Case Cooling

The HAF XM enclosure is the latest addition to Cooler Master’s HAF case lineup and is designed with High Air Flow in mind.

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Air Cooling Support:
1. Top 200mm fan x 2 (1 is optional; can be converted to 120mm x 2 or 140mm x2)
2. Mesh covering on top
3. Rear 140mm fan x 1 (can be converted to 120mm) or 120mm radiator/fan
4. Mesh covering on front panel
5. HDD cage: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
6. Front 200mm fan x 1 (can be converted to 120mm x 2 or 140mm x 1
7. Side 200mm fan x 1 (optional; or 140mm x 2)
8. Bottom air-intake with mesh cover
 
Liquid Cooling Support:
• Top panel can support 280mm, 240mm or 120mm radiators
• Rear panel can support 120mm radiator
• Rear panel supports three openings for external hoses

As you can see, the HAF XM lives up to its High Air Flow heritage and offers a lot of options for setting up case cooling just the way you want it. The three included fans (200mm x 2 and 140mm x 1) provide a good start and will likely meet the needs of most users.

The following table lists the noise generated by the three case fans while operating at different speeds with the side panels and top on.  Sound Pressure Levels were taken 3’ from the front of the HAF XM enclosure.  The ambient background noise level was approximately 27 dBA.

With all three fans running at full speed the noise is noticeable but not loud and provides good airflow throughout the case.  Slowing the fans down by reducing the voltage still keeps air flowing but quiets the case to a whisper.

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