Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review

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Cooler Master are a highly respected brand within enthusiast circles, having amassed a huge following over the years. A portion of their success is due to their innovative cooling solutions ranging from CPU coolers to High Air Flow (HAF) cases as well as stand alone fans.

Today we are looking at their HAF XM which is a mid-tower chassis based on the HAF X design, offering an uncomplicated combination of striking looks and ample cooling.

Official Specification:

  • Available Colour – Black
  • Materials – Appearance: Mesh, Synthetics; Case body: Steel
  • Dimensions (H*W*D) – 252(W) x 530.5(H) x 579(D) mm
  • Net Weight – 10.5kg / 23.1 lb
  • Motherboard support – Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
  • 5.25″ Drive Bay – 3
  • 3.5″ Drive Bay -8  (Hidden x 6, X-Dock x 2)
  • 2.5″/3.5″ Drive Bay – 9 (2 from X-docking, 6 converted from 3.5″ bays, 1 behind motherboard tray)
  • I/O Panel – USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In and Out (LED Switch for front intake fan)
  • Expansion Slots – 8+1
  • Cooling System – Front: 200mm Red LED fan x 1 (converted from 120/140mm x 1)
  • Top: 200mm fan x 2 (1 is optional: Converted to 120/140mm fan x2)
  • Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (Converted to 120mm fan x2)
  • HDD: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
  • PSU Support – ATX PS2 / EPS
  • Max Compatibility – Graphics card length: 354mm/ 13.9inch (with HDD cage)
  • 463mm / 18.2 inch (without cage)
  • CPU cooler height – 196.0mm/ 7.7 inch
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  • Peter
    May 8, 2012
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    Great looking design as would be expected from Cooler Master. My only concern is the price. £110 for a M chassis? seems a bit much IMO.

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  • Robbie McIntosh
    May 8, 2012
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    Very nice, the HAF cases are great anyway, good move releasing a smaller model.

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  • Dipayan
    May 9, 2012
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    Monster look

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