Cooler Master HAF XB Lan Box and Test Bench Case Review

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The HAF XB Interior Thoughts

 HAF XB Interior PSU Side

The top and both left and right side panels are removable, and requires us to remove all of these in order for us to remove the front bezel. Once all of the panels are removed we get a better idea of how Cooler Master compartmentalizes the HAF XB into an upper compartment, and a lower compartment. We are looking at the PSU side of the HAF XB, directly in front of the PSU mounting area are the hot swappable HDD/SSD carriers.

The only thing that concerns me is the amount of room on the PSU side of the HAF XB. Granted the PSU will be sitting slightly farther back, but I got a feeling things may be a bit tight. Time will only tell how things fit.

 HAF XB Interior Front

Cooler Master does include two 120mm front intake fans. We also have the option of installing two 140mm front intake fans if needed.

 HAF XB Interior 5.25 Bay Side

Looking at the 5.25” bay side of the HAF XB. Directly behind the 2.5” bays are where we can install up to four 2.5” HDD/SSDs into this chassis.

 HAF XB 5.25 Bay Locking Mechanism

Cooler Master uses a tool-less 5.25” bay locking mechanism. This are really simple to operate and do not need an explanation on their operation.

 HAF XB 2.5 HDD Cage

A better look at the 2.5” HDD/SSD cage.

 HAF XB Motherboard Tray

The motherboard will be installed into a removable motherboard tray. Cooler Master also puts a large CPU cutout into the tray.

 HAF XB Tray Screws

There are four small thumb screws that secure the removable motherboard tray to the main chassis of the HAF XB.

 HAF XB Tray Removed

Once all of the thumbscrews have been removed, the tray just lifts right out.

 HAF XB Lower Compartment

And we get a better look at the overall layout of the lower compartment of the HAF XB.

 HAF XB Hot Interior Swappable

On the hot-swappable 2.5/3.5” HDD/SSD carriers Cooler Master uses a Molex with two SATA connectors.

 HAF XB Front IO connectors

Looking at the included front IO connectors of the HAF XB.

 HAF XB Radiator Check

Out of curiosity I wondered if I could mount a 240mm radiator up towards the front of the HAF XB. As we can see the HAF XB has more than enough room to handle a fairly thick type of radiator with ease.

All of the edges of the HAF XB chassis were all rounded off enough to keep me cutting my hands and arms up as I made my way around the entire interior of this chassis.

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