-scenes routing.
Thanks will give that a bash.
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Where did u order them from anyways ?
Ordered them from specialtech UK
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Well went a little nuts with some vinyl last night. Think it looks good took me forever. It's not perfect but i think i did a decent job for my first time trying it.


I especially like the hard drive it was an eyesore for sure. Prob going to make a beauty plate for over the hot swaps with some plexi and vinyl. Must of been an idiot and thrown all my plexi in garbage when I moved cuz i can't seam to find any...

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