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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 ?

Kinda old-school idea, but how about an 80mm fan with air duct directed to your hdd cage?

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Kinda old-school idea, but how about an 80mm fan with air duct directed to your hdd cage?

to funny,lol. your thinking like me now. i'm looking into maybe cutting out some 80-120mm fan holes into the door.
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The one thing I did notice about this case was that the 2.5" drive bay can be removed and moved over to another set of holes already on the case. So I'm wondering if they were originally planning on doing a 3.5" drive bay but decided on the 2.5" instead. Could probably only fit 2, maybe 3 - 3.5" drives there anyways, but 3 would be too snug for my liking.

I'm currently running 2 - 320GB HDDs and my SSD in that bay right now with my 2 - 1TB drives in the front. I know I'm eventually going to replace one of those 1TB drives with something bigger as one of them only has about 60GB left and I wouldn't mind putting those 2 320GB in RAID 0 to help with video editing. This also reminded me I need to get more Blu-rays for more archiving.
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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

Yes, please go for it.

Thanks for starting this club-- already has proven quite helpful.
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right now im not sure what i'm going to do, but something has to be done. i'm going to look into some 2.5 hdd's and see what they have to offer. i already own a two ssd's ,but i need a storage drive for other things like photo's and things like that. maybe i'll gp back to my 60 gig sdd for os,and my 128 gig for games? i would think that a 2.5 hdd would be good enough for photos and other stuff?
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right now im not sure what i'm going to do, but something has to be done. i'm going to look into some 2.5 hdd's and see what they have to offer. i already own a two ssd's ,but i need a storage drive for other things like photo's and things like that. maybe i'll gp back to my 60 gig sdd for os,and my 128 gig for games? i would think that a 2.5 hdd would be good enough for photos and other stuff?

There was someone in here (or maybe another forum) that mounted a 3.5" hdd bay where the 2.5 cage was installed, I think they drilled a couple extra holes and used a 3.5 cage from another case. I will have to search for that mod...


Unfortunately if you want a high performance/ capacity 2.5" hdd it will cost you just as much as a ssd. Most large capacity 2.5" drives (500Gb - 1Tb) are only 5400 rpm w/ 8mb cache, instead of the common 7200 rpm w/ 16-32mb cache with most 3.5" hdds.
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maybe i'll gp back to my 60 gig sdd for os,and my 128 gig for games?

I just did the same thing.
 
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post #488 of 10493
FYI, Cooler Master's store now has the Top window panels available. I ultimately didn't feel like making my own so I just ordered one of the first ones biggrin.gif


http://www.cmstore-usa.com/haf-xb-transparent-top-window-panel/


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There was someone in here (or maybe another forum) that mounted a 3.5" hdd bay where the 2.5 cage was installed, I think they drilled a couple extra holes and used a 3.5 cage from another case. I will have to search for that mod...
Unfortunately if you want a high performance/ capacity 2.5" hdd it will cost you just as much as a ssd. Most large capacity 2.5" drives (500Gb - 1Tb) are only 5400 rpm w/ 8mb cache, instead of the common 7200 rpm w/ 16-32mb cache with most 3.5" hdds.


i hear what your saying there. i still think a slower drive for photo's and stuff would be fine, even though i would buy a 7200 rpm one. i do have some extra drive cages lying around. maybe i'll research some other hdd cage options. we already know ssd's can be stuck about anywhere in a case.
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I've been really sensitive to HDD vibration and noise over the years so I've done a few mods to help isolate it in my past cases. My personal favorite is using some silicon grommets from my Antec P180 case and putting them on the bottom of my WD Caviar Black with sticky double sided tape. It works really well and I have mine below DVD drive for my large files, music,movies and pictures and my SSD is used just for programs and games.



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