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Cooler Master HAF X review

Cooler Master HAF X - The New Flagship

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Overall rating 9/10
Aesthetics:
8
Functionality:
9.5
Usability:
9
Value:
9
THE GOOD
USB 3.0 ports
Lots of focus on cooling graphics cards
Spacious interior
THE BAD
Not very pretty-looking
VGA bracket fits quite loosely
Side panels immensely heavy


Supersize Me! - Interior

Supersize Me! - Interior

One of the key features of the new Cooler Master HAF X casing is the ability to support non-standard size motherboards, such as Gigabyte's GA-X58A-UD9, which comes in the XL-ATX form factor. To accommodate such motherboards, the HAF X also has nine expansion slots to easily allow for 4-way CrossFireX or SLI multi-GPU configurations.

Support for the extra large XL-ATX form factor, means that the interior of the casing is spacious, especially if you decide to go with standard ATX-sized motherboards. It will also easily swallow up the largest graphics cards, so that needn't be one of your worries. The HAF X also comes with two special add-ons for graphics cards. One can opt either to install the specially-designed air duct, which helps guide air to cool the graphics cards; or opt to install the VGA brackets instead, which gives more stability to heavy graphics cards.

Lastly, the HAF X utilizes Cooler Master's familiar tool-free design, which made installing components a breeze.