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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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  • 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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  • Aaron f.
  • 8/15/2014 2:20:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCarbide 540

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

Pros: I'm building a complete new rig for gaming and i have thrown around $1,500 in so far and this case is probably one of the best I've ever seen and ever had the honor of owning.

- The case is huge and it has plenty of room for your wire management and for more aesthetics that you may want to throw on/in it.

- So much room to 2/3 way SLI or Crossfire.

- There is enough room in it for a full water cool set up plus more.

Cons: I haven't really had time to test it or build anything in it yet, but there is one that i have noticed, but it doesn't really turn my off from the case,

- The window feels a little flimsy and it may break if you are moving the case around or drop the window.

Other Thoughts: One of my most favorite cases to date.

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  • William P.
  • 8/4/2014 6:37:44 AM
  • 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: Love this case,Works great,Looks great,No problems so far,LOVE IT!

Cons: None except silly non problematic issues. Like me ordering the wrong mother board by accident so now I can't use my front USB ports. LOL

Other Thoughts: Highly Recommend this product.

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  • theodore b.
  • 8/1/2014 12:24:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOh so so so SOOO close to perfect it hurts

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

Pros: So very easy to build in and make it look sharp and clean. Cable management is a breeze and took be a whole of 2 minutes to get things tied off and looking great.

Aesthetically it's very pleasing to me, combined with 3 LED fans any build with this case looks gorgeous.

Spacious, great for airflow and plenty of room to upgrade on cooling options later. Great size love the pseudo soft touch feel on the front panel plastic.

Almost everything about this case is perfect for what it is aiming for. With a few minor exceptions...

Cons: Now these are not SERIOUS draw backs for the case, it is like I said near perfect, if this is what you are looking for. But they are things that if patched up in the air 540 2 or whatever will catapult it to the ranks of legendary cases!

2 biggest problems for me revolve around the same thing as most people talk about and that's the 3.5in drive mounting. The fact there are no mounts in the back even for 1 is a little perplexing. As well as the gaping holes beneath them that seem to serve no real practical purpose other than to show off your carpet or desk if you chose not to populate them.

Next is the lack of a dust filter on the top. While I really liked that you guys realized with such an open design you put a filter on the front intakes which is nice. Buuuut did you forget the top? Dust can easily seep in through the loosely perforated top mesh. I have a h100i as an exhaust though so I won't have much dust build up but others might.

The last and one that made me chuckle more then be frustrated. Is that with a box shaped 140mm fan populating the rear exhaust it blocks the hole for the top side panel screw. While the panel won't fly off or shake and such it's still kinda funny considering most decent after market fans do come in square frames.

Other Thoughts: While I said a lot in my cons they weren't actually huge cons just suggestions on things to fix and they are very easy to fix.

Just put 2 3.5in drive bays in the back and make the 2 in the front removable. Next please get rid of the holes under the drives. Even if they are for cooling there must be a more elegant implementation.

Next just smack a magnetic dust filter up top.

and finally move the sind panel screw hole up 1 inch.

Other then that flawless case in my opinion. A real knockout and an amazing purchase. Oh and if you make a version with tempered glass instead of acrylic i'll probably die of excitement.

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  • mark b.
  • 7/21/2014 12:54:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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: I bought this case for a new build I have been working on. I wanted a case that could easily fit a NZXT Kraken X60. The case is sturdy and very open. Plus, I love the open side panel so one can have a clear view of what you put into it.

Cons: None so far. Will continue to update.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 7/21/2014 11:26:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect

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

Pros: This is almost the perfect case for the PC hobbyist/enthusiast with multiple purposes from overclocking to gaming. It is spacious without being too large (wider than a normal ATX tower, but not as deep front-to-back as other cases). The interior is spacious and easy to work in, and the build quality seems pretty good. Massive amount of airflow; ideal for big air coolers or liquid cooler radiators. Unique look.

Cons: There is a lot of wasted space in the chamber behind the motherboard (where the power supply, 5.25" bays, and SSD cage are located). Corsair should have included another cage for 3.5" HDDs. It will be a few years before we can completely abandon mechanical hard drives. Also, having the two HDD slots for the SATA backplane at the bottom of the main chamber isn't a great design, as graphics cards will push hot air on to HDDs.

Other Thoughts: Corsair should consider releasing an Obsidian version of this case with less plastic (more steel/aluminum would be nice for a more premium look, for which I am willing to pay), an additional cage for 3.5" HDDs (even if it means widening the case some more). This case could be perfect with a few changes...

