Description

I basically play lots of games (any game, really). I also do lots of compiling for various things (android mostly).

I decided to build myself a solid box, with room to upgrade in SLI and overclocking.

Initial burnins on the system have me ecstatic. Everything looks perfect and temps are low. Hopefully once the arctic silver cooks in, it will get even lower.

I thought the HAF XB was going to be much bigger than it is after seeing lots of reviews. It was still pretty tight and I'd say it has about as much open space as a mid tower. The benefit is there's more room to route cables. The drawback is you must really plan when routing cables. Another drawback is the 1-sided clip for the 5.25" bays. I'm going to have to rig something up to make my recon more sturdy, as right now pushing on it can actually push it back into the bay, as I can only get 2 screws in 1 side and the other side is inaccessible.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

not going to lie i like just the case everything else is good and its a pretty compound build all in all its a great design

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

This is sexy..

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm pretty excited about it. Just got it all together and cables cleaned up today at work. Time to get it home and break it in.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the pictures, looks like you tried really hard to keep the cables out of the motherboard area. I was curious about this case when they released it, it really does look pretty nice if you have the room for it on your desk. With the memory bandwidth of the 660 Ti you might run into some issues, it especially compounds the issue in SLI. Have a read, hope it helps: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283-10.html

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried to keep the cables very compact in the bottom compartment as well, since i haven't put any 80mm fans down there for air movement yet.

Thanks for the read. I'll check it out. Got the 660 on sale for pretty cheap. I will probably upgrade and bite the bullet on a bigger card in the case I go SLI if the things that article says are true.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build love the retro case. Also am i the only one under the impression that one day the case is gonna break the glass desk

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, that glass desk is THICK. I can stand on it. :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Would you care to submit a pic of that haha just kidding.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the case "says" max ATX, but is there any way you think it could fit a EATX? Nice build by the way, looks great!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the only problem you would have would be the standoffs. The max standoff size is for ATX, so you'd have to drill new holes if you wanted to use EATX. I think the EATX are just wider. You can see in one of the pictures that my ATX still has about 1.5" left on the tray.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for getting back to me, yeah I noticed the extra space there that's why I was asking. I'll look into it some more!