Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

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Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby libjoe67 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:56 pm

I am leaning towards getting the Nvidia Haf X model ( refurb) at your store. I've been doing some research on this ( still undecided between this model and the Haf 932 advance) and noticed several people say that the Sandy Bridge Mobo's are not compatible with backplate hole for easy access. Is this true?

I have a Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Mobo that I just bought and I wanted to put this in a new case. I'm hoping I get good news on this being I've made up my mind on a Haf. If for some reason I get the dreaded news, what cases are Sandy Bridge compatible?


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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby samoht25 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:39 am

Hi,

The Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is ATX compatible. I believe it should fit onto both the HAF 932 Advanced and Nvidia HAF X as they are both ATX compatible. See specs for your reference.

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... %20Edition

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... 20Advanced
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby libjoe67 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:04 am

Thank you for the great response time.
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby neverXmiss on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:16 am

libjoe67 wrote:Thank you for the great response time.

To clarify, the motherboard is compatible, but the access hole may not line up because there is no standard on that location of the cpu socket.
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby footman on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:45 am

neverXmiss wrote:
libjoe67 wrote:Thank you for the great response time.

To clarify, the motherboard is compatible, but the access hole may not line up because there is no standard on that location of the cpu socket.


That is true My AsRock P67 and Asus Z68 boards do not allign up with the current CPU cutout on the HAF-X. I used a Dremel to create my own. :-)

The HAF-X is a truly great case though.
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby libjoe67 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:53 am

footman wrote:
neverXmiss wrote:
libjoe67 wrote:Thank you for the great response time.

To clarify, the motherboard is compatible, but the access hole may not line up because there is no standard on that location of the cpu socket.


That is true My AsRock P67 and Asus Z68 boards do not allign up with the current CPU cutout on the HAF-X. I used a Dremel to create my own. :-)

The HAF-X is a truly great case though.


Thank for specifying and confirming this situation. I was hoping this would not be the case ( no pun intended).

Does the haf 932 advanced have the same cutout dimensions as the haf X?

basically, the cutout, aside from being being a full tower was the reason I wanted to go in this direction.
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby samoht25 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:01 am

You would have a better chance with the Haf X.

Based on the ASROCK p36 gen3 ext3. The case i would recommend is the Storm Trooper and Cosmos II. Please look at the specs below.


http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... %20Trooper

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... osmos%20II
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby ThatsBS on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:54 pm

Is the Asus p9x79 pro compatable with the Haf x case CPU wise?? Thanks
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Re: Haf X Question - CPU backplate cutout

Postby footman on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:00 am

samoht25 wrote:You would have a better chance with the Haf X.

Based on the ASROCK p36 gen3 ext3. The case i would recommend is the Storm Trooper and Cosmos II. Please look at the specs below.


http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... %20Trooper

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product ... osmos%20II


Agreed the CM Storm Trooper has the correct cutout for P67 and Z68. Not tested with 79 though...
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