Cooler Master HAF X Black Gaming Case Review

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Inside Continued

Cooler Master HAF X expansion slots

Looking to the back of the case we can see the expansion slots have thumbscrews.

Cooler Master HAF X under the top bezel

Looking under the top bezel we can see the preinstalled 200mm fan and the space for a second. The top of the HAF X is also predrilled to accept up to a 3x120mm radiator for water cooling.

Cooler Master HAF X front panel I/O backplane

Looking closer we can see the front panel I/O backplane.

Cooler Master HAF X front port cables

The front port cables are more than long enough to reach. The blue cables are the USB3.0 cables that will need to be run though to the back of the case. Cool Master also provides an internal header USB3.0 cable for future use with motherboards that have the USB3.0 internal header.

Cooler Master HAF X right side

Here we have the right side of the case. The motherboard tray has a large CPU cut out for allowing access to CPU backing plate without having to completely remove the motherboard. With the bulges in the side panel there is ½” of room between the panel and the motherboard tray for cables to be run.

Cooler Master HAF X space behind the internal bays

The space behind the internal 3.5” hard drive bays is plentiful.

Cooler Master HAF X wire routing hole

The main wire routing hole is large and has well rounded edges. There is no grommet here as it will be covered by the PSU cable management partition.

Cooler Master HAF X hotswap tray

Pulling one of the hot swap trays we can get a quick look at it. The tray pull looks very similar to that of the front 5.25″ bay cover. To pull it out all you have to do is pinch the sides in slightly and pull.

Cooler Master HAF X hotswap tray

There are mounting points for both 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA drives. Drives mount using the bottom mounting points of the hard drive. These drives are not tool-less, but Cooler Master provides mounting screws for both the 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives.

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