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I'll check it out but I'm not much of a modder. Might have to start getting some tools and learning how to solder. tongue.gif

Soldering takes varying times to get "good" at depending on the quality of your iron.

Watch a couple YouTube videos and spend a few hours practising on bits of spare wire till you get comfortable with it.
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post #7712 of 10514

:D

 

You can definitely fit a worthy loop in the XB if you're motivated. 

 

Don't really need to solder. A Dremel is useful though :p 

 

Soldering's definitely a useful skill to have. Not necessarily needed for casemodding. It can come in handy for sleeving, making splitters, LED's, etc....

    
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post #7713 of 10514
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You can definitely fit a worthy loop in the XB if you're motivated. 



Don't really need to solder. A Dremel is useful though tongue.gif  

Soldering's definitely a useful skill to have. Not necessarily needed for casemodding. It can come in handy for sleeving, making splitters, LED's, etc....

Holy crap. But where do you mount your rez and pump(s)? You modded the hell out of that thing.
post #7714 of 10514

That's an old pic. The res would be mounted horizontal on the opposite side to where the 240 is. I also was running an Apogee Drive II when my build looked like that. I've gone a bit further now. 

 

Another thing to note with that side 240 is i modded the mobo support rails and the door handle so i didn't have to sacrifice the handles on the XB. I just had to trim a bit off so it was still functional. 

 

I've broken down my XB since then and i'm replacing some parts with acrylic. 

    
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post #7715 of 10514
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That's an old pic. The res would be mounted horizontal on the opposite side to where the 240 is. I also was running an Apogee Drive II when my build looked like that. I've gone a bit further now. 

Another thing to note with that side 240 is i modded the mobo support rails and the door handle so i didn't have to sacrifice the handles on the XB. I just had to trim a bit off so it was still functional. 

I've broken down my XB since then and i'm replacing some parts with acrylic. 

Props to your modding skills man. I'm a poor college student so I can't really afford any modding tools to do what you've done to your XB but maybe I'll rethink modding it for the future. For the time being, while I save up I think it might go for another cubeish case like the 540 only for the sole fact that it has what I need out of it right now at this point in time without me having to mod it. I don't plan on WC'ing my vid cards.
Edited by Hikaru12 - 3/15/14 at 4:52pm
post #7716 of 10514

If you're not cooling your GPU's, then what's the benefit of the 540? The biggest differences between the XB and the 540 IMO is the XB is more portable and has handles while the 540 can fit a 360 + 240 without modding. Why would you need more than the stock 240 + 120 of the XB for just a CPU? 

 

Also, thanks =)

    
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post #7717 of 10514
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If you're not cooling your GPU's, then what's the benefit of the 540? The biggest differences between the XB and the 540 IMO is the XB is more portable and has handles while the 540 can fit a 360 + 240 without modding. Why would you need more than the stock 240 + 120 of the XB for just a CPU? 

Also, thanks =)

Because down the line I may want to add WCing support for the vid cards or have really low RPM's but yeah a 420 combo might be overkill for just a CPU. I'm also looking at the Lian Li PC-D600 and it looks amazing. Definitely thinking about that if I want to go all out in the future. tongue.gif
post #7718 of 10514
Hello guys.
Is it worth to change 120mm front fans to 140mm?
is it better if i use back fan as intake?
since haf xb has so much ventilation for passive exhaust
recommend me some good case fans please biggrin.gif

Thanks
post #7719 of 10514
main reason to change to 140mm fans from 120mm is you get the more air flow at lower rpm.The rear 120mm fan should be left as an exhaust to give a front to back airflow through the case. As for fans, I use Phobya g silent fans. Cheap good airflow and quiet. Depends on whats available where you live. I'd like to try Cougars, but I'm not paying £25each in the UK for them.
post #7720 of 10514
oh i see. as for now, i leave my rear fan slot empty. I'll purchase one soon. So, it's the best configuration to leave rear fan as an exhaust. Is it Cougar Dual-X or Vortex? It's quite cheap in my place for Cougar Dual-X, around $10 each.
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