Cooler Master HAF X Case Review

 
 
 
Cooler Master HAF X Case rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

Video Review #1153 Summary

Sponsored by: Cooler Master
Review category: Cases
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If you're looking for one of the best cases on the market, you've probably found it! The Cooler Master HAF X Case has amazing styling, build quality and features to boot. With plenty of drive bays, a tooless design, lots of fans, black interior, cables management holes and much more it will be THE case choice for many. All this and it's still reasonably priced, what's not to like!


 

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Anonymous

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bumblebee_be
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i bought this one last year and one of the reasons whas this reviuw

Anonymous

wow u hit it on the nose will submit 2 reddit

Tredien
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For some reason I love the design of this case... did they ever fix the bugs and problems?

Anonymous

Cable Trays are ideal for use in home, building, and other construction sites.
cable management

Anonymous

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cable management

Anonymous

Hey Rodney, I really like this case and your review. I was thinking about buying to WC my rig, but I would like to know the distance from the top of the case to the top edge of the motherboard(for a radaitor).

Anonymous

This Case hase some Bug, dont forget it. Such as problems with IO Panel.
I have tried 4 HAF X and all the same Problem with eSata, it dont work.
But the solution fpr the USB 3.0 Ports is incredible because there is NO Solution :)
You have tu use external USB Cables, because the Front Panel has no internal connectors :)
This is the Solution CoolerMaster = http://www.heise.de/newsticker/bilderstrecke/bilderstrecke_1015805.html?back=1015674
omg shit case

Anonymous

I know this reviews old but people should know there is a front panel io defect that id not carefully watched can burn out your motherboard. There seems to be some exposed wires that go to the fire wire and fan that can touch and burn out the headers on your board as well as sound.

Cooler master knows of this issue and can send a replacement io panel or you can add some plastic inserts to the expose wires to keep them from touching.

Other then that the case looks solid and well designed other then not having a removable motherboard tray :p

Anonymous

Which do you guys prefer?: Lian Li PC-P80 or Coolermaster HAF X?

Thanks :)

xmd5
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what a beauty

Anonymous

Hi 3dGameMan,

I love your reviews, they are so complete and have all the information you could immagine. But i still have a question on the HAF X from Cooler Master.

I want to know which connectors are standard on the fans. Are they 3 or 4 pins fanconnectors or 3 or 4 pins molex? I'm asking this because i want to buy this case in combination with a fancontroller (the Scythe Ace 5.25) that supports 3 pin fanconnectors. I would like to know it from all the standard delivered fans with the case. That would be the top-fan, the front-fan, the airduct-fan and the back-fan. Thank you for your time and all the great reviews you have done and will hopefully still be doing in the future.

A fan from Holland,
Thorsten

Thorsten.Voskuilen@live.nl

triicksta555HD
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by what i can see there are 3 pin with molex adapters

donneee
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i registered just to ask you what case was better, in personal preference and features. I saw both of your reviews on the HAF X and the antec 1200. your prolly the only man i've seen online that's done both reviews for the haf and 1200. video-reviews that is.

the haf x and the 1200 are both pulling at me, black friday is coming up, and i'd like a hands-on opinion on which case maybe be better for me.

i'm trying to future proof my rig, and install watercooling blocks and a radiator next year, but atm i'll just transfer all my hardware.

the haf is more watercooling friendly, while the 1200 to me, you'd have to get there cheap 200mm radiator to use with it (seeing how it's made out of al and not cu).

the 1200 however looks like it's bigger and has more fans. but idk if 2 140mm fans = 3 210mm fans.

so in your professional opinion, what should i get rodney?

Anonymous

Is it possible to replace the 230 mm fan in the front by a 200 mm fan?

Anonymous

Zerotherm Nirvana NV-120 Heatsink vs cool master v 10
which you will pick ?

Anonymous

what is the best case antec 1200 or hafx
and the best air low to keep the case cool in side
thank you
e mail me back ,

Anonymous

those 2 usb ports that came in the box..
can u use them instead of the usb 3.0??

Anonymous

I got my HAF X on Thursday and I noticed one thing. There is a dust filter at the bottom of the case. Can't see that it was in the case you reviewed O.o

Anonymous

can you put a Corsair H50 on the back of it?

