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    Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    An evolutionary revision to the 2013 Air 540.
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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    Looks good. Having the 540 myself these are excellent cases for building.

    It was a good move to put the hard drives around the back though not sure on the removal of the optical drive. I use a blu ray internal drive myself so wouldn't be able to consider this case for upgrading currently and the price point is a little high.
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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    Looks like a bit of a dust magnet - especialy those horizontal vanes on the front panel.

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    Dust is minimal, virtually zero inside my case, has a magnetic removable filter behind the fans, as does this model.
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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    A new case without frontal USB-C? Dear lord Corsair...
    And am I seeing a new case where I have to remove the front panel to get to the front filters?

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    Thats the same as the old case and takes like 30 seconds
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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    Is there a windowless option?? I have grown to hate windows on cases...


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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    I like it and like the removeable dust magnet/filter but I'm with one of the other posters - I'm not liking the move away from optical drives.

    Unfortunately, it seems that Corsair are just one of many companies that are tailoring their mid-high end cases towards streamers vs those of us that still enjoy using optical drives...maybe I'm just an old fogir at 28?

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    Re: Corsair Carbide Series Air 740

    I really enjoyed working inside the Air 540, given I finished a build about a week ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksMfH0elf8E) and I'm somewhat torn between the Cooler Master Maker 5 vs the 740.

    Thanks for the review!

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