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  • Robert D.
  • 7/13/2014 12:27:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware

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

Pros: NONE - Corsair has been a disappointment. My luck cannot be this bad. The only explanation is that the quality of Corsair products has severely dropped.

Cons: Up till now I have been a hard core Corsair supporter until my last purchase. I built a new machine from ground up. And all but 1 of my Corsair branded items were defective in one way or another. I ended up shipping most of it back and getting different branded items. I will List below what I purchased from Corsair and what I ended up replacing it with. In summary Corsiar has lost a customer. I will no longer hold Corsair in high esteem. They must have changed the manufacturing or moved it to a different country or facility but I've lost faith in them and will no longer purchase Corsair products.

1.) Corsair AXI series AX860I Power supply
Issue: The 24pin mother board cable would not stay plugged in and would creep out of the power supply itself. Basically the plug itself was poorly manufacturerd. Where the clip clips onto the power supply was straight and not angled so that it could latch on.
Replaced with: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 p3 80 plus Platinum 1000w PSU
LOVE IT!!!... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVGA!!!...

2.) Corsair Carbide Series Air 540:
Video card would not bolt down without pulling the video card out of the slot. Basically the case is built so cheaply that if you looked at the back it bowed outward from the case enough that the components would not bolt in. The case would rock when sitting on a flat surface due to the cheap nature of this case. Additionally the case side panel would not shut flush when reassembled.
Replaced with: Cooler Master Cosmos II... LOVE IT!!!... but one major MAJOR complaint on the Cosmos II... THE MOTHER BOARD SCREWS ARE HORRIBLE!!!...

3.) Corsair HYDRO H110 Extreme performance water/liquid CPU cooler.
Fans are absolute Junk... This thing does not cool better than my old Corsair hydro 80. The fans make horrible grinding noises which will need to be replaced. I will not PURCHASE fans to fix this problem I WILL EXPECT corsair to send me new fans. I did not replace this item, but I can tell you the quality does not impress me on this either. The heatsink portion of this cooler is not flush flat, it actually has a concave bow to it. Very disappointing. I will most likely continue to keep an eye on my temp's until I can afford to replace it with another brand.

4.) Corsiar Dominator Platinum 8GB (2x4GB) x 2. So far so good... I will not hold my breathe at this point. If they go bad I will make sure that Corsair at least lives up to their warranty and get them replaced if I have any issues.

Other Thoughts: This has been a fair unbiased review. I have been an A+ certified technician since 2000. I have been building gaming systems for years. Never have I ever had an issue like this where I have had so many bad parts from one vendor in my history of building computers. The MASSIVE inconvenience cost me more money than I wanted to spend because all of these parts have a limited return policy. So I had to out of pocket a lot of money to get this system up and running to make sure all my components were good to stay within my return policy so that if any other parts were bad i could exchange them.

Corsair... get your act together. DO NOT be like all these companies who build a name and them try and go cheap based on GREED... we the customers will NOT tolerate this. I will NOT purchase anymore Corsair branded products for years to come. When you failed other brands saved the Day Such as EVGA & Cooler Master. This has been one of the worst building experiences I've yet had.
POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS...
My view of Corsair as of now is BUYER BEWARE... If any of you have also had the same issues please post them to help other customers avoid the nightmare I went through and tell Corsair we will NOT tolerate poor quality!!!...

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  • Damaris B.
  • 7/12/2014 2:29:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInteresting design pulled through

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

Pros: Love the change in design from normal cases, temps definitely are better than my regular towers. Really like how the H110 mounts up perfectly

Cons: wish there was a way to setup an intake on the power supply side besides the psu fan just for peace of mind. You could probably mod in an 80mm or 92mm but that would destroy the silence of this case. havent had any heat issues on that side but just peace of mind like I said.

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  • Jason M.
  • 7/11/2014 9:37:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 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: easy cable management, every thing fits wonderfully, plenty of room to mount a 240mm radiator/fan on top and a push/pull set up without any issues of space. Love having all peripherals on the back side of the case to keep the front side with mobo and vid card free of cable clutter

Cons: 2 5.25 hdd trays at bottom of case which is great except one of the trays is in a spot that makes it a real pain to hook up the cables to the psu because the cables feed out to where your psu is...i had to take that bay out because it was unusable due to above reason

Other Thoughts: Overall great case for the price and very well setup to fit anything you could want in it

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