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[Official] Cooler Master HAF-XB Club!

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  1. t77snapshot

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    ***Note: This thread is intended for those who own or are interested in the Haf Xb, please respect our club by following TPU's guidelines thank you.***


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    Hello! Welcome to the official Cooler Master Haf XB Case Clubhouse here @ TPU!! This club is for the fans and those who are interested in owning an XB themselves. If you would like to join the community, please send me a PM and/or post up some pics and a description of your build.:toast:


    Official Website: here
    Official Haf-Xb site: here

    Microsite for your eye pleasure ;)

    The LAN Box / Open Air Chassis Reviews:
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    techpowerup!
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    Tweaktown
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    Hardware Secrets
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    Legitreviews
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    benchmarkreviews
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    overclockersclub
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    Video Review by: HardwareCanucks here

    Unboxing Video by: Newegg here

    Unboxing Video by: LinusTechTips here

    Unboxing Video by: LavcoPriceTech here

    Via Español: Unboxing Video by: tunuevapc here

    Component Installation + Benchmarks by: HiTechLegion here


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    Members:

    t77snapshot

    sneekypeet

    AthlonX2

    1ceTr0n

    Rage33

    Crow47

    p_o_s_pc

    Darksword

    tastegw

    kayan

    pathfindercod

    puma99dk|

    LaMokona

    RagingShadow07

    Boneface

    Scott66

    bpgt64

    exiledryan

    wontonoodlesoup

    Death_Masta187

    Jamin280672

    bogmali

    Spades

    simroz

    GreiverBlade

    k1llc0r3


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    How far will you go to MOD the XB? Show us what you got!

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    Want to purchase a Cooler Master's HAF-XB
    Lan/Test Bench Case? (retail)


    Newegg: here
    tigerdirect: here
    Amazon: here


    ]Haf XB Parts from CM.com:

    Window Top Panel here
    Front Panel replacement here
    Motherboard Tray here

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    Other Cooler Master threads
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    TPU's CM News Archives: click here

    Cooler Master Case Club: click here



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  2. t77snapshot

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    I really love the whole idea behind this case and haven't seen anything quite like it before. It's like Cooler Master took all the features of a full tower gaming case and transformed it into a mid-sized Lan box/ test bench. I have been craving that desire to build another water cooled/ gaming rig, but didn't want another tower. The Xb is my answer and will be posting my build log here. :)

    Hardware I have purchased for my Xbuild so far...

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    This new build will also be dedicated to crunching @100% !! Updates to follow, stay tuned... :toast:
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Nice board and proc;)
    BTW it wouldn't hurt to re-polish that CPU, I think I just wiped the TIM off when I shipped it;) (that way you are sure there is no oxidation on the copper)
    Do I get honorary ownership if I provide an image of my build?
     
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    I shall do that, Thanks for the extra tip sp. :respect:

    Yes of course! :rockout:
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Done, done, and done;)
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    Your XB rig looks awesome!!! :D

    Welcoming sneekypeet as our first member of the club! New feature, every member in the list of the original post will have their rig pics linked to their username. I got this idea from a club in another forum and I feel it's a fun way to personalize each member into the OP.:clap:
     
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    All I have for today is a night shot.

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    well,actually the sidepanel isnt there. The radiator is mounted to the rail with brackets and thumbscrews,and to be more precise its the swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD kit with some love from the guys at corsair.
     
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    Great very practical and compact case for LAN goers like myself.
    Might consider replacing my HAF 912 with this one.
     
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    Can I be in the club before i get my case? I put the case order on hold for now,as i wanted to get the watercooling and i'm waiting them to become back in stock on Amazon so i can get free shipping(saves $15-$22)
    the watercooling stuff was on sale for black friday so I couldn't pass it up.

    Does the dual 120mm rad have to be a slim or can it be a normal size(such as the MCR240,or a dual 120 xflow,stelth GT 240,just examples of what i consider normal thickness)

    My build is going to have the following parts
    i7 3770k
    Asus P8Z77-V Pro
    2x2gb Ripjaws(upgrading soon)
    Asus GTX460 1gb+PNY GTX465 1gb
    DD M6 Copper/Nickel CPU block
    Fixed speed D5
    1/2 black fat boy barbs
    7/16 tube(not sure of color or brand)
    Still trying to decide rad and fans(likely will be a copper koolance with medium speed yates,or dual swiffty)
    Danger Den RAD-Reservoir
    possible video card blocks if i can find a good price on uni's
    The system will be crunching on CPU 24/7 and folding on GPUs when crunching doesn't have WUs.

    The rig won't ever be idle.
     
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    can be a thicker rad, it just ends up making wiring a little tougher, but not impossible.
     
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    maybe you can get Athlon to measure it out for you and see what 60mm covers.

    Also you may want to check the specs of the inside of the chassis versus the radiator and length of the GPU.
     
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    Athlon, would you be willing to do this and post it for all of us that are considering adding watercooling the XB?


    If it won't fit then i have some other rads in mind, I just really like the look of the nearly all copper rad.
     
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    Yes! I will add your name to the members list and link your pics when they become available.:D

    Btw, you should pm Athlon about the measurements for that rad size, he messaged me earlier offering any info we might interested in regarding the Xb.
     
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    Think I am going to be selling some items soon in order to afford this case. I have everything I need aside from the case itself. I have all the watercooling gear as well.
     
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    My front rad is 125x58.5x286mm so that one should fit
     
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    That is great news! Any idea's what colors your going with? I have always wanted to do a black and white theme or maybe a blk/wht/red theme, I haven't fully committed yet lol! Whatcha thinking of selling stinger? Lets get the goods up so we can have ourselves another club member.:D:p
     
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    Buy Cooler Master HAF XB

    Hi guys, please can you help me ? Where i can buy HAF XB ?
    I live in Russia, but don't see nowhere him, only in Newegg, but they didnt ship abroad
    Can you help ? Much apreciated
     
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    Give it some time, I'm sure they'll show up. Here in Mexico they aren't up for sale yet but should be around next month.
     
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    I got some new goodies for the Xb build, but I am installing FarCry 3 right now cause I can't waittttt;)

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    You got the SSD I have been eyeing. But i think i will pull the trigger on a couple of the cheap 50gb dell's. They are cheap and small but should make for a fairly fast OS drive. It has to be faster then my old 80gb SATA II drive from 07 I am using(it was my spare drive,the lappy drive i was using died)

    I'm still waiting for Amazon to get the case back in stock so i can order it. Maybe next week on payday it will be in, I'm about to just order it from someplace else for a little more.I'm not liking having to wait for this case.

    Here is something Fed-ex left for me today to see when I got home from work, The other stuff for the loop is on the way. Just so you guys know, I didn't get the coolgate CU plated rad, went with a slim XSPC, as to allow for more room for wires and the price was right. I may go to the CU plated one when i'm ready to setup watercooling for the 2nd cruncher.

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