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post #10551 of 10561 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 03:19 AM
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I've been looking to get this case for while, I like its dimensions.

Only consideration that I've been having is that the psu appears to be right under motherboard VRM.
When overclocking could this close proximity cause high VRM temps? Has anyone tested this?
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post #10552 of 10561 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 04:01 PM
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Anyone interested in my unique build, is welcome to ask me about it.

I have a HAF-XB on the way and want the car motor air breather assembly! Awesome. Gotta protect against spills....
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post #10553 of 10561 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:26 PM
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Respone to uncle sid

Sorry for the delay, uncle sid. Life sometimes gets real busy. My original plan was to get another 5.25" mounting bracket for the right side of the case. But I discovered the one on the left was not needed for what I had planned, And I just removed it and mounted it on the right. The flimsy hot swap box that came with the case is a problem for clearance of the power supply, but there is plenty of room when the right side is used for an optical drive instead of the stock hot swap. The mounting of the 5.25" bay on the right requires some not so insignificant trimming, as the hot swap is smaller than 5.25". With some careful pruning, the 5.25" can easily be mounted so that mirrors its former position on the left. A couple drilled holes, and it's as if it was designed to go there (should have been). Since I was replacing the 2 hot swap bays with a 3 bay Icy Dock unit, all it took was a makeshift bracket to hold the sides of the Icy Dock. It slid into the original 5.25" hole perfect, which held the front in place. So no need for the second 5.25". The Icy Dock leaves plenty of room behind it for the 2 3.5" hard drives mounted in the original location. I'm kinda surprised that others have not seen the advantage to this configuration. The biggest clearance problem seems to be between the PSU and the hot swap bays, and my mod fixes this issue. The Air filter is fully functional. There are two 230mm fans pulling air through the washable filter and into the case, creating a quiet positive pressure in the case. The air filter housing is for a Holly Dominator, and has just the right size opening for the fans, so no modification was needed for it. There are 4 fans push/pulling out through the 280mm AIO radiator, but the system as a whole maintains positive pressure, so that no dust ever enters the case.The system has been up and running for some time now, and I absolutely love it. Cool and clean. This case rocks. It just needed a little tweaking to be everything I dreamed of. Had this concept in my head for a couple of years. Finally had the funds to complete it. Hope you have a similar experience.

Note: If anyone wants the original hotswap bays, I'm willing to give away to good home. They are useless in any other case, as they require the tabs on the HAF-XB's case to latch shut.

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post #10554 of 10561 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 10:56 AM
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Look's like there is new person in the Club...

And here is my confirmation that HAF XB Evo fit E-ATX (EATX,eATX, Extended ATX, whatever) motherboards:

It may look like right rib on motherboard tray is a problem, but in reality it is not. Somehow it's lower then standoffs. Still, it will be good to add on rib some electrical tape (black?).

Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark
Motherboard size: 304.8x276.7mm (12"x10.895")
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post #10555 of 10561 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 11:24 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by T[]RK View Post
Look's like there is new person in the Club...

And here is my confirmation that HAF XB Evo fit E-ATX (EATX,eATX, Extended ATX, whatever) motherboards:

It may look like right rib on motherboard tray is a problem, but in reality it is not. Somehow it's lower then standoffs. Still, it will be good to add on rib some electrical tape (black?).

Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark
Motherboard size: 304.8x276.7mm (12"x10.895")
I used one side a roll of Velcro to insulate between the tray and the motherboard where it overhangs the tray, being non conductive plastic on one side and adhesive on the other makes a simple and secure install. And it's thick enough to keep the mobo from flexing/drooping since around 1/3 of the board isn't supported by stand-offs. Tape would work also, but you would want multiple layers to get both support and insulation.
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post #10556 of 10561 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:45 PM
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New owner here! Decided to use this as a base for a Halo Reach themed build! Rough sketches are attached, now I just have to decide my color pallette. The logos and text will be laser cut and then attached to the side to give the case sme depth. That said I love the roominess of this case!
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The Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme X570 fits the HAF XB EVO perfectly!! I thought I'd have to do the E-ATX mod, but nope! At first the Xtreme X570 didn't support SATA hotplugging, which is one of the features that drew me to this case, so I contacted Gigabyte and it took a while of going back and forth but they eventually added it to the BIOS/UEFI.
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post #10558 of 10561 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:51 PM
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hey everyone.

I just acquired one of these cases and trying to figure out a place to mount a d5 pump. i was thinking of rigging something up for mounting in on one of the 80mm fan mount locations, but i didnt know if there was a cleaner way to do it. I know that i could get a bay res, but im concerned about vibration and noise and really want to use the bay areas for a backplane.

Any suggestions?

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post #10559 of 10561 (permalink) Old 09-25-2019, 05:52 PM
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Ohhh man , they need to redesign this case to better fit 3 fan vid cards, a few more inches in front and it would be golden

+ a slide out fan screen in the front
+ a flat top

I am tempted to bring it to a fab shop and do just that but without a wad to blow i'm just gunna have to settle for this card looking like a fat guy in a little coat :/ lol

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post #10560 of 10561 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 09:01 PM
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Just a thought if watercooling this case it is highly recommended to try and use the EK sbay or dbay reservoir/pump combos or another brands bay res. Utilizing a Ek-Sbay in my current build to great effect.

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