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Cooler Master HAF XB EVO - High Air Flow Test Bench and LAN Box Desktop Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support

  • Steel body, Front Mesh, Plastic bezel ATX Desktop
  • USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio) Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Jarred W.
  • 11/17/2014 7:47:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Case for a Few Months

Pros: This case saves quite a bit of space for an ATX case, has great airflow, and makes it easy to install components (unless of course you use zip ties).

Cons: First off, if you're like me and you see 4 3.5" internal bays and 2 3.5" external bays, you think to yourself, "This case has storage for 6 hard drives." Fortunately, I did quite a bit of research to find out that it only has storage for 4 hard drives, and planned to make accommodations in order to fit 5. Second, be careful how you manage your cables. Some of the small loops made for zip ties will stop you from being able to take the motherboard tray out of the computer unless you cut the ties first. Third. I've had this case for 7 months. After installing an extra USB 3.0 PCI Express card on the second tier, the drivers automatically installed (Windows 8.1 Pro), now the external 3.5" bays no longer recognize the drives that are inside of them. I tried turning the computer back off, uninstalling the card, taking my hard drives out, backing them up with another computer, putting the drives back in the bays, only to find out that they're still not working. So now I have the data from those drives on an external HDD, and 2 useless bays I can no longer utilize. I can only guess that some how the bays have shorted out.

Other Thoughts: I know how most computer manufacturers warranty their products. I used to work as a bench tech for a company that went out of business and had to deal with the manufacturers and learn the ins and outs. They have you send in faulty components and cases in order for them to "fix or replace" the problem (They actually investigate the item to make sure it was not caused by you, because if they can prove you broke the product, they won't do anything). With a case though, it's almost not even worth the trouble of having to send it in. I'm not going to take all the components out just to send the case off to fix the external bays. It's still a great case, but there is room for improvement and now I have to improvise.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Afternoon Jarred,

I apologize you're having issues with your HAF XB dock as we can replace that through our CM Fanzone Parts Request to save you from shipping your case back to us. You can also contact us for further concerns as we look forward to the constructive criticism to help us improve our products at the links below via Live Chat, Support Ticket or Phone.

I look forward to your response.

Felinni M.
CMUSA Support

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  • 11/14/2014 5:05:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: So much airflow! It's exhausting cold air!

Cons: Wiring was a little confusing. But then again, I'm not great with wiring to begin with.

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  • Drake D.
  • 11/8/2014 7:49:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood looks and good access

Pros: Good looks and good access

Cons: 4 holes in top cover for a 200 mm fan but only two are usable (on a diagonal)

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  • Jayson S.
  • 11/3/2014 11:33:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Case

Pros: * HUGE space inside
* Logically laid out HDD's, both 3.5" and 2.5"
* Aesthetically pleasing
* Enough room for a large power supply and lots of cables
* Supports ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX!
* The power supply is slightly extruded, giving you even more space inside
* The power supply has a vent, offset and fan filter that allows heat to be vented under the case rather than into the case - outstanding
* Rigid carry handles are solid and great design
* Great construction - very solid and high quality

Cons: * Not all 2.5" HDD sleds included with the case (3 included, 4 needed)
* Not all fans are included. Missing 1 x 120mm fan for the rear and 2 x 80mm fans for the rear lower area. The 80mm fans cool the 2.5" HDD's on the side. Not a big deal - just order them...I did.
* The removable tray for the motherboard has one cutout for cables from underneath to be routed to the top area - it would be nice if there were two or three, on both sides and/or even the back of the tray. I drilled out holes and filed down the burrs and have really neat and clean cabling up top.

Other Thoughts: I read the reviews about how this case allegedly 'kills hard drives'. I ordered an additional 120mm and 2 x 80mm fans and hooked them up to my motherboard as chassis fans, fully controlled via software. This case is really big so if you're tight on space, do the measurements. Insofar as room inside, this thing is even better than my Antec 900's or any other case I've ever purchased. All the messy cabling for power and SATA is contained in the lower portion of the case, leaving the area around the motherboard on top free and clear of cables. Lots of room for an aftermarket CPU cooler if you don't put a fan on the top.

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  • Michael W.
  • 10/31/2014 4:48:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Ease of Access, Roomy, High Air Circulation, Hi-Tech Look, Plenty of Fan Mounts, and HDD Slots.

Cons: It didn't build itself!!!

Other Thoughts: I bought this case for a new build along with the Cooler Master Seidon 240MM Liquid Cooling System mainly for it's high air flow cooling capabilities because I am going to be doing a lot of overclocking. The build went smoother than most of my others because it's so easy to move around in this case, plenty of room and easy access to everything. I'm very happy with this case, and plan to buy at least one more.

System Build:
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO LAN Case
Cooler Master Seidon 240MM Liquid CPU Cooling System
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 AMD Motherboard
AMD FX8370 AM3+ 8 Core CPU
24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 Memory
MSI R7780 HD PCIe Video Card (ATI Chipset)
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD (OS)
Seagate 1TB 6gb/s HDD (Storage)
Antec 800 Watt Power Supply
LG DVD/RW DL Optical Drive

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  • Roman K.
  • 10/28/2014 9:07:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad at all!

