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Originally Posted by BENSON519 View Post

I only play bf3 and don't have anything overclocked. Nice thing for me is I turn it on, I play, turn it off and don't need to worry about temps. I based my build from squidoo.com as best build/$ performance. For just over $1000 I think that my build is fairly fast and graphics are nice and clean. I really need to upgrade my monitor. I am getting the asus VG248qe that runs 144 hz refresh rate. I will also be adding another gtx 660 as I know one will not fulfill the monitors capability. Then I will be very happy and still only have fans to keep it all nice and cool:)

Err, think you posted this in wrong thread.
post #1782 of 10491
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Originally Posted by bcjonesy View Post

Thanks so much, looking forward to the build. Will post pics

Build 95% complete but now 100% operational. Really quiet and much cleaner the the 'Mess of cables Thermal-Take Armor' A30 I had (see last image)

Current rig consists of

CM HAF XB Window Top Case
Asus Maximus V Gene MB
Intel I7 3770k CPU
32gb Gskill Ares 1866mhz RAM
Corsair AX850 PSU (had to remove the fan grate to allow fitment)
XFX Radeon HD7870 Black Edition GPU
Noctua NF-P12 and NF-F12 120mm intake fans
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler (had to duct tape the metal clips holder the fans to the heatsink as they touch the GPU)
Pioneer BDR-208DBKS Bluray Drive
Silicon Power V70 120gb SSD (OS drive)
WD Cavier Green 1TB HDD (storage drive before transferring to my NAS)

Soon to add another XFX GPU for Crossfire, another Noctua NF-P12 120mm fan for exhaust and potentially upgrade the SSD to 250gb.

Any suggestions on a high quality SSD upgrade would be greatly appreciated!










post #1783 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

it's just a manner of speaking , i mean that tons of the big case out there can give you a better air cooling .
It's not that i don't like it , i own one , for the price it s amazing , but it s really not the best case.
and in the 10x time better i was factoring the features too , the problem with the 200 mm fan and tall cpu cooler , the lack of filters on the fan port ,....

I figured you were just trolling my comment.
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Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

i own the 2 case and i know in which my system get better temp period , HAF X is better for air cooling but remember it 150% the price and it s huge , haf xb have other thing for it , but don't say such thing as it is the best air cooling case , i mean , are you serious ? because if you had read the previous posts you would have seen that it all started from this claim.

and don't compare two different system for temp. It make no sens . I have both case and i have tried the same system at same oc in both , i don't really care what the friend of the friend temp was ,.....
if you want to talk temp gaming temp in bf3 1440p i get 55 with a noctua C14 after hours of gaming , 45 "desktop workload" which is just idle temp with a good cooler, is really not that good.

And yet here you are making claims without proof that we are supposed to believe. It's alright to disagree with someone, but when they ask for proof and your left standing there empty handed, it tends to rub people the wrong way. So far it's my Opinion (that I clearly stated as such), against your claim that the HAF X cools 10 times better. You show me a comparable case (cost, size, etc) that cools better than the XB, and I will eat my hat. But so help me God, if you post a picture of a test bench, I am going to scream. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

You SHOULD be proud. Air cooling is good enough for me too, and I think the XB is the undisputed king of air cooling cases. Don't get me wrong, a nice loop is cool and everything, just not my cup of tea. I like the simplicity of a great flowing case/cooler combo.

Edited by Ramsey77 - 4/3/13 at 12:28pm
 
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post #1784 of 10491
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Originally Posted by bcjonesy View Post

Build 95% complete but now 100% operational. Really quiet and much cleaner the the 'Mess of cables Thermal-Take Armor' A30 I had (see last image)

Current rig consists of

CM HAF XB Window Top Case
Asus Maximus V Gene MB
Intel I7 3770k CPU
32gb Gskill Ares 1866mhz RAM
Corsair AX850 PSU (had to remove the fan grate to allow fitment)
XFX Radeon HD7870 Black Edition GPU
Noctua NF-P12 and NF-F12 120mm intake fans
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler (had to duct tape the metal clips holder the fans to the heatsink as they touch the GPU)
Pioneer BDR-208DBKS Bluray Drive
Silicon Power V70 120gb SSD (OS drive) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
WD Cavier Green 1TB HDD (storage drive before transferring to my NAS)

Soon to add another XFX GPU for Crossfire, another Noctua NF-P12 120mm fan for exhaust and potentially upgrade the SSD to 250gb.

