Corsair's Carbide Series Air 540 and 330R are Seriously Cool

Paul Lilly

One's a cool character, the other's a quiet performer.

Among the many products Corsair chose to unveil at Computex this year, one of the cooler (literally and figuratively) ones is its new Carbide Series Air 540, a high airflow mid-tower chassis with a wider form factor than most traditional cases. It's built that way to accommodate two "side-by-side" chambers and a Direct Airflow Path layout, which is Corsair's way of explaining a design meant to offer exceptional cooling at low noise levels.

The main chamber houses the motherboard and hot-swap 3.5-inch drives, while the second chamber is home to the power supply, SSDs, and 5.25-inch optical drives, which sit behind the motherboard tray. Corsair says that the separate compartments make building a system inside the case a breeze.

Sticking with a more standard design, Corsair also unveiled its Carbide Series 330R, a quiet mid-tower with a 140mm front intake fan and noise dampening material on the top panel, side panels, and front door. It also has rubber feet to reduce vibration.

You can mount of up to five fans in the 330R. Other features include a USB 3.0 front panel, tool-free 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch drive installation, and built-in cable routing cutouts.

The Carbide Series Air 540 and Carbide Series 330R are available now for $140 and $90, respectively.

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