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post #1601 of 10491
Okay I will be buying this case in the next few weeks, but I had a question or two.

Is there a noticeable difference in GPU, CPU, PSU, or motherboard temps when using the mesh or clear top? I will be using air cooling, not water.

What are some minor tweaks you would suggest for beginners? One I'm doing is removing hot swap bay thingy, I have no need for it, and it will give me a LITTLE more room. I would also like to paint the case but NO idea where to start or how to.
post #1602 of 10491
Hey guys, new xb owner havent done much yet waiting for parts and making a new panel to replace top mesh. Was reading the posts about chaning the power button led, anyone find an easier way or better alternative ? would it be easier to change the whole switch out ?
post #1603 of 10491
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Originally Posted by circeseye View Post

i just thought of what your saying... your talking about the 120 in the top back of the case. if you look at the ugly diagram i made the reservoir is going to be in that area. also because of everything on the top i didnt want to add more there. dont like all the clutter. and when i found the dual 80 and seen it will fit perfectly on the bottom it was perfect. only about a week to go till buying everything and putting mine and my sons comps together.



god i love building computers wheee.gif

Could you mount the reservoir somewhere else? With the I/O panel there you will be a little tight on space and if you don't run a 120mm radiator I'd suggest a nice fan to help keep the northbridge running cool at the very least. I have two Swiftech Micro Res mounted towards the front of my case personally or you could mount a larger res back towards the left rear as there's a pretty large space there. I know another member mounted his there. I personally put my pump where the 2.5" cage would have normally been as there's not much in the way of room below. If you're going to be running the H220 from Switftech though I'd seriously consider mounting the reservoir like I did in the front right corner.
post #1604 of 10491
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Originally Posted by JollyGreenJoint View Post

Hey guys, new xb owner havent done much yet waiting for parts and making a new panel to replace top mesh. Was reading the posts about chaning the power button led, anyone find an easier way or better alternative ? would it be easier to change the whole switch out ?

If you're good with a solder gun you could probably d-solder the entire button and then gain access to the led itself. I'd personally buy another one of the front boards from Cooler Master though and try it with that before risking damage to the one already in the case.
post #1605 of 10491
This maybe a stupid question but is it possible to mod this case to run 4 way sli?
post #1606 of 10491
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Originally Posted by i3oost View Post

This maybe a stupid question but is it possible to mod this case to run 4 way sli?

dont think thats possible...if u have 4 GPUs * 2 PCI slots (minimum) then you are 1 slot short...you will need some hard modding to add 4 gpus in there and i dont think u can fit a mobo that big in there either
post #1607 of 10491
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Originally Posted by i3oost View Post

This maybe a stupid question but is it possible to mod this case to run 4 way sli?

Anything is possible, but I wouldn't say that it would be easy. Being limited to ATX boards may make 3 way s/i/crossfire more compatible and the added benefits of a 4th card over a 4th rarely workout unless you're looking purely for benchmarking numbers.
post #1608 of 10491
you can you just have to dremel a venting hole...
post #1609 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Nortec View Post

dont think thats possible...if u have 4 GPUs * 2 PCI slots (minimum) then you are 1 slot short...you will need some hard modding to add 4 gpus in there and i dont think u can fit a mobo that big in there either

A EATX mobo fits in no issues, you just get too close to the front if you are running a rad in the front.

The only thing you would short off is a PCIe slot. I have my Rampage IV Extreme running in a HAF XB with no issues:


Edited by jassilamba - 3/20/13 at 12:40pm
post #1610 of 10491
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

A EATX mobo fits in no issues, you just get too close to the front if you are running a rad in the front.

The only thing you would short off is a PCIe slot. I have my Rampage IV Extreme running in a HAF XB with no issues:

Okay. Well I would be running the gigabyte g1 sniper 3 and 4 670 sli. I was just asking because It looks like the width of the pci slots for the other cards is tge same size as that last tab. So I was thinking I could just install it in the last slot and make a vent.
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