Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF XB (RC-902XB)
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Unique and visually appealing
David S., Newegg
22 May 2014
Summary: The stock 120mm fans arrive mounted behind the front wall, next to the motherboard. You can move them ahead of that wall with no interference from the plastic front bezel. In that configuration, you can fit 13" (330mm) video cards. 140mm fans now also fit there without modification.
Pros: This EVO answers some of the issues with the previous version, notably the replacement of the 2.5" internal drive bay with a 3.5" version, and they have addressed a front bezel clearance issue when mounting 140mm fans ahead of the metal front wall.
Summary: Cable management can be a little tricky but is manageable. Plenty of tie off points and it's not like you're going to be rewiring it twice a week or anything. With patience you can do a very neat build.
Pros: I'm not a cooler master fanboy, I usually use thermaltakes in my builds. I was intriqued by the design of this case, however, and thought I would give it a try and it didn't disappoint. Case is STURDY. Double riveted at all joints, so even with the sides and top off it's rock solid. This case seems custom made for my kraken x60 280mm radiator mounted right in the front with no modding necessary. Plenty of room for push-pull fan configuration on the radiator and the mo...
Summary: Note to Cooler Master and Newegg. I am leaving this review at 3 eggs I would have raised it to 4 over getting the power switch to work. Because you sent a reply with a phone number saying you wanted to make this right I have tried that number at least 20 time no one ever answers it just rings. If you want to make me happy send me 6 replacement thumb screws that is all it will take. I do not care about the head phone jack it is something I normally do not use.
Pros: see first review
Cons: Since my first review I got the power switch working. the switch was not bad the outside button did not have enough play to depress the switch I backed the screws out half a turn and now it works. I discover this when I had a noise in the front fan and took the cover off to investigate. The fan was hitting the case put a piece of cardboard in as a spacer. I pushed the power button not expecting it to work but it did. Hope this helps others with the issue. The head pho...
Summary: Pros: Great horizontal design. Built in hotswap. Lives up to the HAF name for airflow. Price. Cons: Needs cable routing holes just above and below motherboard. Running cables around the sides looks sloppy. No dust filters. Rivets make removal of optical drive bays and hot swap bays nearly impossible Had to cut a notch out of the plastic io housing (can't see this its behind the front bezel) in order to mount 140mm fans.
Summary: Most unique and innovative computer case I've seen and used in a decade or more.
Pros: When I first saw this case,.. I was immediately intrigued -- Towers, let's face it.. are SO common and old-hat now. That a Tower/Desktop hybrid is interesting.
Cons: Cons.. The ONLY con I found with the case was with the hot swap covers. They are a bit fragile. With a lot of "hot swapping" of HD's,.. these will break unless you are VERY careful with them. Other than that.. it's so worth the $99.
Summary: Confined and neat can be only the best two words for this. You may think that this is a waste of money, but for the casual LAN player or the frequent mover, nothing beats handles and a solid steal case. I got over a few thousand dollars running through this things and There is Room to spare. I have owned from the NZXT series of cases to the monster dual top 200mm cases, nothing has airflow like this thing.
Summary: My son had his motherboard, graphics card, etc. in a Cooler Master HAF X for about 3 months. One day, he pushed the power button, and .......... Nothing! After extensive testing I determined that the fault lay in the power switch of the case itself! In over 10 years in computer repair (turning profit every year) I had only seen that one time before. That time it was an extremely cheap and poorly built case. The HAF X is by no stretch of the imagination cheap!