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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Cube
  • (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) Headphone, (x1) Mic Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
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  • chris m.
  • 9/16/2014 11:49:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: Pro's are as follow: the case arrived in perfect condition, cannot say how much I love this case built many pc's in my day bu this case takes the cake so much room , very nice design cable management forget about it it a breeze and you don't have to look at your psu.

Cons: the only cons i can think of is that it doesn't come with the post speaker like other cases, and 2 It took my cake.

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  • Cameron P.
  • 9/4/2014 1:42:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Air 540

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: This case is beautiful! Overall, it has a very high build quality and is easy to work with. This is only the 3rd case I've built my own system in, but it has been the easiest by far. A ton of space for whatever it is you may want to throw in it (including water cooling) and cable management is a breeze with the separated PSU bay.
The plastic black park of the case has a soft rubber-like finish that doesn't collect fingerprints and the window is very sturdy and does not take to bending. The side panel window is also VERY clear, you can't tell it's even there unless you can see a glare on it.
Cleaning out your PC is also very easily done with all the side panels of the case having finger screws for removal.

Cons: The only con I can come up with is the bottom vents where to the HDDs sit does not have a dust filter, nor does the top. I ordered 2 fans for the top as exhaust however, so the top collecting dust isn't a concern of mine. If you live in a dusty house though, this may be something you need to consider.

Other Thoughts: Corsair Air 540
ASRock z97x Killer
EVGA GTX 780 Ti
Intel i5 4690k
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
EVGA Supernova 850W PSU
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD

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  • Francis M.
  • 8/31/2014 2:24:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: Easy cord management
plenty of room for large cards
Can mount large radiators
Unique looking case
Large window
Easy access to all the fans

Cons: The window plastic feels cheap
No mounts for fans on the bottom

Other Thoughts: Overall I love this case, I am coming from a Rosewill Blackhawk and It is so much easier to have a clean organized look. I just simply pulled all my cables to the back half and bundled them together back there. I have a Sapphire Tri-X OC 290 and it fits with room to spare. The HDD mounts are on the bottom and there is a large SSD cage in the back half of the case above the power supply.

The case is a bit wide but it looks really cool and not like a typical desktop. I highly recommend it.

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  • Michael F.
  • 8/30/2014 8:43:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwkward but Wonderful... Wonderfully Awkward?

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: It has tons of space for not only the equipment on the mobo side but also on the PS side. The large window makes for a glorious view of your expensive equipment that you have installed. Top and front grills are easily removed for cleaning and also for customization if you decide to powder coat the grill metal itself. The fans it comes with, when set up properly move TONS of air and make no noise whatsoever.

The case is awkward in its setup and in some ways can be difficult to work with but with that said it also has tons of room to work with. Once you have it set up, if done right it is also beautiful. I was shocked when I first found out corsair had a cube case but after a while of debate I decided to go with it and have been very happy with the decision. With my corsair H100i, that I already had, and no change to the fan profiles that I had before... I have seen a 10c drop in CPU temp, and a 5-7c drop on the rest of the system temps over the Rosewill Thor V2 I had before. It is also slightly quieter with the same if not more air flow.

I love all the options of liquid cooling rads and fan options for this case. I about had a meltdown trying to decide what route to go with it. I also enjoy the fact that I can fit a rad with push/pull without impacting the fit of anything else in this case. Its like they expected that people are going to want to do that and engineered it for that purpose.

Cons: The hard drive mounts... all of them, bother me. The 2 drive sleds on the bottom although I like the back plate connections, I hate the open holes under them. I am just thankful that I have HDD's in both of them so they arent as noticeable as it would be for some. The case also sits up off of the floor so I don't have to worry so much about dust.

The SSD cages in the back are lose if you have a 7MM drive... and it allows the drive to wiggle around some and I am not sure I like that. Mainly from a quality feel. When you pull the extra drive rack space out it almost feels like the rack itself is going to break, but I suppose you can leave them all on and not worry about it. Last but not at all the least, you only have 2 spaces for 3.5" drives. You can use a 5.25" to 3.5" mount for 1 more, but you are very limited in this regard.

In terms of the 3.5" drive limitation I have found a bit of a method to alleviate this issue. The CaseLabs S3 Dual HDD Mount Kit (MAC-361). You can find them around the internet for about $20. If you do not mind doing a little bit of modifying to your case there is about 3 or 4 places to put that in the back, and if you are clever with the mounting, will not lose any wire space or hose space for the liquid cooling set that you may or may not be thinking of.

Right above the HDD sleds there is a (approx) 3.5 x .75 inch hole with no rubber grommet. If you have a Crossfire or SLI setup like myself you would never notice it once it has been assembled.

The HDD activity light could have been made to look a little better rather then a square socket with a round LED in it... but thats just me being picky.

With such a large window on the side of the case it is hard for me to mount the LED's on my Corsair Link system. But I have figured a way to fix that too.

Other Thoughts: I like the texture they have on the plastic, and it would have been cool if they kept the texture across the metal too but I will not complain about that. I almost wish that I could lay this case down on its side without exposing the bottom or an unfinished angle to the case, it would look kind of cool to do so. Maybe a future case design will allow for it to be on its side without impacting the quality image of the case.

