Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF XB (RC-902XB)
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One of the best cases I've owned
Jonathan S., Newegg
23 November 2015
Summary: I would recommend this for anyone who thinks they will be upgrading their system at any point in time. This makes upgrades a breeze. It gives you full access to any part of the system without having to spend 30 minutes pulling out different parts here and there.
Pros: Short review, mainly because there isn't much to say. This is a great case. It was by-far the easiest I have ever used to assemble a computer. It took me less than an hour to put all the components in. It is a fantastic case. The airflow is good, haven't noticed any high temp warnings. As far as ...
Cons: The lack of HDD bays. I feel that this case is large enough to have more HDD bays then it does, but I was still able to fit my 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs into it without issue.
Pros: Where to begin... Great airflow. It's basically 1 step away from being an open air case. Tons of room. X-Dock (hotswap) bays. MoBo and components are separated from everything else. Asthectically pleasing.
Cons: Only real complaint I have about this case (and it may not be true for everyone), is the PCB that makes the X-Dock bays work. Mine isn't working in its entirety. See other thoughts for a better explanation.
Pros: Pros are that this is a relatively low cost dual use case. You can use this as a standard case, or as an open test bed. Installation of components was quite easy due to the removable motherboard tray. This allowed for an easier time installing the brass posts for the screws, and for making sure p...
Cons: The only con that I found was in the 5.25" drive bay, If you remove the plastic devices on the sides used to lock devices in place, and opt instead to screw drives into place on either side, there are only holes drilled for full length devices like optical drives, etc. So if you buy a fan control...
Summary: LOVE THIS CASE, but it's too bad you can't use a CM Cooler (Hyper 212 Evo) with a CM Fan (200mm), one would have thought they would have thought of this and measured the case accordingly before finalizing the design.
Pros: 4 Removable Panels USB 3.0 Ports in front Fan mounts where it counts Easily removable HDD Bays Removable interior Drive Bays Removable MoBo Tray Plenty of notches for zipties - Easy Cable Management Plenty of room for a GPU like mine (GTX 670) Removable dust filter for PSU Removable mount for PSU...
Cons: Mesh top, but with a tall CPU Cooler (made by CM) WILL NOT fit along side a top mounted 200mm Fan (also made by CM). Super Bright (obnoxious when flashing) RED Power LED. First case I have ever seen with a LED that wasn't Green or Blue. only 2 - 5.25" Bays Front Mesh Collects Dust, not easy to cl...
Summary: Time for the nitpicks, 7 expansion slots for extra cards, I wish there could of been 8 but that what I spent my money on. No dust filters with the side vents. dust filters for the drive bays are "frilled" A great paper weight :P This case is fantastic. Just I want my rebate.
Pros: 1) Tons of Air flow for the cooling components. 2) Toolless Drive bay installation. 3) X-doc implementation. 4) Tons of fan placements, I'm an Air cool type of person so filling out all the fan slots is kinda an OCD type of thing. and I love all the fan mount spots. 5) The indented handles on the...
Cons: 1) I purchased the EVO variant which means I swapped out the SSD bracket with a HDD. Now I could purchase a SSD drive sled from a third party vendor but I want the whole bracket to be swappable. 2) On my product (this won't be applicable to others) my MOBO tray sometimes won't cooperate when I wa...
Summary: This case is by far the king of cube cases. Its cable management could improve slightly, but with a fully modular PSU it shouldn't be a problem for most enthusiasts. So I recommend buying a full modular PSU with this case. They case has great airflow.
Pros: -Very sturdy -Handles -Lots of air flow -PSU filter -Thin clear top mesh
Cons: -Cable management could be easier -The way the hot swap bays work -Motherboard try definitely not designed for ATX even though they do fit
Summary: After moving on from a line of standard tower cases, I decided to mix it up and go for a cube case, this or a Corsair 540. This was on sale so I took the chance and it seems to pay off. Decent airflow, some good expansion options.
Pros: ~Cube case, unorthodox and easy to find a place to put it ~Horizontal Motherboard, No Card Droop/Flexing CPU sockets ~No frills Matte Black, looks great in any theme ~Great cable management potential, even for non-modular PSUs
Cons: ~Can hardly fit any tower coolers with the top 200mm fan ( 212 is 5mm too tall, two CM products dont work together :& ) ~280mm Rad Liquid Coolers are unusable, even with 140mm fan mounts. ~Only one SSD adapter, two would have been great. ~X Dock works half and half, not super reliable
Pros: Lots of room, quite, well made, relatively inexpensive, great positioning of most items, hot swap drive bays.
Cons: Needs a fan mount blowing air over the hot swap drive bays. This may be why others had issues with their drives dying. I highly recommend anyone that gets this case put an 80 mm blowing air over the hot swap drives. I mounted mine on the side of the case blowing toward the 5 and 1/4 bays.
Summary: Be aware that getting the X-Dock bay to work correctly as a hot-swap bay will often require enabling “hot-plug” in the BIOS for those ports, and make sure they are set for AHCI. Even so, I did get a BSOD twice when inserting a drive, and once Windows 7 just froze up.
Pros: Very good tool-less design for the most part, especially the drive cages and X-dock. The 5.25 bays are not so well done. No sharp edges, well finished panels. Overall very quiet with the supplied fans. I also added low noise 80mm fans as intake for the inner drive cage. Cable management is easy, ...
Cons: The 5.25 inch bays have no connection at all on the right side. Not even screw holes. Even if it did have screw holes, one would need to remove the X-Dock bay to get to them. The right side only has some compression fingers that are not very helpful. This is OK for a full size device like an ODD,...