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post #311 of 10489
Here is a great guide on sleeving with paracord without heatshrink..

I do everything this guy does, except i don't "roll" the end, I pull it forward over the metal, where the connector crimps on the wire. It's more secure this way, and it stays slimmer allowing for an easier fit back into the plug. AND I don't use an "anti tangle" tool. I just wrap a layer of electric tape over the metal part of the cable, and slip it through the paracord.

Here is the "cool white" LED's I used. I use 16 gauge wire (the same as fan wires) and fan connectors so it's easy to turn off/dim with my fan controller.

Here is the 550 Paracord. It's not as easy to work with as plastic sleeving, but I think it looks better.

Here is a short guide on how to solder the strips together. There isn't really any special technique to this, if you follow the directions, you'll get the hang of it in no time at all.

Sorry if you already know how to do these things, just bored at home (the kids are sleeping and the wife is watching her shows) and trying to be helpful. thumb.gif Any questions, let me know.
Edited by Ramsey77 - 12/14/12 at 7:41pm
 
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post #312 of 10489
Yeah, I have no patience for that lol. I just ordered a new Corsair AX750 with free sleeved cable kit as part of their holiday deals going on, so I jumped on it. Also have some new White Aeroshark fans and new lighting coming in for my HAF XB, window kit and possible paint job and a simple mod for the thumbscrews to prevent scratching the case paint, so stay tuned!
Edited by Binary Ecyrb - 12/14/12 at 7:22pm
post #313 of 10489
Okay so I got a few questions about this BEAUTIFUL case.

1. How good is the support for water cooling?
2. Enough spacing and air flow for two 7970s?
3. I keep hearing that with a large power unit that the bottom of the case lacks air flow, true?


If this case works well with air flow/ and or water cooling plus space for two full graphics cards, I'll know what to buy.
post #314 of 10489
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Okay so I got a few questions about this BEAUTIFUL case.
1. How good is the support for water cooling?
2. Enough spacing and air flow for two 7970s?
3. I keep hearing that with a large power unit that the bottom of the case lacks air flow, true?
If this case works well with air flow/ and or water cooling plus space for two full graphics cards, I'll know what to buy.

I can't comment on WC, but two 7970s should work just fine if my 6950s are a fair comparison as far as heat and size goes. Air flow in the bottom shouldn't be a concern unless you have a bunch of super fast mechanical drives down there.
post #315 of 10489
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I keep hearing that with a large power unit that the bottom of the case lacks air flow, true?

The PSU will breathe in from the bottom filtered vent, and exhale through the back panel. It's good to go in that respect. thumb.gif
 
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post #316 of 10489
Man I'm so tempted tongue.gif. If anyone has a sli or crossfire build can I get a picture? With enough budgeting I should be able to pull enough fun cash aside by the time the 8000 series comes out.

Thanks for the help btw, it's really helpful.
post #317 of 10489
If your PSU is a large 1000kw sized unit, its gonna be pretty tight behind the PCB for the hotswap bay, or so i've heard, but won't be an issue as the PSU has a large cutout on the bottom of case with filter and you can mount 80mm fans for bottom aiflow if you really need it.


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Edited by Binary Ecyrb - 12/14/12 at 8:42pm
post #318 of 10489
Well that's going to make it official. Cya guys in a few months tongue.gif.
post #319 of 10489
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

Here is a great guide on sleeving with paracord without heatshrink..
I do everything this guy does, except i don't "roll" the end, I pull it forward over the metal, where the connector crimps on the wire. It's more secure this way, and it stays slimmer allowing for an easier fit back into the plug. AND I don't use an "anti tangle" tool. I just wrap a layer of electric tape over the metal part of the cable, and slip it through the paracord.
Here is the "cool white" LED's I used. I use 16 gauge wire (the same as fan wires) and fan connectors so it's easy to turn off/dim with my fan controller.
Here is the 550 Paracord. It's not as easy to work with as plastic sleeving, but I think it looks better.
Here is a short guide on how to solder the strips together. There isn't really any special technique to this, if you follow the directions, you'll get the hang of it in no time at all.
Sorry if you already know how to do these things, just bored at home (the kids are sleeping and the wife is watching her shows) and trying to be helpful. thumb.gif Any questions, let me know.

thanks,unfortunately i dont know how to sleeve
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post #320 of 10489
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Awesome pic of your new XB tawak cheers.gif

I have updated the OP by linking this picture to your name, if you would like another one instead just post it here with a note to let me know. Thanks for sharing.biggrin.gif

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Wow, that is a monster sized cooler. I guess if that fits, the XB will swallow just about everything. On another note, some folks claim that having that backside exhaust fan so close to the cooler's fan might actually hinder performance. It might be worth the effort to take it out and run some benchmarks to see. Nice rig by the way. Got to love ROG motherboards.

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@ tawak: I agree with Ramsey regarding the fans being so close together, I have also heard it can interfere with the static pressure ( unless the rear 120 fan runs at a much higher rpm rate then the 140's I think). is it possible to mount the rear 140 to the front? or do the ram sinks get in the way.

@Ramsey: I love the two toned color theme between white and red you got goin there! The divided sections of this case separates the colors well, I myself am going with white on top and blue on bottom. I was originally gonna do red, but my tower is already black and orange and I feel orange is too close to red. Black/ white and blue will be a nice change from the orange glowing on my desk. wink.gif

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Permission to enter the club,mine arrived yesteday wink.gif




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Welcome to the Haf-XB case club Adenilson cheers.gif
Edited by t77snapshot - 12/15/12 at 1:43am
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