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Reviewing Cooler Master's HAF XB "LAN Box"

Reviewing Cooler Master's HAF XB "LAN Box"

Following the success of 2008's HAF 932 chassis, Cooler Master didn't waste any time adapting its High Air Flow design to various other form factors and price points -- many of which we've covered in depth. Along with its larger options, the company offers three mid-towers: the $50 HAF 912, $100 HAF 922 and $130 HAF XM.

While the cost of these cases varies significantly, they're all fairly similar in terms of stature in that their tall, rectangular profile resembles most other mid-towers. Mixing things up, Cooler Master's latest mid-size enclosure, the HAF XB, breaks the conventional mold with boxier dimensions -- in fact, the company describes it as a "LAN box".

Beat the HAF: Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Review

Beat the HAF: Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Review

Cooler Master is at it again, releasing yet another gaming-oriented chassis and the first full size model in the Storm lineup. At $190 the Storm Trooper packs several new features: 90-degree rotatable 4-in-3 HDD modules, an easy-to-carry handle, a hidden toolbox to store private goods, a built-in fan controller, an external 2.5" storage drive X-dock and the ability to support up to 14 internal hard drives.

It's been a year since the HAF X's arrival, and Cooler Master may have already outdone itself...

Cooler Master HAF X Review

The original HAF 932 chassis had no major pitfalls, and now almost two years later it's still one of the best full tower cases money can buy. So when Cooler Master announced the new HAF X as the new flagship model of its "High Air Flow" line, they had our immediate attention. If Cooler Master has stuck with its original recipe, then we have no doubt that the HAF X is a worthy successor.