Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF XM (RC-922XM-KKN1)
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Cooler Master HAF XM Review
9 June 2012
Summary: The serious cooling that the HAF XM offers along with hot-swappable bays is ideal for high-end gaming PCs and servers. This PC case is priced at Rs. 10,900 which is at par with the Corsair Graphite CC600DT, Bitfenix Colossus and Antec P183. Consider this cabinet if you have multiple hard drives and a high-end multi-GPU setup, or if you want to run your hardware at highly overclocked settings—any scenario that leads to a lot of heat build-up.
Coolermaster HAF XM
offers some really useful features like the hot swappable X-Dock trays, tooless hard drive trays, wire management, easy side panel access via an access handle, and of course the potential for decent system cooling as long as you’re willing to add your own side panel fan. While the PSU cover is a nice touch for hiding some wires, it’s not necessary and can help air flow if left out.
Summary: Cooler Master HAF XM is quite the solid chassis, but it lacks the pep of the original series. You will get all the usual features found in a case of this price range, including USB 3.0, screw-less systems for the hard drive and optical ones, plenty of space to route and hide cables, along with ample space to hold even the biggest coolers and longest graphics cards.
Pros: Solid construction, Dual hot-swap bays, 2.5" SSD slot on side of motherboard tray, Two 200 mm fans included, PSU cover to hide cable mess, LED on/off switch, Plenty of space for cables on the sides, Little space to keep your valuables on top, Radiators should fit in top panel, Separate, screw-less hard drive bays
Cons: Big difference in pricing (USD and Euro). Pricey in Euro, Less detailed design than original HAF, Windowed version to cost 10 USD / 10 Euro more, No 3.5 inch bay, No proper dust filter for PSU bay, PSU bay cover adds a bit to the assembly time
Excerpt: Cari lettori, oggi XtremeHardware vi presenta il Cooler Master HAF XM, versione Mid-Tower del Cooler Master HAF X. Pur nel nuovo formato, l’HAF XM si conferma un cabinet spazioso ed in grado di garantire prestazioni di primo livello.
Excerpt: Après une série de petits boîtiers, nous passons en revue le grand format de Cooler Master, le HAF XM. A-t-il tout ce qu'il faut là où il faut ? Vous verrez dans ce test que la réponse est affirmative, mais nous vous laissons découvrir pourquoi et comment ce HAF XM peut satisfaire bon nombre d'exigences.
Pros: Fixation des disques durs, Espace important, Ventilation efficace, Passage des câbles à l'arrière
Cons: Vibration du ventilateur à 5V, Filtres à poussière perfectibles, Adaptateur USB 3.0 vers 2.0 manquant