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That orange/yellow actually looks really good on the front panel of this case. Good call man
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hello, I am looking at this case and was wondering if it will fit a 38mm thick 240mm radiator in push/pull in front?
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So i did some experiments last night, nothing big. Basically I was able to run my system with the front intake fans and rear exhaust fans diconnected. It never reached temps over 45 celsius. All I had going up top was the CPU fan on the cooler master Hyper 612. Cpu clocked to 4.2 and it still didn't get very warm. I wouldn't be able to Fold @ home in this conifguraiton but I was suprised at how readily the air flowed through my case with just one fan blowing. And of course with the mish-mash of fans I have in there now all blowing it sounds like an airplane taking off, so I was comforted by the silence. All while still working my system as hard as I could with out deliberately giving it a full load. Basicaly I5 2500K with Cooler Master hyper 612 in a HAF XB is a winning combination. Love this case. thumb.gif
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post #664 of 10491
Yes - it makes the case 2 degrees cooler. The MB without runs at 38 after running Furmark for 15 minutes without fan and 36 degrees with fan exhausting. The GPUs take longer to hit their 70 degrees with the top fan.. CPU stayed the same at 26 degrees - ambient 22 degrees C.
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So i did some experiments last night, nothing big. Basically I was able to run my system with the front intake fans and rear exhaust fans diconnected. It never reached temps over 45 celsius. All I had going up top was the CPU fan on the cooler master Hyper 612. Cpu clocked to 4.2 and it still didn't get very warm. I wouldn't be able to Fold @ home in this conifguraiton but I was suprised at how readily the air flowed through my case with just one fan blowing. And of course with the mish-mash of fans I have in there now all blowing it sounds like an airplane taking off, so I was comforted by the silence. All while still working my system as hard as I could with out deliberately giving it a full load. Basicaly I5 2500K with Cooler Master hyper 612 in a HAF XB is a winning combination. Love this case. thumb.gif

I do the same thing, when I am just browsing the net too. All fans off except the CPU cooler and rear exhaust spinning about 900 rpm, and it's silent. Temps never get over 40c in this mode, PLUS it keeps the dust off the front panel. While gaming or benching, I run all the fans at around 9-10v. Love this case!
 
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post #666 of 10491
Is it recommended to run 80mm fans? I currently don't have any, but will go buy some if they really help the air flow in the bottom half. I'm awaiting delivery of my parts to finish the build, and they should be here friday!
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I left mine going, without them the only thing down there moving air is the PSU. Even that has a desiganted port. The main reason I kept those running is that right now my lower compartment is a jumble of PSU cabling and I felt like there should be some movement of air. As you can tell though this is just personal opinion. I'd say it's recommended, but if you're not stressing your hard drives or PSU and you've managed you cables pretty well you're probably fine for at least a while. Again opinion, and I'm open to correction.
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post #668 of 10491
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I left mine going, without them the only thing down there moving air is the PSU. Even that has a desiganted port. The main reason I kept those running is that right now my lower compartment is a jumble of PSU cabling and I felt like there should be some movement of air. As you can tell though this is just personal opinion. I'd say it's recommended, but if you're not stressing your hard drives or PSU and you've managed you cables pretty well you're probably fine for at least a while. Again opinion, and I'm open to correction.

I agree. Some airflow is better than none at all.
 
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post #669 of 10491
I am curious about the top window trapping heat. I have already built one XB for my son, and I am waiting on my mine. This case is addictive, I'm already thinking of a third build for another friend.

I really like the top window look and I am even thinking of making a custom window so it can be larger, flatter, and show off the goodies better.

But I am concerned that I will lose a lot of heat venting. I like my my gaming rigs to be near silent when not under heavy load, and cooler is always better for keeping fans off.
Edited by agussio - 1/13/13 at 6:58am
post #670 of 10491
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hello, I am looking at this case and was wondering if it will fit a 38mm thick 240mm radiator in push/pull in front?

Yes, it will fit just fine. I have a 45mm thick, 240mm rad in push-pull in the front with my Maximus V Formula. That's pretty much the maximum sized radiator though, anything thicker would start running into clearance issues, even with a regular ATX board.
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