Introduction and Technical Specifications

We take the HAF XB apart and put it back together again to find out what makes it such a great case…


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The HAF XB mid tower case is the newest member of the Cooler Master HAF line of cases. Touted as a LAN box, this cube-shaped case has both looks and features that appeal to any enthusiasts. We decided to put the HAF XB on our test bench to validate these claims. At a base price of $99.99, the HAF XB is a bargain for the features you are getting.

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Cooler Master designed the HAF XB with a scratch-resistance, flat-black colored coating applied to all surfaces. Both side panels have integrated hand-holds for easy lifting and transport to your event and the front and top panels contain non-impeding mesh grills allowing for optimal airflow across your vital system components. Integrated into the case's front panel are power and reset buttons, power indicator LEDs, audio input and output port, USB 3.0 device ports, two 5.25" device bays, and two hot-swappable hard drive bays.

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The HAF XB's rear panel shows off the case's dual level design with the power supply sitting directly under the motherboard's rear panel. Additionally, the case supports up to three fans in the rear panel – one 120mm fan in the top deck and two 80mm fans in the lower deck.

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Courtesy of Cooler Master

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Cooler Master coated all inner surfaces of the HAF XB with the same scratch-resistant, flat-black coating used on the case exterior. The lower level supports up to four additional 2.5" hard drives in a drive cage in between the 5.25" bays and the rear panel fans. All drive bays, including the internal 2.5" bays in the drive cage, all tool-less for easy device placement and extraction. The upper motherboard tray is removable with a large cutout underneath the CPU socket area to accommodate CPU cooler mounting devices. Additionally, the power supply fan inlet contains a removable dust-screen.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Cooler Master website)

Case Type

Mid Tower




Steel body, Front Mesh, Plastic bezel


442(W) x 330(H) x 423(D) mm
17.4(W) x 13(H) x 16.7(D) inch


8.2kg / 18.1lb

Motherboard Support

9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX)
12” x 9.6” (ATX)

M/B Type

ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX

5.25" Drive Bay


3.5" Drive Bay

2 (from X-Dock)

2.5" Drive Bay

6 (2 from X-Dock)

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2 (internal)
Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio)

Expansion Slots


Cooling System

120mm fan x 2, 1800 RPM, 21 dBA (or optional 140mm fan x 2)
120mm fan x 1 (optional) and 80mm fan x 2 (optional)
200mm fan x 1 (optional)

Power Supply

ATX PS2 (Support Max. of the PSU in 180mm length)

Maximum Compatibility

VGA card length:
334 mm / 13.1 inch

CPU cooler height:
180 mm / 7.1 inch
155 mm / 6.1 inch (with top 200mm fan installed)

Water cooling support:
240 mm radiator x 1 (front)
120 mm radiator x 1 (rear)


Transparent Top Window Panel
Removable Motherboard Tray


2 years

UPC Code



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