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Man, I'm so sorry to hear that. I've been reading your story...ugh...4 units. You have some kind of luck. I just finished mine and it's great. Maybe give it a 5th chance? wink.gif

This case oozes quality when one gets a unit that's properly put together (like for example my brother's HAF XB case), otherwise Cooler Master IMO really needs to step up their game with these cases.  FOUR CASES (4) Cooler Master FOUR BAD CASES IN A ROW!!!!!!

 

For those of you reading this (not meaning you Mistwalk wink.gif) who may think I'm nuts or too picky: I'm no rookie in computer building to not know what I'm doing or saying as well to what to expect within reasonable limits.

 

I'm still shaking my head about all of this.

 

Just need to move onward to a different case.

 

Maybe not a Cooler Master one either after only purchasing Cooler Master cases other than the ones I found free on the curb in better usable order than these 4 bad HAF XB cases in a row, see what you did to me Cooler Master?

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Sweeper101, do you not use your hot swaps at all? I need mine cause I have my 2tb caviar black in it. I'm just worried it will mess something up.
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heres another shot of mine full done


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Just got my HAF XB and finished installing everything. Luckily, I got my PSU to fit. The specs for the case call for a max length of 180mm, yet my Zalman ZM1000-HP, which is 210mm, fits XD

I'll post up some photos tomorrow. I had blue cold cathodes laying around so i'll wack them in aswell. I'd much rather red, but these blue ones are already here smile.gif
    
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Wow that's horrible luck to have to go through 4 of them. No chance there's a Microcenter or something close by where you could snag one from inventory?

I feel absolutely spoiled living in Atlanta compared to where I was in NE Indiana. At best I could pick up some products from a local computer store there but here I've got a Microcenter and a Fry's within 5 minutes of work and a tiger direct store about 30 minutes away as well. It's certainly helped along my modding addiction.
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Wow that's horrible luck to have to go through 4 of them. No chance there's a Microcenter or something close by where you could snag one from inventory?

I feel absolutely spoiled living in Atlanta compared to where I was in NE Indiana. At best I could pick up some products from a local computer store there but here I've got a Microcenter and a Fry's within 5 minutes of work and a tiger direct store about 30 minutes away as well. It's certainly helped along my modding addiction.

Yes that's real horrid luck for sure, however I can hypothetically order any other case model and it'll be good or perfect upon arrival. 

 

The nearest MC is about 40 miles from me plus bridge toll and I'm car-less at the present time with nobody to bring me even if I wanted to go there.

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I just want to say my farewell to this great club.

I don't know why my luck is not with me with this case model for myself.

After receiving what I thought was the case after 3 other ones prior on 1-30-13, I did the build in it today only to find out after placing it on my brand new desk the case wobbled from left front to right rear, I also tried another table and the same happened.  Of course the system ran great for the brief time I left it together.  When I depressed the power button for the first time when on the desk is when I first noticed it as it wobbled that easily.  I didn't know about this prior because the table in which I used to put the build together and always had the case on top of was somewhat padded, hence it absorbed the imperfections that a stiff straight surface wouldn't like my new desk.  I guess that would explain why the top part of the left panel didn't slide flush to the rear of the chassis like the bottom part of that same panel.

So after 4 deliveries that's it, plus my time wasted these about 8 weeks and today on it there's no turning back.

I don't want this case anymore as it took the happiness away as well as my grief of wanting/having it or even another proven good one unless it's for free - lol!

I would of gave up after the 2nd case... Best of luck finding a different case... Also might wanna setup a camera and make sure the delivery guy isn't throwing the boxed case from the back of his truck to your door steps smile.gif
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I just want to say my farewell to this great club.

I don't know why my luck is not with me with this case model for myself.

After receiving what I thought was the case after 3 other ones prior on 1-30-13, I did the build in it today only to find out after placing it on my brand new desk the case wobbled from left front to right rear, I also tried another table and the same happened.  Of course the system ran great for the brief time I left it together.  When I depressed the power button for the first time when on the desk is when I first noticed it as it wobbled that easily.  I didn't know about this prior because the table in which I used to put the build together and always had the case on top of was somewhat padded, hence it absorbed the imperfections that a stiff straight surface wouldn't like my new desk.  I guess that would explain why the top part of the left panel didn't slide flush to the rear of the chassis like the bottom part of that same panel.

So after 4 deliveries that's it, plus my time wasted these about 8 weeks and today on it there's no turning back.

I don't want this case anymore as it took the happiness away as well as my grief of wanting/having it or even another proven good one unless it's for free - lol!

I would of gave up after the 2nd case... Best of luck finding a different case... Also might wanna setup a camera and make sure the delivery guy isn't throwing the boxed case from the back of his truck to your door steps smile.gif

I was quite patient as I once really wanted this case so I did the 4 time tour.  A little tidbit: My brother who lives here with me I see his good HAF XB case everyday that I did the build in. lol!

 

Thanks, but luck with a different case I may not need but as so much to decide what new case to get is another story. biggrin.gif

 

Actually I was present each and every time the delivery came and saw when the driver(s) took the box out of the truck, so them throwing it to my doorsteps they're not guilty of.  In fact the drivers I have for delivery are very pleasant nice people, now what happens in the warehouses and FEDEX/UPS DC centers is again a whole other story.

 

Once I get a car then a job that will change, but for now I'm able to be present for my deliveries anyway. wink.gif

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I was quite patient as I once really wanted this case so I did the 4 time tour.  A little tidbit: My brother who lives here with me I see his good HAF XB case everyday that I did the build in. lol!

Thanks, but luck with a different case I may not need but as so much to decide what new case to get is another story. biggrin.gif

Actually I was present each and every time the delivery came and saw when the driver(s) took the box out of the truck, so them throwing it to my doorsteps they're not guilty of.  In fact the drivers I have for delivery are very pleasant nice people, now what happens in the warehouses and FEDEX/UPS DC centers is again a whole other story.

Once I get a car then a job that will change, but for now I'm able to be present for my deliveries anyway. wink.gif

Let me know what exactly went wrong. Especially if you encountered it 3 times in a row, it could be a manufacturing issue that we could resolve. Send me a PM.
    
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Finaly after 9 failed attempts of delivery the mailguy finaly found my home and delivert my case.



Mobo on the tray. Still with the old cooling since the new watercooling hasn't arived yet.



4 new fans. Think i will swap them again when they don't preform with watercooling.


Lower compartment. A 200mm corsair hx1000w fits, Even with the xdock. but with no room to spare.



Routing the cables a little.



Looking from the back to the front with the new fans. I havent tucked the wires away nicely because of the coming watercooling.



200mm fans with other fanmountings fit when you use 2 screws. Since the top has rubber grommets and space in between the fan and roof it doesn't make noise so its good



a peek in the house. Its not clean yet but that is because i wil rebuild it again when the watercooling arrives (thats why the fan screws are stil halfway.)



My old fan died and i stil had a fan of a old other card laying around so with a dremel and model glue i fixed it (somewat). It stil gets good temps so i don't care til i have more money.
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