Corsair Carbide Air 540

The Cube

Corsair Carbide Air 540  

Corsair have been known for their quality cases for a long time now, but this new release is a little different from the offerings that we're used to. The new case breaks the typical tower design that the rest of their lineup follows, instead going for a more cuboid shape with a wider base. With 'Air' in the name you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that, much like Cooler Master's HAF series, the case is focussed on air cooling. However, with the ability to install up to a 360mm radiator in the front and a 280mm in the top, this case is perfect for the watercooling enthusiasts among you. 

Being retailed at $140 in the US the case should reach side of the pond at around the £120 mark, but don't quote us on that. With the unusual dimensions, fantastic cooling support, full side panel window, and a decent price tag, it's will be of no surprise to us if this case becomes extremely popular. Wanting to build a new rig with Haswell, perhaps a new nVidia card? - this case could be a great option for you.

Corsair Carbide Air 540

Remember the TTL video in which he mentions the case that may replace Orca? That would be this little beauty. We think its great that case manufacturers are beginning to stray away with the norm, though it's not surprising with how popular the Bitfenix Prodigy has become. The sweet aesthetics and fantastic functionality, we look forward to this case being a common addition to our Project Logs and Rig Gallery sections. It will be extremely interesting to see what other hardware combinations people shall be putting inside.

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Most Recent Comments

04-06-2013, 20:46:13

I see a caselabs meme? Much classier and not so plain but I'm not so keen on cube styled cases. Nevertheless the ability to add a 360 and a 240 is whats gonna make this sell. I think a video from TTL will prove to everyone how good this sucker really claims to be!Quote

04-06-2013, 21:31:21

Looks heavy, think they missed the point.Quote

04-06-2013, 21:32:13

Sure is something different. I like it!Quote

04-06-2013, 23:17:02

I think its cool as ! I love my 500R and dont really have room for something like that but if I did, Id buy one. Nothing better than having plenty of room for digging around in your rig especially when youre a chronic upgrader like me that just upgrades things just to buy something new.Quote

04-06-2013, 23:34:53

I think Corsair are on a winner with this case, it will sell by the truckload particularly given it's dual air/water ease of use and quite clever design.Quote

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