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9.6 out of 10

Corsair Carbide Air 540

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Overall 10
9.8

Corsair Carbide Air 540 review

The Guru of 3D
4 July 2013
  • Summary: Honestly, it is very hard to NOT like a Corsair chassis these days. The Carbide Air 540 is something new and even a bit revolutionary as very little comes close. Even if you don't really like the looks, it is so unusual that it is bound to intrigue regardless. The two compartment design is unique and sure, it does give the chassis a little more booty, but not once I had the feeling that the chassis is too big in any way or form.
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Overall 10
9.5

Corsair Carbide Air 540

techPowerUp!
1 July 2013
  • Summary: At around 140 U.S. dollars, the Corsair Carbide Air 540 is not cheap. You can get a pretty cool mid-tower case with a great feature set at that price, or go even bigger for the same price. That said, the rather rare interior layout of the case--as a cube chassis is not like re-inventing the wheel--and the inclusion of three fans, and excellent compatibility for water cooling, make a strong case for such a high price tag.
  • Pros: Excellent concept, Extremely easy assembly process, Can hold two 3.5" and five 2.5" drives, Screwless HDD installation, Screwless ODD installation, Loads of space for up to two 240 or 280 mm radiators, Includes three high-quality 140 mm fans, Loads of room for large CPU cooler, Nifty white power LED, Excellent cable-hiding possibilities, Awesome window to show everything off, Hot-swap bays for 3.5" drives, Easy access to fan placement for radiator installation, Surfac...
  • Cons: A bit on the expensive side, Metal mesh area flexes rather easily, No possibility to use the USB 3.0 connector for USB 2.0-based boards, Basic I/O, Tool-less SSD system only works well for SSDs of a traditional height, There is plenty of space for even more HDD bays; a few extra 3.5" ones would have been good.
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Overall 10
10

Corsair Carbide Air 540 review

expertreviews.co.uk
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The unusually designed Corsair Carbide Air 540 is half as wide again as a standard midi tower case, and its right side panel opens to reveal a second bay behind the motherboard tray. This space houses your PSU, two external 5 1/4in drive bays and four neatly designed 2 1/2in bays, as well as making it easy to route cables through rubber-grommeted holes to the main bay containing your other components.
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Overall 9
9.0

Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Cube Case Review

KitGuru
18 June 2013
  • Excerpt: 0 Flares 0 Flares × ‘Unique’ is a word that is reserved for only a few companies in the case market today. With a split-chamber design and cube shape, does Corsair’s Carbide Series Air 540 create a spark that could relight the flame of innovation for the chassis market?
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Weight 9
9.0

Corsair Carbide Series Air 540

Gamezoom.NET
8 August 2013
  • Summary: Corsairs Carbide Serie wurde um den Air 540 erweitert. Die spezielle Architektur, genannt Direct Airflow Path teilt des Gehäuse in zwei seitlich angeordnete Bereiche um die Wärmeentwicklung im Inneren gezielter beseitigen zu können, wozu auch werkseitig drei große Lüfter verbaut und noch Montageplätze für weitere Lüfter sowie zwei große Radiatoren geschaffen wurden.
  • Pros: sehr sauber verarbeitet, Direct Airflow Path, üppiger Stauraum, Schnellmontagen, ausgezeichnete Kühlung, ausgesprochen leise, Staubschutzfilter, USB 3.0 intern, geringes Gewicht, sehr hübsche Optik, angebrachter Preis
  • Cons: SSDs sitzen im Käfig nicht besonders fest
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Overall 9
8.7

Corsair Carbide Air 540 – Quadratisch, praktisch, gut?!

Technic 3D
4 August 2013
  • Summary: Im folgenden Review befassen wir uns mit einer Neuheit des amerikanischen Herstellers Corsair. Es handelt sich dabei um das Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Gehäuse. Hierbei handelt es sich um das erste Gehäuse der Amerikaner im Würfel-Format. Besonders viel Wert wurde beim innovativen Carbide 540 Air auf die Kühlleistung und die Möglichkeit eine Wasserkühlung installieren zu können gelegt.
  • Pros: Design, Innovativer Innenraum, Kühlleistung, Werkzeuglose Befestigungssysteme, Hot-Swap-System, Platz für ausgewachsene Wasserkühlung, Kabelmanagementsystem, Verarbeitung
  • Cons: Laute Lüfter, Keine Lüftersteuerung, Nur zwei 3,5-Zoll-Laufwerke verbaubar, Deckel und Netzteil besitzen keinen Staubfilter
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Overall 10
10

Test : Corsair Carbide Air 540

PC World
15 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Décidément, Corsair ne fait rien comme les autres, et ce boitier Carbide Air 540 plus large que haut (ou presque) en est une nouvelle preuve. Reste à savoir si cette audace esthétique va de pair avec une certaine efficacité pratique...
  • Pros: Design réussi, Fenêtre sur cour, Gestion des câbles
  • Cons: Ventilation à 12V efficace mais bruyante
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Overall 9
9.4
Value for money 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Build quality 10
9.5

Corsair Carbide AIR 540

Tweak.dk
21 June 2013
  • Summary: Corsair har med det nye medlem i Carbide serien, vist at alle kabinetter ikke behøver at ligne hinanden, og derved skabt Air 540. Corsair Carbide Air 540 er i en klasse for sig og er helt sin egen. Det er første gang vi her på Tweak ser et kabinet som Air 540, hvor der er to separate rum for at skabe bedre airflow. Det er nok kun et spørgsmål om tid før andre producenter kopierer Corsair´s design, og kommer med lignende kabinetter.
  • Pros: Fedt og unikt design, God kvalitet, Opbygning med to kamre, Hot-swapping, Understøtter op til fire grafikkort, To radiatorer kan monteres, Fair pris, Let afmontering af top og front – med støvfilter
  • Cons: Kun plads til to 3.5” harddiske, Ikke noget støvfilter ved PSU
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