titleThe topic of cleaning your computer out came up last week on our forums and it got me thinking about how often I really need to clean out my computer. As it turns out it’s not very often anymore. All because of improvements in case design like fan filters. You don’t really see them on low end cases yet but they have been slowly trickling down. At CES this year we had a chance to get our hands on one of Cooler Master’s upcoming chassis, the HAF XM. A mid-range case packed with the features we have come to love from their high end HAF line. Today we are going to dig into the final product and see how it came out.

Product Name: Cooler Master HAF XM

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Specifications

Model

HAF XM/HAF XM (side window panel version)

Available Color

Black

Materials

Outer body: coated steel mesh and Synthetic compounds;

Inner body: coated enforced steel alloy

Dimensions

252.0(W) x 530.5(H) x 579.0(D)mm / 9.9 x 20.9 x 22.8 inch

Weight

10.5 kg / 23.1 lb

M/B Type

Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX

5.25" Drive Bays

3

3.5" Drive Bays

8 (hidden x 6, X-Dock x 2)

2.5" Drive Bays

9 (6 are converted from 3.5“ bays, X-Dock x 2, 1 is behind M/B tray)

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio), LED switch for the front fan

Expansion Slots

8+1

Cooling System

HAF XM

Front: 200mm Red LED fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 2 / 140mm fan x 1)

Top: 200mm fan x 2 (one is optional; converted to 120/140mm fan x 2)

Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 1)

Side: 200mm fan x 1 (optional; converted to 140mm fan x 2)

HDD: 120 x 25mm fan x 2 (optional)

HAF XM (side window panel version)

Front: 200mm Red LED fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 2 / 140mm fan x 1)

Top: 200mm fan x 2 (one is optional; converted to 120/140mm fan x 2)

Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (converted to 120mm fan x 1)

HDD: 120 x 25mm fan x 2 (optional)

Power Supply Type

Standard ATX PS2 / EPS

Maximum Compatibility

VGA card length: 354.0mm / 13.9 inch (with HDD cage) 463.0mm / 18.2 inch (without HDD cage) (*AMD Radeon HD 6990: 304.8mm / 11.9”; NVIDIA GTX 590: 279.4mm / 10.9”) CPU cooler height: 196.0mm / 7.7 inch (*Can accommodate Cooler Master CPU cooler : 163.0mm / 6.4”)


Posted: 2 years 7 months ago by garfi3ld #24755
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every intake fan has a filter on it

this is considering a mid range in price, but it does have the filters we spoke about
Posted: 2 years 7 months ago by Twodavez #24753
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So would this be considered a higher end case? I just don't see any type of filter system for the large amount of air (containing dust) that's coming into the case...
Posted: 2 years 7 months ago by garfi3ld #24750
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