Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review

Cooler Master’s HAF X full tower case was released about 2 years ago and since then it has been their premier full tower case.  While full tower cases are great many people do not want a case that large or may not have room for it.  For those who love all of the features of the HAF X Cooler Master has just released the HAF XM, which they say is “the essence of a HAF X distilled into its purest form; a mid-tower enclosure”.  This mid tower case features support for up to four 200mm fans, a latched side panel, two external hot swap X-Docks, 3-way SLI or CrossFire support and dust filters on every intake!  Let’s jump right in and take a look!

Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the HAF XM Mid Tower Case to review.

Available Color: Black
– Outer body: coated steel mesh and Synthetic compounds;
– Inner body: coated enforced steel alloy
Dimensions: 252.0(W) x 530.5(H) x 579.0(D)mm / 9.9 x 20.9 x 22.8 inch
Weight: 10.5 kg / 23.1 lb
M/B Type: Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays: 3
3.5″ Drive Bays: 8 (hidden x 6, X-Dock x 2)
2.5″ Drive Bays: 9 (6 are converted from 3.5“ bays, X-Dock x 2, 1 is behind M/B tray)
I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio), LED switch for the front fan
Expansion Slots: 8+1
Cooling System:
– Front: 200mm Red LED fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 2 / 140mm fan x 1)
– Top: 200mm fan x 2 (one is optional; converted to 120/140mm fan x 2)
– Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 1)
– Side: 200mm fan x 1 (optional; converted to 140mm fan x 2)
– HDD: 120 x 25mm fan x 2 (optional)
Power Supply Type: Standard ATX PS2 / EPS
VGA card length: 354.0mm / 13.9 inch (with HDD cage) 463.0mm / 18.2 inch (without HDD cage) (*AMD Radeon HD 6990: 304.8mm / 11.9”; NVIDIA GTX 590: 279.4mm / 10.9”)
CPU cooler height: 196.0mm / 7.7 inch (*Can accommodate Cooler Master CPU cooler <TPC 812>: 163.0mm / 6.4”)

The Cooler Master MAF XM comes in a nice retail package.  On the front there is a photo of the case.  On the back there is an overview of the entire case highlighting many of its features.

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To give you a good idea of how the HAF XM comes and for a brief overview of the case check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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