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CoolerMaster HAF X case review

CoolerMaster tries to make the dream cooling PC case

Our Verdict

Better airflow than a wind tunnel, but over-fussy design shatters the dream-build.

For

  • Redonkulous cooling
  • Feature-laden
  • Gotham City visuals

Against

  • Some design elements get in the way

The clue's in the title really. CoolerMaster likes to keep things cool, and the CoolerMaster HAF X (the HAF stands for high air flow) is the coolest of cooling cases.

This is a case you could store fresh fish in on a hot day. Only, please don't.

The HAF X is rammed with fans. There's scarcely an inch in the outer casing that isn't simply mesh hiding a fan behind it, and although the HAF X is actually very expansive, compared with Corsair's 700D the intensity of its visual design makes it seem quite compact.

CoolerMaster has made the HAF X for serious PC enthusiasts looking to build extremely powerful and thus extremely hot systems.

The design of the HAF X is almost entirely geared towards cooling, but CoolerMaster has made sure not to neglect aspects like build quality and functionality.

Tech Specs

Product TypeComputer Case
Number of External 5.25" Bays6
Number of Power Supplies Supported1
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays5
Front USBYes
Front FireWireYes
Front Audio InYes
Front Audio OutYes
Power Supply Wattage750 W
Number of Total Expansion Bays11
eSATAYes
ColourBlack
Brand NameCooler Master
Form FactorTower
Motherboard SupportedMicro ATX, EATX, ATX
MaterialSteel, Plastic
Number of Fans Supported7
Number of Fans Installed4
Height550 mm
Width230 mm
Depth599 mm
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelHAF X
Product NameHAF X Chassis
Manufacturer Part NumberRC-942-KKA750
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.coolermaster.com
Marketing Information

The much anticipated HAF X debuts as the most powerful HAF (High Air Flow) chassis yet. 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, this is as close as it gets to a system builder's 'dream case'.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)16.08 kg