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post #7221 of 10525
Hey guys,

I have finished my unboxing video... here it is, please be kind lol... thumb.gif

I will also post more pics on my profile as part of my build log.





Thanx guys,

~Justified
post #7222 of 10525
So 2x140mm fans will fit without any modding?

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So 2x140mm fans will fit without any modding?

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Yes, no problem. On the early front panels you need to cut off a few unneccassary bits of plastic, but nothing structural. If you are mounting an all in one cooler or other rad in the front. a 280mm will fit as well.
post #7224 of 10525
Hello,

I am thinking of buying this case (the top mesh model), but I have a couple of questions:

-Will it improve my actual crossfire temperature of the GPU in the top position? Is side-by-side better for sli/crossfire than top-bottom?

-Wil I be able to install the 20mm fan on top of the (160mm heigth) Noctua NH-d14 CPU cooler?


thanks in advance for your help
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post #7225 of 10525
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Originally Posted by LEFTYMAN View Post

Hello,

I am thinking of buying this case (the top mesh model), but I hace a couple of questions:

-Will it improve my actual crossfire temperature of the GPU in the top position? Is side-by-side better for sli/crossfire than top-bottom?

-Wil I be able to install the 20mm fan on top of the (160mm heigth) Noctua NH-d14 CPU cooler?


thanks in advance for your help

Golden rule to remember for case temps; is that heat rises.
post #7226 of 10525
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Is it possible to take the 180mm AP from the tj-08e I have and mod it to the top part of the HAF XB?

You might be able to fit it in the top plate. But there's also a good chance that the holes won't line up and you'll have a hassle making a plate that fits the fan and lines up with the top plate holes. You'll prolly do well just to pick up a fan that fits like a 200mm Bitfenix Sceptre or Sceptre Pro.
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The Phobya 4x 30w fan controller is out, and the Lamptron 2 6x 45w fan controller will be used in instead. I'm a bit wary of fan controllers after melting a Scythe kaser fan controller. My fault, I overloaded it. So the more durable Lamptron 2 will be used to control the fans and pumps.

Yeah, I love my Lamptron CW611 controller. Totally worth the money spent on it. thumb.gif
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How do you actually take off the two front fans? There's a metal plate in front of the so I can't get them out  And is it okay if I put 2x120mm and 2x80mm as intakes and only one exhaust, the 120mm fan behind the case? I took the 200mm off the case because I'm trying to make this silent as possible.

You'll do better setting the 2x80mm fans below the motherboard tray as exhaust fans. It gets rather warm down there and between the HDD's and psu. On exhaust they will draw air up thru the vents in the bottom of the case and keep things cool. If you get a fan controller you can set the fans at 40-50% for 24/7 and you'll never hear them. I have 7 fans in my case that when turned down to 40% don't collectively make as much noise as my pumps. smile.gif
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post #7227 of 10525
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Hello,

I am thinking of buying this case (the top mesh model), but I have a couple of questions:

-Will it improve my actual crossfire temperature of the GPU in the top position? Is side-by-side better for sli/crossfire than top-bottom?

-Wil I be able to install the 20mm fan on top of the (160mm heigth) Noctua NH-d14 CPU cooler?


thanks in advance for your help

Yep, temps should be better, how much better will depend on things like, how much space is there between the cards, how are the cards designed(vent out the back or vent into the case), things like that. Remember that if your "top" card is starved for air from being directly next to your bottom card, temp are still going to be higher on the "top" card.

In some cases people have seen improvements in temps when running crossfire/sli with the top 200mm fan. But in most cases it makes no difference or even can hinder cpu temps as it interupts the natural front to back airflow. You may just have to try it with and without to see if it will help in your situation.
Edited by winterwarrior - 2/16/14 at 8:18am
post #7228 of 10525
My first build ever! Pretty proud! Runs like a champ! http://pcpartpicker.com/user/guidon2006/saved/3Gt4

The only problem I'm having with this case is the top 200mm fan, I've tried 2, the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fit 2/4 of the mounting holes, but was not thin enough to clear the CPU cooler, have a 20mm thin green fan on the way...hopefully that'll squeeze in there!

I have a feeling you all are gonna suggest things about cable management lol, WORKING on it, first build so I'm still working on finding a place for everything biggrin.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/MxL













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Edited by guidon2006 - 2/16/14 at 9:29am
post #7229 of 10525
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My first build ever! Pretty proud! Runs like a champ! http://pcpartpicker.com/user/guidon2006/saved/3Gt4

The only problem I'm having with this case is the top 200mm fan, I've tried 2, the Bitfenix Spectre Pro fit 2/4 of the mounting holes, but was not thin enough to clear the CPU cooler, have a 20mm thin green fan on the way...hopefully that'll squeeze in there!

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/MxL

Well first things first, welcome to OCN thumb.gif

Secondly, from what I gather, the top of the XB case has no real need for any fan. You want to try and set up a North South air direction. Possibly invest in a clear plexi glass top. I have also found that during my first few weeks with the XB that finding a 200mm fan to even fit the top mount was a pain in the buttox... I believe their is only really the CoolerMaster and the BitFenix Pro that fit... With my build now near completion, I can also suggest not even using a top 200mm. It also blocks your view of the inside.

Thirdly... good sir, you need to do some serious cable management lol. Do whatever you can to run cables from under the motherboard tray up around where you need them directly. So GPU cables can come up from the left as an example and the CPU from right and your 24pin mobo cables from the front of the case between the 2 5" bays and the 2 hot swap bays. Then tuck all that other stuff under the tray... look a lot cleaner and improve air flow.

Congrats on successfully building your first computer!

~Justified
Edited by Justified - 2/16/14 at 9:47am
post #7230 of 10525
Nice one Guidon, and welcome. Congrats on your first build. So when are you water cooling it lol. Only kidding, with that big air cooler I wouldn't worry about airflow up top. down below, a couple of 80mm fans exhausting should keep things cool downstairs. As for cable management, that looks more like an explosion in PC world lol. There's plenty of routing options to choose from to hide everything.

a spot of modding of my own today. From this.


To this.




and the current build redface.gif
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