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Maybe you could provide us here photos of the front of the case without the front panel on concentrating on the PCB area, maybe we can see a possible "defect" as well as a photo of the back of the front panel where the power button and such are.<br><br>
Also you can try a suggestion to see if there's an actual problem with the PCB itself, that is to disconnect the reset switch plug from the mobo header and see if that stops the problem.<br><br>
I'll find out within the week when I do the transfer build on my brother's HAF XB case if the same happens with proven working no issue hardware components.  Hopefully others who have built their systems with this great case will be able to chime in.</div>
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I have a similar issue,but mine happens when i remove or install the side panel on the left side. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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Being I can't see from here <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> is there a wire possibly being pinched or making contact with such when you install that side panel?</div>
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thanks for all the replies. Just trying to find out if it's an isolated issue. I remember when I got my HAF-X people had issues with the front firewire or usb ports iirc. I was lucky and didn't. CM was good about it and sent out replacement front panels iirc. I was out of town from Thanksgiving till yesterday so I've been kinda busy, but will get some pics up soon. I'm here for the long haul though. Sold my HAF-X the day I got back.
 

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Got started on transferring parts. I wish this case was more Fan Controller friendly, but it's coming along nicely. I will post more pics tomorrow.
 

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Is there an easy way to remove the CM logo on the front panel? I'm thinking about trying to make it darker or paint it black.
 

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I just got mine powered up. I guess I mixed up my SATA connectors because now my RAID 0 isnt working. All my documents pics.. everything was moved there due to the small 240GB SSD. Trying to figure that one out right now.. Yep, pics of how I had it were on the stupid RAID.<br><br>
Anyway, if you are running 140mm fans in the front, you have to trim the plastic lip just below the inner mesh. You'll know what I am talking about if you take off the front panel. My PSU is pretty snug in there. No way would I want it to set flush like the mod posted in this thread. You'd need a much shorter PSU than mine! And mine is modular as well. Pics later... lemme figure out my raid issue. Stupid stupid stupid!
 

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Whew! That was a close one. Apparently I used the Marvell 6G connectors for the RAID 0, Z68 6G for the SSD and the INTEL 3G for all the other SATA connectors. IIRC, funny thing was, the Marvell controller had better performance on the RAID side. Like nearly 2x the speed. 131 to 230 ish if I remember correctly. But I took a slight hit in the SSD. I cant remember exactly.<br><br>
Anyway! Her she is... be nice, it was my first time <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
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<p>I was going to buy this case but it wont fit on my desk so I am passing it for now.</p>
 

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Whew! That was a close one. Apparently I used the Marvell 6G connectors for the RAID 0, Z68 6G for the SSD and the INTEL 3G for all the other SATA connectors. IIRC, funny thing was, the Marvell controller had better performance on the RAID side. Like nearly 2x the speed. 131 to 230 ish if I remember correctly. But I took a slight hit in the SSD. I cant remember exactly.<br>
Anyway! Her she is... be nice, it was my first time <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Warning: Spoiler!</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Old:<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148312/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1148312" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148312/flags/LL" style="; width: 768px; height: 1024px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148313/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1148313" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148313/flags/LL" style="; width: 1024px; height: 768px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148314/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1148314" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148314/flags/LL" style="; width: 1024px; height: 768px"></a><br>
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I see three 3.5" HDDs there...where did you put the third one?
 

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I just got mine powered up. I guess I mixed up my SATA connectors because now my RAID 0 isnt working. All my documents pics.. everything was moved there due to the small 240GB SSD. Trying to figure that one out right now.. Yep, pics of how I had it were on the stupid RAID.<br><br><strong>Anyway, if you are running 140mm fans in the front, you have to trim the plastic lip just below the inner mesh.</strong> You'll know what I am talking about if you take off the front panel. My PSU is pretty snug in there. No way would I want it to set flush like the mod posted in this thread. You'd need a much shorter PSU than mine! And mine is modular as well. Pics later... lemme figure out my raid issue. Stupid stupid stupid!</div>
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<p>I'm actually surprised that one even has to do that as the case is made to accomodate 140mm fans there.  Maybe it's your fans that have a "special" frame size?</p>
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<p>I'm going to be putting Yate Loon 140mm fans in that spot.</p>
 

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I was going to buy this case but it wont fit on my desk so I am passing it for now.</div>
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You should build a separate custom desk then.. <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Got one on order from the Egg. Will look good sitting on top of my Lian-Li D8000.. which oddly enough drowns out the Cosmos II next to it.
 

