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Cooler Master HAF X Case Review

By Julio Franco
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    The holes for these fans are the same as the HAF 932.The front fan is a 230mm and the side is 200mm,i bought myself a CM storm 200mm 142cfm fan for the side and when i tried to fit it too the front it fitted just fine and i put the 230mm fan on the side panel.
     
  2. I have the 932, and I was considering upgrading to the X, however, they still have not included fan filters, you think this being the fourth (?) version of this case that they would finally include them, and they don't. The funny thing is, they admitted to forgetting to add fan filters to the 932 and said they would add it to the next version of the HAF, and still no filters. You should see all the dust this pulls in.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    Welcome to Cooler Master's customer support....
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    I didn't see where they forgot the filters and were going to include them in the successor, but i would be willing to bet that they do not include a filter system because it greatly reduces air flow. This being an enthusiast case it rather defeats the purpose of the 200mm fan setup. Your stuck with compressed air every couple of weeks like I do with my 932, or change it to a positive pressure setup.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    Yeah, the short answer is the fans would hafta "suck harder".
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    I have the feeling we are not talking about the same thing :p:haha::wave:
     
  7. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    As an extremely happy owner of a HAF 922 I want this very very badly lol. Sadly there is just no reason for me to get it. I purchased my 922 when the 932 was still nearly 200 dollars so since I am rather price sensitive I went with the "smaller" case. But yeah anyone who is serious about having to get rid of some ridiculous heat the HAF is the best line of towers I have ever worked with and has made me a solid Cooler Master customer for life!
     
  8. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 635   +60

    The very first case review I've read was the HAF 932 on this website. I never knew people reviewed them with so much detail and I've been reading up on them ever since. The HAF-X will go in my next build.
     
  9. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Brilliant review Techspot and this is a VERY nice case, If I was going to buy a full tower case this would definately be it. So many brilliant little features packed into one case and I like the way it looks.
     
  10. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 79

    Nice review. I'd like to see how the Azza Hurrican 2000 stacks up against this case along with the Antec DF-85.
     
  11. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I never liked the HAF 932. The 922 was alright, but not enough to make me replace my cm 690. But after the cm 690 II and this, It has been nearly impossible to not buy a new case.

    I <3 the HAF X
     
     
  12. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 564   +11

    I am using this case at the moment for my gaming rig, i found the quick release HDD's at the front didn't work at all and kept nearly breaking my HDD's, but boy does it keep everything cool, im only using the air cooling and i havn't had my I7 950 cores above 30 degrees, even when my room was hotter
     
  13. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 197

    Is there a mid-tower that you can recommend? I don't like full-towers, they are just too big, too heavy, and, probably too expensive. You go and laugh at me, but I'm kinda in love with my piece of crap case, so... I totally agreed with you when you state that it boils down to personal preference... as you can see, i won't give up on my case that easily, but I am looking for a worthy replacement. Nevertheless, it's a really nice case, and the review... well, perfectly done. Thanks TS!
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    Thats not possible Dakron. You might want to get different software, or your sensors are way off. Even the best air coolers wont do that:
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.p...k=view&id=544&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=11
    **note that is temperature above ambient**

    you cannot cool below ambient temperatures unless you are using TEC,LN2,dry ice or the like.
    you must have some 'off sensors', or looking at the wrong indicator.
     
  15. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Pefect from every point of view. I hope it will be my next case. It will be the main interior in my room :)
     
  16. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Enthusiast Posts: 137   +31

    I'm rocking a 932 case right now and it doesn't appear as though they've fixed the single biggest flaw about the previous iteration... the dust. Can you please give me some dust filters? Please? The thing is like a vacuum. I have to clean it all the time.

    Also, I see no reason to spend the extra 70 dollars. The 932 is all the case you'll ever need.

    One other thing... Why no removable motherboard tray? Seriously.
     
  17. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    hi fizzle,
    I don't get it, why don't you guys put filters on the 932 if you want them?
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...oler_Master_HAF_ATCS_840.html?tl=g47c223s1092

    if they had a removable mb tray and filters, it would not be a $130 case any longer.
     
  18. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    lol moving from the 932 to the X is a rather worthless decision imho, especially considering the chassis itself is nearly identical. i like the visual design of the 932 better anyways, though the top of the X looks a bit more unique and i really like the interior paint as a standard option.
     
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,946   +728

    The HAF-X makes more sense (over the 932) if the user is planning a build around some increased connectivity, such as a mobo with USB 3.0, and/or using the added PCI expansion slots -either for fan controller, eSATA/Firewire/USB brackets or multiple graphics cards and the use of SSD's without having to use adapters. With the high end desktop motherboards now firmly moving into outsize E-ATX, WATX, XL-ATX and HPTX pcb's there's a certain cachet in having a chassis capable of housing these boards.
     
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,909   +91

    True, I see the board is mounted higher on the x, would have saved me having to change to a top mount PSU to add a 4th card for physx., and move fans around etc, on my 932 .
     
  21. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Enthusiast Posts: 139   +17

    I have a HAF 932 and I totally love it. This will be my next case for sure.
     
  22. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I'm not convinced this is worth the 50% premium over the HAF 932... 3.5in to 2.5in bay converters hardly cost anything, USB 3.0 hasn't taken off and the original HAF 932 looked pretty good anyway.
     
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    I still own my silverstone tj07 which is the best full tower case available now imo.
     
  24. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    I am going to use this case on my next build it is an amazing case and btw is only $179 right now on newegg. Also the HAF 932 comes in two different versions now the unpainted one for a little less and an all black interior for a little more not much though and there both amazing cases. I love coolermaster cases a ton but am currently using the antec 900 which is a good midtower case IMO.
     
  25. white2010

    white2010 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    wait when will availabe in my country stores
     


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