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  1. Phillip Head

    HAF XB EVO X-dock bay with dual SSD adapter

    I'm wanting to install dual SSD's in a single 3.5 bay. I'm looking at the ICY DOCK EZ fit lite MB290SP-B bay adapter. My question is this, will the ICY DOCK adapter fit in the X-dock tray or will I have to use some other mounting method? I realize I will have to remove the hot swap board and connect the SSD's directly to the MB.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    process of elimination.... No front panel connections to motherboard - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing USB only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing HD audio only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing reset sw only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing pwr sw only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing HD LED only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing PWR LED only - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing so I start working my way backwards....... all PWR/HD/RESET - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing all PWR/HD/RESET + HD audio - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing all PWR/HD/RESET + HD audio + USB - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing put top back on case with all front panel connections - tap, tap, bang, bang - nothing I give. It's not like I'm going to be tapping, banging and removing panels once I get it fully setup anyway. Now if it starts freezing on its own then I have a real problem.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    Yea that's what I'm going to try. I had everything pulled out of the case last weekend and it seemed to run just fine. But when I put it all back together it was OK too. Maybe moving around some of the cabling has changed the way it reacts to me tapping on it. Only way to rule out/in the front panel is to isolate it.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    Yes of course I have checked all the obvious mounting points. Unfortunately it is doing it again. I tapped around on it last night to see if I could get it to freeze and it didn't, until I tapped a little harder. I tapped on the top front of the plastic bezel just above the fan grill and it froze up. When I say hard I mean just a quick tap like you might do knocking on someones door but not real hard. I'm convinced it has something to do with the electronics in the front panel of the case. I'm going to take off the front panel and see if I can see anything obvious. I am considering buying a different case just to see if it can be repeated. I like the HAF but this is ridiculous.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    I took everything out of the case and reseated the CPU and cooler. I had to start over and reinstall windows. I think between all the freezes, BSOD's and updating the BIOS, it corrupted my SSD. After windows reinstall everything seems to be OK. It's all back in the case and no freezes so far.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    I tried it with minimal connections and with everything connected. I "bumped" the case by just tapping it with my fingers. It's even worse now. All I'm getting is a blinking cursor on the monitor. The MB Q-code displays AE. The manual says that means "legacy boot event". I'm going to remove everything from the case, dismantle the CPU cooler and remount and try to run it out of the case.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    So this morning I started from scratch and reinstalled Windows, installed the chipset/ethernet/audio drivers from the Asus CD. Downloaded Avast free AV and life was still good......until I placed the top panel back on the case and WHAM.......it freezes
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    I reseated all of the power/fan connectors, reseated memory, reseated SSD. I've moved the case around while it was on and no freezes so far. The motherboard came with a Q-connector for the front panel connections and I left that off, connecting the front panel directly to the MB. I also left the HD audio connector and USB 3 connector disconnected....for now.
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    new build, random freezes or BSOD

    Thanks for the reply. Yes I will be checking all connections and reseating the ram/cpu this weekend. I had read a couple of threads about failing power buttons. Can't remember off hand if they were legit or if they were particular to this case. Just trying to cover all bases.
  10. Building a new rig as follows.... HAF XB EVO Asus A88X-Pro motherboard AMD Kaveri A10-7850 Enermax ETS-T40-TB CPU cooler Gskill 16gb memory (2x 8gb) Samsung 850 Pro 512gb SSD Everything was going well until I started getting random freezes and sometimes BSOD. This morning I was doing some windows updates and I gently placed the case top in place and slid it forward and it froze. I rebooted and tried it again with same results. Seems every time I bump, move or just put the top/side on the case, the computer freezes or BSOD's. There aren't any apparent static discharges that I can tell. loose connection somewhere? big CPU cooler is flexing the board or CPU with any movement? grounding problem with case? Weren't there some issues with the power buttons on these cases? I'm at a loss