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post #2511 of 10491
HAF XB improvements:

The whole front panel being the removable filter doesnt work as good as making that front rectangle with the mesh removable. I personally had to cut the plastic grate behind the mesh to get the fans to fit, if i could of removed that whole section without cutting it would of been much better, and then it serves a dual perpouse a removable filter and a removable section to mount fans inbetween the front panel and case that otherwise wouldnt fit. Another problem with having to remove the whole front bezzel to clean the filter would be how long until the flimsy plastic tabs break from repeatedly taking the front panel on and off. Sticking with the front panel a way to lock the hot swap bays from curious/fidgety fingers, so no one can accidentally open them or like you were saying all together getting rid of the hotswap, even though i ordered the new pcb i probably wont even use it.

Removable filters (similar to the psu one) for all vents: two side panels, the two rows of ports along the bottom and the rectangle above the pci slots

RGB leds for the front power and hdd activity lights, or at least something other than red..a nice neutral color like white or blue.
post #2512 of 10491
CM did a red (amd) 932; would like to see some different colors (ie white or red) considered. Even a military green would be cool as well. I would skip the neon green "Nvidia" edition imho biggrin.gif
post #2513 of 10491
What fans are you using?!
 
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CM MR HAF,
Also I'm not sure why the top 200mm fan only makes ~2c temp difference in case temp. A windowed top might be more useful for Higher Air Flow (Especially if side panel fans happen) IMO.

Also, I bought 2x 140mm blue LED CM fans to mount on the front (Changing out the 120mm fans) only to find out I couldn't get the front panel back on! I had to mount them inside to make them work. frown.gif You may want to re engineer the grill so that 140mm fans will work, especially since the holes are there for them. wink.gif

It's still a great case and I get nothing but good comments on it. If I end up buying the new and improved version,

Its our mistake on the 140mm fans, we tested this on our mockup and there was enough clearance there, but in mass production not all 140mm fans would fit in the front because some extra structure was added to stop the front panel from flexing or cracking when removed.
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Hello all.
I suspect there's not room for a full depth DVD drive and a PSU on the same side? The wealth of 5.25 bay devices I think would mean you wouldn't need a full bay depth on both sides.
Perhaps offer a 5.25 to hotswap kit to restore that functionality for anyone wanting it.
3.5 HD cage like pretty much everyone says.

A thought on the rivet vs screw thing: Could you make the entire front drive bay system a sub-assembly that comes out of the case, drives and devices install with full access and then the whole thing goes back in to attach at easily accessible points?

Thanks to everyone for a great thread.

You hit the nail on the head regarding PSU depth and ODD depth. Imagine the hate Cooler Master would get from all those people keeping 20 year old 5.25" FDD drives. Regarding the buttons, we originally planned that to be centered, but we wanted to make the $99.99 price point so we had to combine the power and the USB in one part rather than having two parts. Having the front drive trays removable is a great idea, but after we changed the motherboard tray from fixed to removable, we didn't have enough budget to make this part.
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HAF XB improvements:
The whole front panel being the removable filter doesnt work as good as making that front rectangle with the mesh removable. I personally had to cut the plastic grate behind the mesh to get the fans to fit, if i could of removed that whole section without cutting it would of been much better.
Removable filters (similar to the psu one) for all vents: two side panels, the two rows of ports along the bottom and the rectangle above the pci slots
RGB leds for the front power and hdd activity lights, or at least something other than red..a nice neutral color like white or blue.

We couldn't make a two piece front bezel because it would be too weak especially since it was thin. The risk would be a 2 piece bezel being more expensive and less durable which we couldn't accept either way. We set $99.99 as our MSRP and that affected everything from the start. Demciflex in South Africa make nice magnetic filters, and you can buy them yourself now if you need them. We didn't use blue LED because we had too many complaints on HAF 932 where people would complain the blue light was too scary.
    
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post #2515 of 10491
I agree with another person here that there should be a hax xb XL. Something where we can put massive gpu's in triple and quad sli better. The xb holds an eatx but only 2 gpu's properly, More option parts to purchase would be sweet like if we could buy a new power button and cpu button with different color led. "Optional". If cm keeps the hot swap bay it would be nice to be able to lock them somehow. "Little fingers. Lol". The plastic see through window you are talking about on top needs to be better quality as well. Since it sits flat and gets dirtier than a haf x, It scratches really easily and looks horrible in about 2-3 months! I noticed the cosmos 2 has spaces to put 240mm rads in the bottom of its case. A haf xb xl with an option like that under the mobo on each side would be sweet as well.
post #2516 of 10491
What is the best fan configuration for keeping dust out? Should a 200mm fan be used at the top?
post #2517 of 10491
blue light was too scary? ''Really'' this red light is like a laser in my face. I love this case don't have no complaints except this red power light
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unplug power light. problem solved
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Anyone know the answer to my fan question?
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Anyone know the answer to my fan question?

Front intake, rear exhaust, top fan does nothing. I only run my front fans when I am gaming to cut down on dust and noise. I always run my exhaust fan.
 
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