Break it gently. and send it back to coolermaster if haf x ever burn ur motherboard seriously.
make sure to removed ur top panel and check all ur front panel cable/wiring for flow/issue. i did and found out 2 of the wiring(sleeve) has big hole/look like its been pinch hard someone did a rush job and didnt bother to show it to quality assurance those damage/issue can cause a shortage. glad i check or i end up burning my board Again. just like last time didnt know it was haf x fault. anyway its for ur own safety just double check it.
also im pretty sure coolermaster is aware of this problem thats why they giving away free top panel rma/replacement. but they wont admit the mistake that their first batch of those coolermaster haf x has those problem.
oh, just curious as to why they would make then steel if you are just gonna throw them out
They are part of the front panel when its is made they stamp out so they can be removed. I believe the leave them there to help block emf noise from inside the case getting out or from emf noise to get into the case.
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