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post #971 of 10491
I wouldn't worry about it. As open as this case is you should be fine. I'm setting my system up as a front intake and rear exhaust and will have a 240mm rad up front in push/pull running a standalone gpu loop while the rear 120 will will also be setup in push pull with a standalone cpu loop. Even with this setup before i've done some smoke testing using incense sticks (super scientific) and have seen that the rear fan still pulls in from the side vents primarilywhile running.

Remember your front radiator will probably be hovering around 40c under load so even if some of that air makes it through to the other portions of your system they won't be seeing huge temp spikes compared to the radiant heat from other systems. If you really wanted best case temps you could set up the all the rad fans as exhausts and use a high speed 200mm top fan as your intake.

If you're running full cover waterblocks on your GPU's then you could ditch the top fan for a better view of your loop and just let the fans themselves draw air in from the side vents or the top vent. I am running my front fans as intakes because my cards use universal blocks and vram sinks so I need to keep airflow over the cards other parts to keep them cool.
post #972 of 10491
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Originally Posted by mavisky View Post

I wouldn't worry about it. As open as this case is you should be fine. I'm setting my system up as a front intake and rear exhaust and will have a 240mm rad up front in push/pull running a standalone gpu loop while the rear 120 will will also be setup in push pull with a standalone cpu loop. Even with this setup before i've done some smoke testing using incense sticks (super scientific) and have seen that the rear fan still pulls in from the side vents primarilywhile running.

Remember your front radiator will probably be hovering around 40c under load so even if some of that air makes it through to the other portions of your system they won't be seeing huge temp spikes compared to the radiant heat from other systems. If you really wanted best case temps you could set up the all the rad fans as exhausts and use a high speed 200mm top fan as your intake.

If you're running full cover waterblocks on your GPU's then you could ditch the top fan for a better view of your loop and just let the fans themselves draw air in from the side vents or the top vent. I am running my front fans as intakes because my cards use universal blocks and vram sinks so I need to keep airflow over the cards other parts to keep them cool.

the air will be warmed up going through the front radiator.. and essentially you are using "used" (hot) air that will be going through the rear radiator. this is a bad idea.. there is no point in having the rear radiator then.
post #973 of 10491
I have two separate loops so I have to have the rear radiator. Trust me I've done smoke testing and you can watch the air getting pulled straight in from the side intake of the case. I also have to run the front as an intake in order to get airflow over the vram heatsinks on my gpu's.

I'm aware that it's not ideal, but it's the best solution I have at this point in time without full water blocks.
post #974 of 10491
Okay, So I updated my profile to show a bit more about what I am running. It's nothing major and so far I don't think I have been experiencing any power related instability, but I feel like if I add a pump to my system it'll be just enough to surpass my 600w PSU's capability.

What kind of symptoms do you experience when you are in need of a higher wattage PSU anyways? Is it just random Blue-Screens under high load?
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Anyone here have a Seasonic power supply and want to do some testing?
    
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post #976 of 10491
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Originally Posted by CM MR HAF View Post

Anyone here have a Seasonic power supply and want to do some testing?

Are Corsair units acceptable?
 
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Are Corsair units acceptable?

See my post in the Cooler Master forum.
    
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Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a refurbished HAF XB from Cooler Master's store. Does anyone know if they've ever been in stock there or when they will be?
post #979 of 10491
Alright, well my Haf XB finally came :-D It unfortunately did have the front to back rocking that had been complained about, but I'm luckily able to correct this as I used to be a metal worker. Little bit of metal bending should be easy enough (though for the record, I am on his side as to the fact that I shouldnt have to "correct" anything lol). Adding some pics of my old Haf 912 build that is going to help to populate this wonderful creation of a case along with some shots of the new box and some of it's soon to be new hardware. Almost want to call out of work tomorrow just so I can work on this. However, it will sadly have to wait til the weekend.




post #980 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Christoph0121 View Post

Alright, well my Haf XB finally came :-D It unfortunately did have the front to back rocking that had been complained about, but I'm luckily able to correct this as I used to be a metal worker. Little bit of metal bending should be easy enough (though for the record, I am on his side as to the fact that I shouldnt have to "correct" anything lol). Adding some pics of my old Haf 912 build that is going to help to populate this wonderful creation of a case along with some shots of the new box and some of it's soon to be new hardware. Almost want to call out of work tomorrow just so I can work on this. However, it will sadly have to wait til the weekend.

Looks like a promising build for the XB.
 
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