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post #9931 of 10491
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Originally Posted by JollyGreenJoint View Post

demci's are nice but duck tape and fine screen from the hardware store are nicer tongue.gif

Electrical is one thing, but I don't know how I feel about duck tape on my rig. I have the Demci filters and I use the side, top, and rear 80mms that came with the kit for this case. They really do pick up a lot of dust and keep the insides clean.
post #9932 of 10491
Electrical tape is horrible in this application the adhesive can be rather nasty and leaves gobs behind, no residue duck tape is not nearly as bad. I'm pretty sure the demci are plastic or fabric blend screens which aren't going to stand up to repeated vacuuming as well as say...stainless steel screen.
post #9933 of 10491

Dear CptAsian

 

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Originally Posted by CptAsian View Post


You'll have no problems with 140mm fans in the front with the XB EVO for sure. However, I can't really recommend any good, silent fans, as I'm not too concerned about noise, so I just get a nice looking LED fan and call it a day. You could probably find some nice fan guides here on OCN instead and get some recommendations from far more knowledgeable people than myself.
About dust and the 200mm fan, I'm not sure if you'll actually have dust problems without a fan. Another option I could recommend that would take care of the dust some of these filters: http://www.demcifilter.com/c167/HAF-XB.aspx
I think the H80i or another similar 120mm closed loop cooler would do nicely for a 4 or 4.5 GHz overclock.
Hope that helps.

 

Thank you once more for your fast reply, I'm glad to here from you.

 

Those DEMCiflex filters are nice, but I have got few questions as always, if you don't mind :)

 

1. Are there any shop in Europe with HAF XB EVO filters, as far as I understand this is from South Africa?

2. Are those filters magnetic? How do you mount them in your HAF XB EVO?

3. Any chance to see some photos or short movie even from cell, how you mount and unmount this side and top filters? It's OK, if you don't want to show photos and movie, I will understand, but if you be so kind and find some free time, it would be great.

 

EDIT

 

I see HAF XB filters in Italy. Will they fit to HAF XB EVO version too?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Sincerely


Edited by VAMET - 5/22/15 at 12:53am
post #9934 of 10491
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Originally Posted by VAMET View Post

Thank you once more for your fast reply, I'm glad to here from you.

Those DEMCiflex filters are nice, but I have got few questions as always, if you don't mind smile.gif

1. Are there any shop in Europe with HAF XB EVO filters, as far as I understand this is from South Africa?
2. Are those filters magnetic? How do you mount them in your HAF XB EVO?
3. Any chance to see some photos or short movie even from cell, how you mount and unmount this side and top filters? It's OK, if you don't want to show photos and movie, I will understand, but if you be so kind and find some free time, it would be great.

EDIT

I see HAF XB filters in Italy. Will they fit to HAF XB EVO version too?

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely

I can't tell you if someone ships to Europe or not but Demci might do this directly. They are magnetic and you can put them on the inside or the outside of the case to fit your aesthetic; they just over the vents. I don't have photos of the side or top vents at present but I can tell you the side filters fit perfectly over the metal cutouts and inside of the case; they're pretty seamless. The top filter also fits over the mesh but within the plastic push pins that hold the mesh onto the lid; no overlap at all. They look like they were made for the case.

The filters on Drako.it don't look like they're for the Evo. The filter kit should look like this


post #9935 of 10491

Dear Tiberiusisgame

 

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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post


I can't tell you if someone ships to Europe or not but Demci might do this directly. They are magnetic and you can put them on the inside or the outside of the case to fit your aesthetic; they just over the vents. I don't have photos of the side or top vents at present but I can tell you the side filters fit perfectly over the metal cutouts and inside of the case; they're pretty seamless. The top filter also fits over the mesh but within the plastic push pins that hold the mesh onto the lid; no overlap at all. They look like they were made for the case.

The filters on Drako.it don't look like they're for the Evo. The filter kit should look like this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Thanks for your photos, do you own side and top panel filters too? I would be glad, if you will attach them too, if it's no problem?

 

I would order from South Africa or USA, but I don't know, if there will be any additional cost over the border like VAT, duty, excise. In European Union there will be no cost, but there is no shop with those filters at all (only this Italian shop).

 

Sincerely


Edited by VAMET - 5/22/15 at 6:00am
post #9936 of 10491
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Originally Posted by JollyGreenJoint View Post

Electrical tape is horrible in this application the adhesive can be rather nasty and leaves gobs behind, no residue duck tape is not nearly as bad. I'm pretty sure the demci are plastic or fabric blend screens which aren't going to stand up to repeated vacuuming as well as say...stainless steel screen.

My mistake, I didn't mean that I suggested you use electrical tape to install filters. I meant that I don't abhor the application of electrical tape inside a computer, where appropriate.
post #9937 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Tiberiusisgame View Post

I looked at red as well and it drained the definition from my red cables and the red components. I'd suggest some Logisys white LED strips to start because they fit in the corners of the case so well. It makes it easy to hide the wiring too. Here are pictures with a single LED strip installed in the corner.




well, thanks for that info. When I first looked at the sides of the XB, I did not see the notch at the top of the handle brackets that allow a LED strip to pass through, and at the very end of the track, at the corner, there is a nook for the end of the LED strip to fit in. Perfect. All I had to do was secure one end of the strip. The handle bracket blocks a bit of the light, but with the large 5050 LEDs, this is not a problem. I used the Bitfenix flexible LED strips
post #9938 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Geezerman View Post

well, thanks for that info. When I first looked at the sides of the XB, I did not see the notch at the top of the handle brackets that allow a LED strip to pass through, and at the very end of the track, at the corner, there is a nook for the end of the LED strip to fit in. Perfect. All I had to do was secure one end of the strip. The handle bracket blocks a bit of the light, but with the large 5050 LEDs, this is not a problem. I used the Bitfenix flexible LED strips

Nice! Yeah, I never noticed that with this case until I bought flexible LED strips. I used to have CCFLs so that was never even a choice. How'd you route the power? I couldn't find a clean way to do it.
post #9939 of 10491
each bitfenix strip has a thin black 2 conductor power line that then connects to a male/female molex. I dropped the thin line down the corner , used a molex extension to connect the two strips in the bottom section of the case. That's the bad thing about this case. If you need to change things in the bottom section, you gotta remove the motherboard tray

I need to get a nice looking 24 pin power cable, and change out the sata cables, install a video card. I'm OK with the lighting now. There's plenty of it with those 5050 LED strips

I used a high tech adhesive to secure the LED strip, just needed on one end. The nook secures the last end, the handle brackets secure the middle. I tried 3M foam tape, stuck well to the strips, not so well to the case. tried Velcro, but kinda saggy. went to my high tech clear packing tape. Yep. Packing tape. All I need was a small 1/4 inch strip to tape down the one end. Does not show, and it removes easily.

I might try the highly regarded 3M VHB tape.

I already had the bitfenix strips, otherwise I would have gone for the uber cheap 5050 strips on Ebay
Edited by Geezerman - 5/22/15 at 9:20pm
post #9940 of 10491

Dear Geezerman

 

May you be so kind and write your model of CPU Cooler?

 

Any chance (Tiberiusisgame, CptAsian) for some photos with all DEMCIflex filters for HAF XB? Especially filters mounted on side, top and front panel?

I would like to buy it directly from South Africa, but before I would like to see, how they look on those panels.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Sincerely


Edited by VAMET - 5/23/15 at 1:58am
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