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Cooler Master has recently released the little brother to the other members of the HAF lineup, titled the HAF XM. The HAF series has been around a few years, and since the start, Cooler Master has been releasing several revisions based on the design of the original HAF case. All of the products in this series are geared towards gamers, overclockers and PC hardware enthusiasts. They are known for for their abundant features and high quality. So before even starting the review, at first glance, we have high hopes for the HAF XM. But lets just see if it lives up to the name.

Supposedly, according to Cooler Master this case falls in the mid tower category, but looking at the product dimensions, this is probably the largest mid tower case on the market, measuring larger than other full tower cases ( 9.9 x 20.9 x 22.8 inches). Regardless of it's size, at first glance this case seems to pack almost every feature we could think of including internal support for a 240mm radiator for all your water cooling needs.

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/894-Cooler-Master-HAF-XM-Review/view/1
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I like it (mind you I had a HAF X and liked it as well). Wish they have mounted a carrying handle on (like the Scout or Storm Trooper). Would make it much more portable if needed.
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The HAF XM has an MSRP of 9.99 USD and comes with a 2 year warranty.

i hope this is not a typo. would make a great case!
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Finally rid of the agressive look!
Not bad.
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The HAF XM has an MSRP of 9.99 USD and comes with a 2 year warranty.
i hope this is not a typo. would make a great case!

Nope it's not a typo! It's another kind of error relating to either the article editor or VB. The MSRP is either $129 or $139 if I remember correctly.
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Decent review and a decent case... Bit big for a mid tower though.


Also, they should read over their articles before posting them. There are quite a bit of typos in there.
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OP needs a PHOTO... frown.gif

Now my lazy azz has to actually go read the article.. biggrin.gif
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Overall: 97/100

Pfft, looks flimsy and cheap...

I don't think this thing is anywhere near on par with the best cases made so 97/100 = FAIL!!!! mad.gif
Edited by _GTech - 5/13/12 at 2:25pm
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hmmm The HAF-XM or the Storm Trooper..? I already have a Storm Sniper and HAF X. Need moar!
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This is definitely my next case.
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Came in expecting a mATX case similar to the HAF series.
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