Jump to content


Cooler Master Haf X Full-Tower Chassis Examined

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Nemo


    Will Fold 4 Food

  • Honorary Staff
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Franklin, TN

Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:29 AM

OCC has looked at Cooler Master cases before including the popular HAF 932 and its smaller cousin, the HAF 922. Today we're back with a review on an upgraded member of the HAF family - Cooler Master HAF X - http://www.overclock...r_master_haf_x/

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz / ASUS P5Q Deluxe / Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9600 DDR2-1200MHz / 2x Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB RAID 1 / Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB
Corsair TX750W / Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 / SilverStone TJ05 / Scythe Zipang 140mm CPU Cooler / ASUS VH202T-P 20" widescreen monitor (x2) / XP Pro SP 3
"however, i cannot claim to be such a fish as i am not a fish at all..." - hardnrg,Jul 4 2005, 02:49 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image

Follow OCC on Posted Image
Subscribe to the OCC Newsletter

Lucky Mudder Race 2013

#2 bilcliff


    Certified Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1058 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vic, Australia

Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:20 AM

great review. really shows that jlqrb was scraping the bottom of the barrel in trying to find thing wrong with it if the cons include "Large size not for all users" and "no room for dual power supplies" :lol2:. i do like the idea of being able to cover the psu cables at the bottom

I7 3770 / Z77X-UD3H / 16GB Ripjaws X PC3-14900 / Samsung 840 250GB /

 Gigabyte HD 7950 / Antec 1200 / Corsair TX650M / Win 7 64 bit

#3 Alphadog


    New Member

  • Members
  • 11 posts

Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

Nice review i have the 932 and its really made well. This looks like another winner.

#4 Locutus


    Fortune favors the bold.

  • Folding Member
  • 2011 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Largo, FL

Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:35 PM

Looks nice, but I'm not very impressed with the changes from the 932.

Heatware - Ebay

"I can't believe I ate the entire kitten!"



#5 sack_patrol


    cozza frenzy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2184 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

cool review, and cool case... though I don't particularly like the front side...it's way too detailed...I like simpler looking cases. Though the interior is very nice.


#1: DFI 790FXB-M3H5 | Phenom II 965 BE @ 3.6Ghz | Sunbeam CCF 4 | Vapor-X 5870 1GB 940/1290 | Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB 1333Mhz 7-7-7-24 | Razer Barracuda AC-1

#2: MSI Z77-GD65 | Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz | Noctua NH-D14 | WindForce GTX 680 2GB 1306/1688 | Ballistix Tracer 2x4GB 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 | Xonar Essence STX

Chassis: Antec 902 | Corsair Force GT 90GB | Seagate 1TB | WD Caviar Blue 320GB | OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Peripherals: Logitech G400 | Rosewill Cherry MX Red | audio-technica ATH-AD700 | Asus vh238h 23' LED

#6 SenitaL


    Human\\Animals are :::Fascinating:::

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1085 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom

Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:32 PM

This thing looks industrial! It wouldn't have looked out of place in James Cameron's Aliens Movie :D

Posted Image

= MSI DKA790GX Platinum = AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE.=
= ATI HD5870+8800GTX for PhysX=Zalman GT1000,=
= 4GB OCZ ReaperX DDR2 PC-8000=Corsair HX620w,=

= True Black<=||<=Razer: Tarantula,Lachesis,eXactMat =

#7 bp9801


    Please press any key to continue

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11255 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tucson, AZ

Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

I love my HAF 932, got it soon after it launched even. But man, do I want this new HAF X case. Looks like I'm adding it to the short list of cases for my next build. :lol:

Intel Core i5 4690K - ASUS Z97-A - EVGA GTX 770 2GB
Mushkin Ridgeback 16GB DDR3-2133 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD - Seagate 750GB + 2TB - WD 1TB - Cooler Master SPH 1050W
ASUS Xonar Xense + Sennheiser PC-350 Xense Edition + Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 - Sapphire Vapor-X CPU Cooler - Cooler Master HAF XM

Follow OCC on facebook.png

#8 Ryu Hayabusa

Ryu Hayabusa


  • Folding Member
  • 105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas

Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:12 PM

Great review and i agree, looks like cons were hard to come by. looks like i'll be picking one up when availible.

Main Rig: Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.9 * ASUS Rampage V Extreme * 4 x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series @ 2400 * OCZ Vertex 128 GB * Win 10 Pro * Phanteks Ethoo Primo * EVGA GTX680 FTW * Thermaltake Toughpower 850W *


Heatware - eBay

#9 FashionFish



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 106 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ottawa, Canada

Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:18 AM

This is an amazing case. I've been building computers for over fifteen years and this is the best case I've used to-date. Tons of room behind the MB tray to hide wiring and reduce turbulence in the airflow. Nice rubber grommets in the cabling pass-throughs and tons of fan options. I removed all the stock fans except for the front and added in the Cooler Master 200MM red LED fans including adding an additional 200mm top blowhole fan. The look goes well with the red lit ASUS Rampage III Extreme. This blows my former case (Apevia X-Jupiter) out of the water in terms of quality and ease of use. It easily accommodated my 1250 watt PSU.

Just finished the build last night and ran it through its first serious gaming session (5 straight hours ouch!). Had RealTemp running and the CPU maxed out at 52C and the dual 8800 Ultras averaged 51C with the peak at 72C on the top card. The i7 975 is stock speed and the Corsair H50 has two fans on the radiator pulling air from outside the case and exhausting out the blowholes.

Highly recommend this case.

Main Rig
Intel i7 975 Extreme Edition CPU
ASUS Rampage III Extreme MB
6GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
Dual EVGA GTX 560s in SLI
1 x 32GB Kingston SSD (boot drive)
2 X 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blacks in Raid 1 (SATA 6 Gb/s)
Cooler Master HAF X case
Cooler Master Real Pro 1250 PSU