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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Its funny when ppl complain manufacturers are not going usb 3.0, and when they do, we have others complaining of doing it wink.gif

Simple fix guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-20Pin-Female-To-2-0-9Pin-Male-Motherboard-House-Converter-Adapter-Cable-/261183436266?pt=US_USB_Cables_Hubs_Adapters&hash=item3ccfbef5ea


edit: I applaud CM for going w/ 2.5 cage rather then a 3.5. Its called forward thinking and getting w/ the times. I think they should make a 3.5 cage and offer it separately on the CM store for those who want it.


who run's 6 ssd's? until they make a 1tb ssd for $100....its not happening.
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post #2492 of 10491
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who run's 6 ssd's? until they make a 1tb ssd for $100....its not happening.

Why not? If you wanna run a ton of mech drives, look for a larger case that can accommodate that wink.gif. Like I said, support for something new, you still have critics (rolleyes.gif).


edit: here's a case if you need to get your mech hard drive fix:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103_204&products_id=35873
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Specifications:


Model: PC-D8000
Case Type: Full tower chassis
Dimensions: (W) 405mm x (H) 628mm x (D) 572mm
Front bezel Material: Aluminum
Color: Black
Side Panel: Aluminum
Body Material: Aluminum
Net Weight: 13KG
5.25" drive bay (External): 5
3.5" drive bay (External): None
HDD bay: 3.5-Inch HDD x20
Expansion Slot: 11
Motherboard: HPTX / EATX / ATX / Micro-ATX
System Fan (Front): 140mm Fan x6 (Optional)
System Fan (Top): D8000-1 (Optional)
System Fan (Rear): 120mm x1 / 140mm x3 (Optional)
I/O Ports: USB 3.0 x 4
Maximum Compatibility:
VGA Card length: 410mm
PSU length: 360mm
CPU cooler height: 160mm
Package Dimensions: (W) 405mm x (H) 628mm x (D) 572mm
Gross Weight: 14KG



Edited by wermad - 5/13/13 at 11:21pm
post #2493 of 10491
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Why not? If you wanna run a ton of mech drives, look for a larger case that can accommodate that wink.gif. Like I said, support for something new, you still have critics (rolleyes.gif).

its funny that a couple of you guys think your opinion is the only valid one. you sir are the critic
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its funny that a couple of you guys think your opinion is the only valid one. you sir are the critic

Says a critic too? I'm not claiming my posts are "valid". I'm giving you my opinion and reasoning. If you want to make it valid, that's your decision. Stop quoting me and calling me out if you can't tango son.
post #2495 of 10491
I already got a USB 3 to 2 adapter when I got my NZXT Tempest (then foolishly bought another thinking it was 1 port for 19 pins redface.gif)

I have a 80mm fan just sitting on the side of the hotswap bay blowing air into the small holes in the side of it and its dropped the drive temps inside from 41c to 36, and that fan is running on 5v.

Edit: Instead of including 2 intake fans, why not just include a single exhaust? Would save a few dollars for everyone since most people replace the front intake fans anyway.
Edited by Kuudere - 5/14/13 at 12:20am
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Since 3.5 drives can be converted to 2.5 (and not the other way around), why not stick with 3.5 bays?
 
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Since 3.5 drives can be converted to 2.5 (and not the other way around), why not stick with 3.5 bays?

I agree. I actually have a 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" drive caddy that works great. While the 2.5" hard drive bay is cool, it's not as useful as a 3.5" one at the moment. Maybe once SSD prices come down and motherboards have more SATA 6 ports I'll be able to make a big SSD RAID array using that bay.
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If your a data hoarder that needs to use multiple 3.5'' drives, the HAF XB case simply isn't for you. Stop trying to change a case that isn't meant for a particular market and then griping/whining about how it doesn't fit your needs
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If your a data hoarder that needs to use multiple 3.5'' drives, the HAF XB case simply isn't for you. Stop trying to change a case that isn't meant for a particular market and then griping/whining about how it doesn't fit your needs

Well im not a data horder but after putting a Hitachi drive into a hot swap bay it is a tad loud, so i wouldnt complain if there were a couple of 3.5 bays inside.
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optional flush mounted PSU
fan mounting holes on the side panels
removable front panel filter
no holes on the bottom between the feet
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Side panel fan holes might be an idea. The original HAF Xb had a filter frame that was removable and I deleted it because you couldn't fit fans on the outside of the chassis. Right now there is a removable dust filter for the front, its the front bezel.

