Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF XB (RC-902XB)
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Good, solid case.
Eric T., Newegg
28 April 2013
Summary: I was able to mount a Corsair H100i in the front of the case behind the faceplate by removing only a little metal to accommodate the hoses. Took a little tongue-biting to get the fans mounted in pull configuration inside, but worked out great with some rubber spacers from the hardware store. Much easier to vacuum the radiator real good now without the fans in the way, and it helps keep the fans cleaner too.
Pros: Nice layout, mostly. Hooked up Sabertooth AM3+ with no problems and Corsair 850W PS fits in snug, but nicely. There is a nice bit of room between the PSU and the outer panel on the lower deck to bundle up unnecessary cabling where it will have no effect on airflow.
Cons: As others have noted, cabling from underneath is a bit of a challenge, especially if you need to adjust or add anything afterwards. (Luckily, a few simple screws allow the PSU to slide back out of the way enough to get most of a hand in and play with the wiring.)
Summary: One problem discovered at beginning of the install. I replaced the front 2 ea 120mm fans that are included with 2 ea 140mm cooler master blue fans. There is not enough room to clear the fans with a small divider thats part of the front panel. The solution I did make was to leave the fans mounted loosely until the front panel was re installed and then tighten fans. This is a temporary fix and is not the best In my opinion.
Fun and stylish for those willing to take their time
Jackson Andres, Amazon
20 February 2013
Summary: I picked up one of these for a friend who was in love with the design. I didn't like it at first, but after putting it together for him I ordered one for myself the same day. I'm impressed by how spacious it is for being so small, but it was a stressful experience setting it up. The sheer amount of components this thing can fit is amazing given its size.
Summary: This case is super easy to work with, tons of tie-downs and the two vertically separate compartments make for a very clean installation. Motherboard sits on its own metal tray (which is removable as with both side and top/front panels) horizontally, so that your big CPU heatsinks and video cards can all sit tight instead of hanging in the air as in most tower cases. Only con is the two 120mm fans that come with the case are really loud.
Summary: Everyone says how big it is, then I turn it sideways and say if it was a tower this size would you still think it is big? It really is a mid-tower case by volume. The big flaw to this case for most people would be that it takes up a large amount of desk space. I wanted a case that put a full atx motherboard in a horizontal position that wouldn't cost a fortune. I got what I wanted.
Conclusion: Корпус весьма интересный, с приятными и не очень особенностями. Для сильно греющихся комплектующих нужно брать вариант с сеткой сверху (вариант с пластиковым окном вместо неё сильно ухудшает охлаждение). Специфическое устройство нижнего яруса намекает, что это корпус только для SSD - чтобы не опасаться перегрева, HDD там можно использовать только один (с 5400 оборотами и пониженным энергопотреблением), предварительно сняв внутри корпуса микросхему (для лучшей вентиляции...
Pros: Хорошая комплектация. Горизонтальное расположение материнской платы с возможностью установки массивных кулеров. Удобно передвигать корпус.
Cons: Непродуманный для HDD нижний ярус. Необходимость искать полностью модульный БП. Нет пылевого фильтра на сетке сверху.