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Item#: N82E16811119239
Cooler Master HAF X Blue Edition - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0
  • Steel / Plastic
  • ATX Full Tower
  • USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, Audio x1, Mic x1, e-SATA x1,1394a x1 Front Ports


This case is sturdy, it's big enough to allow good cable management, and overall I consider it a decent purchase out of all the Coolermaster cases I have owned since 2007.
Airflow seems decent, and it has enough fans for the average builder. I gave this case 2 eggs for obvious flaws in the manufacturing of this case, not Newegg's fault, and there was "NO" damage due to shipping. On a side note I had a Coolermaster "Storm Trooper" shipped here putting a build together with a good friend (he got the windowed side panel from the CM $tore), and His case was "FLAWLESS", his expansion cards fit in without a hitch.
Mine experience has been less than great, even the Mobo back panel cut-out was not big enough for water block backplate, not even close enough, where-as the "Storm Trooper" has a mobo backplate cut-out that you could throw a cat through. The whole experience was a little embarrassing with my longtime friend trying not to laugh at my misfortune.


I have owned Coolermaster cases for years, all have been to specs for standard ATX motherboard configs, and have been spot on for alignment of video cards, sound cards etc, etc, "EXCEPT" this case.! After initial install of mother board I went to put in my video cards, and they did "NOT" seat into the motherboard..!! The video card stopped short at the lip where you screw in the the faceplate by almost 1/8 of an inch..!!! I tried a GTX 560 ti, it didn't fit, I tried a 9800GTX+, it didn't fit, I tried an 8800gt, it didn't fit, there was obviously a manufacturing error when this case was put together at the factory... I used the mobo standoffs that came with the case, the mobo lined up with the I.O. shield just fine, but Video cards would not seat..!! I took a trip to the hardware strore and "BOUGHT" a bag of very small nylon washers, and used them to space out the standoffs about 1/8 inch, and that gave me enough room (just barely) to seat my cards.! NOT HAPPY for 209 dollars I paid.!

Other Thoughts:

I'm not at all pleased that the case came with such an obvious defect, and now the I.O. shield is just barely lining up, and putting a strain on the ouputs from the back of my Mobo.. I have owned Coolermaster cases since the Coolermaster Ammo 533, and I have never seen this kind of defect in one of their cases. Also one of the 200mm fans is dying, it spins up slowly, and has stopped, i'm not happy about that either.. If I hadn't used the nylon washers to spaced out the standoffs almost 1/8 of an inch, this case would have been little more that a boat anchor..!!
My specs as follows.
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: Phenom II x6 1100 Thuban @4.2875ghz(water-blocked with external water-box)
PSU: Corsair TX 750w (+additional 450w juice-box)
RAM: 8gb Corsair Dominator 1600mhz @1800Mhz
Video Cards: 2 XFX-9800GTX+ (don't ask, i'm getting two 570s)
HD: 640gb Wd Caviar Black (going solid state)
Optical drive: Asus DVD/CD burner
(I own a Computer repair business B.T.W.) Cert.

Manufacturer Response:


We are sorry for any inconveniences we have caused you. We always deliver the best product to our customers, but defects may occur at times and we apologize for this. If there are any further problems, please contact our support or live chat as we would gladly resolve this issue immediately.

CMUSA Customer Support

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  • Cheryl A.
  • neweggVerified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

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