To me Cooler Master took the finer points of what makes them such a success over the history of case designs that they have developed over the years and stuck in enough new "flavoring" to the exterior to make it a standalone contender.
The pricing for what is included with this chassis design is so right on the money, it's going to be hard to pass this chassis up when making a selection of mid-tower - even some full-towers with the room the HAF XM offers. I like the PSU cover as it tidies things up inside so well. I also like the 8+1 configuration of the expansion slots, as it gives options for fan controllers or lighting controllers to those who plan to be filling those slots with up to three graphics cards. Since we are on the topic, the removable cage allowing for larger than eighteen inch video cards is just a bit insane for a mid-tower design, in a good way of course.
Even as it ships direct from the factory, the dual 200mm fans and the 140mm attached to the rear of the HAF XM are very efficient at not only keeping temperatures down, but even at full speed, noise levels are kept to a minimal hum. For those that want to pack as much as possible into this chassis, there are plenty of cooling options to keep you and you components content there as well. The removable top allowing for thicker radiators and room inside for the fans, the dual 120 or dual 140mm radiators should take care of most builds cooling needs. Even if you planned on having a triple stack of cards in here with the stock coolers, the left panel offers plenty of cooling options to be stuck to the door to force cool those cards.
It seems I am leaving so much out, but the build and assembly went so smooth there just isn't anything bad I can really point out about this chassis. While keeping within the HAF pedigree in designs on the exterior, the HAF XM is the best HAF mid-tower I have seen and is only bested by the HAF-X in my opinion from this lineup.
Considering the cost of the HAF-X and its age, the HAF XM is going to be a hot seller at the $129.99, which I am seeing it listed at. The real question is do you have enough money in your wallet right now, because I know a lot of you are going to be building inside of the Cooler Master HAF XM.
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