Cooler Master HAF XB review -
Features & specifications
The HAF XB thus rears its head, marketed as the mid-range HAF (High Air Flow) chassis. An enthusiast audience targeted chassis that will keep your expensive components cooled down well, with a very user-friendly but extremely aesthetically pleasing design we might add.
The Cooler Master HAF XB takes the famous High Air Flow series to a revolutionary new form factor with extreme cooling performance. The removable horizontal mainboard tray and large mesh top and front panels with two 120mm front fans create a powerful front to back airflow.
- Direct front to back airflow over CPU and mainboard for extreme cooling performance.
- Supports 240mm radiators with extra clearance for thick performance radiators or push-pull fan configurations.
- Supports tower CPU coolers with a height of up to 180mm and up to 334mm long high end graphics cards.
- Motherboard tray can be removed to install, remove or swap components.
- The first case that quickly and easily transforms into a Testbench – Ideal for enthusiasts and overclockers.
- Dual USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports and X-Dock slots at the front panel for lightning fast plug-n-play I/O.
- Rigid carry handles on the side panels.
|Materials||Steel body, Front Mesh, Plastic bezel|
|Dimension (W / H / D)||442 x 330 x 423mm / 17.4 x 13 x 16.7inch|
|Net Weight||8.2kg / 18.1lb|
|M/B Type||ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|5.25" Drive Bays||2|
|3.5" Drive Bays||2 (from X-Dock)|
|2.5" Drive Bays||6 (2 from X-Dock)|
|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 (internal)
Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio)
|Cooling System||Front: 120mm fan x 2, 1800 RPM, 21 dBA
(or 140mm fan x 2)
Rear: 120mm fan x 1 (optional), and
80mm fan x 2 (optional)
Top: 200mm fan x 1 (optional)
|Power Supply Type||ATX PS2 (Support Max. of the PSU in 180mm length)|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA card length: 334mm/13.1inch
CPU cooler height: 180mm/7.1inch
Water cooling support:
240mm radiator x 1(front), 120mm radiator x 1(rear)
Despite its compact rugged design, there is plenty of space for even the tallest high performance tower heatsinks, thick watercooling radiators and up to 3 of the longest high end graphics cards. Within seconds the side panels with their rigid carry handles and the top mesh panel can be removed, transforming the HAF XB into a Test bench with direct access to the hardware. The front panel features two USB 3.0 super speed ports as well as 2 SSD compatible X-dock slots for lightning fast data transfers.
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