Anyone had any experience with the Coolmaster HAF X computer case? Pros, Cons?
asked Oct 03 '12 at 17:31
I own this case. I posted a pic of it in this question
Here is a review I wrote about it on Newegg
Pros: This case was very big and had plenty of room. The look and design of the case is beautiful. Cable management was easy and actually fun. I enjoyed putting my computer into this case. When I was finished everything looked so clean and organized. Just switching to the case dropped case temps 10+ degrees.
Cons: Removing the top panel gives you access to the the cables which are removable. I don't use esata on the front and I wanted to remove it, along with the firewire cable and the esata cable was glued to the panel. It was very hard to get off and I think I broke it.
I've never used the tool less design for mounting hard drives before but it was not as easy at it looked. The pins weren't aligning and then I had to practically push them into the hard drive really hard otherwise when sliding the tray in they wouldn't slide past the pins. I did this for 5 drives and it definitely wasn't as easy as pop it in and slide it in.
Now I'm just nitpicking but the little things count. The slider over the power button is very loose. It should be a little tighter. When I plug my flash drive in the front USB 3.0 ports I have to pull pretty hard to get it out. I would like an option to mount a fan at the bottom of the case to draw air in from under.
Other Thoughts: The cons I listed aren't really cons. There was nothing about this case that made me doubt getting it. Air flow is great, it's quiet and it looks great. My temps improved a lot and when I add another 200mm to the top and an H100 I will be set.
answered Oct 04 '12 at 13:32
I've never had one but I've drooled over them a few times. As far as price, size, compatibility, cable management and toolless features they're very well rounded. I think the only way to do better at that price is to mod one. Check out some of the reviews on youtube.
answered Oct 03 '12 at 19:45