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Coolermaster HAF XB LAN Box/Test Bench Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. External Impressions Part 1
  4. External Impressions Part 2
  5. Internal Impressions Part 1
  6. Internal Impressions Part 2
  7. Installation Impressions and Observations
  8. Conclusion
  9. View All

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On the rear panel, there is a 120mm fan mount and 7x vented PCIe slots and a small area of mesh area. It should be noted that the cases did not come with 4x fan screws, so if you plan to buy this case and some extra fans, make sure you get some fan screws as well.

The base section is where the power supply is mounted along with 2x 80mm fans. Its strange to see 2x 80mm fan mounts, considering that getting a 80mm fan is not as easy as getting a 120mm fans, and ones with higher RPM typically makes lot of noise. I really don’t think you’d get many ball bearing 80mm fans easily as you used to. Most you’ll be finding are those sleeve bearing ones.

Also, about the PSU mount…

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HAF XB has an odd extension to allow longer power supplies to be installed. I am curious to know about the space between the mounted power supply and the dock connector from the inside.

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Both the sidepanels have vents for the top section of the case. It would be nice if it had air filters on them. The recessed handle support is also provided. The handle is plastic, but it seems to have some sort of a support from the inside. IMG_3058

So the underbelly of the case is where there are 4x case feet and air filters for the power supply.

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The air filters are easily accessible and the case does have a pretty good grip on the floor, especially on wood. It is good to be used on hardened glass surface as well.

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The box provides all the screws, cable ties, 2.5” SSD sliders and a speaker buzzer with the case. Care needs to be taken that you are not getting the fan screws, so if you plan to mount a 120mm fan for the rear or for the 80mm fans on the base level of the case, make sure you get the case fan screws.

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