Corsair's Double-Wide Carbide Air 540 Case gets "Arctic White" Refresh

By Published December 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Corsair's Carbide Air Series 540 mid-range, mid-tower case just got an 'arctic white' refresh, the company's version of a sleeker white finish. No other changes were made to the existing line-up other than the added color SKU, but I still find the case interesting enough to quickly write about:

The Carbide Air Series 540 is sort of like a "double-wide" in nature; it's got a separate compartment for the power supply and drives hidden behind the motherboard tray, making for a cleaner install and future management. Theoretically, this also reduces thermals by spreading the components out some more. Externally, the effect of this design choice makes the case slightly resemble an accordion. We have 2x140mm fans in the front of the case, 1x140mm rear fan near the CPU, and no fans in the rear compartment.  


For drives, we have 4x2.5" internal bays, 2x3.5/2.5" hot-swappable drive bays, and 2x5.25" external bays. The hot-swappable 2.5/3.5 bays are located in the motherboard-side of the case, toward the bottom.

The case is still available in its steel and gun metal colors.


- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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