It's finally here. Cooler Master's new flagship case for gamers and enthusiasts (or anyone else who wants a sweet case!) has finally arrived in the form of the HAF X! Boasting such features as front-panel USB 3.0 ports and a whopping 9 expansion slots (crucial for those 4-way SLI or CrossFire setups!), this case sits at the bleeding-edge of prosumer computer technology.
With a tank-like exterior design, this 23.2" x 9.1" x 21.7" behemoth can support motherboards from MicroATX all the way up to E-ATX (sorry guys, it won't support the EVGA Classified SR2's mammoth frame) and it'll look good doing it. Don't believe us? Just take a look at the sleek all-black interior. Theres a nice-sized cutout on the motherboard tray to allow for easy installation of coolers that require a backplate, regardless of what brand board you have. Wire management is simple to the point of being mindless, and the included PSU partition panel will easily conceal the wires coming from your bottom-mounted power supply and guide them to their designated channels behind the motherboard tray. Rubber grommets protect your wires and ensure they won't catch on any sharp edges. Oh, and pre-drilled grommets for water cooling tubes are standard of course.
Still not enough? Okay, let's talk drive bays. The HAF X supports up to 6 external tool-free push-button 5.25" bays, 5 internal tool-free anti-vibration 3.5" bays, and even has out-of-the-box support for two 2.5" or 1.8" SSDs! Two of the external 5.25" are actually designated as SATA hot-swap docks, which allow for quick installation of 2.5" or 3.5" drives by way of a removable tray. The SATA<->SATA connection means no device controller is necessary for these hot-swap drives, providing the best compatibility.
What's that? You're STILL not satisfied? Geez, talk about playing hardball! How about we toss in a cooling system like no other? Factory-equipped with a front 230mm red LED fan (with LED switch), a top 200mm fan (with an additional mount for another right next to it), a side 200mm fan, and a rear 140mm fan, this is the pinnacle of case cooling. There's also room for a 120mm fan on the VGA fan dock and an 80mm x 15mm fan on the VGA holder. Prefer to liquid-cool your components? We've already been over the pre-drilled tubing grommets, but the HAF X also supports thick radiators (25mm-80mm thickness) of either the 2x120 or 3x120 persuasion (2x140 radiators can be supported with adapters, too!). Completely mesh drive covers on the front and ventilated expansion slots on the rear provide additional cooling, and dust won't be an issue with the micromesh filters in the front bezel, top exhausts, side panel, and bottom floor.
We could probably go on about this case for hours, but the fact of the matter is simply that this is one of the best, if not THE best case on the market today. If you're an overclocker, gamer, PC enthusiast, or you just want an awesome case that will last for years to come, then you owe it to yourself and your CPU to get a HAF X case today!
Material: Steel + Plastic
Dimension (L/W/H): 230 x 550 x 599 mm / 9.1 x 21.7 x 23.2 inches
Weight: 16.08kg / 31.6 lbs.
Motherboard Support: Micro-ATX, ATX and E-ATX
5.25” Drive Bay: 6
3.5” Drive Bay: 5 interior
SATA HDD Drive Bay / 2.5" Drive Bay: 2 (converted from 5.25” drive bay)
Front I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, 1394a x 1, Audio x 1, Mic x 1
Expansion Slots: 9
Front: 230 x 30mm red LED fan with LED Switch x 1 /700RPM / 19dBA
Top: 200 x 30mm fans x 2 / 700RPM / 19dBA (one optional)
Side: 200 x 30mm fan x 1 / 1200RPM / 19dBA
Rear: 140 x 25mm x 1 / 1200RPM / 19dBA
VGA Fan Dock: 120 x 25mm or 120 x 38mm x 1 (optional)
VGA Holder: 80 x 15mm fan x 1 (optional)
Power Supply: Bottom-mounted / ATX PS2 (not included)