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post #1621 of 10515
i've heard good things on Alpenfohn or bitfenix too for 140 mm.
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post #1622 of 10515
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I've used the Corsair fans, and didn't really like them at all because they didn't move much air. Then when I removed them, one screw got stuck in the soft grey anti vibration crap you mount them with (worst idea by Corsair ever) and had to totally ruin it to get it off. My vote is for the Cougar fans. They are on a whole other level than the Corsair fans. Imo, of course.

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Thanks. The Cougars have been ordered. That completes my build.

I'll post some pics of the rather mediocre build when they arrive.
    
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post #1623 of 10515
Hey Guys!

Quick question, i was going to order a TX 750 to use with this case, but saw the HX 750 for just 10$ more which is made by CWT, which reviews are saying is much better.

Now the problem is, newegg/amazon/review sites all say the PSU is 180mm but the corsair website says its 200mm. What gives?
http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/hx-series-power-supply-units/hx-series-hx750-power-supply-750-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-modular-psu.html

Does anyone own one and have a idea?
post #1624 of 10515
this is what i got so far had the res horizontal but it was working to well so i put it vertical i still have to get a pump top so i can shorten some tubing


























































post #1625 of 10515
I really like the cool of this case but I gotta ask, how is the build quality? I've had a CM 690 II advanced and Cm Storm Scout. Both of them were built pretty decently (although way to much stuff is riveted in) but the panels like the side panel were way to easily scratched up, the windows all got scratched up pretty fast even when I wiped them down with a clean microfiber.





also how would storage work? It fits 2.5 only? I have a 3.5 drive and will be buying another ssd soon. I guess I could put some ruber on the bottom and throw the hard drive there but that kind of makes the whole point of it being a lan box/carryable down the window... i could get newer 2.5 drives like the seagate momentus or whatever but thats not worth it.
Edited by JAM3S121 - 3/21/13 at 3:56pm
post #1626 of 10515
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post

I really like the cool of this case but I gotta ask, how is the build quality? I've had a CM 690 II advanced and Cm Storm Scout. Both of them were built pretty decently (although way to much stuff is riveted in) but the panels like the side panel were way to easily scratched up, the windows all got scratched up pretty fast even when I wiped them down with a clean microfiber.





also how would storage work? It fits 2.5 only? I have a 3.5 drive and will be buying another ssd soon. I guess I could put some ruber on the bottom and throw the hard drive there but that kind of makes the whole point of it being a lan box/carryable down the window... i could get newer 2.5 drives like the seagate momentus or whatever but thats not worth it.

The build quality is superb- made of high-quality sturdy steel (except for the front, obviously). I've already bumped a whole bunch of stuff against the case while making my build and have yet to notice even the most minor of scratches. I can't speak to the top window as I have the vented version- from what I've heard, the windowed top can scratch easily, like the windows for most other cases. I've dealt with the CM 690 2 and I can guarantee that the HAF XB's build quality is far superior.

The case supports 2 hot-swappable 3.5 drives at the front. I have my Seagate 7200.12 in there.

I was trying to decide b/w a few cases before I bought this one:
Fractal Design Core 3000
Xigmatek Midgard 2
Fractal Design Arc Midi

These are all highly regarded cases and I didn't find any of them to be more sturdy than the HAF XB.
    
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post #1627 of 10515
Yes, these are great cases! I built 2 computers with this case, mine and my brother's and both of them turned out great. Drives weren't an issue, I had 4 - 3.5" drives, but really only used 3 of them, 3rd one is in an eSATA dock so only having 2 wasn't a big deal for me. The fact that I could watercool in this case was a great possibility, but can require some creative thinking. There is quite a bit of space in this case, but some of it is can be awkwardly unused, mainly underneath. I tried doing some sort of cable managing, but with all of the hardware that I went with, it can be a bit cramped too. Comparing to my Scout that I used to have though, this one is much more spacious!
post #1628 of 10515
I came to an XB from a Fractal Design Arc Mini, and the build/surface quality is about identical: excellent
 
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post #1629 of 10515
I have the same issue with a fan not fitting (230mm bit fenix spectre pro). Had this private property sign i cut up so i could mount it on the outside, and im probably going to reuse the mesh ontop of it so things dont poke the blades. i would suggest using copper sheetmetal, the sign turned out to be harder than i thought to cut through.


Edited by JollyGreenJoint - 3/21/13 at 10:05pm
post #1630 of 10515
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post

I really like the cool of this case but I gotta ask, how is the build quality? I've had a CM 690 II advanced and Cm Storm Scout. Both of them were built pretty decently (although way to much stuff is riveted in) but the panels like the side panel were way to easily scratched up, the windows all got scratched up pretty fast even when I wiped them down with a clean microfiber.





also how would storage work? It fits 2.5 only? I have a 3.5 drive and will be buying another ssd soon. I guess I could put some ruber on the bottom and throw the hard drive there but that kind of makes the whole point of it being a lan box/carryable down the window... i could get newer 2.5 drives like the seagate momentus or whatever but thats not worth it.


This is only my second CM case ever, last one was as WaveMaster waaaay back in 2003 or so and I hated it, but was also aluminum. I"ve owned around a dozen Antec cases, tried a few silverstones and a Corsair 600Dwhite and none of them felt as solid and well built as this case, though my Antec P180 and SOHO 1030 cases would come a close second. The riveting job is done well all around the case, everything is really well attached and even without the side panels, the case has a real nice "tank" like feeling to it. The side panels are even hard to bend and flex by themselves. The paint job is nice and tough, almost like a rhino lining for truck beds, its tough to scratch.
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