Corsair's Carbide Series Air 540
New Corsair cases are designed for cool and quiet.
June 04, 2013
Corsair, a maker of PC hardware components, has announced two new mid-tower PC cases—the Carbide Series Air 540 and the Carbide Series 330R—designed for superior cooling and quiet operation.
The Carbide Series Air 540 features a wider form factor with two side-by-side chambers and a Direct Airflow Path layout. The main chamber houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5-inch drives for drive cooling and quick swapping. The second chamber holds the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25-inch drives behind the motherboard tray. The separate compartments are designed to provide cleaner cable routing and superior cooling for system devices. In addition, layout in each chamber is optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow from the intake fans to the hottest PC components.
Other features include support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards, and ATX power supplies; removable front magnetic low-restriction dust filter; built-in cable routing cutouts with grommets; and two USB 3.0 ports plus headphone/mic jacks on the front panel. Size is 16.5 x 17 x 18 inches.
The Carbide Series 330R is intended for low-noise home computing. The case is laid out with a Direct Airflow Path from the 140mm front intake fan. Noise damping material on the top panel, side panels, and front door combined with rubber feet help keep the PC quiet, and the top panel can be removed for 240mm radiator installation if desired.
Other features include built-in USB 3.0 and SSD capabilities and support for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, Extended ATX motherboards, and ATX power supplies. Size is 19.5 x 8.3 x 19 inches.
The list prices for Carbide Series Air 540 and Carbide Series 330R are $139.99 and $89.99, respectively. The cases are available now from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. Both are backed with a two-year warranty.