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Cooler Master HAF XM Case Review

The Cooler Master HAF XM is a very capable and attractive chassis that remains faithful to its bigger brother – The HAF X. It incorporates a plethora of features such as a tool less design, front panel USB 3.0 and a fantastic internal layout.

The HAF XM also features a array of cooling options should you desire a large CPU cooler, such as the ever popular Noctua NH-D14 or the ThermalRight Silver Arrow.

The extruded side panel provides more than enough space to accommodate them with room to spare, while providing support for a respectable water cooling loop with a 280mm top mounted radiator.

Despite its industrial rugged looking exterior, the case is a pleasure to build inside, with first class cable management.

I was particularly impressed with the power supply cover and the made-for-purpose cutout at the top of motherboard tray which allows easy routing of the CPU 4/8pin cable to the back of the motherboard tray.

The HAF XM is a well designed chassis with no glaring issues we can mention. The use of multiple, large, high grade fans means that the system pushes a lot of air while maintaining a low noise threshold.

The Cooler Master HAF XM is available on preorder from Overclockers in the UK, for £109.99 inc vat.

Pros:

  • Toned down aesthetics compared to its bigger brother.
  • More than adequate cooling performance.
  • Very spacious interior.
  • Excellent cable management.

Cons:

  • No shortage of competition at this price point.

Kitguru says: Another quality chassis design from the Cooler Master team. Fantastic.

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Rating: 9.0.

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