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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Cube High Airflow Cube Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Spacious, well thought out, well engineered, setup was a breeze. Case is quiet and looks super cool. Even my wife, who could care less about such things, remarked on the case appearance.

Cons: Vibration from the case fans resonates through the case. That has caused a very slight buzzing sound.

Other Thoughts: This case was almost too easy to work with. My motherboard (MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming) just dropped right in. There was plenty of room on the back side to plug in the SATA ports. The two bays for the HDD's in the main compartment are genius. The HDD's slide in to built-in power and SATA connectors.

The two-compartment design is also brilliant. All the ugly wires are hidden there and the main compartment looks beautiful. There are ample grommets and pass-through slots for cables.

Some online reviewers claimed that the case wires were too short to reach their mobo connectors. Either Corsair lengthened them or I just didn't have a problem.

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI  Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very fast, easy to configure, stable, great audio. The board looks great. Drivers provided by MSI seem very stable. UEFI is attractive, intuitive, and easy to navigate. Much better than my previous Asus.

Cons: The owners manual does not provide enough detail on how to configure the BIOS settings. It has more than a dozen pages on overclocking settings, but nothing on how to configure other settings, such as enabling UEFI in Windows 8.

Other Thoughts: I concur with the reviews at tech websites. This board provides a lot of features for the money, looks great, and is overall a great mid-level board.


Vikrant A.'s Profile

Display Name: Vikrant A.

Date Joined: 01/13/04

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/19/14
  • Last Review: 05/21/14
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