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Yep...I was right it does look even better installed
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post #2692 of 10491
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That looks great, how long did it take you to mod the top?
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A few hours so far. I did run into trouble sliding the top on though. I will have to notch the very back frame rail out to allow the nuts (holding the mesh in place) to sit down inside so I can slide the top forward. It was an oversight on my part, but I think this will be the easiest way to fix it. I'll have to gut my XB out yet again, but it shouldn't take too long with a Dremel and a cut off wheel. I cheated and took the pic with just the screws sitting in their holes.
 
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post #2694 of 10491
A better pic:

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post #2695 of 10491
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A few hours so far. I did run into trouble sliding the top on though. I will have to notch the very back frame rail out to allow the nuts (holding the mesh in place) to sit down inside so I can slide the top forward. It was an oversight on my part, but I think this will be the easiest way to fix it. I'll have to gut my XB out yet again, but it shouldn't take too long with a Dremel and a cut off wheel. I cheated and took the pic with just the screws sitting in their holes.

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A better pic:

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I will hand it to you, that is an excellent job that you did there. Hopefully with the the next revision of this case, we get a flat glass top panel. Plus I would not mind if the case was also a few inches shorter in height, but with a flat top there might not need to be a few inches taken off. I'd love to see Cooler Master tackle a HTPC case that could be called the HAF XB Jr. which could live along side the HAF XB.
post #2696 of 10491
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A better pic:

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Good work Ramsey. What made you opt for mesh over perspex though?
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Good work Ramsey. What made you opt for mesh over perspex though?

Just wanted to do something different.
 
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post #2698 of 10491
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ress->pump(in the basement)->240->CPU->120->GPU->back to ress
Come on ;D they are not that long.. ok two of them are (240->CPU and GPU->ress) but having those long, will allow me to have the rest really shot smile.gif
flow seams good
I AM thinking about getting some angle fittings for some of the components.. that would bring down the length of some of the tubes.

yea, they don't kink easy, or tough I had a sharp bend from ress to pump that kinked on me frown.gif fixed easy with a bit shorter tube / softer bend
but then again, I havent tried any other tubes.

suggesting another loop?

*edit* oh, you mean that they DO kink easy when bend?
Mine doesn't.. one of the main reasons I chose them.

First off, sorry for the late reply, work has been busy smile.gif

I've just mounted my Pump in the basement, basically the same location as yours (those pumps are so damn big, that's the only feasible location), although I am mounting my Res on the door, as some other members have posted in the past. My loop will be Res>Pump>240>680SLI>120>CPU>Res. I don't like the length between the CPU and Res, I might switch it up, but in my brain that order makes the most sense. I have heard many times that loop orders do not matter, but I can't help but to test it myself. Ideally, for the least amount of tubing, I should have bought one of those X-Flow Slim Radiators for the front. One port on each side of the Rad makes life so much easier in this case.

But yes, angled fittings saved my life. All of mine were BitsPower, and I had purchased 10 regular, x4 45's and x2 90's, which seems to be just the right amount. A few more 45's wouldn't hurt, though tongue.gif

I'll post some pics when I have everything put together, should be Monday. Still waiting on my damn EK SLI Water Bridge. mad.gif
post #2699 of 10491
Question for everyone and/or anyone.

I have seen many people bring up the Dust Filter/Mesh in the front grill. Are these items really necessary, and if anyone has removed them, have you seen a difference in airflow or more dust in your case?
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