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Project Myria - The workstation (Corsair Carbide AIR 540)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Well, i may have too much projects going on but i got curious on the Corsair AIR540, so i ordered one.

This gonna be a soft mod (compared to my others).

The name "Myria" is something popped up in my head, dont know where i got it from :P

 

Things on the todo list.

X is done.

 

- Paint all meshes [X]

- Paint all expansion slots [X]

- Cut parts for new floor [X]

- Paint bays at 5,25" hotswap [X]

- Sleeve the 24pin & front panel cables [-]

- Cut holes in the new shrouds for all connectors [-]

- Wrap shrouding in matte black vinyl [-]

- Dust filter under the case [-]

- Install watercooling [-]

 

Hardware i´ll put in is my AMD A10 6800k stuff.

16gb GeIL EVO Veloce

2x120gb Intel 320 SSD

VTX3D Radeon 7950

 

240mm radiator, EK DCP2.2 pump and clear tubing, nothing fancy.

 

Gonna change my ITX board for a mATX later, but for the first weeks i´m gonna use my ITX.

 

Well, enough talking.

 

First up is some pics of the darn thing!

 

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I´m lucky to have some help while measuring :P

 

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Aaaaand, here´s the color.

Its called "Maroon", covered with 3 layers of flat/dull clear coat.

 

Roof & front

 

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Color on the expansion slots too

 

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And the mesh on the hot swap bay

 

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Looks awesome so far! Good luck!


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Looks really nice.


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Looking good!


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Been trying to mix Mayhems dye´s to get this maroon color but no luck.

Blue+red + a little black, and blue+red in different ammounts, no luck yet.

I´m close but no banana!

 

So i went ahead and put all exterior stuff together.

And made some changes to fit a ATX board.

 

Still need to mod the 5,25" bay, its about 5mm wrong in the holes and makes the drive bay sit too far in, going to change this.

 

Next up is routing the watercooling and make a fixture for the reservoar and the new floor.

Probably going to put reservoar in the big chamber with the radiator, and pump in the floor of the smaller chamber.

A pump-res combo should look nice, but no money for that right now.

 

I´ll wait some more with the backplate until i get the new ATX board.

 

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Looking good so far :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Made all parts for the inside this weekend and got some vinyl to cover it with.

When i got to the reservoar i didnt really like seeing the fittings on top and bottom.

After some thinking i found two 50mm plastic pipes, and got an idea.

 

This will hide the connections and just show the reservoar, perfect!

 

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Aaand, the pipe-parts for the reservoar is done. Just a light sanding and clear coat to be done.
 
pipe.jpg
 
Will give the res a stealth look, only tubing visible is the ones from the radiator and cpu block.
 
 
The insides
Panel cut and test fitted, some minor changes to do before vinyl wrapping.
 
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And with the reservoar test fitted...

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Very nice


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Been trying to mix Mayhems dye´s to get this maroon color but no luck.

Blue+red + a little black, and blue+red in different ammounts, no luck yet.

I´m close but no banana!

 

So i went ahead and put all exterior stuff together.

And made some changes to fit a ATX board.

 

Still need to mod the 5,25" bay, its about 5mm wrong in the holes and makes the drive bay sit too far in, going to change this.

 

Next up is routing the watercooling and make a fixture for the reservoar and the new floor.

Probably going to put reservoar in the big chamber with the radiator, and pump in the floor of the smaller chamber.

A pump-res combo should look nice, but no money for that right now.

 

I´ll wait some more with the backplate until i get the new ATX board.

 

outside.jpg

you did the same as me putting a 3.5x3 hotswap in the 2 5.25 bays.

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you did the same as me putting a 3.5x3 hotswap in the 2 5.25 bays.

Yeah, i wish they had more 3,5" bays but a hotswap is a easy fix for that.

Looked at your thread but didnt see any pic of your hotswap, but the idea with rear fans was a good one, i steal that ;)

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Yeah, i wish they had more 3,5" bays but a hotswap is a easy fix for that.

Looked at your thread but didnt see any pic of your hotswap, but the idea with rear fans was a good one, i steal that ;)

I think they could have easily fit more 3.5in drive bays in may places. They could have also optimized the case a bit better but for a fist attempt at a two sided case they didn quite a good job.

Yea have have like 20+ updates I need to upload so im a bit behind, sorry.

Yea just make sure you use the as intake and put a filter on them. Also make sure to flip the fan on the back of the hot swap to draw air in the back.

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I think they could have easily fit more 3.5in drive bays in may places. They could have also optimized the case a bit better but for a fist attempt at a two sided case they didn quite a good job.

Yea have have like 20+ updates I need to upload so im a bit behind, sorry.

Yea just make sure you use the as intake and put a filter on them. Also make sure to flip the fan on the back of the hot swap to draw air in the back.

Thanks for the tip, i ordered two 80mm fans now for this.

Going to change the fan in the hotswap too, its loud as h... :)

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Thanks for the tip, i ordered two 80mm fans now for this.

Going to change the fan in the hotswap too, its loud as h... :)

Yep I mounted a 60mm on the outside pushing air in the back. The current fan on there should be a 70mm thin fan (I forget of its 15mm or 10mm thick). Either way I couldnt find a decent 60mm non thin fan so I just stepped it down to 60mm which noctua does male a pretty nice one of.

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A smaller update, i got into trouble by measuring the wrong GPU, too much projects going on :P

 

Well, here is the setup right now.

Red panel on the GPU is off and i probably wrap it or paint it, and polish the pipes a bit.

Going to re-wrap the bottom part of the reservoar pipe-part also, its messy.

 

Mockup with GPU, fans and res-pipe.

 

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Some sleeving, going to try some cable sewing to get them into bundles

 

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Nice update can't wait for more


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Well, this is done enough right now.

 

I have some small details left to do, as lacing the cables, adding two more memory modules and stuff like that.

But i need this computer now so i have to get it up and running :)

 

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Looks nice :)


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