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Corsair Carbide Air 540
The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a computer case featuring dual internal chambers. The one on the left holds the motherboard (up to Extended ATX) as well as the 3.5” hard drive bays which sit in the floor of the chassis. The other chamber plays host to the power supply, two 5.25” drive bays and four 2.5” solid state drive bays. The Air 540 can support up to six 120mm cooling fans or five 140mm fans, alternately, supports water cooling.
Good watercooling support.
Extremely easy assembly process.
Can hold two 3.5" and five 2.5" drives.
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.
Excellent cable-hiding possibilities.
Hot-swap bays for 3.5" drives.
Surface coating on plastic against finger prints and scratches.
Great build quality.
No fan controller.
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.
Tool-less SSD system only works well for SSDs of a traditional height.
Can be noisy.
No PSU anti-vibration.
Only two 3.5” drive accomodation.
3.5” HDD storage needs filter.
By Real World Labs on August 28, 2013
The Carbide Air 540 is an inventive chassis that like other cases designed by Corsair is well built, has excellent aesthetics and plenty of room for expansion. It is also ideally setup to accommodate multiple internal radiators for water cooling...-
By PCPer on August 25, 2013
The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a very unique case. It fits a full size ATX motherboard and up to four dual-slot graphics cards but it's shorter than you might expect thanks to a design choice that splits the active components from the mostly...-
By Hardware Canucks on August 15, 2013
Corsair’s Carbide AIR 540 is a unique case. It uses a distinctive dual chamber design which not only saves vertical space, improves airflow and houses large E-ATX...-
By Computer Shopper on August 01, 2013
The Air 540 is a uniquely designed dual-chamber PC chassis that takes an unusual approach to cooling and cabling. Just mind the wiring job ahead of you, and don't plan on installing many 3.5-inch hard drives....80
By Legit Reviews on July 11, 2013
Corsair’s Carbide Air 540 is a style case that isn't seen much, and Corsair did a fine job of making sure it won’t be the last....-
By MadShrimps on July 11, 2013
The CORSAIR Carbide series get a new member in the lineup with this 540 AIR Cube enclosure. And what a member it is. Brilliant cooling performance coupled with ease of installation and this complete package retails at a respectable price level. While...-
By TweakTown on July 11, 2013
Now I know there are a couple other companies that make cases that flow a similar concept. The two I can think of are from companies that will charge you extreme amounts of money for them as well. That being said, this is the first version of...91
By Guru of 3D on July 04, 2013
I secretly fell a little in love with the Carbide Air 540, it's something different, something unique, something out of the ordinary. That said it won't be for everybody of course as it is a style that you need to like alright. being that the...-
By AnandTech on July 03, 2013
This isn't a perfect design, but Corsair strayed off the beaten path and came up with a frankly outstanding enclosure. I'd say that merits at least a Silver Editor's Choice Award.90
By KitGuru on July 03, 2013
If Corsair can quickly solve the short front panel cables issue, the Carbide Series Air 540 Cube case is an innovative chassis that is well worth its competitive asking price.90