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This computer build has been a long time coming and I am extremely happy to have finally been able to do it. I will be using this computer for many things including video games, video game recording, live streaming, video editing, 3D model designing, illustrating, game design, music production, and whatever else comes my way. I was very particular about specific components being used such as the corsair air 240 case, the 25" LG ultrawide monitor, and the GTX 970. I did want to go with an MSI GPU but from the look of things from their pictures I could tell the heat sink would be too high and not allow the case door to close.

One problem I did encounter was the PSU apparently not supplying enough power to the GPU over the single connection I originally had it on, and therefore, games that pushed the GPU crashed too easily. I went to a few forums and someone was finally able to figure out the issue. I just wound up running a second cable from PSU to the second set of pin slots on the GPU to give it the power it craved.

Vine videos: https://vine.co/v/ee1lMjmP26K https://vine.co/v/eenWrWbIrO5 https://vine.co/v/eenauuHdn9n https://vine.co/v/et7hhMgrBQl

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  • 48 months ago
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How's the monitor?

  • 48 months ago
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I have that monitor and it is awesome, although some games do not support 21:9

  • 48 months ago
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monitor is working great, no issues hardware wise, though I don't care much for the software provided by LG and the occasional game will have issues with ultrawide resolutions.

  • 48 months ago
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I almost thought it was a cool looking printer but then i realized it was turnt. Love this!

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah Ive seen a few people do that with Air 240/540s since a window on top does look sorta nice

  • 48 months ago
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It looks like the bigger, sexier version of the 250D:)

  • 48 months ago
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once I saw the Air 540 I fell in love and was dead set on a cubic case, if I had built my computer sooner than I did I would probably have had gone with the 540, but my attention was brought to 240 as it was more compact and had this option to orient it as such. I debated on the window being on its side or on top and ultimately decided to go with the top side window orientation because I really appreciate the symmetry of the design and like that the graphics card is standing rather than hanging off the mobo.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Can we get some internal pics please, looks good from what we can see though

  • 48 months ago
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photos added and videos linked

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha for a moment I thought "dude your PCS knocked over!" then I remembered its the Air 240 xD

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, how is the corsair air 240?

  • 48 months ago
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I fell in love with the design of the Air 540 when I first saw it, and when the Air 240 came out I was debating between the smaller 240 or full sized 540, but ultimately decided that I wanted to go with the compact build and I do not regret it. I like that I can orient the case window to be on top, the case is really solid, I had plenty of room to work with. over all great case.

That is not to say there are not any flaws, for the most part I am not sure if I like the pressure clamp for the PCI slots, the window panel restricts the height of the GPU (understandably so), and I would have liked the option to add a slim disk slot if I liked.

  • 48 months ago
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We have the same computer just about....

  • 48 months ago
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I even have that mouse, just not using on my current build. Will be picking up those fans too.

  • 48 months ago
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awesome, rock on, I actually got this mouse years prior when I first started college and was using my alienware m14x laptop. I may replace it some day but I dont need to anytime soon. I also intend to replace the other three fans with the same red LED ones and also likely add some LED strips later too

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  • 48 months ago
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updated :)

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