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post #7621 of 10491
i have 2 650 tis in this case; card 1 gets 84C the other gets 79C with reference cooler.
post #7622 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Heruur View Post

i have 2 650 tis in this case; card 1 gets 84C the other gets 79C with reference cooler.

Have you set a custom fan profile for them? Or is that the stock fan setting?
post #7623 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Have you set a custom fan profile for them? Or is that the stock fan setting?

Thats on stock settings; once I upgrade the front 120s the temp should drop somemore hopefully.
post #7624 of 10491
My Cards are Asus GTX 660 DC2O-2GD5. The 1st card is around 34c at idle most of the time and the second card is 26c at idle. There is always about a 8-10 deg difference in the cards. Max temps according to HWINFO64 after 5 hours of gaming were 82 on card 1 and 68 on card 2. Currently running a CM Glacer 240L with Blade Masters as push and Jet Flo's as pull. 120mm Jet Flo rear exhaust and two B-blaster 80mm intakes on the rear bottom. I did place a 80mm 58cfm fan on top of the two cards to blow some air between the cards and it does seem to help narrow the gap by about 6-8 deg. That's why I was thinking about putting two 80's on the top mesh cover.
post #7625 of 10491
Hello fine HAF XB owners! Purchased this case on Thursday and am very impressed with it so far. I really am liking this form factor, especially like the fact that it keeps the heat from the psu and hard drives away from the more temperature sensitive components as well as how it keeps the load of heavy graphics cards off the PCI-e slots.

There are only two real issues that I have found so far, both being hard drive related. First off, mechanical hard drives are running a bit hotter than I'd like reaching almost 50 degrees. This is withing tolerances but in a normal case they are usually in the low 30s. I have a 80mm fan blowing air on the internal hdd cage and that lowers the temps by a few degrees but not hing more.

Second is hard drive vibration, when the drives are on the whole case starts to vibrate making a fair amount of extra, rather annoying buzzing/vibration noise. I have not experienced this with another case so far. These drives are all at least 4 years old, so it is possible they aren't in the best condition any more, though they all pass smart tests without note and have shown no signs of any issues. I noticed that if I push up on the middle of the bottom edge of the plastic front bezel (from underneath the case) this noise goes away. Thinking of finding something soft and thick to keep under there to hopefully lessen the issue.

Aside from those, everything is peachy. Was even able to mount my ssd (5th drive total) by doing a simple modification to the included 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. This thread is massive so I have no idea if anyone has done it this way before but I mounted this cage by hanging it off the side rail of the case, just to the side of the power supply. This rail has mounting holes which are used to mount the various cages inside the bottom of the case, many of which are unused. They can be access by removing the motherboard tray.

I simply put a thick enough screw through this rail and screwed it into the mounting hole on adapter. This was enough to hold, but for good measure I drilled a second hole through the plastic adapter to align with one of the other holes in the rail. Thing is solid and out of the way, no Velcro or double sided tape needed.

I can post pictures if needed.

Love this case, HDD issues aside!

For those that are interested, I have the following hardware installed:

i7 4770k with Corsair H100i Cooler
Asus Maximus VI Hero
16GB 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance
128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD Boot Drive
4x3.5" HDD's for Storage
2x MSI GTX 760 2GB in SLI
Corsair HX750 PSU
3xNoctua NF-F12 fans

Cheers.
Edited by x3n0n1c - 3/11/14 at 10:24am
post #7626 of 10491
Hey welcome to OCN. Glad to know you are enjoying the case, most of us here enjoy it as well.

Personally I started with transposing my old build into the case and started updating as $$$ came in. My newest hard drive was 5 years old and the oldest (main OS drive) was teetering on 7yrs... I have since replaced it with a SSD and life is wonderful. None of them had the slightest vibration in my case, the retainers held snug for the laptop drive as did both hot-swap X-Dock drives. Not even my DVD-Rom had a noticeable vibration (at least nothing loud enough to hear over it once it spun up to read the DVDs).

As far as temps tho, if you don't mind cutting a hole or 2 in the side panels one of my favorite fixes for this is to install a couple fans and zip-tie them to the frame so they blow across the drive bays.

Like so


But you would need to cut holes in the door so they can actually move air

Like so again


If you want more info on how kpoeticg did these mods. Look up his build over at
http://www.overclock.net/t/1435986/build-log-triclops-haf-xb-rive-be-liquid-back-2-work
post #7627 of 10491
You could also go the path like Jugurnot did if you don't think you can make pretty holes and box cuts are more your style.

post #7628 of 10491
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You could also go the path like Jugurnot did if you don't think you can make pretty holes and box cuts are more your style.


Thanks for the suggestion. I've thought about doing this but I do not own the needed tools to do so. I am also pretty anal about clean lines and if I had to Dremel it out, i'm sure it would drive me crazy.

Maybe a set of holes would do the trick. Would constrict airflow more, but would certainly be easier to get consistent look.
post #7629 of 10491

It's not hard to get clean straight lines with a dremel. Especially with a dremel and a file. As long as it's str8, the window molding covers any imperfections

 

Just make sure you have a decent square...

 

Edit: Thanx for the mention TLSheff. I didn't scroll up til after i posted :p


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/11/14 at 12:16pm
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k Rampage IV Black Edition w/EK Clean CSQ Block PowerColor 290x BF4 (2 More Coming) G Skill Trident X 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Silverstone Slotload Bluray Burner EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Alphacool XT45 360 XSPC EX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 240 3 x Phobya NB E-Loops (1600RPM) Alphacool UT60 120 (White Edition) 7 x Gentle Typhoon AP-00 (2150) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 6 x Phobya G1/4 Inline Temp Sensor Coupler (2 P... Aquacomputer G1/4 High Flow Meter Swiftech MCP35x 
CoolingOSPowerCase
XSPC Photon 170 Reservoir Windows 7 + Linux Antec HCP-1300 Platinum CoolerMaster HAF XB (Modded) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Silverstone FP58 Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Phobya 6 x 16mm Vandal Switch Plate  6 x 16mm Vandal Switches (ModSmart & Lamptron) 
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LC Telios Red/Black Fusion, White, & Gray More To Come... 
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post #7630 of 10491
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Thanks for the suggestion. I've thought about doing this but I do not own the needed tools to do so. I am also pretty anal about clean lines and if I had to Dremel it out, i'm sure it would drive me crazy.

Maybe a set of holes would do the trick. Would constrict airflow more, but would certainly be easier to get consistent look.

Welcome! Thanks TL.

The fan I installed is a little more centered in the panel than it could be. I did it this way because in addition to adding a little more airflow for the hdd's it is also feeding my psu, as the psu intakes from within the case.

The fan is mounted On the mobo rail with 2 long screws, one through the existing hole for the mobo tray, and the other I drilled and tapped myself. The bottom isnt supported at all. I have no wierd vibration or fan noise because of it, but I only use a 1200 rpm max fan, so faster fans might make noise.

I repurposed the mesh and plastic fasteners to make the side panel cut out. I was thinking about cutting a hole, but I was more prepared to do straight cuts with the tools and materials I had on hand. Plus I think it was a good choice keeping with the 'box' look.

I will eventually do the same on the other side of the case, to blow cool air on the 2.5" drive cage.

The 2 drives I have in the x-dock only get to a max of 30degrees. Thats a 300gb velociraptor and 1tb barracuda.
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