Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF X942（RC-942）
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Cooler Master HAF X Case Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: Cooler Master HAF X Case Review Following up on our recent examination of the Cooler Master HAF 922 and 932 cases ( article link ), we now have the Cooler Master HAF 942, or HAF X as it is marketed, to give the once-over.
Excerpt: Like the HAF 932, the HAF X displays the same rugged style that gamers have come to love. The industrial look even appealing to me as much as I love the fine tuned lines of the ATCS 840 is awesome to look at. Offering more than looks the HAF X has features that the HAF 932 can only dream of.
Summary: 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...
Summary: But how does the HAF X hold its own in the more competitive $200 bracket ? Cooler Master's latest chassis might not stand out as much as the HAF 932 because it shares space with alternatives like the Thermaltake Spedo and Lian-Li PC-B70, but we believe it's the superior option.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Matte Black Finish Inside and Out, USB 3.0 support on front panel, Great Airflow and Cooling, Plenty of room, EATX motherboard support, Solid Tool Free Design, Dual Hot Swappable Docks, Can Fit The Huge PSUs, Great Cable management, PSU Cover for a clean look, Large Grap...
Summary: The Cooler Master HAF-X had very strong performance all around. The HAF-X has excellent airflow out of the box, as well as several options to add to it. All around, the HAF-X kept all system components running extremely cool.
Pros: Excellent Airflow and Cooling, Solid Tool Free Design That Is Very User Friendly, SATA Docks For Hot Swappable and Removable Drives, Excellent Quality Finish Inside and Outside, Large and Well Placed Backplate Opening on Motherboard Tray, Large Clear Side Window, Wide Variety of Cable Routing Opt...
Conclusion: To give users a feel of how this case looks with something other than air inside it, we installed our own components inside this case. Unsurprisingly, the mini-ATX Asus Rampage Gene II appears tiny in this case, which can support E-ATX or XL-ATX motherboards.
Conclusion: Model RC-942-KKN1 is a big, big chassis. It makes a mid sized case look like a micro ATX. Because the dimensions are proportional to smaller cases it's difficult to comprehend the actual scale from images alone. Despite the size it looks sharp.
Pros: Sturdy Construction, Many Cooling Options, USB 3.0 on front IO, Two front SATA trays, Relatively quiet fans, Tool-less drives, panels, PCI, Many cable routing options, XL-ATX, E-ATX compatible, 13.46" allowance for video card, Sliding cover for power and reset buttons, Locking wheels for easy moving
Cons: Really Big, Really Heavy, No tool-less or vibration mounting for front trays, Cooling loss at bottom of case