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Corsair Crystal 280X RGB

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The Corsair Crystal 280X RGB takes the idea behind the Air 240, and the classy looks and material mix of the Crystal family, and marries them in an even more compact, powerful, and beautiful enclosure that includes not only better liquid-cooling compatibility but also features Corsair's retail-grade LL120 RGB fans and the Lightning Pro Node.

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I still can't believe it's been all these years and they still haven't made a premium and affordable version of the Air 540. Instead Lian-Li has done it.
 
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120mm fans in a chassis that is designed for 140mm ones? Why, Corsair?
 
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Basically a slightly enlarged Air 240 with slightly better chassis, tinted tempered glass & complete with Lighting Node PRO + Controller hub for the included fans. Decent but Corsair should employ them LL140 for better value.
 
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I still can't believe it's been all these years and they still haven't made a premium and affordable version of the Air 540. Instead Lian-Li has done it.
You mean the Lian-Li 011 Air? It would be a great chassis except for the included too-restrictive dust filters. If you can find better filters of the same size, then yes the 011 Air is definitely superior to the Air 540, but we need to remember that the Corsair case is very long in the tooth now. Considering the reviewed case, though, I'd expect an Air 580 soon.
 
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My white Air 240 is still very impressive and pretty (to me). Was JUST today looking at projections on Cannonlake and 9000-series CPUs - not quite available yet...and eventual B or H chipsets (for a mATX board...also not in the mill yet), and I was thinking if I'd just gut "my current" and rebuild in the Air 240 box. Thanks for the review...this may be the box for my next build (replacing the Haswell i5 I now have with Win 8.1). It nearly killed me to abandon Win 7...and before that it REALLY killed me to leave Win95. Next time round I guess I'll just "drop trou, grab my ankles and" tell Win10 to just "have at me." Tech Powerup, you guys have great news and reviews...keep up the good work!
 
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120mm fans in a chassis that is designed for 140mm ones? Why, Corsair?
I have been very intrigued by this case. It looks very nice. And I prefer using 140mm fans if I can.

But even though it can handle 140mm fans, other reviews I have read say there are problems using 280mm radiators. Not enough space.

I think if they were to make a full ATX version, it would address the space issues and possible airflow problems others have noted.
 
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