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01-18-2020 02:46 PM
nc0gnet0 I think I like this look a little more, went with 10 mm stand-offs and the wire grills. Now to get to work on the bottom half......
01-18-2020 12:08 PM
nc0gnet0 Ok, Face plate arrived, I think it's an improvement (and helps protect the rad) but still needs work. I have it mounted with 20 mm standoffs leaving nearly a 1" gap from the face plate to the rad. Going to try it flush, and with shorter stand-offs to see what I like best. You can see where the bottom by the cooler master logo still needs work.......
01-18-2020 10:20 AM
nc0gnet0 Been in the club for a while (meaning I have owned one of these cases) but currently working on a few small mods for the third build in this case.

Current specs:

MSI Unify Mobo
AMD 3800x (all core OC to 4.4 MHZ)
16 GB Patriot Viper Steel 4400 DDR4 @ 3800 (FLCK 1900)
Powercolor Red Devil 5700 Xt
Corsair RM 850 PS
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360
XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB (boot)
Sabrent Rocket drive 1TB (additional storage)
Samsung 500 GB Sata drive (additional storage)



Plan on adding/upgrading to an AMD 3950x
adding 16 more gig of Viper Steel 4400
adding a 2TB Rocket drive (eliminating the samsung)

But yeah, that's right, I not only got a 360 CLC Rad in this case, but the thickest CLC 360 on the market. Took a little dremel work, made the top opening bigger. Instead of just cutting out a hole, I was careful to make several "tabs" that I bent both inside and outside of the hole, and these support the Rad just great. So the Rad sits half inside (fans) and half outside(rad) of the steel frame of the case. This makes the rad almost flush with the plastic face plate (after it was cutout to accommodate) I then ripped out all the useless (for me) HDD and optical cages on the bottom and re-purposed the metal mesh that was on the top half of the front panel. I might eventually install one cut down cage back into the bottom of the case to support one 8 TB HDD.

Still have some work to do on the aesthetics, As currently the rad is not perfectly centered (close) on top, and I want to open up and even-out the holes left in the bottom front from the 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 bays. Once I do this, I then plan on installing a plate that I can install 3 80 mm red LED fans (primarily just for looks). I also have a brushed aluminum 3 x 120mm plate that I am going to play around with for the top. Also plan on painting the front plastic panel when I have settled on the aesthetics.

It's a work in progress, and I am in no hurry, but I still like this case.
11-11-2019 04:51 PM
mzo
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")
Do you think a XL-ATX 32.5cm x 26.9cm will fit as well? By eye, the second dimension (26.9cm in my case, which is slightly less than your MB) seems more critical, while the first dimension seems to have more room (in my case would be 2 cm longer than yours)? Thanks
11-10-2019 03:11 PM
mzo Hi, I have the HAF-XB EVO case, which I customized (externally) to suit my needs and make it easy to carry around.

I am now planning to upgrade motherboard and CPU to the just announced new AMD threadripper line. The ideal MB I spotted so far is the Gigabyte Designare TRX40 which has a form factor XL-ATX 32.5cm x 26.9cm.

I would love to keep using this case, which unfortunately fits up to ATX size. Is there a way to customize the case so that I can fit in it the MB described above? I don't mind drilling new holes in the MB tray and re-routing cables, etc.

Thanks
10-29-2019 08:57 AM
nickt1862 Has anyone heard if Cooler Master is going to potentially revise the HAF-XB EVO?

Thanks!
10-15-2019 11:28 PM
Adenilson
Same effect here

Quote: Originally Posted by trudeauam View Post
Just a thought if watercooling this case it is highly recommended to try and use the EK sbay or dbay reservoir/pump combos. Utilizing a Ek-Sbay in my current build to great effect.

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Full watercooled
09-26-2019 09:01 PM
trudeauam 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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09-25-2019 05:52 PM
JollyGreenJoint 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
09-10-2019 01:51 PM
Nineball_Seraph 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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