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I see I'm not the only one who likes the simplicity of the NZXT fan controller. BTW I cut a piece of black card stock to slid between the 5th slider and the power led, keeps it from bleeding into the 5 slot nearly as bad as it does from the factory.

Heyyyyyyyy you stole my idea! tongue.gif j/k

 

Exactly what I did to my brothers other rig but it doesn't bleed at all.

 

Then my rig with the same fan controller I rid of the led altogether by desoldering it off.

post #612 of 10488
The Haf XB Still hasn't arrived so I'm doing some planning and just running somethin past you guys. I'm still slightly concerned about the size of my heat sink (Cooler Master Hyper 612) it keeps things pretty cool but I'm sure clearance will be an issue with a 200mm fan in the top. Would it be worthwhile (in your opinion) to spring for the clear case top and create a wind tunnel through the case, front to back, with push pull oriented fans? I don't clock my i5 2500k much past 4.2 (though I'll probably push it higher at some point) so it doesn't heat up very noticeably even in the horrible bastille my system currently toils in.

for reference the old/current case

>_<<br />
yeah it's awful, zero air flow.
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post #613 of 10488
Kind of hard to do that with the XB because there's just the one 120mm fan slot on the back and no fans on what would typically be the "top" of the case. One user already mounted his 200mm on the outside of the case in here. I was just barely able to get my fan to fit. I had to install one of the fans from my H80 outside the case and I either have to dismount the radiator or remove the 200mm fan in order to get the top tray to slide into place correctly.

If you're not doing water cooling I really think this case is relying on the 200mm fan as the primary exhaust as it really only has room for 4 fans. I've actually contemplated running them all in exhaust (case sits on my desk top so not much worry about dust) and trying to use the vents all around the sides of the case as intakes. Right now I've got the front fans and the top 200 as intakes trying to keep my SLI'd GPU's in check. That may change after my new GPU coolers arrive though.
post #614 of 10488
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Originally Posted by JackAggro View Post

The Haf XB Still hasn't arrived so I'm doing some planning and just running somethin past you guys. I'm still slightly concerned about the size of my heat sink (Cooler Master Hyper 612) it keeps things pretty cool but I'm sure clearance will be an issue with a 200mm fan in the top. Would it be worthwhile (in your opinion) to spring for the clear case top and create a wind tunnel through the case, front to back, with push pull oriented fans? I don't clock my i5 2500k much past 4.2 (though I'll probably push it higher at some point) so it doesn't heat up very noticeably even in the horrible bastille my system currently toils in.

for reference the old/current case

>_<<br />
yeah it's awful, zero air flow.

With your 612, the top 200 fan won't fit. But it really doesn't matter, because the XB will cool a hundred times better than your current case anyway. I can run my CPU 24/7 at 4.75 and the hottest core will reach around 70c during 100 percent load. This case has the best airflow of anything I have ever used.

This was with two 140mm intake fans in the front, and one 120mm in the back for exhaust. Stock top with mesh. Push/Pull Hyper 212 Evo with 2 Blademasters.


Edited by Ramsey77 - 1/10/13 at 8:22am
 
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post #615 of 10488
Hey guys, new To the forum here, thought I'd drop in and say hey. Just put together my HAF XB with a pretty sweet setup. I wanted to shed some light on a few things in case no one has yet as far as fans for the front. I had been reading about issues for people attempting to mount 140's in the front(outside of internal chassis). I decided to go ahead and try Noctua's 140 mm fans since they have the rounded edges instead of the squared off frame. I used the rubber grommets included with the Noctua's (NF-P14??) and all I had to was apply some pressure upwards while installing the front cover. Voila and they don't vibrate at all, very snug, and Noctua's fans are great! So if anyone doesn't want to deal with the hassle of trimmin the front and wants to run 140's. Keep this in mind. I'll be back later! I'm at work right now out in Hawaii. When I have time today or this weekend I'll pos pics of my newly assembled rig and get added officially as an owner hopefully here...
post #616 of 10488
Thanks a bunch, that answeres my question pretty well. Looks like My best bet for now is to get it set-up try some configurations and if it's having trouble cooling I may want to look into alternative cooling methods....hold out for tax time and water cooling maybe?
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post #617 of 10488
I got my new issue of Maximum PC today. They give the XB an 8.

I thought their last sentence a bit odd. Maybe we should show them what's up?

Quoted: "Just don't try to water cooler-cool it"

Why anyone would knock a HAF (HIGH AIR FLOW) case for lack of water-cooling capabilities is beyond me. And even so, a few members here have already proved them wrong. IMO, it deserves a 9 at least.


Edited by Ramsey77 - 1/10/13 at 12:20pm
 
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post #618 of 10488
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I got my new issue of Maximum PC today. They give the XB an 8.

I thought their last sentence a bit odd. Maybe we should show them what's up?

Quoted: "Just don't try to water cooler-cool it"

Why anyone would knock a HAF (HIGH AIR FLOW) case for lack of water-cooling capabilities is beyond me. And even so, a few members here have already proved them wrong. IMO, it deserves a 9 at least.


The only issue I have seen with watercooling is pump/res placement and even that isn't hard to figure out.
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post #619 of 10488
Yea that's my thinking too. Part of me wants to see some sort of franken reservoir pump setup with lines snaking out of the case and onto the desk around it.
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Did they not see the bottom chamber?
   
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