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post #771 of 10491
Some more updates, its getting close to completion, im excited to show it off but I keep coming up with more ideas and I have a really cool and simple one i'm trying to determine how to go about doing but heres some more visual goodies


Doing these was a laborious process and I wish I had a bit more patience with painting but they still turned out pretty well though I might do one more change to them. I just have to be sure if they will still function if I do my idea but either way, the painted hotswap drive bay covers really make the front of the case stand out!
drivecovers.jpg


I gave up on Corsair releasing the generation 2 of the cabling kits for the new AX power supplies, so I went with Bit Fenix extensions to add some more color to the interior of the case. Seeings how everyone and their grandmother seems to use white sleeved cables, I decided to go with the shiny silver and its part of the ROG color scheme anyway, they look great and easy to work with but snag easily and can get damaged if not careful so I wont' be moving them around too much.

oldled6.jpg


This was by far the best idea i've had for the case yet. A bit pricier then I wanted to spend but man, the effect and look is freaking awesome!

windowrog.jpg
post #772 of 10491
Don't give up on the ULN fans. I have a set coming also if only to please my habit for case fans.

I have been running without any case fans and all temps are well within normal. When I have tried some spare 12cm fans I had lying around i did not notice any difference in temps on CPU or GPU. I am not sure the case really needs them. Ambient air has plenty of ways to get in and hot air plenty of ways to get out.

I ordered the ULN fans because I have become addicted to the silence of this case. The ULN's are a low rpm/low noise fan that still have a decent CFM rating. I just want air moving inside the case, I am not trying to blow steam off hot soup.


Silent when I'm asleep and able to rip when I'm gaming.
post #773 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Some more updates, its getting close to completion, im excited to show it off but I keep coming up with more ideas and I have a really cool and simple one i'm trying to determine how to go about doing but heres some more visual goodies


Doing these was a laborious process and I wish I had a bit more patience with painting but they still turned out pretty well though I might do one more change to them. I just have to be sure if they will still function if I do my idea but either way, the painted hotswap drive bay covers really make the front of the case stand out!
drivecovers.jpg

Yeah those hot swap bays look really great. You should consider the Lamptron FC9 fan controller for your second 5.25" bay, or the FC10.
post #774 of 10491
Nah, the Gelid Silent 12's are quiet enough at full speed that I don't need to and i've put enough money into this project already, plus my HDD sits were the controller would go, so it woudln't fit either
post #775 of 10491
Nice work Binary Ecyrb , congrats ... the power red specool.gif
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post #776 of 10491
Hey all,

So I'm still too lazy to put up the pics of my newly built HAF-XB. Mainly because I've been spending almost every waking moment attempting to get my OSX 10.8.2 and Windows 7 Dual boot to play nice. But now that it is all completed I am closer to being able to post pics. I do however, have some bad news about the case. I am not sure where I read about the Hot Swap bays having issues for a select few, but I was one of the select few. SO.... in an attempt to finish transferring data over from the plethora of laptops and backup drives I've acquired over the years I had a fallen soldier...... I decided to try out the hot swap bays to ensure they functioned. I mounted a 2.5" Sata drive into the hotswap bay and turned on the computer. I didn't even finish booting into the operating system before I smelled the burning. I'm an Avionics Technician so I know that smell all too well... Of course I immediately turned the computer off. and removed the drive. I wanted to make sure that the hdd was the culprit, so I removed the PCB. Definitely burnt. One of the chips is scorched...... I would like to know how many people have had this problem??? I lost a lot of data, and also an expensive hdd. Even though I realize that ***** happens, I'm curious if Coolermaster is aware of the issue. I haven't emailed them to see if they'll send me out a new PCB for the hot swap bay, which I have already circumvented and removed. Not sure if I will.... Just kinda wanna put a warning out to others. Also gauge the severity of the issue.

Aside from that, the case is amazing, wire management is impeccable and I love it. Temps are incredibly low, and I cane BARELY even tell it's on. My fans and setup is the quietest PC I've ever built; and I've built many over the years. It sounds like a laptop from 3 feet away lol. Here's a list of what I stuffed in mine.

Gigabyte Z77-UP5-TH
i7-3770K - OC to 4.0 right now, will be stepping up slowly.
Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 OC'ed to 1260 currently
16GB Corsair Vengeance Red 1866 MHZ DDR3 PC1500
2x OCZ Vertex 4 120gb SSD's
Seagate 500GB 7200RPM 2.5 HDD
Seagate 1.5TB 72000RPM 3.5 HDD

For cooling, I went with the Noctua NH-U12P SE2 for the processor.
2x Noctua 140MM fans in front
2x 80 Enermax Enlobal Fans exhausting
I had one of the coolermaster 120mm fans exhausting on top half, but I removed it because those fans suck!!!! They're loud, even after turned down, I can hear them clicking/whirring.
No top fan exhausting because I was worried about a negative pressure problem if I installed one. But not sure if it would fit with the cooler anyway.
post #777 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Some more updates, its getting close to completion, im excited to show it off but I keep coming up with more ideas and I have a really cool and simple one i'm trying to determine how to go about doing but heres some more visual goodies


Doing these was a laborious process and I wish I had a bit more patience with painting but they still turned out pretty well though I might do one more change to them. I just have to be sure if they will still function if I do my idea but either way, the painted hotswap drive bay covers really make the front of the case stand out!
drivecovers.jpg


I gave up on Corsair releasing the generation 2 of the cabling kits for the new AX power supplies, so I went with Bit Fenix extensions to add some more color to the interior of the case. Seeings how everyone and their grandmother seems to use white sleeved cables, I decided to go with the shiny silver and its part of the ROG color scheme anyway, they look great and easy to work with but snag easily and can get damaged if not careful so I wont' be moving them around too much.

oldled6.jpg


This was by far the best idea i've had for the case yet. A bit pricier then I wanted to spend but man, the effect and look is freaking awesome!

windowrog.jpg

how did you paint those drive bays? looks hot bro, great work!
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post #778 of 10491
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how did you paint those drive bays? looks hot bro, great work!

Check post #756.
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Check post #756.
thx
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post #780 of 10491
Thanks for all the responses gents.

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Dont have any testing or numbers to back this up, but in my mind, if you have a video card with a cooler that throws heat around the inside of the case, I would want the mesh so it has somewhere to go (heat rises, so it should just go straight up and not heat up your board or get recycled in to the card's cooler). If you have a blower type cooler that pushes air out the back, then I see no reason to not get the window, unless you prefer the look of the mesh like I do (since the front and sides match mesh more then plexi).
The thing is, my spare rig has 2 blower type 5850's, so for that setup the window would do fine. However, I might want to play around with this case and try my main rig's components in there as well. My main rig has 2 670's that throw their heat into the case, so basically I'm considering getting the mesh after all for if I ever want to play around with my other components in this case. I guess that would be the way to go because the window panel is available separately (so this would allow me to get both in the end).
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