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Cooler Master HAF-XB Chassis Detailed

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. eidairaman1

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    keep the battle hardened case dude
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    I certainly like the form factor. Imagine if they made space for dual 240mm rads in the top. Something like the phobya extreme 480.
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    Nice find? I knew it existed. They also have a 1080 rad. I absolutelly love my 550d but I will be moving around a lot the next few years and want something a bit easier to cary yet able to be just as powerful. This particular case has caught my eye.
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    I meant nice find for me lol:eek:

    I was just thinking of a full square rad mounted at the top when your post popped up! sorry for my confusing choice of words, I just got excited in that moment.:p
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    It would need more than side window panels to put it alongside my receiver. If they offered an HTPC version with a plain frontal panel and more drive cages you could have a powerful gaming HTPC with lots of storage capacity.

    damm, I'm drooling...
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    Exactly. THe form factor is a great idea. I like it. Now we just need more versions for our individual uses.
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    yeah, a matx to itx version would be nice
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    Your right about more drive bays, that is one thing I noticed about the bottom level of this case. There is plenty of room for both the psu's cables and extra hdd bays, CM could have easily utilized the space for a couple removable bays. (see pic) Instead of having a single 2.5" bay in the middle, they could have done two 3.5" bays side by side and include a 2.5" adapter.

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    Oooooo an ITX version would be so sick.:pimp:
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    that 2.5" bays rack unscrews too! leaves room for a lot of things;)
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    Like a FAT radiator!!!! or pump!!!! OR... Oh, oh, oooooohhh...:eek: time for a new pair of britches
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    I would like to put a 2x80mm rad down there just do see how it worked. :D
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    You know, I thought about that too, but I don't know if the price to performance ratio would be worth it. I haven't seen dual 80mm rads in yeeears!

    Black Ice Micro Dual 80mm Radiator: click here :p
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    I think that's the only one made. Trick is getting little fans that are not too loud.

    But that's the real attraction to this case. Multiple water cooling options. :cool:

    2x120 up front, 120 in the back, the 2x80 in bottom rear, and maybe a 200 on the top. :eek:
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    Hell might aswell get Delta Fans
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    If there were multiple radiators in a single loop, you could run it was a passive rad maybe. Or run voltage resister to lower the rpm rate of the 80mm fans? Noctua recently released an 80mil know was the NF-R8, which can run as low as 800rpm's. They are kinda pricey but would probably get the job done quitely and more efficiently then most conventional 80mm fans.
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