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Alternative to the HAF XB?

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I'm interested in purchasing a case where the motherboard sits flat, just like the HAF XB. The problem is I think the rest of the HAF XB is poorly designed and ugly. Are there any other alternatives?
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post

I'm interested in purchasing a case where the motherboard sits flat, just like the HAF XB. The problem is I think the rest of the HAF XB is poorly designed and ugly. Are there any other alternatives?

What mobo size(s) must this case be able to hold?

 

This will help others who may have suggestions.

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What mobo size(s) must this case be able to hold?

This will help others who may have suggestions.

Good point, thanks for the reminder. I'm looking to use regular sized ATX motherboards.
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Are you looking for the accessibility that the XB provides?
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Are you looking for the accessibility that the XB provides?

No, just need it to have the motherboard flat. I like that the intake fans are right up to the motherboard and that the video card and cpu cooler aren't hanging off the motherboard. I also need it to be able to fit a full sized air cooler like the XB does.

@nickt1862 thanks for the suggestions but none of those interest me.
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Are you looking for the accessibility that the XB provides?

No, just need it to have the motherboard flat. I like that the intake fans are right up to the motherboard and that the video card and cpu cooler aren't hanging off the motherboard. I also need it to be able to fit a full sized air cooler like the XB does.

@nickt1862 thanks for the suggestions but none of those interest me.

Now I'm offended - j/k tongue.gif

 

You're welcome.

 

I can't think of any other cases other than those open ones.

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Maybe the Antec Skeleton?
   
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