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Got one on order from the Egg. Will look good sitting on top of my Lian-Li D8000.. which oddly enough drowns out the Cosmos II next to it.
 
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post #52 of 10491
Here is my take on the case:

• Physically huge, but very little space inside for components.
• I removed the 2.5 tray, mounted my 3rd 3.5 HDD to the floor (using two screws and some 2x tape)
• My SSD is mounted on top of the hot swap bays
• My hot swap bays have been converted to regular bays by removing hot swap connector at the back of the drive cage. This keeps my kids from messing with my RAID
• If you run multiple 2.5 drives, you got no problems... IIRC there is like 5, 2.5 bays (nice RAID using 500-750gb Momentus XTs anyone?)
• Fans... lots of fan options. However, I can hear the little 80mm fan I used. I'll need to order 2 of those Silenx fans.
• Wiring and wire routing options is amazing but odd.
• I don't like how tight my PSU is to the hot swap bays, so if you order this case make sure you have a short PSU. I have a big ol 1000w modular unit. Its way overkill but it was on clearance. wink.gif
• I'd like to see if I could fab up a 3.5 bay where CM mounted the 2.5 bay. There is room me thinks.
• I am using 140x140x25mm BITFENIX fans on the front intake. They cause some interference. With the front panel. I trimmed it, but it needs some more work.
• The 230mm BITFENIX fit the top panel great and you could go bigger!
• You could lose one 5.25 bay and add a 3.5 adapter to run an extra HDD and run an external card reader… not a bad option.
• Overall quality is amazing for a $200 case.. and we aren’t paying ½ that!
• Paint finish is great and has a nice feel to it.
• I built a TT Lanbox for my oldest son, for the small size and how much component space it has, I’d say it’s the better case. Though its WAY more fiddly to do anything inside…

But still, I love my new HAF XB. I'd really like to see a 2nd gen version of it.
 
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post #53 of 10491
Quote:
Originally Posted by solsamurai View Post

I see three 3.5" HDDs there...where did you put the third one?


You can see it just in front of the 80mm fan. Like I said, I bet a person could get a 3.5 HDD tray mounted in there. There is room width wise.

 
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post #54 of 10491
Great write up BVM.

I hope they release a second version of the case and refine it a little bit as it has lots of potential.

I was very interested in it, but will probably pass now as I need at least 5 x 3.5 inch drive trays. I wonder why they went with the 2.5 inch drive slots. Is there enough room if they were to have made that for 3.5 inch drives?

I also wouldn't mind seeing it with 8 PCI expansion slots.
Edited by Ice009 - 11/29/12 at 7:03am
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post #55 of 10491
I ran in to the clearance problem with mounting my 140's too. I just flipped them to the inside, and screwed them in from the front.
 
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post #56 of 10491

TO THE CM REP:

 

Was this case designed that front 140mm fans will fit solely mounted on the opposite (inner) side of the fan mounting plate closer to the motherboard tray?  I ask being a couple of people here have had clearance problems mounting it on the same side as the stock CM 120mm fans.

 

This is a good need to know for everyone else who has or is considering this case.

 

Thanks so much. smile.gif


Edited by nickt1862 - 11/29/12 at 6:12am
post #57 of 10491
I really want to get this case but I can't get myself to pay $21.45 for shipping.
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post #58 of 10491
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClickJacker View Post

I really want to get this case but I can't get myself to pay $21.45 for shipping.

Who knows, they may offer free shipping again on this case.

 

Otherwise free shipping but you would have to wait: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XB-RC-902XB-KKN1/dp/B00A76E46I

 

Added edit: Though I never dealt with NCIX (USA) they have this case in stock with free shipping: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77936&vpn=RC-902XB-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER


Edited by nickt1862 - 11/29/12 at 7:47am
post #59 of 10491
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVM View Post

Here is my take on the case:

• Physically huge, but very little space inside for components.
• I removed the 2.5 tray, mounted my 3rd 3.5 HDD to the floor (using two screws and some 2x tape)
• My SSD is mounted on top of the hot swap bays
• My hot swap bays have been converted to regular bays by removing hot swap connector at the back of the drive cage. This keeps my kids from messing with my RAID
• If you run multiple 2.5 drives, you got no problems... IIRC there is like 5, 2.5 bays (nice RAID using 500-750gb Momentus XTs anyone?)
• Fans... lots of fan options. However, I can hear the little 80mm fan I used. I'll need to order 2 of those Silenx fans.
• Wiring and wire routing options is amazing but odd.
• I don't like how tight my PSU is to the hot swap bays, so if you order this case make sure you have a short PSU. I have a big ol 1000w modular unit. Its way overkill but it was on clearance. wink.gif
• I'd like to see if I could fab up a 3.5 bay where CM mounted the 2.5 bay. There is room me thinks.
• I am using 140x140x25mm BITFENIX fans on the front intake. They cause some interference. With the front panel. I trimmed it, but it needs some more work.
• The 230mm BITFENIX fit the top panel great and you could go bigger!
• You could lose one 5.25 bay and add a 3.5 adapter to run an extra HDD and run an external card reader… not a bad option.
• Overall quality is amazing for a $200 case.. and we aren’t paying ½ that!
• Paint finish is great and has a nice feel to it.
• I built a TT Lanbox for my oldest son, for the small size and how much component space it has, I’d say it’s the better case. Though its WAY more fiddly to do anything inside…

But still, I love my new HAF XB. I'd really like to see a 2nd gen version of it.

 

Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?

 

Thanks smile.gif

post #60 of 10491


Sig rig mocked up. I have a new SSD coming so I am waiting to do the final assembly. And yes, the flush mount bracket I made will only work with normal sized PSU's.
 
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