Any suggestions on a high quality SSD upgrade would be greatly appreciated!











Another GENE user! I love these boards. thumb.gif
 
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post #1785 of 10491
A little update.
Stock cooler really annoyed me. So yesterday I had enough and bought new CPU cooler- NH-D14. Two of them actually. One for me and on for my brother. biggrin.gif

Installing it in my HAF XB was a piece of cake. But installing it in a brothers case was, well challenging. But I did it. It was a incredibly tight fit. I'm actually still surprised that it fit in the case and that side panel could be put back on after installation. lol Because there is absolutely no space between the 140 mm fan and the side panel.

My case is now very silent. And I only need run that 140 mm fan on the cooler with rpm reducer between the fan and and the mobo. The temps on CPU also dropped for approx. 10°C.
The only problem I have now is my graphic card which seems to be dying on me. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif







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post #1786 of 10491
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Yeah, I did water cooling for the first time back in 2002, it was fun to try and play with but it can make such a damn mess at times and moving parts around and simple upgrades turn into a major chore. I'm not the power house oveclocker or gamer I used to be so the simplicity and lack of maintenance needs of air cooling is just fine for me.

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Err, think you posted this in wrong thread.
No I didn't post in the wrong thread. I displayed a few pics of my "air cooled xb" and someone said how easy they are. I was just stating some of the things I want to do with my pc with upgrades soon and will still be air cooled. Water cooling has advantages and disadvantages just like air cooling does. My setup is easy is all I was saying but is nowhere near as good as a lot of the xb on this thread:). I am proud of it, some may think I am cheap, Some would beg to have it. Lol
post #1787 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

Another GENE user! I love these boards. thumb.gif

Yeah I'm so glad I'm not the only person with a dwinky matx mobo in this big case lol. Next upgrade chance, I'm going back to standard atx
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No I didn't post in the wrong thread. I displayed a few pics of my "air cooled xb" and someone said how easy they are. I was just stating some of the things I want to do with my pc with upgrades soon and will still be air cooled. Water cooling has advantages and disadvantages just like air cooling does. My setup is easy is all I was saying but is nowhere near as good as a lot of the xb on this thread:). I am proud of it, some may think I am cheap, Some would beg to have it. Lol

Ah sorry, I just didn't see any relationship from that post in regards to the haf xb
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Absolutely loving the cable tidying vs. my old Cooler Master Elite 430. SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!

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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Yeah I'm so glad I'm not the only person with a dwinky matx mobo in this big case lol. Next upgrade chance, I'm going back to standard atx
Ah sorry, I just didn't see any relationship from that post in regards to the haf xb

Yeah, I originally had this build for use with the Fractal Design Arc Mini. I have just grown tired of the upright traditional case. If I had it to do over again, I would stick with the XB (of course I would) and buy a ROG Rampage IV Formula. (pretty much my board with more PCI-E).
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Absolutely loving the cable tidying vs. my old Cooler Master Elite 430. SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!


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post #1790 of 10491
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Yeah, I originally had this build for use with the Fractal Design Arc Mini. I have just grown tired of the upright traditional case. If I had it to do over again, I would stick with the XB (of course I would) and buy a ROG Rampage IV Formula. (pretty much my board with more PCI-E).
Dad! Come quick! There's so much blood!

Lol, great minds think alike. I did matx cause of reusing my min P180 and doing a ROG theme case build on the mobo. Othewise, I would have done a rampage IV as well and I just can't justify the costs of selling my Gene Z, paying more for a Rampage and rebuilding my OS again when the newer and hopfully better 1150 CPU' are close to launching.
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