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[Official] Cooler Master HAF-XB Club!

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  1. Jub New Member

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    What?

    Well i posted a reply but the internet seems to have swallowed it, so here goes again.
    Despite the stupid lack of 3.5" drive slots i`ve decided i`m going to get this case. Yeah, it is stupid in an ATX case and especially so with a gaming oriented mobo that has 10 sata slots, like i have! I`m going to buy the case and remove the idiotic 2.5" cage and fit some 3.5" cages to make it usable. Ssd`s you say? Yup, i already have 3 of those too.
    Nice builds btw! Loving the look of this case.
    Now back to figuring out where i`m going to put that 6TB+! hmmm
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    Hello Jub, welcome to TPU's Cooler Master Haf XB Club! :)

    If you criticise the case so much, then why are you interested in it? Don't forget that the XB is marketed more towards those who use tech benches instead of full towers. Have you ever seen a test-bench that holds more the 2-3 drives on average? If you have 6Tb's, maybe the Xb is not for you. However if you are a crazey modder like some of us here, then we can help you find a way to fit those drives in the case. ;)

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but please respect our club by following TPU's guidelines thank you.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. EarthDog

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    Sounds like a poor purchase to me.. Perhaps next time get something that fits your needs. ;)
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    Sounds like you should just add 2 x 3TB drives to that order and downsize that stack of spinners.
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  5. tastegw

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    Almost got her completed

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    Just need to get back home and install the custom feet, and win7 with some wire management.
    Can't believe it's this far!
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  6. SystemViper

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    here's mine...... it's up for sale....

    sorry for the sales pitch, i just cut it out of the sales thread, it was too much to edit,, :toast:

    Intel Skulltrail D5400XS Complete Dual CPU System / Dual Xeon E5472 / Haf XB / GTX460 SC

    This would make a monster video /programming/ flash editing station. !
    High End , Top Notch WorkHourse



    Here is a component List of the Skulltrail System.

    - Intel BOXD5400XS Dual LGA 771 Intel 5400 (Skulltrail) Extended ATX Motherboard
    - (2) Intel® Xeon® Processor E5472 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB)
    - 2x4G of 8192 MB FB-DDR2 @ 5-5-5-15
    - OS Drive 80G Raptor 10k SATA + WD 500G 2.5 SATA Drive
    - COOLER MASTER HAF XB Desktop Computer Case
    - ThermalTake 1200W Toughpower 80PLUS ModularSilver Power Supply
    - EVGA GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card
    - Driver Disc
    - 2 Hot Swapable Drive Bays
    - CD/DVD Burner
    - Lamptron Fan Controller




    The Intel Skulltrail D5400XS is a Intel High End Dual CPU Server Motherboard.
    If your in Video or Film Editing or just a computer buff, you know of theskulltrail.
    I used the coolest case i could find and that is the Cooler Master HAF XB so it's in a Brand New Very Cool Case.
    I used 2 Blue led Silent Cooler Master fans in the front and 1 in the back
    plus 2 Sunbeam Blue Crome 80mm fans in the back bottom. I like to keep the same color scheme
    through our the whole build. I put in Solid ThermalTake 1200W Toughpower 80PLUS ModularSilver Power Supply since it takes 2 -12v connections on the Skulltrail.
    the CPU's are 2 very sweet Intel® Xeon® Processor E5472 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1600 MHz FSB), yes i said ther are 2 CPU's in this build
    These are Server Class CPU's to go with the Server Class Motherboard, the Skulltrail. I added nice 4X2G = 8G of Ram with custom thermaltake heatspreaders,
    the kind with the heatpipe coming off the heatsink and going back down the RAM with lots of cooling fins.
    I also chose 2 Intel Extreme Coolers thatwere for the Extreme versions of their chips, the are very good and have a nice blue glow
    so it went well with the overall build. Then i put a very nice EVGA GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    Well i think i gave a good description, don't hesitate to PM or email me with your questions. This is a High End System
    I took care and put a lot and thought into it's build, so you will be getting not only a good system but a Unique creation
    from myself, so Enjoy, you won't be dissapointed!


    HERE IS THE CPUz LINK
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2721248


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    so you can see how easy it is to work on...

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    This is a generic pic of the skulltrail and is exactly what you are getting.
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    This is a generic pic of the intel extreme cpu coolers and is exactly what you are getting (2).
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    agan any questions, jsut ask.



    this is a killer system, not cutting edge tech but running 2
    XEON cpu's @ 3ghz stock /12M cache onboard each
    and all the functions that the skulltrail has to offer,
    man o man it's still a very relevent and powerfull system.
    Remember it's 8 cores you will be running here!



