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I love this case. Convert for life
post #10312 of 10509
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I love this case. Convert for life
Let me be the first to say: Welcome to OCN and welcome to HAF XB Club!
I (and all the others) are happy to hear that you like the case.. so do we! thumb.gif
I like the black theme, but the cable management could use a tweak wink.gif

If you are looking for inspiration, you have come to the right place! check out all the cool mods on OP, and you are also welcome to check out my (somewhat old) thread: Here Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Just about everything has been done on this case (and some) so feel free to ask any questions you might have..
OR show us all off by doing something completely different (or though I doubt it hasn't already been done tongue.gif)
 
My Old Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell i5 4670K @ 4.6GHz MSI Z87-GD65 Gamer EVGA GTX780 SC ACX + XSPC Razor Corsair Dominator 2 x 8 GB 1866 MHz CL9 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Series 120 GB Samsung 840Pro Series 256 GB Custom Loop (See Build Log) Win7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster P2350 Logitech G710+ Corsair AX760 CoolerMaster HAF XB 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 Func 1030XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Core 2 Quad 65nm MSI P35 Platinum XFX GTX275 Core Edition OcZ Dual ch PC6400 4GB kit 
Hard DriveOSPower
1TB Sata 2 Windows 7, Ultimate - 64 bit TT Toughpower 750W 
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My Old Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Haswell i5 4670K @ 4.6GHz MSI Z87-GD65 Gamer EVGA GTX780 SC ACX + XSPC Razor Corsair Dominator 2 x 8 GB 1866 MHz CL9 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 Series 120 GB Samsung 840Pro Series 256 GB Custom Loop (See Build Log) Win7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster P2350 Logitech G710+ Corsair AX760 CoolerMaster HAF XB 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G5 Func 1030XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Core 2 Quad 65nm MSI P35 Platinum XFX GTX275 Core Edition OcZ Dual ch PC6400 4GB kit 
Hard DriveOSPower
1TB Sata 2 Windows 7, Ultimate - 64 bit TT Toughpower 750W 
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post #10313 of 10509
Man, Your posts look amazing. Happy to take pointers from the well-informed folks here. This was my first ground-up build. I cable managed to the best of my ability, but would look forward to learning some tips.
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Hey fellow EVO users, I am looking for an extra 2.5 drive tray and rails. Do the other HAF rails work? CM has nothing on their store specifically for the XB
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They have trays listed , but not the cage :/ If its the cage your looking for you might find one on ebay or could use an aftermarket one.

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-xb-hot-swap-drive-tray/
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They have trays listed , but not the cage :/ If its the cage your looking for you might find one on ebay or could use an aftermarket one.

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-xb-hot-swap-drive-tray/
I'm actually looking for the 2.5 SSD tray and side rails. The EVO only has one (can mount 2 drives) but I need an additional mount for two more 2.5 ssd
post #10317 of 10509
HI every one wheee.gif hope ur all good .Its bin a while since Ive posted!! .Today i gave my baby a clean and oiled her up ;D..
I took out my HYPER 212+ for the Noctua D15 no clearance issues biggrin.gif
After a Year it finally became frosted smh...



Haha my crappy Hdd cage biggrin.gif..


this is my fix for my video card or any one who dont have a rubber plug! this is the second time ive put lube no problems at all!
http://www.overclock.net/t/1320936/tutorial-on-fixing-a-noisy-grinding-xfx-radeon-hd6870-fan-note-no-rubber-plug-in-the-back
post #10318 of 10509
Someone asked for the temperature differences between covers on and off.

TL;DR - removing all the panels yielded a 3-5°C drop at the GPU on heavy load. Not significant and not recommended because... no filters.
If your experience is otherwise, you might have negative pressure issues. Also, my SLI divider did nothing.

This test ran Heaven 4 on a loop with Prime95 set to 2 cores. All temperatures are in Celsius. Each 10-minute break is demarcated by a needle drop to 0 for all stats for a single sample to illustrate the division of the tests. The tests were contiguous to maintain data integrity for comparison. Corsair Link software used to control and monitor.

The original purpose of this test was to determine if a plexi-glass SLI divider I made to separate the GPU's exhaust from it's intake would have any effect at all. I also removed all 3 panels for the last 3 tests for comparative data points.

GPU fans were set to this curve :
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Ambient temperature is illustrated on the graphs by two sample points at the bottom left and right of the case bezel.

10-minute tests are as follows :

1. all panels on, quiet fan settings
2. all panels on, quiet fan settings with SLI divider
3. all panels on, balanced fan settings
4. all panels on, balanced fan settings with SLI divider
5. all panels on, performance fan settings
6. all panels on, performance fan settings with SLI divider
7. no panels, quiet fan settings
8. no panels, balanced fan settings
9. no panels, performance fan settings
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post #10319 of 10509
Hello ppl! Im Mateo,coming from Croatia..I am fun of haf xb cases..Here is some picture of my new build.Hope so you will like it.





Edited by Stici - 2/25/16 at 3:31am
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I'm installing a Kraken x61 on my original HAF XB this weekend preparing for a long overdue overclock of my i5-3570k, but I have a long enough graphics card that mounting the 280mm radiator + fans is forcing me to get creative. I can't fit both the rad and the fans on the inside because of the card length (Gigabyte 980 TI G1). There's only room for the rad OR the fans. The other has to go in the bezel space.

I have 4-ish options, and I'd like opinions. I've underlined the negatives of each case, as I see them.
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|--------------------------------|
|        GPU     |               |
|         |      |         CPU   |
|         |      |               |
|        GPU     |               |
|              Inside            |
|--------------Case------------C-|  C= case 1 proposed cut for rad tubing
|     Outside/Bezel Space        |
|--------------Bezel-------------|

              -Front-

1. I can mount the rad in the outside bezel space and fans on the inside, pushing heat out the front, but requiring a case cut next to the front left fan mount to accommodate the tubing from the rad. 200mm CM MegaFlow on top pulling in air from the top.

2. Mount rad on the inside and fans on the outside in the bezel space, pushing heat in. To mitigate/accommodate, I can mount the 200mm CM MegaFlow to vent up, though I would still be adding extra heat to my GPU though I'm not seriously overclocking the GPU right now. Only considering seriously for the possibility to vent heat straight up rather than out into the warm room.

Getting creative...

3. I can "stagger" the fans asymmetrically: mount the rad on the inside, the processor-side fan on the inside, but the GPU-side fan in the outside bezel space pulling over the rad rather than pushing. Probably not optimal for radiator function. Possible mitigation by installing a third fan for push/pull on the processor side, where there is space.

N. Some other permutation of arrangement and airflow direction that's probably counter intuitive to the cooling objective, just too inefficient for the energy expenditure, or obviously recycling hot air but hey, at least we can say we considered all options...


I'm guessing case 1 is my best plan, but I do wonder if case 2 with venting heat up through the 200mm fan would bring any serious gains worth considering, like bringing in cooler air near the floor and avoiding recycling rising warmed air. Case is sitting on the floor, typically.
Edited by edgeofblade - 2/25/16 at 8:16am
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