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Yeah, I'd also like to mention that the 80mm fans are kind of useless in the bottom, they don't really serve a purpose cause there's not much to cool down there and it's mainly going to be packed with wires anyways. I guess you can use them, but have them outtake cause having them intake will just make your PSU cables a dust magnet. Like what Ramsey77 said, the measurements for the maximum size CPU cooler was done without a fan on top, so you might have clearance issues there.

Also FYI, your PSU is going to be a close one to fit in there. My brother has a 1000w one that's a similar size of yours and we had to plug the modular cables in first before we installed it cause there wasn't enough room with the HDD bay right next to it. I even had some slight trouble and mine's a regular ATX sized one.
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I filled the lower 80mm and set them as exhaust. I know there isn't much benefit, but oh well. Airflow is airflow. smile.gif
 
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post #473 of 10499
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Welcome to the club!

Looking so very forward to seeing your completed (heavy duty) LGA 2011 build!thumb.gif

Thank you, and thanks for any tips/tricks you may have regarding the Cooler Master case . . . or anything else for that matter.
post #474 of 10499
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I just read your build log and you might run into problems mounting that 200mm fan on top with those coolers. I couldn't mount mine due to interference with my cooler.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll check the clearances right away once the case arrives tomorrow. The Artic heat sinks are 161mm high, and since the Cooler Master 200mm fan is 30mm high the two may not fit. My Plan-B is to try this BitFenix 200x20mm fan instead. Of course, Plan-C is to forgo a top fan altogether...
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Yeah, I'd also like to mention that the 80mm fans are kind of useless in the bottom, they don't really serve a purpose cause there's not much to cool down there and it's mainly going to be packed with wires anyways.

Also FYI, your PSU is going to be a close one to fit in there. My brother has a 1000w one that's a similar size of yours and we had to plug the modular cables in first before we installed it cause there wasn't enough room with the HDD bay right next to it. I even had some slight trouble and mine's a regular ATX sized one.

Thanks for the advice.

I'm going to install two 80mm Noctua fans because I am pondering a way to rig a Chenbro 3.5" drive cage in the location where the 2.5" Cooler Master cage usually resides. If I can manage this modification then several high-capacity disks will be installed (that generate significant heat) near these fans.

Also, I'll be sure to wire-up the power supply carefully given the tight space constraints. The Enermax unit doesn't appear to be that big despite its 1250W bronze rating: 7.48" x 5.91" x 3.39". It was a good discontinued deal and the fan noise was very low when I tested it, so I'm going to give it a go:



However, it will probably look a lot bigger once the case arrives...
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post #477 of 10499
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Please add me to the club. Here's my upcoming HAF XB build thread:

[Build Log] Tron Server - HAF XB Dual Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP LGA 2011 ATX

This is a server designed to support engineering sandbox development and post-production video capture/encoding work. The build features a Sandy Bridge-EP standard ATX mainboard with dual Xeon E5-2600 LGA 2011 sockets. The Cooler Master HAF XB case will feature a plethora of Noctua fans in an air-cooled configuration.

All of the parts arrive on Monday, so the build thread will be updated regularly until it's finished...


Welcome to the Haf-XB Case Club! cheers.gif

This looks like a sweet mod SonicA! May I have permission to add your log to the "Members Build Log" section of the OP? smile.gif
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Wow this is a badass looking case! I wish I got this instead of the HAF X, damn frown.gif!!!
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Wow this is a badass looking case! I wish I got this instead of the HAF X, damn frown.gif!!!


Yeah it's like a compact version of the Haf X .. but 60-70 bucks cheaper. wink.gif
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post #480 of 10499
so i've had this case for some time now and really liking it. right now im trying to come up with some kind of way to cool down my hdd bay or maybe some way of relocating it. anyone else have any idea's on this ?
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