Pros: Great airflow. Decent mobility. The auto-plugging hard-drive bay is sick! It's much bigger than you'd think, but that's what it takes to fit a GTX970 that takes up almost all of the space from back to front.

Cons: Don't even think about getting this case if you don't have a modular PSU to put in it. The space between the PSU and the HDD bay is 2 inches at best and requires some cord bending and pushing. You absolutely need to work out your wiring before you set down the motherboard.

Also, SSDs don't seem to match into the auto-plugging drive bay. I had to insert my bootable SSD deep inside the case where another HDD rack is located.

Neither are too bad of a point, but together they're worthy of docking an egg.

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  • Larry W.
  • 10/26/2014 5:34:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEarns it's name

Pros: Air Flow potential for MB is excellent with right fans and fan direction.
Ease of access to MB is great.
Cable neat freaks should enjoy this case.

Cons: Very heavy metal unit.
No typical mounting holes for mounting 5.25" items with screws if that's your thing. The included mounts stink.
No standard screw holes in right side mounting trays-must use their finicky mounts because of that.
Cooler Master forces you to buy their propietary 200 mm fan because of different mounts which has very poor flow rates (70 cfm).
Another con is that there is insufficient fan presence in the lower bay which stores the hard drives and power supply. I got some 80 mm Tornado fans with 160 cfm combined and used a 6 bay icy block for mounting laptop hard drives and left the middle two slots empty so good air flow between the hard drives to keep them cool.

Other Thoughts: I would give it 5 stars had they made it more flexible regarding standardized screw holes for mounting laptop hard drives, icy block mobile mounts. I had to drill my own holes to mount mobile trays.

I put 3 fans blowing into the case on top, and one huge 210 cfm 120mm fan in back. That super cfm fan balances the other 3 in total cfm for great air flow front to back.

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  • Mattheew H.
  • 10/22/2014 12:57:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case!

Pros: This case rocks! The build is sturdy, it has a ton of room and the looks are fantastic if you're into that aesthetic. The front panel cabling is long enough to reach the rear of the case which means that if you've got a pre-USB 3.0 motherboard you can add in USB 3.0 via a PCIe add in card with a 19 pin internal header and have some USB 3.0 goodness. All the drive bays are removable which lends itself to the case modding crowd and ads space if you plan to add in enthusiast level water cooling. The rear drive bays are 3.5" despite what many online review sites have claimed and there is a dual 2.5" drive sled that works with the tool-less drive rails which means you could conceivably run four SSD drive and a fifth 3.5" mechanical drive.

Cons: I found a couple of tiny spots in the finish that you could see the steel through. Nothing worth dinging it an egg over but I hope that Cooler Master will see this and consider giving the chassis an extra shot of finish in the future. There was also a bare spot on the bottom like the paint flaked off but as it's on the bottom and maybe 1/8" total area, meh.

Other Thoughts: This must be a second gen version. The hot-swap bays no longer have a molex power and instead have a single SATA power lead on a short length of cable and the SATA data ports are now right angle rather than sticking straight back where they'll interfere with the PSU area. I know that other users have complained about their drives getting hot in the front HDD hot-swap bays but there are two 80mm fan openings in the rear on the bottom for a reason. Don't want your drives to overheat? Populate the rear fan openings so it'll draw air over the drives.

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  • Scott N.
  • 10/18/2014 10:58:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Love This Case

Pros: I love this case. This case has room for all your stuff without having extra, unused space. It is also very easy to modify. Very easy to get to and work on components.

Cons: I can't really think of any cons, maybe it could come with a top fan or have windows instead of the top or side vents? Maybe make it an oppion? One thing, don't plan on moving it too much. Once it's all together with all your components, you won't be able to move it, the rubber feet are great but grab the surface like crazy.

Other Thoughts: Over all this is a great case. I'm transplanting everything from a Cooler Master 932 HAF to downsize the footprint. It is larger than you might think, it's 1-1/2 the size of a full ATX board from the back to the front of the case. .I'm finding it very easy to modify. I took the X-Dock cage out and mounted it where the regular drive cage was so I could still us the SATA back plate. I have no need to S/O HDD's so it worked really good. I also made a matching hole out of the X-Dock area of the case so my Koolance 402X2 Pump/Reservoir would fit and it looks great. I also took the rubber baby bouncers off the bottom and drilled, tapped and ran screws on some wheels I had from another case so I could easily move it once it is all together..

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  • Aaron S.
  • 10/17/2014 12:21:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Shipping

Pros: Just initial inspection and messing around with the case, it seems to be very sturdy. Doesn't feel cheaply made at all.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Ok i'm going to have to re-edit this later. I just wanted to point out to everyone that the shipping with Newegg is tremendously fast. I ordered this case for a new build I'm doing not even 18 hours ago from the time i'm writing this, and its already at my front door. I just checked the tracking number on other items I ordered and they too are out for delivery. Amazing Newegg.

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