Summary: ...I was building a custom high-end PC for extreme graphics work, and after much research decided to get this case as it was spacious and had LOTS of fans built into it. ...The case is Outstanding and i love it!..All the techies I work with in a post-production house are highly impressed with it as well, so much so that they all want one now, so it is safe to say it is sturdy, roomy, and very quiet! ...However, the 'BUT!' in the title refers to the delivery..
Summary: This case by far is the best I have ever purchased. Even as a mid tower this case will give you more room then you will ever need for building a gaming or any other type of rig. The best part about this case is the large back panel you can store and run your cables threw to make a extremely clean looking build.
Summary: I've been building my own desktops since 486 days, this is by far the best case I've ever bought. It's a bit longer and wider than your standard mid tower, but it's perfect. Cable management is awesome, plenty of drive bays, it's quiet and makes less noise than my old Antect 900. The only thing that could have made this better was USB ports on top versus the front.
Great cable management, superb quality and engineering
24 January 2013
Summary: After a two year computer case search, I recently completed rebuilding my computer with the CM - HAF XM and the engineering and quality are excellent. The case offers plenty of room and outstanding engineering made the cable management superb (The cables are hidden behind the motherboard and underneath the cable cover) and as a result, I no longer have a spiderweb of cables inside the case.
Summary: Got it yesterday and it's a big improvement over my Antec 900. Some people have said their side panel latch doesn't work...mine works just fine. I also didn't have any problems with grommets popping out like some have said. The space behind the motherboard was much better for cable management than my old Antec 900. (That was my primary reason for upgrading) Cooler Master advertises that you can mount 2X 200mm, 2X 140mm or 2X 120mm fans on the top of the case.
Summary: This case is awesome. I've installed 200mm fans in the two optional spots (side and top), and added a 120mm HDD fan. The airflow on the case is so strong it's ridiculous. Also, for a "mid-sized" case, this thing is HUGE!
Summary: This case is larger than a standard mid-tower case. It has plenty of room for hard drives and cooling. The wire routing in amazing with everything being able to be hidden. It comes with a 200mm front intake fan, 200mm top exhaust fan, and a rear 140mm exhaust fan. The tool-less design works great and I personally can not find any fault with this case as is.