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Looks fantastic to me and i will probably pick 1 up and do a spare gaming build to sit next to my 800D.
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Yeah, that's why I keep second thinking swapping out my Phantom. I could probably get some decent money for it, but I'd probably have to find a buyer locally.
Caselabs, Corsair Obsidian, as well as the Silverstone Temjins and Sugos with the more squared off edges are all some of my favorite cases. Black boxes are great.

It's a problem. Still have the TT Chaser case I was trying to sell 3 months ago -_-
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Originally Posted by CM MR HAF View Post

If you don't like the front panel you can always take it off, we designed it that way. But its an HAF, so it doesn't apologize for the way it looks. Any else would just be a black box.

I know what you mean with the brand styling. I like the layout and scale but I'm just more partial to cleaner ascetics. I know the HAF line isn't for me but maybe you guys can build on this idea with another line such as the Cosmos and appeal to the audience that enjoys elegant simplicity over the gamer style. I still think the rest of the case is a winner.
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post #84 of 146
These things are hot. Even a used review sample sold for more than $100 on ebay. Seems like some places are out of stock frown.gif.
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Originally Posted by Archngamin View Post

I know what you mean with the brand styling. I like the layout and scale but I'm just more partial to cleaner ascetics. I know the HAF line isn't for me but maybe you guys can build on this idea with another line such as the Cosmos and appeal to the audience that enjoys elegant simplicity over the gamer style. I still think the rest of the case is a winner.
Hopefully this will influence another company, hopefully corsair, to make a case with a horizontal layout.
This thread is just making me sad that I will never be able to get a DD extended air box. sad-smiley-002.gif
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It's a problem. Still have the TT Chaser case I was trying to sell 3 months ago -_-
I'm in Toronto, so it shouldn't be that hard to sell the case. tongue.gif
Edited by Art Vanelay - 11/17/12 at 5:04pm
post #86 of 146
Well haters can hate the XB all they want, they just jelly or have no taste anyway yessir.gif So, for the neatly past 3 years since buying my Antec mini P-180 for my build back in 2009, iv'e been content with it as I've yet to see any case maker come out with a replacement that really makes me go "ooooh and awwwww". I gave my Mini p-180 facelift last year with my my system upgrade and I still do rather like it, but its getting a bit "aged" and I have certain things like front USB, more flexiblity and something new to play with and mod thats been knawing at the back of my mind.

However, Corsair, Antec, Silverstone have lacked in anything that really catchs my eyes for my needs and desires. Mostly, I'm REALLY picking with my cases. I've tried a couple of silverstones over the last few years in the SUGO line up and Temjin as I don't want full sized ATX cases anymore since going with my mATX build back in 2008, I just don't need all that tower space, its a waste but I still wanted something flexible so I could experiment and mod, but something that had great cooling, but looked cool, but could also keep the noise down but something that just screamed "cool" that would maybe make me shell out to replace my aging mini P-180

Well, I spent the last hour or so last night surfing around newegg and google seeing what was new in the case world and I had just about given up hope when I saw this from Coolermaster, and I nearly had a case modders hard on....

It will be here Monday, so happy early Christmas to me!! thumb.gif




And seeings how we have a CM rep here, I do have some questions on why you guys did/did not do a few things on the XB that don't make much sense to me and other people on the web


1. Why bother putting in a front fan filter when it requires the user to manually have to remove all 3 side panels and then unclip 7 freaking clips to remove the entire FRONT benzel to get at? Why was there no simple design to slide the filter in and out from the sides like Silverstones SG08 Tamjin?

2. I honestly don't see why you couldn't have made the secondary drive cage to hold 3.5'' and 2.5'' HDD's and simply give the user the OPTION to user either drive size with rails and or adapters. SSD's still aint cheap and most people still use standard 3.5'' HDD and will for the forseeable future.

3. More cable routting holes in the motherboard would have made obvious sense, so why only one?

4. Why not give users the option of just buying the window itself for the top panel instead of requiring people to pay for an entire front panel at a higher price?


5. For the watercoolers, why didn't you allow the top panel mesh to have 120/140mm fan mounts like you have in so many other cases? I really don't find any reason to leave that out

6. Couldn't you have thrown in some rubber seals so if people do use the rear water cooling holes after punching out the covers, the bare metal won't possibly cut the tubing?


Again, im really excited to get this case and give it a looks and play around with it on Monday, but these were burning questions I had and it seems like people don't get responses very fast from your forums, so I thought i'd ask you directly here.
Edited by 1ceStall10n - 11/17/12 at 6:53pm
post #87 of 146
Jelly of what, a $100 case?

Yes haters are going to hate, but you're no better saying that they are jelly and have no taste....To me it looks like a gamer brick, built to gamer spec.. I don't like the look... But that is my own personal opinion..

But that being said, it's nothing a bit of modders mesh and car body filler cant fix...But to say that people don't have taste because they don't like the game look of the HAF series is another thing....I might say that you have no taste for buying it...But at the end of the day it is what "you" want regardless of anything that anyone else thinks.
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People are weird in general and will get jelly easily and that usually equates to getting mad which then almost always results in them criticing everyone and every little thing. Even more so on the web thanks to anonymity. In the end, i'll just add people who are so vocal against the case to my ignore list, cause they obviously don't have better things to do. Guess their mothers or lack thereof never taught em "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"

Oh they can have their opinion, thats fine and dandy, I just don't care to hear em if all there gonna say is negative stuff wink.gif
Edited by 1ceStall10n - 11/17/12 at 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by 1ceStall10n View Post

People are weird in general and will get jelly easily and that usually equates to getting mad which then almost always results in them criticing everyone and every little thing. Even more so on the web thanks to anonymity. In the end, i'll just add people who are so vocal against the case to my ignore list, cause they obviously don't have better things to do. Guess their mothers or lack thereof never taught em "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"
Oh they can have their opinion, thats fine and dandy, I just don't care to hear em if all there gonna say is negative stuff wink.gif
So, there is no such thing as constructive criticism?
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

So, there is no such thing as constructive criticism?

Its a fine line between "constructive" and just being a negative nancy as what most of the haters of this case sound like. When half a thread is filled with "Eww ugyl...it suxorz! and OMGz so lamez and stupid design, CM needs to die" style posts, I don't consider that constructive at all. Hell, the poor CM rep had to come in and attempt to lighten up the mood of the thread and viewpoint of the product.
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