Cooler Master HAF XM Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review - Installation



Throwing a respectable system together inside the HAF XM couldn't be easier. Every bracket, screw hole, and panel was perfectly aligned with our components, resulting in zero compatibility issues. The placement of the cable routing slots and PSU partition made cable management second nature for even a novice builder. Even if you tend to slack in this area, the generous side panel humps should keep you from treating your tower like a bursting suitcase. We only wish there was an easier way to distinguish between the multitude of screws that come with this chassis.


Here's a look at a sample rig that we threw together to show off the builder-friendly qualities of the HAF XM:

CPU Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
GPU BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Memory Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3 1600
Cooler Cooler Master V6GT
PSU Scythe Chouriki II 750W
SSD OCZ Agility 3 60GB
HDD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Fan Controller Aerocool X-Vision
Optical Drive LG GH22NS90 Super Multi - DVD±RW











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