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Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: Cooler Master

A Detailed Look – From the Outside (Cont’d)

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Moving around to the rear of the enclosure reveals a fairly typical ATX-tower layout except the power supply is mounted at the bottom of the enclosure instead of the top.  A 140mm exhaust fan comes pre-installed and there are three different openings for routing external liquid-cooling hoses in and out of the chassis.

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At the bottom of the rear panel is the power supply opening for mounting a standard ATX power supply unit. 

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All of the expansion card brackets contain ventilation slots, which along with the slotted openings on the back, allows warm air to exhaust out the rear of the case driven by the positive internal air pressure.

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Flipping the HAF XM enclosure upside down exposes four audiophile-style rubber feet.  The mesh covered opening towards the back of the bottom panel allows outside case air into the power supply compartment.

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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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