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Work Log for my XB modding

http://www.overclock.net/t/1343497/project-log-haf-xb-codenamed-harley

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Can anyone comment about dust? Seriously considering this case and upgrading the front fans to some 140s silent as possible the a new silent 120 for my h50 rad. Suggestions?
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you got me really thinking about trying one of theses drives out. to me its almost the perfect solution for my problems.

What do you got to lose? Besides spending $130 on a 750GB hybrid drive that will more than likely get you speeds in between a regular HDD and a SSD.
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Can anyone comment about dust? Seriously considering this case and upgrading the front fans to some 140s silent as possible the a new silent 120 for my h50 rad. Suggestions?

Having ran my rig in this case for about a week now, dust seems to not be an issue at the moment. Also this case is still fairly new so there haven't been too many people who have had it for a while to see how the dust buildup is inside of it. Going from a front-to-back air flow should keep dust to a minimum with the filter in the front just to keep that in mind.

Also I'd like to mention, seeing these build logs for these modded cases makes me kind of jealous and makes my little average water cooling setup look like nothing. frown.gif
post #504 of 10491
My christmas present solution to dust problem


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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.

When I bought the case I didn't realize that the HDD cage only took 2.5in drives so I removed it and did like somebody else did took a drive cage from a old hp drilled some holes in the bottam of the case got some 3/4 in screws lock nuts and some wing nuts. Screwed the lock nuts onto the cage and slip the assembly in and secured it with the wing nuts in the bottom. I can unscrew the wing nuts and pull out the drive cage to get to the drives,




I also have a 3 drive to 2X5 1/2 bay device giving a total of 7 drives. The ssd will be mounted with a PCI bracket.
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My christmas present solution to dust problem


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I own one and highly recommend it!

 

Amazon sells these for those who are interested.

post #507 of 10491
Hello Everyone! I recently got a HAF XB case because I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I registered here just to join the club tongue.gif I've currently got all coolermaster everything (2x 140mm fans on the front (intake), 1x 120mm fan on the back (exhaust), 2x 80mm fans on the back (intake), and 1x massive 200 mm fan on top (outtake). The reason its ontop of the case is because it wouldn't fit with my V8 on the inside (stock fan that comes with it is still in there). All the fans come from my old case, and I've recently been interested in case modding, having a silent computer, and water cooling so I figured this was the place to go.

The first upgrade I want to do is silent fans, and ones that'll fit. Currently, my 200mm fan is on top of my case, because it won't fit, its too wide, and the front pannel's buttons have aren't responsive, I have to really push to get them, especially the power button. Could you guys help me out here and give me advice on what fans to pick? I'm trying to go for a white/black color scheme. (white fans, white tubing (when I do it), and white cable sleeves (when I get around to it) and all of that. I'm open to any and all advice, and if you see that I did something wrong, please do tell me.

Here's my computer.


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Hello Everyone! I recently got a HAF XB case because I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I registered here just to join the club tongue.gif I've currently got all coolermaster everything (2x 140mm fans on the front (intake), 1x 120mm fan on the back (exhaust), 2x 80mm fans on the back (intake), and 1x massive 200 mm fan on top (outtake). The reason its ontop of the case is because it wouldn't fit with my V8 on the inside (stock fan that comes with it is still in there). All the fans come from my old case, and I've recently been interested in case modding, having a silent computer, and water cooling so I figured this was the place to go.

The first upgrade I want to do is silent fans, and ones that'll fit. Currently, my 200mm fan is on top of my case, because it won't fit, its too wide, and the front pannel's buttons have aren't responsive, I have to really push to get them, especially the power button. Could you guys help me out here and give me advice on what fans to pick? I'm trying to go for a white/black color scheme. (white fans, white tubing (when I do it), and white cable sleeves (when I get around to it) and all of that. I'm open to any and all advice, and if you see that I did something wrong, please do tell me.

Here's my computer.


 

Welcome to the club!

 

Being you have 2 140mm fans in front - Did you trim the backside of the front panel before installing it to the chassis? 

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Welcome to the club!

Being you have 2 140mm fans in front - Did you trim the backside of the front panel before installing it to the chassis? 

I did not, I'm going to assume that is what I did wrong. Is there some guide or something I can follow so I don't screw up?
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Welcome to the club!

Being you have 2 140mm fans in front - Did you trim the backside of the front panel before installing it to the chassis? 

I did not, I'm going to assume that is what I did wrong. Is there some guide or something I can follow so I don't screw up?

 

I bet that there was "resistance" while installing your front panel.

 

Cooler Master goofed in that even though in the instruction manual it illustrates 140mm install on the same side as the stock fans one cannot install the front panel back unless they trim the backside of the front panel.  Otherwise if you don't want to do that you would have to install them on the inside of the case.  It's not at all difficult trimming, but when done you shouldn't have any problems with the Power and Reset switches anymore.

 

Mind you I had the "honor" (lol) of having and doing the trimming on two of these cases - one for my brother which I did a build for with photos of it in this thread and I then ordered one for myself in which I didn't do a build yet but prepped it doing the trimming and installing the 140mm Yate Loon Medium speed fans like in my brothers build.

 

The first pages of this thread you'll easily find where this is discussed especially by me as I was inquiring and such of where to trim - it's a tab going almost the length (with breaks) of the rear of the front panel just above the Power/Reset Buttons, USB and Mic and Headphone jack spots.

 

EDIT: Here's one photo credit to Ramsey77 - http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148774/


Edited by nickt1862 - 12/31/12 at 5:06pm
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