Cooler Master HAF XB Review
Today, we will be taking a look at a case that is quite different from today’s trend. The new HAF XB from Cooler Master is not your standard run -of-the-mill tower case but more of a desktop and test bench case all-in-one. Don’t get it confused with your standard horizontal case which would bring HTPC-style cases to mind. It’s much taller, much thicker and much wider than that.
You may be aware that everything contained within the HAF product line is geared towards the gamer and enthusiast and this new product is no different. The XB can play the role of the gamer rig as well as an open-air test bench. That’s right you can open up the sides and remove the top panel and have the ideal test bench platform.
Cooler Master’s take on the HAF XB
HAF XB’s form factor takes an innovative direction from its High Air Flow (HAF) brethren. The LAN box form enables you to put the latest and greatest motherboards, video cards and Coolers into a smaller chassis. Ensuring that it continues the tradition of its namesake, HAF XB supports up to two 140mm fans in the front, a large 200mm in the top, and a 120mm and two 80mm fans in the rear. Strategically placed cable tie areas occupy cable routing zones to assist in keeping cable clutter to a minimum and provide a clean look with minimal effort. In addition, steel reinforced side panel handles make traveling between LANs and other gaming destinations a far less stressful venture.