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post #591 of 10491
I still don't have the case yet, but, theoretically, what is better? positive or negative case pressure? Too much air, or not enough air? I'm asking because I'm thinking of making the 200mm an intake when I get it, and just messing with a smoke test to see what I can find out. My main concern is the HDD cooling.

Also, I read on another forum that the front panel fans hitting a GPU fan would mess up that GPU's fan rotation and flow, any idea on this?
post #592 of 10491
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Officially it only handles ATX , micro atx and micro itx, but with enough time, money and ingenuity anything is possible.

Well I think it can fit an E-ATX mobo but depends on its size.  There's a member here with an E-ATX mobo (which is a "smaller E-ATX mobo) in this case.

post #593 of 10491
Anyone know if the XB will house the MSI x79 Big Bang xl atx?
I'm comparing two mobos as I have narrowed my choices down.

MSI X79 Big Bang vs ASRock X79 Extreme9
I like the Big Bang layout better, but unsure on fit vs XB

Price is a wash between the two.
   
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post #594 of 10491
Things are starting to pop now.. I got Win 8 loaded through the flash drive tonight on the xb, tested an led string and the custom magnetic dust filter kits came in for my HAF932 & XM, yep I have 3, wish Performanc PC would hurry up and make one for the XB.
Sorry guys, I'll try to get my stats up soon, to damn beat to work on it now. My alphacool 240ddc/xt is due in Wed. and I can get out the shoe horn. wink.gif
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post #595 of 10491
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Anyone know if the XB will house the MSI x79 Big Bang xl atx?
I'm comparing two mobos as I have narrowed my choices down.
MSI X79 Big Bang vs ASRock X79 Extreme9
I like the Big Bang layout better, but unsure on fit vs XB
Price is a wash between the two.

It should, it looks to be a similar size to my Maximus V Formula. I can fit that in here just fine, except with a 240mm, 45mm thick rad, it does run close with the motherboard and USB 3.0 plugs. With my setup (see my sig for pics on my rig) the fans come very close to overlapping those 2 plugs, but it's fits like a glove.

Also pay attention of you're getting an oversized GPU. Pretty much any card over 11" may not fit with a full watercooling setup like mine.
post #596 of 10491
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*Just ordered new Motherboard, Corsair heatsink, and red LED fans for back panel that will arrive sometime next week. I will better cable manage before next photo posting.
Spec: Intel i3-2100,
EVGA GTX 560 sc
8gb Patriot DDR3
Biostar TZ68K+
Crucial M4 64gb Boot Drive
Barracuda 120gb Storage drive
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post #597 of 10491
So, one question guys. Is the max lenght of the PSU 180mm or can it handle the 200mm ones? I really like the case and was thinking about getting it, but i have a HX1000 and it's kind of nuts having to buy another psu to get this case, so i'm just asking to be sure before i make any decisions smile.gif
post #598 of 10491
Thanks man :thumbsup:
   
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post #599 of 10491
Looking for a little help here guys. Not super happy with how warm my GPU's are running in SLI right now and thinking my case fan scenario isn't helping.

Current
2 x Corsair AF140 quiet edition fans mounted inside the case as intakes
2 x cheap red led 80mm fans mounted below (really just for lighting as i don't think they move any air at all down there
2 x stock fans for H80 mounted on the rear 120 in a push pull setup exhaust air from the case (one fan is actually mounted outside the case) I was trying the new SP120 high performance fans from Corsair but was disappointed with their cooling at maximum so went back to stock.
1 x coolermaster red led 200mm fan on top acting as an exhaust

I'm just not super happy with how the intakes and that 200 are performing when it comes to moving air. Gpu's are a pair of MSI twin frorzr II 560 ti's mounted to an Asus M599fx Pro R2.0 mobo leaving an open slot between the pair. The problem is that it feels like the 140mm on the left side isn't really doing much in the way of delivering air to the top SLI card in order to help keep it cool. All fans are on a fan controller so noise and rpm levels can be easily adjusted.

I've been thinking about running a set of 120's in the front and utilizing a fan shroud to help direct the air a little better and possibly upgrading the 200mm fan as well.



TL/DR
Need suggestions on 120mm or 140 + shroud to get airflow to GPU's? (I've used Aerocool shark's on other builds and been happy)
Need suggestions on well performing 200mm fan that will fit our mounts on this case? (antec?)
Run 200mm as intake or exhaust?
post #600 of 10491
What if you use the 200mm as an intake too?
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