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Cooler Master HAF Xb Cube LAN/Test Bench Gaming Case Review

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Cooler Master's HAF series has been a prolific and popular lineup offering gamers edgy aesthetics for gamers and versatile cooling solutions for enthusiasts and overclockers.  The latest, and smallest, addition to the HAF family is the HAF Xb, which blurs the line between LAN box and test bench and holds true to the HAF name.  In addition to the two 120 mm front intake fans that are included, a 120 mm rear fan, two 80 mm lower bay exhaust fans, and a massive 200 mm fan may be added, so achieving High AirFlow (HAF) won't be a problem... 

 

Overview


Cooler Master HAF Xb

 

The HAF Xb is Cooler Master’s newest addition to the High Air Flow product line and the first in a new form factor. This chassis has been designed with transportation and open bench testing in mind. The HAF can be quickly converted into an open air test bench with the removal of the side and top panels. This new chassis supports up to 3 double width graphics cards, 240mm and 120mm radiators and ATX motherboards. We have kept gamers in mind and answered the call for the mobile gaming needs with our HAF and CM Storm chassis. The HAF Xb supports ATX motherboards and multiple graphics cards, so if you want to fit a full sized system into the smallest box possible this is where you should start.

 

Features

• Supports up to 3-Way Crossfire or SLI
• Supports ATX, m-ATX, m-ITX Motherboards
• Removable Motherboard Tray
• Dual Chamber Design
• Two Front X-Dock Slots (Compatible with 3.5” & 2.5” Drives)
• Power supply is easy to access and remove when necessary
• Dust filters on the front bezel and removable dust filters under the PSU
• Supports up to one 240mm and one 120mm Radiator
• Top 200mm Fan (Optional)
• Easy to transport with steel reinforced handles
• Individual airflow chambers for system components

 

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Specifications

 Available Color Black 
 Materials  Appearance: Steel, Front and Top Mesh, Polymer Bezel
Case body: Steel
 Dimensions (W / H / D)  442(W) x 330(H) x 423(D) mm
17.4(W) x 13(H) x 16.7(D) inch
 Net Weight  18.2kg / 18.1 lb
 M/B Type  ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
 5.25" Drive Bay  2
 3.5" Drive Bay  2 (from X-dock)
 2.5"/3.5" Drive Bay  6 (2 from X-Dock)
 I/O Panel  USB 3.0 x 2, Audio In and Out
 Expansion Slots  7
 Cooling System  Front: 120mm fan x 2, 1800RPM, 21dBA (converted from 140mm x 2)
Top: 200mm fan x 1 (Optional)
Rear: 120mm Fan (Optional), 80mm x 2 (Optional)
 Power Supply  Standard ATX PS2 (Max length 180mm)
 Maximum Compatibility  CPU cooler height: 180mm/ 7.1 inch
GPU card length: 334mm/ 13.1 inch
Water Cooling: 240mm Radiator (Front), 120mm Radiator (Rear)

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# Ben 2013-01-12 15:20
great review, will definitely try one for my next build. many thanks