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Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Enclosure Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Specifications and Packaging


The Cooler Master HAF XM incorporates a steel chassis with plastic trim. The overall fit and finish is excellent and the resulting look is very good.  The enclosure is all black inside and out.  The included front 200mm fan incorporates red LEDs, which can be turned on or off with a pushbutton switch on the I/O panel.

Cooler Master HAF XM Specifications (Courtesy of Cooler Master USA):

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Packaging and Includes

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The Cooler Master HAF XM enclosure arrived securely packed inside a large retail box illustrating the enclosure’s main features and specifications.  The case comes wrapped in plastic and protected by two large foam end-block inserts.

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Packed inside the case is a box that contains a HAF XM User’s Guide, wire ties, mobo speaker, and three different bags of assorted mounting screws.

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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