Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF XB (RC-902XB)
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Incredible horizontal case option
Adam H., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: -Personally, I can't get a very pleasing cable management setup. -Power lights are very bright. Buttons are recessed enough to prevent anything accidental (especially the reset switch) -Another model of this case includes internal mounts for additional 3.5" drives, which makes more sense than...
Pros: -Horizontal orientation eliminates gpu sag -Immense airflow keeps cpu/ram/chipset cool -Slide-off panels are sturdy, but easy to take off, making building/tweaking very easy. They don't rattle around at all. -Standard rack-space width, if you're into that.
Cons: -Not great airflow on gpu side (I'm running a gtx780, so it might just be that) -Feeding power/sata cables from the bottom is a little annoying -Additional handles on the bottom would make a little more sense
Summary: This is a huge case. It takes up the same space as a double-wide tower, but everything inside is cramped and congested. I spent more time trying to squeeze my fingers into tight spaces than on any other builds I have done. The thought of adding another DVD drive daunts me.
Pros: Solid: The case is very sturdy Air Flow: Many fan options, and a lot of vents Horizontal Motherboard: All components are resting on the motherboard, not hanging off it. Fits Huge Cooler: I was able to fit the largest Noctua CPU cooler. (Although is was too tall to allow the top fan to be installed)
Cons: Hot swap bays: seem to work, but they feel weak. Design: The motherboard tray prevents access to EVERYTHING else. All connections must be unhooked, and the tray removed to be able to access the power supply and all the drive bays. The internal drive bays must be removed to install the rear fans.
Summary: I build computers on the side and would love to use this case for them as it is so easy to work on but most customers want small little cases, which this is the opposite of. Fantastic case and a must buy!
Pros: Great design and tons of room inside to house all your goodies. I love how the motherboard mounts horizontally so I can work on it much easier, no turning it on it's side. With the CPU fan pointing towards the top of the case it lets the hot air easily escape. You can completely remove the top an...
Cons: Only issue I had was I could never get the hot swap bays to work. I used several different SATA cables and power connectors to no avail. I wound up just removing that controller board and I just plugged those drives in the hot swaps bays in just like normal. No biggie, I wouldn't be hot swapping ...
Summary: I would recommend this case to others. One thing I would like to see is Cooler Master supply users at least 1 extra front hard drive bay. Extra HD bay would be nice for easy and quick hot swap.
Pros: I will not build myself another PC without this case. Couple of quick notes - Plenty of air flow, plenty of room. Easy to setup 1 Philips screw driver was all that was needed. Cable management is great and easily managed. I have an older 1250watt power supply with a lot of unused wires, no proble...
Cons: Only con would really depend on the amount of fans you decided to use and at what rpm they run. Case is loud due to being such an open case. Case itself, NO CONS.
Summary: seems to me u can't go wrong with cooler master anything (with in reason). been running a 3930k @ 4.4ghz. in an as rock fatality board with 16 gig of g skill 1600 memory. with 3 640 gb western digital drives and a Samsung Blu-ray combo drive, for about 2.5 yrs or so.
Pros: easy to work with with good air flow,lots of possibilities.
Summary: It was a really great case. I bought it to move my computer from the floor to my desk because my small kitten was biting the wires and I wasn't gonna have that. This case saved the wires, but in the end, did not save my hard drives.
Pros: Nice and compact
Cons: The hot swap just killed two of my hard drives. Thought the first drive 3TB drive was just a bad hard drive. I bought a new 3TB hdd and that died within 7 hours of owning it. I did some googling and found a few websites that also had similar issues with CM claiming it was the hotswap but they fai...