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Here is my take on the case:<br><br>
• Physically huge, but very little space inside for components.<br>
• I removed the 2.5 tray, mounted my 3rd 3.5 HDD to the floor (using two screws and some 2x tape)<br>
• My SSD is mounted on top of the hot swap bays<br>
• My hot swap bays have been converted to regular bays by removing hot swap connector at the back of the drive cage. This keeps my kids from messing with my RAID<br>
• If you run multiple 2.5 drives, you got no problems... IIRC there is like 5, 2.5 bays (nice RAID using 500-750gb Momentus XTs anyone?)<br>
• Fans... lots of fan options. However, I can hear the little 80mm fan I used. I'll need to order 2 of those Silenx fans.<br>
• Wiring and wire routing options is amazing but odd.<br>
• I don't like how tight my PSU is to the hot swap bays, so if you order this case make sure you have a short PSU. I have a big ol 1000w modular unit. Its way overkill but it was on clearance. <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br>
• I'd like to see if I could fab up a 3.5 bay where CM mounted the 2.5 bay. There is room me thinks.<br>
• I am using 140x140x25mm BITFENIX fans on the front intake. They cause some interference. With the front panel. I trimmed it, but it needs some more work.<br>
• The 230mm BITFENIX fit the top panel great and you could go bigger!<br>
• You could lose one 5.25 bay and add a 3.5 adapter to run an extra HDD and run an external card reader… not a bad option.<br>
• Overall quality is amazing for a $200 case.. and we aren’t paying ½ that!<br>
• Paint finish is great and has a nice feel to it.<br>
• I built a TT Lanbox for my oldest son, for the small size and how much component space it has, I’d say it’s the better case. Though its WAY more fiddly to do anything inside…<br><br>
But still, I love my new HAF XB. I'd really like to see a 2nd gen version of it.
 

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I see three 3.5" HDDs there...where did you put the third one?</div>
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You can see it just in front of the 80mm fan. Like I said, I bet a person could get a 3.5 HDD tray mounted in there. There is room width wise.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148571/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1148571" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1148571/flags/LL" style="; width: 1024px; height: 768px"></a>
 

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Great write up BVM.<br><br>
I hope they release a second version of the case and refine it a little bit as it has lots of potential.<br><br>
I was very interested in it, but will probably pass now as I need at least 5 x 3.5 inch drive trays. I wonder why they went with the 2.5 inch drive slots. Is there enough room if they were to have made that for 3.5 inch drives?<br><br>
I also wouldn't mind seeing it with 8 PCI expansion slots.
 

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I ran in to the clearance problem with mounting my 140's too. I just flipped them to the inside, and screwed them in from the front.
 

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<p>TO THE CM REP:</p>
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<p>Was this case designed that front 140mm fans will fit solely mounted on the opposite (inner) side of the fan mounting plate closer to the motherboard tray?  I ask being a couple of people here have had clearance problems mounting it on the same side as the stock CM 120mm fans.</p>
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<p>This is a good need to know for everyone else who has or is considering this case.</p>
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<p>Thanks so much. <span id="user_yui_3_7_3_1_1354197910165_1084"><img alt="smile.gif" id="user_yui_3_7_3_1_1354197910165_1086" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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I really want to get this case but I can't get myself to pay $21.45 for shipping.
 

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I really want to get this case but I can't get myself to pay $21.45 for shipping.</div>
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<p>Who knows, they may offer free shipping again on this case.</p>
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<p>Otherwise free shipping but you would have to wait: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=overclockdotnet-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCooler-Master-HAF-XB-RC-902XB-KKN1%2Fdp%2FB00A76E46I" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XB-RC-902XB-KKN1/dp/B00A76E46I</a></p>
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<p>Added edit: Though I never dealt with NCIX (USA) they have this case in stock with free shipping: <a href="http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77936&vpn=RC-902XB-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER" target="_blank">http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77936&vpn=RC-902XB-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER</a></p>
 

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Here is my take on the case:<br><br>
• Physically huge, but very little space inside for components.<br>
• I removed the 2.5 tray, mounted my 3rd 3.5 HDD to the floor (using two screws and some 2x tape)<br>
• My SSD is mounted on top of the hot swap bays<br>
• My hot swap bays have been converted to regular bays by removing hot swap connector at the back of the drive cage. This keeps my kids from messing with my RAID<br>
• If you run multiple 2.5 drives, you got no problems... IIRC there is like 5, 2.5 bays (nice RAID using 500-750gb Momentus XTs anyone?)<br>
• Fans... lots of fan options. However, I can hear the little 80mm fan I used. I'll need to order 2 of those Silenx fans.<br>
• Wiring and wire routing options is amazing but odd.<br>
• I don't like how tight my PSU is to the hot swap bays, so if you order this case make sure you have a short PSU. I have a big ol 1000w modular unit. Its way overkill but it was on clearance. <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br>
• I'd like to see if I could fab up a 3.5 bay where CM mounted the 2.5 bay. There is room me thinks.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>• I am using 140x140x25mm BITFENIX fans on the front intake. They cause some interference. With the front panel. I trimmed it, but it needs some more work.</strong></span><br>
• The 230mm BITFENIX fit the top panel great and you could go bigger!<br>
• You could lose one 5.25 bay and add a 3.5 adapter to run an extra HDD and run an external card reader… not a bad option.<br>
• Overall quality is amazing for a $200 case.. and we aren’t paying ½ that!<br>
• Paint finish is great and has a nice feel to it.<br>
• I built a TT Lanbox for my oldest son, for the small size and how much component space it has, I’d say it’s the better case. Though its WAY more fiddly to do anything inside…<br><br>
But still, I love my new HAF XB. I'd really like to see a 2nd gen version of it.</div>
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<p>Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?</p>
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<p>Thanks <span id="user_yui_3_7_3_1_1354203258897_1120"><img alt="smile.gif" id="user_yui_3_7_3_1_1354203258897_1119" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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Sig rig mocked up. I have a new SSD coming so I am waiting to do the final assembly. And yes, the flush mount bracket I made will only work with normal sized PSU's.
 
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