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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Serious list:

-Fan mesh for two 120 or 140mm fans for the top panel.
-More cutouts to route cables and or tubes. Especially above the drive cage (5.25).
-120mm fan mount option on the door panels (Needs more "High Airflow" imho biggrin.gif).
-Offer a white version tongue.gif

We will probably delete the hotswap because so many people complained. Since a lot of people plugged their peripheral cables upside down. If we deleted the hotswap would anyone miss it?
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Don't attach the 5.25 bays with rivets, use screws/nuts, and add holes to attach fan controllers securely on both sides. It sucks having one side loose, with only "pressure fingers" to hold that side steady.

The problem with screws is you can't really do them on a production line easily. In the sample I have you could remove the top bars by screws. If you remove them, then sometimes the case can be bent easily. Another issue is you can put them in upside down. For these reasons we avoid too many removable parts that reinforce the structure.
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Originally Posted by Kuudere View Post

Include a USB3 to USB2 internal adapter. Maybe add a 2nd set of 2.0 ports to the front? Remove the AC'97 plug, no one uses it anymore.

A flush mount would be nice as standard with an extended one available for purchase separately, I get the feeling most people won't even need it if you're changing to a flat PCB for the howswap bays.
However, maybe make the PSU stand adjustable, its too large and if you're using a normal size PSU, it doesn't cover up the entire mount and its not taking in filtered air from the bottom, I've just taken to using a dryer sheet to fill in the space to force the PSU to take in air from the bottom; this would be fixed with a flush mounted PSU anyway so... why did I just type this? redface.gif

Remove the holes in the bottom of the case as mentioned, they don't seem to do much aside allow small critters in... I've had a small mouse fit its way inside them, climb up onto the top of my motherboard, and fall asleep in the space between the pipes of the 212 Evo sitting atop the CPU, which I only noticed because I saw its tail going across my RAM mad.gif

"My PSU is too big!" The 2nd most common complaint we have had in our CS center on HAF Xb. I think the removable PSU bracket should be kept for those people with big old power supplies. Adding more USB 2.0 ports to the front is too expensive because we have to change the front panel and the I/O, would people pay $10 more for 2 more USB 2.0 ports? I added high RPM fans at the last minute for the front panel, as a result they aren't the most quiet, but get the cooling job done. You can buy a USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter on your own, most people don't want to pay extra for it.
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

it would be nice to be able to replace the 2.5 hdd cage with a 3.5 cage.

if i can dream.....i would like my case front not to even have the hot swap bays. or just give me a plastic cover for them biggrin.gif

We are considering removing the 3.5" hotswap altogether and changing to 2 x 3.5" external bays. This will remove the complaint "HAF XB killed my hard drives". Would you be okay with these removed?
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I have to agree with Kuudere on including a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter, that would have greatly helped me with my 1366 board. Removing the holes on the bottom will be a good bonus.

While fan mounts on the side panels would be nice, it would not work well with the handles and how tightly packed everything is on the bottom. Better mounting for large radiators on the back of the case would help out a lot of people, even a mount kit accessory would work if it would make things easier.

The holes on the bottom are an evolutionary missing link in our design. 1 year ago we specified that the XB must have an secondary and primary method of carry by sling. For this reason, we designed a cargo strap with anchors. The cables went through an eye on the side panel with two hooks on each side attaching under the chassis to the holes. You could not use the handles at the same time. Now we thought this was workable but rediculous since it made the XB into sort of a hotdog bucket you see at ball games. So I requested the engineers to scrap this feature and instead make the secondary handles primary. We kept these holes because our tench bench junkies needed ports to keep their thermal sensors, and multimeters attached to the motherboard while the side panels were on.
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