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Death_Masta187

Cooloer Master HAF-XB Green Monster

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is my first liquid cooled build.

 

System Specs (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3DdJd):

Case: Cooler Master HAF-XB

MB: ASUS Sabertooth z87

CPU: i7 4770k

GPU: 2x GTX 780

RAM: 16GB 32GB Kingston HyperX 2400

PSU: Corsair AX860i

Sound: Audigy X-Fi

HDD(OS): 2x 256GB Samsung 840 Pros

HDD(games): 2x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 (raid 0) 2x 3TB WD Red Pros (RAID 0)+ 1 x 120GB Samsung 840 Evo (cache)

Monitor 1: Asus PB278Q

Monitor 2: Dell 2405FPW

Mouse: Razer Death Adder 3.5g

Keyboard: CMStrom Quick fire XT

 

Front rad: 240mm Swiftech MCRx20-XP (push/pull)

Back rad: 120mm Swiftech MCRx20-XP (pull)

Bottom rad: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 dual 80mm(pull) - I ordered this because I wanted to see what it would do to my temps(& it was only like $45). to put it short it did not help much, but my temps were pretty good to begin with.

Pump: Swiftech MCP655-PWM w/ Bitspower pump mod kid & top

CPU block: Swiftech Apogee HD

GPU waterblocks: EVGA hydro copper

Tubing: Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT UV Green

old pics

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Just drained the loop to add the second 780.

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Pump and rez is mounted to the front of the case. I had to drill some holes for this one. This is really the only "major" mod I did to the case.

The cable coming out of the pump top is a temp sensor.

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Here is my drain port, SSDs, and another temp sensor. There is a T connector that brings the loop under my MB tray and dumps it back into the top of the rez. 

The only thing I hate about this case is it’s next to imposable to not make under the MB tray not to look like a rats nest of cables. Only time you can see that is if the side panels are off so it does not bother me as much. But I’d like to clean it up more though.

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What it looked like before

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I went with parallel on my SLi cooling.

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On the back I have a fill port and the on/off switch for my lighting.

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Update 04/17/2015. New top window mod.

 

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What it looked like before

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I tend to have issues when it comes to "over doing it" the green in my builds. I do plan on replacing the green Cold Cathode with some white LEDs strips eventually.

 

Let me know if you want me to take any pictures of angles I may have missed or if you have any questions about this build.

Edit 1: replaced lighting with RGB LED strips. July 2014

Edit 2: Added a dual 80mm rad just for kicks. Sep 2014

Edit 3: I replaced my 2 1TB drives for 2 3TB drives. Dec 2014

Edit 4: added another 16GB of ram. Feb 2015

Edit 5: modded the top panel and put in a bigger window.  April 2015.


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

If only it weren't for the red EVGA logo, then it'd be perfect! :D

Thanks! :) lol I looked into replacing the LEDs with green ones but I would have to remove the front sticker on the water block(so I can take the block apart). I was to scared I would damage the sticker to where I could not get it back on. really I should have just bought the swiftech KOMODO-NV. its the same water block but with green LED. it sucks, because I found out about the swiftech ones after I already had one of the evga blocks. it was either a second evga block or not have them match. oh well I guess if it bugs me to much I can always turn them off :-\


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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That switch on the back is the smartest thing I've seen all day. Like the build.


CPU-- AMD FX-8320 (Stock), Motherboard-- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R 2.0, RAM-- Team 8gb 1600Mhz, GPU-- Sapphire 7870 GHz with OC Edition, Case-- NZXT Tempest 210, PSU-- Corsair CX600m, HDD, 1tb Seagate & 2tb WD External, Monitor-- Dell S2240M IPS Display, Keyboard/Mouse-- Some Logitech keyboard and some Dell mouse, Speakers-- Logitech Z533

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks pretty sick! That tube looks like it's seen better days though hahah

Thanks :)

 

which tube are you talking about?


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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Thanks :)

 

which tube are you talking about?

Ah it is just the lighting in one of the pics haha, I was on my phone when I posted that. But I see they are evenly coloured! (I thought a few pieces were a different shade of green)

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Ah it is just the lighting in one of the pics haha, I was on my phone when I posted that. But I see they are evenly coloured! (I thought a few pieces were a different shade of green)

Yeah my iphone takes pretty crappy pictures. this is the tubing I have http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19310/ex-tub-1800/PrimoChill_PrimoFlex_Advanced_LRT_Tubing_38ID_x_58_OD_-_10ft_Retail_Pack_-_Limited_Edition_Atomic_UV_Green_PFLEXA10-58-G_w_Free_Sys_Prep.html?tl=g30c99s1615

and it looks pretty close to what it looks like on that site. The flash on my phone just makes it look like there is maybe a blue shift to it.

