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It's pain to get to them yes, but it looks neat.
Plus if you have any form of water cooling it becomes even harder to get to.

I personally have them running off to the side, but only because I have everything sleeved and neat.
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Hi, guys I just bought this case, so im new in this forum/club. I have 2 questions:

Do you really need to install the top 200mm fan?
If not, Does it affect the overrall cooling performance?

I want to install a Noctua NH-d14 cpu cooler which is huge and wont fit if the 200 fan is installed. (I dont trust in closed loops like h100i)

Sorry about my English. Greetings from Spain
post #7673 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Tofic View Post

Hi, guys I just bought this case, so im new in this forum/club. I have 2 questions:

Do you really need to install the top 200mm fan?
If not, Does it affect the overrall cooling performance?

I want to install a Noctua NH-d14 cpu cooler which is huge and wont fit if the 200 fan is installed. (I dont trust in closed loops like h100i)

Sorry about my English. Greetings from Spain

Greetings and welcome to the club.

No it is NOT needed or required and to be honest, most of the cases don't even include it. So I wouldn't even worry with it. As far as performance, it all depends on how you plan to run your build. I cut out the side vents and put acrylic windows in both sides and replaced the mesh top with a window too. With powerful fans like the CoolerMaster Jetflo 120s I actually dropped 2* C. So no performance problems with out it. Most people on this board don't even bother with it.
post #7674 of 10491
Well after being beat and battered by you guys about my lack of cable management (exaggeration?) I decided to spend some time tonight and tidy it up. It's still far from perfect, but it is an improvement.

Be gentle!

post #7675 of 10491
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Well after being beat and battered by you guys about my lack of cable management (exaggeration?) I decided to spend some time tonight and tidy it up. It's still far from perfect, but it is an improvement.

Be gentle!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Looks good!

I finally took some pics of mine after getting my new h220 and fans in.



Edited by Jugurnot - 3/13/14 at 6:34pm
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Well after being beat and battered by you guys about my lack of cable management (exaggeration?) I decided to spend some time tonight and tidy it up. It's still far from perfect, but it is an improvement.

Be gentle!


That's a massive improvement biggrin.gif
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Hi, guys I just bought this case, so im new in this forum/club. I have 2 questions:

Do you really need to install the top 200mm fan?
If not, Does it affect the overrall cooling performance?

I want to install a Noctua NH-d14 cpu cooler which is huge and wont fit if the 200 fan is installed. (I dont trust in closed loops like h100i)

Sorry about my English. Greetings from Spain

Welcome to OCN, and welcome to the HAF XB Club
As said above, not many uses the top fan. it offers little to no improvement and in some cases it even upstruckts the "front to back" airflow witch can lead to worse performance.
If you have multiple GPUs running on air, It CAN bring down the GPU temps.

Many of us choose to change the mesh top for a window (CM is selling one separately, but you can make a better looking one for that price if you own some cutting tools)

I just love when ppl are asking questions like this tongue.gif gives me a chance to repost my pics ^_^
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Well after being beat and battered by you guys about my lack of cable management (exaggeration?) I decided to spend some time tonight and tidy it up. It's still far from perfect, but it is an improvement.

Be gentle!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Much better! still need to get the cable rink under the 240 radiator under the tray smile.gif but looks much better already! thumb.gif
 
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Much better! still need to get the cable rink under the 240 radiator under the tray smile.gif but looks much better already! thumb.gif

Yeah, those cables were already cabled tied down and I didn't feel the need to change them as they are already out of the way. The space inbetween the hot swap bays and the 5.25" drives is already very cramped and I didn't want to have to cram the cables in there.
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Hi, guys I just bought this case, so im new in this forum/club. I have 2 questions:

Do you really need to install the top 200mm fan?
If not, Does it affect the overrall cooling performance?

I want to install a Noctua NH-d14 cpu cooler which is huge and wont fit if the 200 fan is installed. (I dont trust in closed loops like h100i)

Sorry about my English. Greetings from Spain

It is not 100% needed but can be useful. In my case, adding the 200mm fan as an intake eliminated the 10+ degree variation between my graphics cards. My graphic cards have non reference coolers on them and are of the open air type, which when close together feed the top card a fair amount of hot air from the bottom card. The fan is able to put enough fresh air in between the two to eliminate the problem.
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Haven't posted in a while but. Managed to water cool my 780ti. Still have a good bit of room. Another 780ti kraken g10 and nzxt x40 is coming next.
    
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