All in all, in a wrap up, there is not even close to enough negative about this case to warrant disqualification. The positives far outweigh the negative. I am enjoying this case in a whole.

I just wish when I re-installed the Corsair Link software after the re-install of windows when I put my SSD in that the H100i I had didnt tank. Its no longer responding to the Corsair Link, not lit up anymore, and does not allow for manual or automatic adjustment. It needs to be RMA'd but it will have to wait a week or two till I can afford the express RMA... having just spent almost $400 on my computer last week... I have to restock the bank. lol.

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  • Nathan J.
  • 8/29/2014 7:52:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case with small issues

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: The stock fans are really quiet. With my H110, on my mb connectors with no splitters, the stock fans are running full blast with molex connectors and dont create a disturbance.

Lots of room to work but see my other thoughts.

Except for flush mount screws and 6 panel screws (see other thoughts) everything has thumb screws

Cons: Sata connections are slow with the hotswap bays. Do not rely on them for a hd used for lots of large transfers. My current 5.25 hd adapters do not work with this case so i have to find new ones.

There is a plate for the psu you will need to relocate (3rd set of holes for my Corsair CX750M) that the directions dont show you to route one of the hotswap bay cables through but thats what its for. My real issue is that one of the holes would accept the thumb screw no matter which one i picked. I made due with one until i ran a tap through it the following day.

See other thoughts for my issue and fix with the excessive screws for one panel.

Other Thoughts: Lots of room to work but plan your build. If you have a large cooler such at a H110, you will probably need to install that last depending on where you put it (like the front) since it could make installed video cards harder.

First thing i recommend doing is removing the 3 small screws inside of the optical drive panel, but keep the three outside ones in place. there are two other screws you can see that hold on that panel when you remove the screens from the top and front. I say to do this so if you have to take that panel off, its less of a struggle. Below that panel is 4 thumb screws that hold onto the optical drive cage.

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  • Tim N.
  • 8/25/2014 1:11:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally big case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: Huge amount of room, Lots of fan mounts, Lighter than it looks, Good cable managment options,

Cons: No bays or convertors for 3.5 drives, came with no instructions, Odd placement for SSD mount,

Other Thoughts: The case appears to built like a tank. Probably not a good idea to put on carpet if using normal HD's.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/24/2014 3:07:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: Great to work in, great cable management, and great looking.

Cons: 3.5in bays (2 would be great) in the second compartment.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/23/2014 7:33:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: Plenty of space, quality and craftsmanship is high compared to the competition, plenty of options for cable management and it looks absolutely amazing.

Cons: Only 2 mounts for platter drives (not too big of a deal)

Other Thoughts: This is a LARGE case. Obviously... you can tell by the pictures. But for some reason it's hard to understand entirely until you've got it in your home, sitting on your computer desk. With it taking up half of it... lol. Be prepared

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  • Michael F.
  • 8/22/2014 12:52:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: This case is a joy to build in
Very easy to build in
Looks amazing
Incredible design
Very good cooling
awesome 3.5" drive mounts
no bulky drive cages in front
very big window
rubber grommets work very well for cable management
rubber grommets are high quality and stay in place very well
up to 4 2.5" drive can be mounted
many radiators can be mounted for liquid cooling
front panel cabling is all black, a nice touch
inside is all black
fans are high quality and help cool a 4gb680 very well

Cons: For some it would be nice if the 3.5" hotswap drive bays could be replaced with fans but there are no holes for mounting any fan. I still use 3.5" drives so its not an issue for me.

Other Thoughts: I love this case. I am very pleased with this purchase and will recommend Corsair cases to anyone.

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  • David N.
  • 8/21/2014 5:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case!

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case

Pros: This case is great for cable management and airflow. It has plenty of room for most hardware, even the larger cpu coolers. Instructions were reasonable, lots of places to tie your wires off on the back or opposite side. Parts provided were ok. Usual set of screws, n main board mounts. (Note: most of the MB mounts were already in place).

Fans are quiet. Three large fans are provided. My MB only supported two of them so ill have to get a small converter kit. Top of case has a spot for two fans, they can also be the 140mm i believe.

Cons: No major problems. Case took a bit to get used to. After I mounted my CPU cooler/heatsink and the main board I had to switch from one side to another often to feed wires and such through. The secondary mount at the bottom, one closest to the rear of the case doesn't give you a lot of room, if you have a large PSU. Wasn't too much of an issue but the cables could easily be pinched.

Im not sure anymore who should provide this but there was not a speaker included.Piezo, or regular. My MB also did not come with one. I managed to scrounge up one from an old board that worked. Would have been nice to have that listed somewhere.

Also, maybe its my age, but when did everything, wires included have to be black? It was difficult to tell one pin from another. Maybe ya could include risers that were color coded or something to make it a bit easier. Thats just a personal preference though, heck im still used to printers coming with cables lol.

Really nothing terrible, just minor tweaks.

Other Thoughts: Overall im impressed with this case. IM sure some OCD person out there would love the cable management this case provides. Im just happy to see a different design thats easy to set up and use.

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