83 months ago
thoughts... pros, cons?
I like it, though, only for an HTPC. I think there are better form factors for desktops personally. This has several trade offs to make it better for that purpose, but nothing gained for a gaming build. I think it would be a real ***** to actually construct something in there. (But nowhere near as difficult as a silverstone steel fortress mini-ITX case.)
Linus reviewed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhjoYbVX1XU
At the same price point you can get a corsair 400R. Which would be my preference depending upon application.
Linus Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-u7FdeLSMI
What can I say though, I am in love with corsair cases at this point lol.
i really really love corsair cases. its kinda a toss up.. i was looking at the 600t i love that case or the 650
but the haf xb is cheep it looks nice and its compact and uniqe and i hear good things about it
Still appears to be a pain to put a system together in. Plus very limited expandability for HDD's. No double duty as a file server.
Basically if you really like the look, it doesn't matter what I say. :) However, the corsair case in the same price point is very, very good. The 400R is even better. I like Thermaltake, and cooler master for cases almost as much as I like corsair. I just really think feature for feature, they are hard to beat in most price points, and I bet thermally the 300R outperforms the XB. These are things I worry about most.
i think what i really like about it is it takes the mobo gpu and all the other core components and pretty much gives it its own dedicated cooling area i like the top 200mm fan option and in the front a push/pull corsair 100i i think would work great... it takes most of the wiring and puts it below making wire mitigation less of a pain. i watched a few builds. yes it only has a slot for 2 hard drives but i think it has like 5 or 6 for solid state drives... way i see it i have my file storage set up with my modem for home network.. 2 tb worth and i have a 2 tb hard drive and im looking at getting a 120gb solid state so i think i got enough. i do love that 600t tho, just like the nice price on the xb
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