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post #701 of 10491
Cooler Master just posted a bunch of pics on their Facebook page from there CES 2013 booth. Damn, they had some hot chicks but they also had some nice custom rigged HAF XB's as well! That blue one reminds of a case mod I did years ago and its given me some more ideas for my " Dark Wind" build


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post #702 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Cooler Master just posted a bunch of pics on their Facebook page from there CES 2013 booth. Damn, they had some hot chicks but they also had some nice custom rigged HAF XB's as well! That blue one reminds of a case mod I did years ago and its given me some more ideas for my " Dark Wind" build


 

 

Nice photos and thanks for posting them.  These should help give out more modding fever to those who needed some ideas with this case.

 

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After building an XB system for my son, My personal HAF-XB case will be here tomorrow. It goes without saying that I really want to call in sick so I will be here when it's delivered and start working on it right away. I have a few good plans for my new pretty.

I have most of my bits already from a transplant patient, with a few new goodies just for the occasion. But I am stuck on my case fan choices.

In the other XB, I used Cooler Master 140mm 1K RPM blue LED fans mounted in front under the cover. No cutting, just patience. Those fans have good air flow, good looks and are very quiet. Sadly CM doesnt make a red or white fan so I am out of luck there.

So... LFM: 140mm fans x2. 120mm rad fan x1. Red or white LED preferred. Budget is not a real concern, quiet operation is. PWM welcome,but not required, as I will be installing a new Gigabyte UD5H with plenty of fan headers.

I am planning on either a top fan if it helps, or a flat top window if it doesn't.


Please and thank you.

 

Nice choice in the motherboard as my brother's XB build pictured in this thread as well as my own future XB build (which I had to send my personal XB case back - explanation some posts back) have/will have respectively the same motherboard.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

Did you guys happen to pick the case up while it had the covers off (in test bench mode)?

I did many times and I felt at no point that the case was gonna fall apart without the panels on, its built real solid all around.

 

Yeah it's a solidly built case but "perhaps" (just a guess) CM thinks that there may be a possibility of an un-noticed tad of play within the chassis rails if carried around loaded up without the panels being on for further rigidity.  smile.gif

post #703 of 10491
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If anyone is wondering, E-ATX boards *WILL* fit this case biggrin.gif I did electrical tape the tray, as the board juuuuuust sits on it on the forward side [facing front fans]

Just wondering since im new to PC building, how exactly did you put the electrical tape on the board? Was it directly on the mobo, or on the mobo tray?
post #704 of 10491
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My top window should be here Monday. I dunno about running tests..but I'll tell you if temps go up.

Currently running an i5 2500k at 4.4 Ghz, H100i in push pull with a pair of 680s, all fans controlled by an NZXT Sentry. Idle (with fans at 40% or max, doesn't seem to matter) CPU is at 32-34, GPUs around 33-34. Playing Far Cry 3 put CPU at 45, GPUs at 74-76.

As I said, unless I push my OC I probably won't benchmark, but I'll be happy to report temp changes after putting the window panel on.

Top window is on. Idle temps remained the same, though I haven't tried running with all the fans turned down to 40% yet, but I doubt it'll be an issue..

Playing Far Cry 3 for a half hour or so, temps remained the same for the most part. Everything is within a degree or two of how it ran with the mesh top..with one exception: GPU 2 was running at 80 degrees C, and so far has been running consistently 4-8 degrees hotter than GPU 1. Not sure why this is, as from what I can tell GPU 2 would be the one closer to the side of the case, with its intake fan right next to the cutouts on that side.

All of this info taken with Corsair Link, FWIW. Not sure if heat dissipation is an issue or not, but 7 minutes after quitting Far Cry 3, GPU temps are at 33 and 41.

UPDATE: Running idle (uTorrent and WMP up) with fans at 40%, CPU activity arouund 60%, CPU temp is 32-33, GPU temps 38-39.
Edited by burniate - 1/14/13 at 11:40pm
post #705 of 10491
im throwing in my hand into the haf xb also.. i have the case psu & board already, so its a wip ( im keeping a log on my laptop as to the progress ) but here is some pics for your pleasure


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this gonna be my red monster basic info i7 3770k & asus maximus gene v. ill try and get a log up soon
Edited by y01p0w3r3d - 1/16/13 at 6:36pm
post #706 of 10491
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Originally Posted by y01p0w3r3d View Post

im throwing in my hand into the haf xb also.. i have the case psu & board already, so its a wip ( im keeping a log on my laptop as to the progress ) but here is some pics for your pleasure


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this gonna be my red monster basic info i7 3770k & asus maximus gene v. ill try and get a log up soon

Love my ROG Gene. The best MB I have ever used, hands down. Go to the front page and click on my name for a peak of what yours will look like completed. Oh, and a couple of pics you put up are broken.
 
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post #707 of 10491
ok guys so today im buying the remaining parts for my build...i will post pictures when its all done hopefully by the end of this week...Im in dilemma and ill could use your help...i am between the H100i and the NZXT kraken x60...what do u guys think/suggest?
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ok guys so today im buying the remaining parts for my build...i will post pictures when its all done hopefully by the end of this week...Im in dilemma and ill could use your help...i am between the H100i and the NZXT kraken x60...what do u guys think/suggest?

My vote is for the Kraken. I think it was Anandtech that compared the two, and it wasn't even close- Kraken all the way.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6530/closing-the-loop-contained-liquidcoolers-from-corsair-and-nzxt-compared
Edited by Ramsey77 - 1/15/13 at 9:31am
 
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post #709 of 10491
I'd wait and check out the new watercoolers coming out from cooler master. Modular in design and with really nice radiators. Just saw them on Newegg's CES coverage and I'm very interested in them already.
post #710 of 10491
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I'd wait and check out the new watercoolers coming out from cooler master. Modular in design and with really nice radiators. Just saw them on Newegg's CES coverage and I'm very interested in them already.

Sounds interesting. What are they called so I can keep my eye out for em?
 
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