Corsair Crystal 680X - possible replacement for Air 540?


#1

Anyone seen any more info on this? It was up for pre-order on amazon, and this summary shows up on my wishlist and ‘items you’ve looked at’ but the actual listing isn’t there anymore. There’s a thread on bit but no extra information. it was available to pre-order for mid-march.

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Looks like it could be a tidy replacement for the Air 540 if i can fit my radiators in.


#2

There is a 280X that looks a bit like that but is small form factor. Now there has been talk on the Corsair forum for the past couple of years about getting a 680X(a larger version of the 280). This from the looks of it has been just chitchat between forum users. I personally don’t like the top glass piece on this 280. They should just do a 540 with a glass side panel and all metal panels on the outside. In any case there is still no replacement for the 540 :slight_smile:


#3

@Adrock Have a look… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik48WmrJrkI


#4

i’m with them on the marketing; if they’d jsut offer an alternative with jsut a mesh front i’d be all over it. the way i’d have it the front will be facing a wall or the side of the bookcase, so front glass isn’t a big deal.

the PC-011 will be a pain to fit my stuff in; it should all fit, but between hoses and radiator/motherboard clearance it’ll be tight and a pain to work with. i could switch to a pair of 360 radiators, but then the cost goes up enough that i may as well get something like a 1000d where fitting the radiators isn’t ever going to be an issue.

they’re all just fucking boxes anyway; someone should have a decent modular-internals offering by now, where i can say number of drives, radiators, psus, mb size etc, and have the required brackets and fittings added to whatever size metal box is required to hold them.


#5

Yep. The 1000d might be a bit much :slight_smile:
A mesh front panel version of that 680 would be good.
I’m still happy with my 540. They should just make a new version it full metal and given me a god damn glass side. Obviously at the same type they could put some new stuff in such as removable plates for watercooling etc. I don’t think that is too much to ask.


#6

yeah, it really just needs a rev2 with:

  • no 5.25 bays
  • no plastic grill over the metal grill over the fans
  • flat fan grills on top and front for ease of dusting
  • vertical GPU support bracket
  • metal front and top instead of the two plastic panels
  • glass window and hinged rather than removable side panels

bonus points if the front and top fan grills can be a single hinged bracket to make them easier to maintain.

the fact the 540 is still being sold is quite telling.


#7

There is an Lianli O11 rev2 coming out. in thsi video starts at 6 minutes.