Originally Posted by Tofic
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
gives me a chance to repost my pics ^_^
Originally Posted by x3n0n1c
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
but looks much better already!