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Thanks for the reply! I think I will forgoe the 200/230 mm top exhaust because I will be puliing more air into the case through the exhaust as you mentioned. Would 2 x 120mm front and 1 x 120 rear create more equalization? and have the top just left as mesh.

Removing the xdock PCB will only remove the frame work behind the clips while leaving the front clips for the xdock in place? I dont want a big gaping hole there either.

 

I didn't take mine off but from what I see taking off that PCB will then only expose the rear of the Hotswap bays and you won't have a gaping hole.

 

To the first paragraph: what are you using as a CPU cooler?  Otherwise with the system I built in this case for my brother there's 2 140mm medium speed Yate Loon fans as intake and 1 120mm medium speed Yate Loon as an exhaust controlled using a Sunbeam Rheosmart 3 channel fan controller incorporated inside the case and using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler.  This is i5 2500k running at stock speed and all is well in cooling.  There's photos of this build in this thread.

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I was thinking of getting the Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R actually. I like the clearance it gives all around in height and width around the board. The Coolmaster Hyper 212 is my next choice actually. Im not huge on overclocking. I dont mind a minor overclock on cards and CPU but nothing more. The reason I want to have a balanced airflow is more for dust control. Obviously the worst thing I can do is make the exhaust much stronger then the intake so Im pulling more air in from every hole in that respect.

I do like some aesthetics and from what I see the front case fans arnt LED lit, which is a let down since I have to replace them. So Im mulling 140mm Cooler Masters or 120mm for the fronts, combined with a Cooler Master 120mm rear.

for example, Cooler Master R4-L2R-20 120mm Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 69CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin x 3

The top exhaust Im letting go as I dont think I can balance the airflow with that much pull out now unless I get some serious intake from the front.
post #363 of 10491
Or you can make the top panel fan intake as some people have done and that will give you great airflow with minimual noise but that will also pull in alot of dust as well.

In short, the HAF series cases arn't designed to be good at dust control, their called High Air Flow not Dust Eliminator Series
post #364 of 10491
Hah! True there. The case is very versatile for fan configurations....makes it hard to decide whats best. I figure people who want the 200/230mm pouring down on the board and components are going for maximum air cooling.

I think I will stick with 2x 120mm intake in the front and 1 x 120mm rear exhaust. I'll leave the top as passive exhaust through the mesh. Pretty standard generic design I guess.

The equivalent 120mm Cooler Master fan pulls in 69 cfm while the 140mm version is around 60, though Im sure its a bit more quiet. I'll take the higher airflow here.

I just hope I dont have any trouble with that 190mm PSU thumb.gif
post #365 of 10491
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I might try that!
A fellow Brazilian, has, as I came to know through this topic, succesfully imported a XB case!
I sent him a PM asking for more information, but still waiting for an answear!
Thanks a lot!

Hi Patriicius,PM answered thumb.gif
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Hah! True there. The case is very versatile for fan configurations....makes it hard to decide whats best. I figure people who want the 200/230mm pouring down on the board and components are going for maximum air cooling.

I think I will stick with 2x 120mm intake in the front and 1 x 120mm rear exhaust. I'll leave the top as passive exhaust through the mesh. Pretty standard generic design I guess.

The equivalent 120mm Cooler Master fan pulls in 69 cfm while the 140mm version is around 60, though Im sure its a bit more quiet. I'll take the higher airflow here.

I just hope I dont have any trouble with that 190mm PSU thumb.gif


If noise is not a high priority you also have the option of using the 80mm rear fan mounts as intake too. Everyone forgets about the 80mils wink.gif Heck if money isn't an issue and you would like to cut down on the noise level, check out the Noctua NF-R8's here. You can run these little guys as low as 800rpm and there oil-pressure bearings are very quite.

I also heard that you are concerned about dust? There was a guy somewhere on the forums that was making dust filter mods for the side panels and bottom vents, might want to think about those options as well. It would be quite easy to get some fabric screen and cut them to fit all the vents that do not have fans mounted to them, it will also help with the overall case acoustics. smile.gif

bottom vents may bring in a lot of dust if case is on the floor:


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How is the overall airflow in this case guys?

 

Haf X standards?

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I want to see pics of that bad boy all lit up!
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How much of the front panel did you need to trim? Thinking i'll just install my Aerocools inside so more of the LED lighting stays in
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Hi Patriicius,PM answered thumb.gif

Real cool guy! Helped me with tons of good info! thumb.gif
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