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Just wondering, I've been posting my build ideas on tomshardware for my XB minded build, but they all want to swap the case out, lol. Would it be okay to post my build idea here and get feedback, or would that be better in another thread?

To hell with Toms suckware, this thread is made for current and future HAF XB owners to share ideas, thoughts, pictures and more and the more people, the better!
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Originally Posted by MusicMelody View Post

Just wondering, I've been posting my build ideas on tomshardware for my XB minded build, but they all want to swap the case out, lol. Would it be okay to post my build idea here and get feedback, or would that be better in another thread?

To hell with Toms suckware, this thread is made for current and future HAF XB owners to share ideas, thoughts, pictures and more and the more people, the better!

Agreed. cheers.gif
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Looking at possibly swapping over to this in the future due to space constrains in my dorm.. Just wondering if I'll ever fit a 240 Rad on the front and maybe a 120/140 on the back? tongue.gif
 
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post #794 of 10514
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Looking at possibly swapping over to this in the future due to space constrains in my dorm.. Just wondering if I'll ever fit a 240 Rad on the front and maybe a 120/140 on the back? tongue.gif

a 240/280 rad will fit up front but you might run into issues with push/pull. as for the back you can only us a 120 rad.
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post #795 of 10514
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a 240/280 rad will fit up front but you might run into issues with push/pull. as for the back you can only us a 120 rad.

I think it would be a helpful addition if we could put a verified list of what fits on the front page. Maybe if members could chime in with some pictures we could link them in the op.
 
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post #796 of 10514
Lol, okay.

Well, I'm not a genius at builds, and this would be my first, but this is what I have so far...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yDUl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yDUl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yDUl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($114.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($99.51 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $715.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 11:42 EST-0500)

A few notes,

I chose that CPU, because I don't need an FX right now, and I have heard good things about it. I figured with the AM3+ Socket, I can always upgrade later to an FX 8 core possibly.
Chose the CPU cooler due to AMD's running on the hot end under overclocking (which I will do minor oc, nothing extreme).
Motherboard I was unsure on, but I wanted something with headroom for expanding, onboard USB 3.0 (so I don't have to route it to the back) and I'm wondering if the memory sticks would result in a clearance issue with a CPU cooler.
Memory, I have NO clue on, I just know I would like 1600 or 1866, whatever I can run more stable and reliable.
Storage, another blank, I'm not familiar with this at all, but I've heard WD was good, and I want something fast, and I can always add an SSD in the future.
I chose a lower end video card, because like the processor, I can always upgrade it in the future, and as of RIGHT NOW, the most graphical intensive game I play is Skyrim with mods.
Case, well of course an XB.
PSU, I went with Seasonic as I've heard they are the most reliable brand, aside from PC P&C, and wasn't sure if the wattage was overkill or not.

Lastly, I'm unsure about either going with that CPU cooler, or a H100 liquid closed loop. I'm very, very paranoid about putting liquid near my PC, or doing maintenance wrong.

This PC would be for gaming, mainly Skyrim, WoW, Sims 3, etc. Video/Audio editing with Pro Tools, FL Studio, Photoshop, Dreamworks, etc. Trying to keep it at 775 USD.
Edited by MusicMelody - 1/22/13 at 8:48am
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I've got twin 560ti's in my build and just one single one ran skyrim with some basic mods pretty well on high settings. Depending on the number of mods though you may surpass the 1gb memory limit so if there's something budget priced with 2gb it may be worth looking into. The 560ti 448 core cards are getting pretty cheap (i believe the MSI Twin Frozr II version is less than my standard 348 cored version last I looked).
post #798 of 10514
Ok guys so i got the final part for my build yesterday the Corsair H100i. I will post some pictures when i get home after work and after i do some cable management tongue.gif So im in a dilemma and i need some advice from you guys....I has two Cougar 140mm fans from an earlier build so i mounted them on the outside of the case pushing air into the radiator and used the corsair 120mm fans in the inside to pull air...What your opinion on that? having two 140 pushing air on a 240mm radiator and two 120 pulling the air?

Also i got the ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432) and the card is touching on one of the fans...so im either gonna remove the two 120mm fans from the inside and just have a push config or find two fans that are less than 25mm thick to use as pull..

Thoughts/Ideas/Recommendations please wink.gif
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Ok guys so i got the final part for my build yesterday the Corsair H100i. I will post some pictures when i get home after work and after i do some cable management tongue.gif So im in a dilemma and i need some advice from you guys....I has two Cougar 140mm fans from an earlier build so i mounted them on the outside of the case pushing air into the radiator and used the corsair 120mm fans in the inside to pull air...What your opinion on that? having two 140 pushing air on a 240mm radiator and two 120 pulling the air?

Also i got the ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432) and the card is touching on one of the fans...so im either gonna remove the two 120mm fans from the inside and just have a push config or find two fans that are less than 25mm thick to use as pull..

Thoughts/Ideas/Recommendations please wink.gif

On my girlfriend's build I had an H100 with 120s pushing and 200s pulling, and there was no discernible difference in temps compared to my own rig, which had a standard push/pull on an H100 with 120s all around.

On your other question...aren't most fans 25mm thick?
post #800 of 10514
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On my girlfriend's build I had an H100 with 120s pushing and 200s pulling, and there was no discernible difference in temps compared to my own rig, which had a standard push/pull on an H100 with 120s all around.

On your other question...aren't most fans 25mm thick?

Yeah i think ill remove the two 120mm and see temp difference.....regarding the thickness im not sure tongue.gif i havent really seen thinner ones so was just wondering if anyone has...
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