titleOne of the best parts about CES is that we get the chance to catch up with companies like Cooler Master and take a peek at what they are toying around with behind the scenes. This year they had an interesting case that at the time they called a LAN case. This struck a tone for me because of a fundamental issue I had with the case being for LAN use, its size, and I let them know it. Over 10 months later the HAF XB is sitting here in the office, with an improved design and a more appropriate focus. The HAF XB is considered a case / test bench. Those of you who like to tweak and play with your builds may have just perked up. The HAF XB is a completely new form factor for Cooler Master; considering their past win’s this should be interesting. Maybe even game changing?

Product Name: Cooler Master HAF XB

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Steel Body, Front Mesh / Polymer Bezel

Dimensions (W / H / D)

456 x 330 x 423 mm / 18” x 13” x 16.7”

Net Weight

8.2 kg / 18.1 lb

M/B Type

Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX

5.25” Drive Bays


3.5” Drive Bays

2 (2 from X-Dock)

2.5” Drive Bays

6 (2 from X-Dock)

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), Audio in and Out (supports HD Audio)

Expansion Slots


Cooling System

Front: 120 mm black fan x 2
Rear: 120 mm Fan x1 (optional)
           80 mm fan x 2 (optional)

Power Supply Type


Maximum Compatibility

CPU cooler height: 168 mm / 6.6”
VGA card length: 315 mm / 12.4”
Water cooling support: 240 x 45 mm (front) / 9.4” x 1.8”

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28425 13 Nov 2012 21:54
cooler masters latest offering
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Myndmelt replied the topic: #28426 13 Nov 2012 22:16
Wow, that really would make a nice test bench case, with lots of room to work inside! B)

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