 

 

Nice work on the build

Way to get all that smokin hardware in there

Thanks. I was worried 1 120mm and 1 240mm rad would not be enough to cool 2 780s and an i7. But my GPUs are far under the 80c they used to get at with the stock coolers. so I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for being the first time iv ever liquid cooled anything.


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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I just modded an RGB LED strip and here is what blue and white look like. I like the blue because it kind of adds a UV effect to my tubing and fluid. the tubing is looks a lot more like the fluid(I call it slime green) in real life with the strip set to blue than what the picture makes it look like.  my phone/me just sucks ass at taking pictures.

 

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Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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The blue and white look awesome, really brings out the green.


CPU: i5 4590, Motherboard: Asrock b85M ITX, Memory: 8gb G-Skill 2133mhz, GPU: MSI Gtx 760 Case: CM Elite 130

Laptop: 15" 2011 Macbook Pro

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Now that's awesome!


CPU: Intel i5 4690K Cooler: Cryorig H5 Motherboard: ASrock Z97 Extreme4  RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu Black Series 8GB GPU: Powercolor R9 390 PCS+

Case Fans: 3X Phobya NB-Eloop 120mm in front + 1X Noiseblocker BlackSilentPRO 140mm, rear HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB  PSU: Corsair CX600M  Case: Corsair Air 540 ODD: LG Supermulti (Yeah whatever)  Monitors: LG25UM55-P, LG 22EN43

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Update 04/17/2015. New top window mod.

I got rid of that ugly bump the old top window had. Not as clean as I wanted it to be (i ordered a window kit a few inches to small) but I guess this is as good as its going to get with only a hammer and a dremel. lol I still have the old top panel so I can swap back to that if it looks to bad.

 

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What it looked like before

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Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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I really hate these cases but good job on the build. That SLI bridge really needs to go though dude.


Area 51 2014. Intel 5820k@ 4.4ghz. MSI X99.16gb Quad channel ram. AMD Fury X.Asus RAIDR.OCZ ARC 480gb SSD. Velociraptor 600gb. 2tb WD.

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I really hate these cases but good job on the build. That SLI bridge really needs to go though dude.

Yeah literally had a define R5 in hand at microcenter today lol. but told my self to just deal with it for another year just so I feel like i didn't waste my money on all this stuff (even though I did)

because if I got the R5 I would have removed all this liquid cooling stuff as well. I'm just kind of over liquid cooling and big dumb blingy cases with windows and lights. I will probably make it another 6 months before I nuke this case and replace it with a windowless R5.


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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@Death_Masta187, How did you get that fill port to fit in that hole? Share your secrete! I want to put pass through in those ports but am not sure they will fit. Thanks in advance. If you want to PM that is fine.


Instructions for frustration management:  

1) Sit at desk.   2) Repeatedly slam forehead against desk.

 

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k @ 4.5   Motherboard: Asrock Fat1ity Z97X Killer  RAM: Kingston HyperX 4x4gb   GPU: XFX AMD RX VEGA 56

Storage: Crucial 1tb M.2  OS: Win 10 Pro  Case: Cooler Master Haf XB EVO

 

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On 7/30/2018 at 8:11 AM, dual290x said:

@Death_Masta187, How did you get that fill port to fit in that hole? Share your secrete! I want to put pass through in those ports but am not sure they will fit. Thanks in advance. If you want to PM that is fine.

@dual290x Sorry its been a long time since Iv been on these forums.

I'm was using a 3 port res top and lined up the hole with the hole on the back of the case. then ran a small 1 - 1.5 inch piece of tube from the res top to the fill port. I actually got kind of lucky because I didn’t pre measure and so if I had mounted my res/pump combo to the front of my case any higher or lower it would not have lined up correctly. To make the actual fill port fitting fit tighter I just used a one of the circular rubber grommet from the back of my other PCs case (the HAF-X) since it was the same size as the pre cut hole in my haf-xb. I'm pretty sure cooler master sells extra ones on their spare parts site. of not you should be able to contact them to get the grommet.

Hopefully that helps and again sorry for the delay in my response.


Main PC(Liquid cooled HAF-XB): The Green Monster

Backup PC:Evga X58 SLi, i7 920, GTX 660, 12GB DDR3 1600, CM HAF-X NV-edition

 

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