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[Official] Cooler Master HAF-XB Club!

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  1. t77snapshot

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    Finally!!! Get the XB with Free shipping @ Amazom now! there going fast! Only 6 left (14 just a few hours ago)

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    Time to celebrate :toast:



    Just in time for my Birthday which is on the 11th of Dec :pimp:
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    Lol, so the club founder actually gets one now? :toast: Don't ya love being Santa all year round? *good song too*
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    Yeah you like that :laugh: The story goes.. the day I created the club was also the day I was going to order the case, but sudden budget issues got the best of me and it didn't happen. So yes, club came before case owned. :eek:
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    I got one coming to me now too.
    I also have the CPU watercooling and SSD now.
    Now if only i can get my i7 hardware to work right(boot loop issue again) I will be happy when the case comes in.

    I think i am going to buy a Gigabyte UDH5 to replace this Anus board.

    I will keep working with the Anus board but i need a stable and reliable board now and will build another cruncher around the anus board. (yes i know i just called the Asus board Anus multiple times)
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    At first I thought it was a typo.. until I noticed the 's' was across the board from the 'n' :roll: I see what you did there.
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    :laugh:
    If you couldn't tell,I am not much of an Asus fan.
    I have had many different Asus boards on both the Intel and AMD side and I have only liked 1 of them and the Gigabyte counterparts have alway been better to me.

    The Rampage gene II I liked so much I named my rabbit after it. His name is Rampage Gene :laugh: (he is a dwarf so the Gene is fitting)
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    Ha I like that name :cool:
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    Let me get this straight you managed to get the H20-220 Edge HD rad/res/pump installed at the front of this case??? I dod not think that there would be enough room for this rad.

    Did you have to mod the case to get the rad/pump/res installed.

    More photos please. I have a NZXT switch 810 that I want to swap out for this case and I currently have a pair of 670GTX's and 3770K being cooled by a 120mm rad at the back and the H20-220 Edge HD at the top.

    Cheers,
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    I wonder if you could squeeze a 280mm rad at the front instead of a 240??? It says that it supports 2 x 140mm fans at the front, so why not a 280mm rad?

    Anyone?
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    Yes to what?
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    He means yes, you can put in a 280mm radiator in front. Hell, this guy is installing 3.


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    OK, so I can get a 280mm at the front and a 120mm rad with integrated res at the back. in this way I can use the Swiftech apogee drive 2 to create clean loop.
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    There she is...

    Happy Birthday to me! :toast:

    Yes, the club founder finally got his XB :p To be honest it looks a little smaller then I expected! Lol which is just fine by me, its just funny because I have read so many comments of people feeling the XB was larger then they orginally thought.:rolleyes: Anyway now that I got this badboy in my hands I can start really planning out my mods for this case, its time to bust out the O' dremel. ;)

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    I have Had my case for a few days, been busy and lazy so didn't post them till now.
    Sorry for bad quality pictures, I had to use my phone. I have to go buy a new SD card for my camera.
    This case WAS slightly bigger then i first thought from the pictures, but it turned out to be a good thing.

    Leak testing the WCing loop
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    putting the power back to everything
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    As it sits right now.
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    Specs
    i7 3770k@4.2ghz@1.12v
    4gb Gskill Ripjaws 1600(upgrading soon also)
    120gb Kingston Hyper X SSD
    250gb Seagate momentus
    320gb Momentus XT
    200gb Seagate momentus
    1tb Seagate something
    Asus Direct CU GTX460 1GB OC
    Antec EW 650
    DD 6 Nickel CPU block
    BI X flow
    fatboy barbs
    thick walled 1/2" tube (don't remember size or brand but its thick)
    XSPC dual drive bay res and pump 750 X2 rev 4

    I was going to use the D5 but I didn't want to try and get it in the case without seeing how the XSPC worked for me. So far its been great,temps peak at 51c crunching 100% for days straight.

    I loved all of the 2.5 bays so i thought i would take advantage of them, I will likely be getting 2 SSD's and another 1tb just to have a super fast Raid 0 for games that are slow to load and take out the laptop drives and replace them with the 1tb.
    going to be changing Video card and going to a modular PSU after the new year so I didn't do very good WM. I also couldn't use the other GPU i had because i don't have enough 4pin molex to use my 4-6 PCI-E with the Hotswap and pump taking them up.
    I used the thicker Automotive clamps because this rig will be traveling from time to time and don't want to chance a leak.

    Because I mentioned my rabbit Rampage above, Here is a pic of him
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    Ok, i've got some plans to add some nice subtle lighting to my new HAF XB case and I wanna do it with white LED fans and I'm gonna go ahead and upgrade to 140mm intakes on the front of the case like Prime1974 did with this.

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    That being said, should I do the BitFenix or the Aerocool models? I don't have any experience with either of these makers, so I need peoples input on this. Again, around 40-50CFM is plenty for my needs, I need them to be QUIET for my HAF XB case build project.


    BitFenix Spectre LED White 140mm Case Fan

    AeroCool Shark 140mm White, White LED Case Fan
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    What ASUS motherboard is that? Is it the ASUS P8Z68-V Z68? If so how much room do you have on the outer edge where a third GPU would be installed? I have the ASUS P8Z68-V Z68 with three VisionTek HD 7770's and they wouldn't fit in my ANTEC P182 as the last GPU sticks out about 3/4 of an inch beyond the motherboard.

    Congrats tt77:toast:
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    Board is a p8z77-v pro
    I haven't tried it yet but it looks like it will fit a dual slot card in the last slot.

    If it would help you I will get my gtx465 dual slot card out of my other cruncher and put it in the last slot and provide a picture.
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    That would be awesome! Thanks
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    Check back here around 7pm tomorrow(my time), I will do it first thing when I get home from work. :toast:
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    In! No pics though at the moment... the but it has a MIVE/3570k 4.5GHz/680/Seasonic X550
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    For those using 200mm fans, I have the following fan but seem to be having trouble getting it to work.

    XIGMATEK LED Fan Crystal series CLF-F2003 200mm Gr...
    XIGMATEK LED Fan Crystal series CLF-F2003 200mm Green LED Case Fan Molex Adapter/extender included

    It seems the holes don't line up with the whats provided on the case. Not sure if I'm gonna need to make a bracket for it, just seeing what others have done to correct this.
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    I couldnnt fit my 465 in that slot with my watercooling tube in the way so I grabbed my 8600gt that has a waterblock on it,its as big as a dual slot card. Problem is if it vents out the back it won't be able to because the case only has 7 slots and it would need 8 to vent outside. But it should fit the card.
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