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I re-did some cables. Still not happy with the PCI-E, but I don't know what else to try.

Edit: See a couple posts down for new picture.
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I re-did some cables. Still not happy with the PCI-E, but I don't know what else to try.

 
I would try routing them where the 24 pin cable is going.
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I would try routing them where the 24 pin cable is going.

That's where I had them when I first bought the case. It looks a bit better. Thanks.


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I would try routing them where the 24 pin cable is going.

That's where I had them when I first bought the case. It looks a bit better. Thanks.

 

Much better IMO! thumb.gif

post #115 of 10491
Hey guys, new to the forum but excited to see all these haf xb's. I just got my parts in thursday and put the whole thing together and was extremely pleased with the case. I build a computer almost 8 years ago, and bought a laptop my freshman year of college, so I had been out of the game for a long time before building this computer. Everything went easier than I expected, and the case was a big part of that. Having all my extra wires in the bottom keeps it looking clean up top, although there's still some wire management I can do. It stays super cool, running the asus ai suite program got an overclock of 4.3 ghz WITH THE STOCK CPU COOLER! I know I know, I've got an aftermarket cooler coming soon as well as another 120gb ssd. Here's some pics.[IMG

Edited by spartan1121 - 12/1/12 at 9:57am
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When I get my chance I'm going to try to see if "my method" of getting 140mm fans without cutting the front  panel will work - it has not been suggested or thought up yet (I think) but won't tell till I try.

 

I will comment on this when the time comes within a week or less time.

 

Here's my comments as I said I would early:

 

Well being I received the fan order late yesterday I went ahead and tried my method this afternoon with the Yate Loon 140mm fans.  Not doing my brothers build yet as I'm awaiting the fan controller.

 

What I did was with fishing line tied the upper fan frame to the upper case crossframe to keep it up without screws, then placed the front panel totally on.  Okay don't get excited, the front panel goes on fine without the fans screwed in but however I was able to ascertain the discrepancy.  The problem is that in order for the fan(s) to be screwed in the hole it needs to be approx 2.5mm higher from the center of each fan screw hole.  I was able to push down on the fans from the inside of the chassis with VERY little give and you couldn't forcefully line them up if your money depended on it. 

 

So either Cooler Master royally screwed up if they meant of 140mm fans to be mounted in the same place as the 120mm fans which came installed with the case or they only meant 140mm fans to be mounted in the inside of the chassis which there was no indication from Cooler Master about this which to me is another screw up as nobody knew till they tried installing 140mm fans themselves.

 

IMHO Cooler Master should offer people with this case a free updated front panel that corrects the issue so to easily install 140mm fans there, that is if it was meant to be mounted there initially.

 

I'm still hoping we get a response here in this thread real soon from Cooler Master about this issue, I already PM'ed a rep and maybe some of you can try to get a response from them as well.  I think we all need closure with this issue which again should have been explained when they said the front can fit 140mm fans IMHO.

 

Added edit: After discussing the front fan situation with my brother and showing him he's going to opt using 120mm fans in front and I might follow suit as well.  Now to order 120mm Yateeeees lol!, but probably will wait till Monday in case of Petra's promo's.


Edited by nickt1862 - 12/1/12 at 4:34pm
post #117 of 10491
I guess I am a little more forgiving. I really didn't have a problem with minor trimming and bending the little metal tabs the opposite direction. However, if CM were listening, I'd ask to change the 2.5" HDD try to a 3.5" version. There is PLENTY of room for it, I don't understand why they went with the 2.5". I really don't.
 
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Hey guys, new to the forum but excited to see all these haf xb's. I just got my parts in thursday and put the whole thing together and was extremely pleased with the case. I build a computer almost 8 years ago, and bought a laptop my freshman year of college, so I had been out of the game for a long time before building this computer. Everything went easier than I expected, and the case was a big part of that. Having all my extra wires in the bottom keeps it looking clean up top, although there's still some wire management I can do. It stays super cool, running the asus ai suite program got an overclock of 4.3 ghz WITH THE STOCK CPU COOLER! I know I know, I've got an aftermarket cooler coming soon as well as another 120gb ssd. Here's some pics.

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I guess I am a little more forgiving. I really didn't have a problem with minor trimming and bending the little metal tabs the opposite direction. However, if CM were listening, I'd ask to change the 2.5" HDD try to a 3.5" version. There is PLENTY of room for it, I don't understand why they went with the 2.5". I really don't.

 

 

Can you tell me if by trimming the panel if it changed the strength and rigidity of it?  I have no problem trimming it if it doesn't and bending those lower tabs the opposite way in as also as long as the trimmed panel with the 140mm fans fastens as it was with the 120mm fans and untrimmed panel on the front chassis which it would seem it visibly should in my experiment yesterday.  I was looking at that plastic area closely yesterday and that plastic area is pretty thin. 

 

As far as the hard drive tray not being 2.5", I'd bet that Cooler Master would say that they wanted to save as much room as possible in the lower section for PSU cable management. It also saves them money not to supply adapter(s) the 2.5" SSD's. 

 

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Edited by nickt1862 - 12/2/12 at 3:01am
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This is my First Modifikation on this HAF XB Case, since there is none to buy with Window Top Panel.

What you need?

- 4mm Screws
- Steel Washer
- Nuts
- 2mm or more thickness Plexiglass Plate
- 3mm, 4mm, 5mm Drill's
- Drilling Machine and Tools

How to do:

1. Remove the Mesh from Top Panel
2. Cut the Plexiglass Plate into lengths 26.5cm x 23cm
3. Holes from Top Panel assigned to Plexiglass Plate
4. Drill the holes from Top Panel up to 5mm (to adjust the tolerances)
5. Drill the holes from Plexiglass up to 4mm
6. Countersink all Holes on both sides
7. Assemble the Top Panel with the Plexiglass
8. Clean all Surfaces and well Done

Pictures:





Next Time i will Fit my System in the HAF XB Case
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