Cooler Master HAF XB EVO

 Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Test Bench and LAN BOX

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO – Test Bench and LAN Box

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Features:

  • Perfect case for test benches and LAN parties
  • Support for 3-way SLI/CrossFireX
  • Removable HDD cages for more customization
  • Supports standard ATX motherboards

If you’re looking for a compact case that you can take to LAN parties or use as a test bench, Cooler Master’s HAF XB EVO has everything you need…

And, with the potential to run 3-way SLI/CrossFireX, this compact case can hold a much more powerful system than you’d think.

CM HAF XB EVO Specs


  • Potential for Up to 6 Fans for Excellent Cooling Efficiency
  • 2 x 5.25″ Bays/4 x 3.25″ Bays
  • Water-Cooling Ready
  • Bottom-Mounted PSU Slot
  • Removable Motherboard Tray


List Price: $99.99

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POSITIVES

  • Supports up to 6 fans for good cooling potential
  • Will hold even the tallest CPU coolers
  • Will fit a radiator and liquid cooling setup
  • Enough storage space for most gamers’ needs
  • Compact size makes it the perfect case for LAN party gamers or for those who want to build a test bench system
  • Removable motherboard tray makes installation and part-swapping a breeze
  • Side carrying handles makes it easy to move

NEGATIVES

  • Fairly expensive
  • For a case marketed to LAN gamers, the case is a little on the larger side

YOUTUBE UNBOXINGS/REVIEWS

EXPERT REVIEWS

By TechSpot on February 5th, 2013

As someone who reviews computer hardware for a hobby, I have access to nearly any case I might want. As I type, the Level 10 GT, Antec Lanboy Air, Bitfenix Colossus, Cubitek HPTX-ICE are collecting dust in my house, and yet I’ve decided to build a permanent system in the HAF XB because I like it too much to leave it empty.

By Tom’s Hardware on August 31st, 2013

Cooler Master’s HAF XB is a unique, flexible, and durable chassis able to satisfy a number of functions well. Its price is moderate, and we can’t really find anything wrong with it. It simply works well in the roles it was designed to satisfy. In its element, the HAF XB steps up to earn Tom’s Hardware’s Smart Buy award for serving up notable value…

By PCPer on August 2nd, 2013

Let me say that I was pleasantly surprised with the HAF XB and the sheer amount of space available inside this mid tower case. Cooler Master calls this a mid tower case because of its physical height and dimensions, but it has as much room as many full tower cases because of its cube shape and dual layer design.

By KitGuru on February 12th, 2013

The Cooler Master HAF XB is a remarkable design concept. It caters to the experienced system builder and hardcore enthusiast user… Overall, we did really like using the Cooler Master HAF XB. It is really designed for reviewers and people who are always tinkering with their system components. The build quality is also excellent and the chassis feels very solid. No doubt, we love it.

By Guru3D on January 2nd, 2013

What Cooler Master is best at is top design unusual gear. I mean really, what design of theirs is not unique in some way, fashion or form? With the HAF XB Mid Tower then once again succeed in making something unique. Truth be told, I like the chassis very much. And despite it’s size it simply is a well through through product.

Read More Expert Reviews

By Overclock3D on January 28th, 2013

If you’ve read the full review or even just skimmed through it you’ll know by now that we’re quite taken with the HAF XB. Not a standard affair by any means, and indicative of Cooler Masters design flair that they feel confident enough to stir the pot on a classic design. It’s HAF, but not as we know it.

By TechPowerUp on January 17th, 2013

The Cooler Master HAF XB clocks in at a good price right out of the gates – even as a traditional chassis and not a test bench. The fact that it is also intended as a bench means that Cooler Master aimed to combine the best of both worlds, and they have done so quite well, I might add! On top of that, you may carry the system around easily thanks to the handles – while its internals are still protected.

By TweakTown on November 13th, 2012

I really like what I found in the HAF XB. As a standalone chassis with handles on the side for added portability for LAN events, the HAF XB offers everything one expects in a full tower chassis. I don’t care if you are in the market for a full-tower, a mid-tower, or even an SFF chassis, I strongly urge you to find the nearest retailer and get yourself the HAF XB from Cooler Master.

By Hardware Secrets on November 13th, 2013

The Cooler Master HAF XB will certainly please the user who is looking for a non-conventional looking, yet practical, computer case. This case is perfect for overclockers and tweakers who need to open the computer quite often, as the motherboard is located at the top half of the case, and you have access to the motherboard and components that are attached to it by simply removing the top panel.

CONSUMER REVIEWS

By Luis on Newegg

This is a solid case, beautifully crafted, no question. Loads of fan and cooling options and 2 hot swap (x-dock) bays for your 3.5″ HD’s. I really like the cube design in which the power supply and drives are separate from your MOB. That leaves a lot of creativity for your cable management.

By Lexton on Newegg

Lots of room for long graphics cards. My ASUS GTX 770 fits in there nicely. Lots of air flow through out the case. Very compact which I like. Cable management can be a pain at times but it can be in most cases. This case is great! I recommend this to anyone that’s looking for a new case.

By N/A on Newegg

This is the second of this case I have bought. I love the design of this case. The accessibility is wonderful, I can take off not only all three side, but the top as well. I used to struggle with putting motherboards in upright cases, not with this, take out the tray for the motherboard bolt it on the tray then put the tray in the case, simple and sweet with no sweat.

By Tricity on Newegg

A computer case with lots and lots of space, and flexibility to arrange various components. Very high manufacturing quality: A rugged steel frame without any sharp edges. This is one of the best-designed cases I have seen in a long time. Its two-story design has the disks and power supply on the lower level and the M/B on the upper level. A removable M/B shelf allows easy access to all parts.

By DiMora Diamond on Newegg

I just built PC’s in three of these to give my kids “matching” PC’s for Christmas. This case is one of the easiest to work on with one exception: Routing the wiring harnesses for power, SATA, etc. are a bit challenging. Lots of open space, good easy to fit big video cards…thumb-screw access, removable motherboard tray, power supply and drives separate from motherboard, and the top flips over…

By Vautrin on Newegg

This case is different and it fills a need. If your installation has depth issues, height issues, but not width issues, then this may be the case for you. If you’ve gone MEGO after looking at a zillion tower cases that seem (and are) all about the same, check this out. A lot of thought went into the design of this case.

By Richard on Newegg

I have to say this is the type of case I am have been looking for the last 5 years. It is sleek, durable, well vented, and best of all it is setup so you can easily remove and replace parts without much fuss.  If you want a decent test bench or an intimidating case for your rig, this is the one to go with. It’s a monster that can handle pretty much anything.

By brian on Newegg

Nice layout, easy to build and assemble. Lots of tie downs for cable cleanup. Decent ability to route cables although I still have a cluster of power cables at the front corner. Nice screwdriver adapter for cranking down the motherboard mounting posts. Very easy case to work with. Motherboard tray comes out for initial mobo mounting.

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