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In one word NO and by what I recall which is something you don't like as you want the option to turn fans off. biggrin.gif

It's at 7 volts I believe on the lowest setting - I have one of these installed in one of my rigs.

I've currently got two small led 80mm's on switch 1, switch 2&3 run my Corsair AF140 quiet edition fans on the front intake, switch 4 runs two Corsair SP120 high performance fans for the H80 mounted on the back of the case in a push/pull config exhausting air, and the 5th and final operates the red led coolermaster 200mm acting as an intake on the top panel. At this point I can max out the 80mm & 200mm, run the 140's at mid way, and leave the cpu coolers at low and the pc is almost completely silent sitting on top of of desk within arms reach.
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Here is a shot of my Blue LED conversion for the HDD and Power switch. I will be going with RGB LEDS in the case running off of my Corsair Link and changing colors according to Temperature. Unless I am gaming I will have them set to Blue most of the time.


Edited by Trailboss3 - 1/5/13 at 6:33am
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this is my noctua air cooling setup. its working out nicely in this case:thumb:
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I got my xb yesterday to start my new, not quite named yet, build. Nothing terribly interesting currently, but i have some big plans.

I'll post pics in a bit.
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Legitreviews Review :

LINK

Mine does NOT have this problem.
 
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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 mounted the 3.5" HDD tray.. its back around page 10 post # 99.


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I just ran across a review of this case, and being a HUGE fan of the way the motherboard is laid out, and a huge fan of the Bitfenix Prodigy, I think I found my case for my gaming build. Just a few questions....

How is the cooling/cable management in this case? (what can I do to help cable management)
Are there any known issues?
I've heard a lot about PSU cooling, how is all that suppose to work? fan, direction, etc.
Those USB 3.0 connectors, do they attach to my motherboard, or circle around and attach to the BACK of my Mobo on another usb 3.0?
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I just ran across a review of this case, and being a HUGE fan of the way the motherboard is laid out, and a huge fan of the Bitfenix Prodigy, I think I found my case for my gaming build. Just a few questions....
How is the cooling/cable management in this case? (what can I do to help cable management)
Are there any known issues?
I've heard a lot about PSU cooling, how is all that suppose to work? fan, direction, etc.
Those USB 3.0 connectors, do they attach to my motherboard, or circle around and attach to the BACK of my Mobo on another usb 3.0?

The USB3 plug into a 3.0 header on your mobo.

My PSU is mounted just like in my old mid tower, but now it gets nice fresh air from the bottom of the case. There is a cut out on the "floor" of the XB, complete with a filter.

Cable management is pretty good. Mine is a mess, but most of the mess is on the bottom section so you cant really see it. It does get tight between the PSU and hot swap bays though if you have a larger PSU.
 
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Well after doing a little gaming last night I looked into my case to swap some fans around and noticed that there was a drop of water on the H80's lines. Figuring this wasn't condensation I pulled the radiator and sure enough somehow there was a small crack in the line. What I though was a ribbed protective cover is actually just a ribbed line for the pump which has to flow like dog **** i guess. Figuring it would take the better part of a week or two hoping that Corsair might replace it I decided instead to take the last giftcard I'd gotten from work and upgrade the unit.

In the end I re-ran the lines in 1/4" id x 3/8" od line i snagged from Home Depot, threw in a swiftech mini reservoir and dropped in some fluid. Couldn't have come together easier and so far it's working fantastically. Best part is that my downtime was a couple hours vs a couple of days.

I'd never suggest someone buy an H80 or even the 240 length H100 for this kind of mod, but since I was looking at a potential couple weeks without the pc and just getting a new H80 back vs upgrading and repairing the current one this seemed to make sense to me at the time. It also allows me to later run a loop to my gpu's and still utilize the 240mm opening at the front of the case to keep them cool.

Reservoir mounting screws visible on the right



testing the loop in a safe place with an old PSU



Installed in the case



Lit and running



All put back together

post #550 of 10499
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Originally Posted by BVM View Post

The USB3 plug into a 3.0 header on your mobo.
My PSU is mounted just like in my old mid tower, but now it gets nice fresh air from the bottom of the case. There is a cut out on the "floor" of the XB, complete with a filter.
Cable management is pretty good. Mine is a mess, but most of the mess is on the bottom section so you cant really see it. It does get tight between the PSU and hot swap bays though if you have a larger PSU.

Okay, cool, thanks!

The only reason I asked about the PSU is I saw some people had theirs mounted upside down.

Is there any reason for me to hot swap? I am unfamiliar with the term/practice.
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