The old Corsair Air 540 was plenty spacious for a mATX build, but it certainly attracted more than its fair share of dust. After several instances of overheating during the course of its usual 24/7 protein folding sessions, a terrible fate befell me in a massive SSD crash/memory management BSoD.
Knowing that the dust was an issue, my desire to kove to a quad-channel kit, the size consuming my desk space, and that I was staring a new, high capacity SSD in the face, I decided just to switch the whole damn thing up and jump into a complete refit of the build...in a case that would compliment the for factor a bit better.
Sure the decreased volume of internal air caused the GPU to run a little hotter, but the CPU has never run so cool under load. Even if the cable management will make me gray early, it was worth the thrill and fight! Another successful build by Ascalon Creative Arts!