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  7. Jub New Member

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    Haha, yeah i know. I always wanted a cube case though for some reason. But the xspc H1 or whatever its called costs like nearly 4x as much as this coolermaster where i live. Plus i don`t think i would need one that size. I just like the look of it and sticking a few hd cages in there isn`t much of a hassle for me. I worked it out before i made my decision to buy. Just waiting for them to be in stock at my chosen seller, where the price is good.
    I would be more of a lazy modder than a crazy one btw:D
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    I`m currently running a 1TB and 1.5TB samsung drives, a WD 2TB drive plus various older 500GB drives and the ssd`s. I think i have enough there and dont feel like dumping them all in favour of some newer 3TB for the sake of a €90 case. That wouldn`t make sense money wise and i would rather stick with my 600T. So two Akasa 4x3.5" drive cages at €22 for both is a much more sane option imo. Fabricating them myself is a minor job too. Plus i also have an old case i got for free lying in my garage that could be cannibalized.
    Up here for thinking, down there for dancing!
    ;)
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    That's a lot of fapping material you have saved up
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    Ax750

    Hey.

    Incredible builds in this thread. Amazing!

    Just ordered this case today, not aiming at the kind of perfection you guys are displaying though, so I don't know if I qualify for the owners club :)

    Anyway, one thing caught my attention, but I didn't quite catch the end of the story. In my current build, I have the Corsair AX750PSU, planning to move it over to the HAF. But what was this earlier in the thread that it didn't fit this case? And how can that even be, isn't there a standardized size for PSUs, even the lengthy ones? And how come the 860 fits, but not the 750, aren't they equal in size?

    Thanx in advance
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    Yay, also HAF XB

    I took the HAF XB for my new Computer, after I realized that I can't play games on my MacBook Pro (99°C with prime). I took the FX-8350, the Sabertooth 990FX R2.0, 8 GB Ripjaws X Ram, a 120 GB SSD, a beQuiet 530W and a Asus GT 630. What cooling should I take? I already bought a NZXT 200mm Fan (fits with 2 Screws) and the stock CPU-Cooler is loud and weak. Is the h80i good or should I take a good air cooling?
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    damn that XB of urs is packed SystemViper :)
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    Yes, the H80i is an excellent waterkit cooler if that is what you are interested in. In my opinion though, if you are not planning on overclocking your 8350 and wanna save some cash, then find a nice air cooler, they can perform just as good. :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    4 front fans?

    Is it possible to put two 120mm fans at the front and two 140mm fans on the other side right behind the 120s (inside the case)? The 140 fans have got separated holes, so everything should fit :cool:
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    Yes it's possible but I do not see the purpose of a push/pull with a radiator involved.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Hardware update...

    Gigabyte X79S-UP4
    Intel 3930k
    Swiftech H220
    G.Skill DDR3-1866 Cas 8 4x8GB
    EVGA Geforce Titan
    Corsair HX650W PSU
    Intel 180GB 530 Cherryville SSD - OS Drive
    Samsung 512GB SSD -Steam Drive
    Twin 500GB Vraps - Storage
    4TB Seagate External
    Sound Blaster Z
    Bose Companion 3 2.1 system
    Sennheiser PC350 Headset

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    hmmm sooo much light, not a big lighting fan tbh but nice hardware bpgt64 ^^
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    It has a non-light mode. I have a panel in one of the 5.25 bay for turning off all the lights/fans. I have removed the Turbulance fans as of a few weeks ago till I get the H220 installed.
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    Small update to my rig :)

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    Best pic I could find of the inside (Before the paint job)
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    More of the stickers per request :)
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    And specs:
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.8Ghz
    Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
    RAM: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2x8GB)
    Cooler: Corsair H80i
    GPU: ASUS DirectCUII HD 6950 (Waiting to upgrade)
    SSD: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XB
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    still an awesome rig even with that little sticker on :nutkick:
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    well alittle over a week ago (actually one week and one day) i received my Asus Maximus V Extreme board and i posted some pics in the Sexy Hardware Close-Up Pic Clubhouse. thread but still, it fits nicely and yes ino i need some cable management but time and time goes dunno when i will get myself to do it :laugh:

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    check the Sexy hardware close-up thread for more pics ;)
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    Finally got my Swiftech H220, getting some corsair SP120's in place for intakes and I'll be set!
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    Got my Swiftech H220 in place!
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