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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 K.
  • 10/18/2014 12:01:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat 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: First time system builder here. Corsair made cable management on this thing child's play.

Fans are pretty much silent unless you ramp them up for heavy overclocks.

Cons: Would have been nice to have extra fan filters instead of only providing one for the front.

Don't understand why the bottom has large gaps exposed to the floor without a mesh plate or filter to prevent bugs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2014 6:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsair 540

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

Pros: -alot of room for cable management.
-very nice side window
-a lot of water cooling options
-very open go let air move through the case
-awesome toolless 3.5inch drive bays

Cons: -fans are a bit loud
-2.5inch drive bays mounts are weak (I broke a clip)

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  • Kyle D.
  • 9/28/2014 10:39:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Looking Case!

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

Pros: Take a look at it. Take a look! The case is simply gorgeous, and follows the Corsair aesthetic of pleasingly minimalist designs (with the exception of that Vengeance C70 that looks like an ammo box). The surface is a really nice matte plastic finish that is very resistant to finger prints or smudges, I've yet to even leave one on mine.

The case comes with three really nice Corsair AFL120 fans, and unless you're planning on a large and hot SLi rig or a lot of OC'ing, they'll be perfectly fine for most users. Sure you can also swap them out for nicer looking ones (I'm currently debating replacing the front two 140mm fans with a set of three 120mm fans), but the ones that come with it work well and are very quit. Paired up with either a fan controlled or a motherboard with dynamic fan control (I have an ASUS Z97-A in mine), they're whisper quiet and all but inaudible except during start-up and under heavy load.

I had plenty of enough room for my motherboard (the aforementioned ASUS Z97-A) and a Corsair H100i liquid cooler mounted up top and set for exhaust. There is so much room in fact that I could add another set of Corsair fans for a push-pull configuration, but I'm not OC'ing hard enough to need that much cooling on my i5 4690K, which is easily running cool and stable at 4GHz.

All of the trays were fine and in working order. I have a PNY Optima 240GB SSD in a single cage on the cool side, and a WD Blue 1TB in the hot swap bay at the bottom; and both work great. I also have a ASUS DVDRW in the 5.25" drive, and it holds it there well enough. Was able to install Windows 7 and other games off of DVD's as well with no rattling or other undue noise.

Also plenty of room for my Corsair HX850 PSU, and I could have easily put in a much larger one. I've seen these with 1000+ sized PSU's in them running GTX780Ti or Titan SLI setups. Cable management is super easy, and you can get a nice clean looking case very easily with all of the rubber grommet covers. Cable mess is kept to a minimum, and easily hidden away on the cool backside.

All of the covers are easily removable with thumbscrews, and while removing the front grate to get to the front air filter does require removing the top grate first, it can still be done very quickly. The front air filter is magnetic and cleans up easily.

Cons: Would have liked to have seen magnetic dust covers for the top and side (PSU) covers, but that is a minor gripe. The one you really need, the front, is included and is both relatively easy to get to and clean.

It seems like there is a lot of unused space on the cool side above the PSU. Maybe other mounting options or other places to attach the 2.5" SSD cages other than right above the PSU would have been nice, but at this point I'm really nit-picking.

Other Thoughts: Very happy with this case, and you will be too provided you have a wise enough space to put it. I had a small end table next to my computer desk that I place my old tower on, and this case is almost exactly as wide as the table, so it works out really well for me. Your mileage may vary. But if you're looking for a subdued, yet stylish case, that is both unique in design and superb at keeping your system cool and quiet; you'd be hard pressed to find a better case at this price range.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 9/19/2014 2:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove it!

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

Pros: - Tons of room for cable management.
- Lots of air and water cooling options.
- Looks absolutely great, perfect size for my build.

Cons: - They need a better system for adding and removing the SSD cages on top of each other. I accidentally snapped one of the plastic locking mechanisms trying to remove 3 of them from the case.
- Hairline scratch on the side panel window when it arrived.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately my motherboard died a few months back, and when I upgraded to this case from my Cooler Master CM Stryker around a month ago I still hadn't received a working replacement from them yet.

Build:
Intel i7 3770k @ 4.2GHz
ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77 (Currently on it's 3rd RMA)
Corsair H100i 77.0CFM Liquid Cooling
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133MHz (4x4GB)
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB GDDR5
EVGA G2-1000w 80+Gold Fully Modular PSU
Samsung 840 Pro 250GB SSD
Seagate 7200rpm 2TB and 500GB HDD

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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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