Mr. Pizza
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yes ;)

Anonymous

Just received one of these today and built a machine in it. Astonishingly nice case. Much nicer to work with than my AUD$600 Antec P190 (and that´s a fantastic case itself). I'd go so far as to say this is the best case I've ever worked with and the best case I've ever owned (Makes the Obsidian 800D look even more conservative too)

Anonymous

What are the dimensions of the fan grills on the bottom? 80mm? 120mm? Larger?

Mr. Pizza
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Can you install a 120mm on the back to replace the 140mm thanks!

GREEN FIRE!!!!!!

Anonymous

yes you can. I have 2 120 fans in a push pull config on my corsair h50 cooler. they thought of everything with this case.

Warfare
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Sweet case, even better than the first HAF.

hollowtek
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Wow..........!!! I want. 

Anonymous

Hello.
Will EVGA SR-2 fit in HAF X? Thank you.

Anonymous

Yes , it will , eathen the EVGA X58 4 Way SLi also

Anonymous

Actually no, the SR-2 will not fit but the 4 Way SLI will

Anonymous

scratch that, they're shipping now. mine was just delivered today!

Anonymous

newegg finally has them shipping on 6/25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

Anonymous

where buy it?

this case wasn't on the market?

Anonymous

Will a 360 rad fit at the top and have fans mounted on it?

ArchBuck
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Love the reviews Rodney, been watching them for a long time... even back on utube before you really had much of a website!  Great work man, please keep them coming!

Anonymous

anyone got an official release date?

Captain Man
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Hey Rodney, you seemed to get your hands on this pre-release and seem to be very in the "in circle," any idea on when this will come out? I've heard all kinds of stuff. Hopefully soon though, eh?

Anonymous

Ok.....where exactly online can you buy this case? I want the very exact case which was reviewed above. Has this case been released yet because I can't find it. I've found similar CM cases but not with all the cool features (hidden pwr button,psu cable cover,etc) like this reviewed one has.

Anonymous

Yes great review and case but does anyone know of a site to order it for europe besides overclockers?
Thanks

Anonymous

Case King.

Anonymous

Hi my friend! =)

Love your reviews. Your reviews are very professional and up front.
I just have some small thoughts & suggestions that can get your reviews even better. ;)

Can you please add more indepths review about NOISE-Ratio in all your reviews? example----> Processor Cooler, Liquid cooling, 120mm or 140mmFANs, PSU:s FANs and in this review, CASE stock cooling?

I think its great that you show the stock-cooling "sounding" in the videos but sometimes it can be hard to tell how it sounds in "real life".

It would be good aspect to get more info about the overall NOISE-level and your thoughts and your recommendation as well. We take your word for it! =)
Many of us that follow your reviews are building highend Work-computers and looking for quiet computer parts.

Best Regards
Freddie

phero
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Will the VGA fan duct fit with a GTX 480?

Delusion77
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Hafcases perform good, i have the 932. but they look terrible. I didnt think so when i bought it but now it do. also CM is being cheap not including 2 top 20cm fans.   Im looking forward to CM's new unnamed aluminum case that can fit the EVGA SR-2
 
BTW the duct is facing the wrong way on the door. 

Anonymous

This case looks amazing, the only thing I do have a small gripe with is that stock, it doesn't have better airflow than the Haf 932. They should have at least made the 200mm fans 1000 rpm. Now I'd have to add another 200m for an additional 20 bucks for negative air pressure. Minor gripes though, as the pros far outweigh the cons.

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Very nice...

Like the pricing too ..

Im ordering it :)

If it's worth doing , it's worth over-doing it :)

Anonymous

Well i need a new case please anyone tell me if this is a good upgrade from a Atec1200

Anonymous

I'm surprised that Coolermaster didn't use higher quality foam. Being what I would describe as a "flagship" model, I'd expect nothing less than top quality packing material to match their top quality product.

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I was gonna buy this case but i got the Azza solano 100. I like the fans it came with and the asthetics better. What do you guys think was it the right move?

MY rig: Azza Solano 1000 case, Intel core i7-930, Nvidia gtx 260, 6gb Corsair Dominator Ram, GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P mobo, Asetek 510lc water cooling.

Anonymous

what number is the the 932 or 922?

Anonymous

im not sure what your question is but the 932 is the full sized haf the 922 is the mid sized case and the HAF X doesnt have a number but its a full sized like the 932