Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Case Review Print

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Case ReviewBuilding upon the first version of the Full Tower 932 HAF (High Air Flow Series) case reviewed last year by PCWizKid, we have today the 2nd release of this full tower design, the HAF X (that's X for eXtreme) which brings improvements and new features.  Designed for performance systems this chassis is able to house today's latest and hottest CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards and is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. With specialized support and cooling for graphic cards, massive airflow with the help of up to four gigantic fans and easy access to installed components.

At first look from the outside, the Cooler Master HAF X seems vary much like its predecessor the 932 HAF, however taking a closer look you notice the side panel window is larger and the top area has been improved.  PCWizKid takes you through a detailed video review of this case so you can get a better idea (see below).

Features

  • SATA Dock for easy installation without the need of removing side panel
  • USB 3.0 on front I/O panel
  • Air duct to cool the latest graphic cards
  • Up to 1 x 230 mm red LED fan and 3 x 200 mm fans
  • 9 slots support triple VGA cards
  • Adjustable VGA card holder to support heavier GPU cards
  • Power supply partition to conceal cables
  • Advanced cable management with rubber grommets
  • Spacious interior for larger component parts
  • Rugged black coated interior

Specifications

Color Black
Material Steel + Plastic
Dimension (W / H / D) 230 x 550 x 590 mm / 9.1 x 21.7 x 23.2 inch
Weight Net Weight:14.35 kg / 31.6 lbs ; Gross Weight:16.08 kg / 35.5 lbs
M/B Type M-ATX / ATX / E-ATX / GIGABYTE XL-ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 6 (2 converted SATA HDD drive bay available)
3.5" Drive Bay 5 Hidden
(2 in 1 2.5" and 1.8" SSD drive support)
2.5"/3.5"- SATA HDD Drive Bay 2 (converted from 5.25” drive bays)
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2,USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394a x 1, e-SATA x 1, Audio x 1, Mic x 1,
Expansion Slots 9
Cooling System Front:230 x 30 mm red LED fan on/off x 1
Top:200 x 30mm fans x 2 (one optional)
Side:200 x 30mm fan x 1
Rear:140 x 25mm fan x 1
VGA Fan Duct:120 x 25 mm or 120 x 38 mm fan x 1(optional)
VGA Holder:80 x 15 mm fan x 1(optional)
Power Supply Bottom / Standard ATX PS2(optional)

Video Review


Conclusion

Another High Air Flow Hit by Cooler Master with the HAF X series.  This case though heavy brings many improvements which not only make your life easier to install and swap components, but additional extreme cooling options and support that kick up a notch your gaming rig to the next level of coolness.  The style is rugged alright! and it is built like tank!  I can see easily installing 3 video cards, just ensure you remove the inside panel fan vent that may touch the cards if it becomes a problem.  I would have liked to see a dust filter on the bottom PSU intake area for prevention of dust, something that once again is missing.  Other than that as shown in the video review this is a well rounded extreme case with many impreovements for those looking to build a monster PC.

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