Deskstar D540 R4


The Deskstar D540 is part of a range of premium desktop systems designed for Linux and Microsoft Windows.

Cooler Master chassis with lots of room for upgrades

Premium motherboard with lots of expansion

Dual-channel DDR4 memory configuration

Range of NVIDIA graphics cards for lightning fast graphics

SATA or SSD drives

8 channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet

Linux or Microsoft Windows pre-installed

System and chassis
Deskstar D540 desktop.
ATX midi tower chassis.
Processor and memory

The chipset on this system features a quad channel memory controller.

Graphics and display
PCI Express graphics
For Linux installations, you must choose one of the NVIDIA or ATI graphics options since the Intel HD Graphics is not currently supported in Linux.

Choose a display, or leave as [None] for no display.

Hard disk drives
1st hard drive:

2nd hard drive:

RAID setup. Requires 2 identical hard disk drives. Setup as a RAID 1 (mirrored) array.
In the event of a hard disk failure, your data remains safe. This is not a hot-swap RAID solution.
Linux only - not available for Windows installations.

Optical drive
All DVD writers will also function as CD-R and CD-RW writers.

Second optical drive
All DVD writers will also function as CD-R and CD-RW writers.

Realtek ALC887 8-channel integrated audio.

Integrated network adapters
Realtek network adapter. Auto-sensing 1000/100/10 Mbit/second.
Wireless network adapter
The 802.11g Super G features up to 108 Mbit data rate.
It is fully backwards compatible with 54 Mbit 802.11g routers and 802.11b networks.

Input devices

You should set the mouse option to [None] if you have chosen the wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse combination above.

Operating system options
Linux OS - including installation

Linux install type:

Windows OS - including installation
If both Linux and Windows are specified, the system will be set up to "dual boot" both operating systems.

Service and delivery
3 years Collect & Return warranty. Applies to UK mainland only.
Delivery will be calculated at the shopping basket.
Form factor Midi tower chassis
Size 18.7 x 42.1 x 48.5 cm (width x height x depth)
Available drive bays (external) 4x 5.25"
1x 3.5"
Available drive bays (internal) 6x 3.5"
Power Supply
Size 650W
AC input 200-240V
Processor number 1
Processor type Intel Core i5 or Core i7
Socket 1151
Chipset Intel H170
Memory type DDR4 PC3-17000 (2133MHz) 288-pin 1.2v DIMM unbuffered
Quad channel memory bus
Memory capacity 4x DIMM slots
Supports up to 32GB memory
Graphics and display
Graphics adapter Range of NVIDIA GeForce adapters
Range of NVIDIA Quadro adapters
Display Optional: Range of LCD displays
Storage controller(s) Serial ATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3) disk controller with 6 ports
SATA Express disk controller with 2 ports
Hard disk drives Range of 7,200rpm SATA hard drives
Range of solid state drives
Optical drive 22x DVD±RW SATA
Audio and Speakers
Audio Integrated Realtek ALC887 7.1 channel audio
Speakers Range of Logitech speakers
Ethernet controller Realtek Gigabit LAN controller
1 x RJ-45 connector
Input Devices
Keyboard Logitech keyboard
Mouse Logitech mouse
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot
1x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot
2x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
PCI 2x 32-bit 33MHz PCI expansion slots
Graphics 1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x D-Sub 15-pin VGA
Network 1 x RJ-45 connector
USB 2x front USB 2.0 ports
2x rear USB 2.0 ports
4x rear USB 3.0 ports
PS/2 1x PS/2 6-pin mini-DIN for keyboard or mouse
Audio 7.1 channel HD audio

Headphone 3.5mm jack
Microphone 3.5mm jack

6 x 3.5mm jacks for surround sound
Optical digital output
Operating System Support
Linux operating systems Debian GNU/Linux
Microsoft operating systems Microsoft Windows 7
Warranty 3 years Collect & Return warranty. Applies to UK mainland only.

Subject to availability. Prices and specifications may change without notice.