Cooler Master HAF X Review

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Trooper_One

UGLY LOGO!!!

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miller2010

hi guys, know all about mortgaging

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Velox

One picture?  Fail.

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LGA1156

The silverstone Fortress 2 dominates this fugly sucker, for both looks and airflow

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tb1891

Awww, such a cute little troll.

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AlExAkE

You are kidding right? There is no water cooling holes for the case out, no eSATA, no USB 3.0 and the fact that all cables are right in top of everything is ugly in my opinion. Well, thanks got there are different styles and different people have their own preferneces, but it's looks is too simple for me and lacks lots of features the HAF X got. Not to mention no lights on/off button. The only thing I like about it is the changable filters and fans on bottom. Not the best case overall!

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oihorse

Just built a rig with this case in September.

I've been building computers for 10 years, and this is, hands down, the best case I've ever used. It runs cool and almost completely silent. The cable runs were fantastic!

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AlExAkE

I got this case a month ago, and I'm inlove! I've been reading and researching about air flow, fans, noise, room inside, cable management and anything else a case may to offer. This case has it all. Moreover I got it for $160 from Fry's on sale. I did not like the side panel, so I exchange it with the old HAF 932, which also provides more air flow.
NOTE: some reviews and people complained that there is no air filter on the bottom. Well, either I'm lucky or they aren’t, cuze mine came with one :)
YES, cable management could use more holes, I've been having such a hard time with my Antec 1200W power supply since it has very hard wires and extremely hard to manage and route around.
Also, I wish they give free upgrade for the USB 3.0 headers, when motherboard start including it, so I can connect my ports directly into the mobo. Does such cables are sold already?
Also, there is button to turn off/on front LED fan, which I modified to work with all my 4 LED fans + 2 RED cold cathodes, so I turn of/off everything inside at the same time with 1 click.
Anyone wants pics of my mod? :) Comment and I will supply.

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GoOdF3lLaZ-77

glad ur enjoying the case as much as i am. Mine has a filter too. The reviewer talks about it having a filter but said its a negative that it doesnt slide out, but common now, how lazy can u be if u can just pop it off like its supposed to be done. Any chance u can enlighten me on how u modded the led switch to turn them all on n off, wud love to do that for mine :D

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AlExAkE

Actually most online reviews (and some models I've seen in MicroCenter or Fry's demos) don’t have bottom filter at all. We are lucky tho! Yeah, removable filter will be nice, but is not a big deal at all for me; I clean my room and PC every Sunday :) I also got air compressor for the car, which blows any dust in less than 1 min completely!

Anyway, here is the link I used to mod my case. The guy uses regular wires; I bought $5 2 pin connectors from eBay, so I can connect/disconnect whenever I want. Same effect, mine is easier tho.
http://url.alexake.com/9opv1Q
Here are the cables I got so I can connect/disconnect anytime, any fan/cold cathode
http://url.alexake.com/9Rq088

Good luck, if u need anything else hit me up.

 

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maddingo

gah I must be getting old

 

good god gaming cases are fugly ... that thing is really not my taste at all.  also too big much too big.

 

also I was at fry's the other day and finally saw a 800D in person... holy h*ll that thing is big.. too big in my view it is funny that while SFF gains traction on the other end ridiculously ginormous cases and cpu coolers are the rage..

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GoOdF3lLaZ-77

I recently purchased this chasis and it is amazing. It met and went well above what i was expecting out of it. I think the reviewer was pretty much spot on. The only thing he neglected to mention was that the case comes with a psu cover that enables better wire routing. It has 2 cable cutouts and three circular cutouts in the rear of the case for liquid cooling upgrade. I love the look of the chasis, many other chasis look to gaudy and unrealistic, this one looks solid and the metal n mesh give it a clean, manly look (if i may lol). The air flow is tremendous and cooler master continues to impress me with their products.

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bingojubes

i think that might need to be corrected to say barely larger than the HAF-932, which is the previous fulltower enclosure. still a beautiful case, though i am deciding to go open test bench for future builds. The HAF-X sports some fan filters, which is a welcomed addition.

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Eoraptor

Except that there IS a USB-3 header standard now... it's just yet to be implimented on any production boards I am aware of. And "could use more cable cutouts?" aside from a special channel to route the USB3 (which it has in the form of a third water-cooling navel) what more cutouts or routing options could you want? And this case also supports some of the extended ATX board dimension options, why not mention that?

really, poor review.

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SilverSurferNHS

I found this review very helpful and interesting... when it came out in their magazine a while back, when there wasnt a standard for usb3 internal connector - they simply publish the web version much later (i assume without revision - which is fine)

also the more cutouts the better and more capable of meeting a wide variety of peoples's needs and system layouts, its not all about you...

so maybe they missed something... big woop, find a review thats perfect - better yet, write one that is perfect - point being: don't be a jerk, it is possible to criticise without doing so.

great review guys! don't ever let comments like this guys bring you down! - especially the mag version back when i was considering this one and the 800d for the system i built back then.

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Eoraptor

Except that there IS a USB-3 header standard now... it's just yet to be implimented on any production boards I am aware of. And "could use more cable cutouts?" aside from a special channel to route the USB3 (which it has in the form of a third water-cooling navel) what more cutouts or routing options could you want? And this case also supports some of the extended ATX board dimension options, why not mention that?

really, poor review.

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