47 months ago
Hey all, future first time builder here. Not necessarily looking to build immediately (partially raising money for the build, partially waiting to see what hardware comes out in 2016 because I don't know where to look to see what's going to come out when). The Corsair air 540 is one of the cases I'm looking at for a totally air cooled build (currently looking at the Noctua NH-D15 cooler for the cpu), and I'm trying to figure out what to do with case fans. Corsair's website says you can put six 120mm fans in the case. While I don't know if I would need that many case fans, I'm curious as to where all six would go. I know three could go to the front of the case and one for the rear, would the top only have room for the remaining two fans, or could I fit them elsewhere, like how you could fit a fan at the bottom of the 500R? Air flow has been the thing I've probably been putting the most time into figuring out, with things like how much air flow to put in certain cases, and how to set things up if I were to do an AiO cooler like a H100i or Kraken or something. I know positive airflow is good, but perhaps I'm just overthinking it. Is that what I'm doing here? Or what? Rant over, sorry if I'm confusing.