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Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review

Manufacturer: Cooler Master

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Cooler Master is a well know name among PC enthusiasts and they are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary!  In addition to a full line of PC enclosures, Cooler Master offers power supplies, coolers, and numerous accessories for mobile computing, notebooks, servers, and gaming. In this review we will be taking a detailed look at the new Cooler Master HAF XM enclosure, which is a very interesting mid-tower version of their popular HAF X series full-tower enclosure.

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Here is what Cooler Master has to say about the new HAF XM enclosure: “The pure essence of the HAF X packed into a mid-tower size. The HAF XM supports up to four huge 200mm fans (Top x 2, Front, and Side), a large 140mm rear exhaust fan, and ample space for even the most demanding system builds. Liquid cooling support, an easy-access 90 degree rotated latched side panel, front HDD and SSD X-Docks, USB 3.0, and support for a hidden 2.5” HDD/SSD behind the motherboard tray make the HAF XM the ultimate setup for those that want enthusiast-grade features in a mid-tower package.

Continue reading our review of the Cooler Master HAF XM chassis!!

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Cooler Master HAF XM Enclosure

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Key Features:

• HAF (High Air Flow) design
• Mid-Tower enthusiast case with support for four 200mm fans
• 90° Rotated, latched right side panel for easy access
• Full-featured I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports
• 8+1 Expansion slots support NVIDIA 3-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX
• Support for up to 9 HDDs with 2 front X-Dock slots and 1 hidden
• Sliding PSU cable cover for improved cable management
• Liquid cooling support (internal or external)
• Top compartment with rubber pad for placing personal items
• Mesh on front panel, top cover, side panel, and bottom vents
• (2) 200mm and (1) 140mm fans included

August 19, 2012 | 02:13 AM - Posted by Freshie

Great review. Keep these Tower/Enclosure Reviews coming

August 20, 2012 | 07:20 PM - Posted by TigerClaw (not verified)

Great review but, I think they neglected to mention about that the button where the PSU would be facing down, Has a removable Dust Filter that cannot be remove unless you remove the PSU entirely.

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August 21, 2012 | 01:13 PM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla (not verified)

great review, you guys overlooked the fact the how HAF-XM has latches only on one side-panel and other one has thumb screws. Also in order to remove the front panel, both the X-docks need to be removed which is a real shame considering how good CM has implemented hot-swap HDD bays on their other cases.

August 21, 2012 | 05:46 PM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

Good case, but for $110 you can get a nice Corsair case as well.

September 26, 2012 | 05:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have a Corsair 500r and I have had nothing but trouble with the front panel connectors. I am about to replace it for the second time under warranty.

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