TechSpot: Cooler Master HAF X Case

The original HAF 932 had no major pitfalls, and now almost two years later it's still one of the best full tower cases money can buy. Given its sheer success, Cooler Master decided to cash in on the HAF brand by releasing two mid-tower versions that are more affordable. We reviewed both, and while they are decent options, they inevitably felt like cheaper, cut down versions of the original.

But when Cooler Master announced the new HAF X as the new flagship model of its "High Air Flow" line, they had our immediate attention as we wondered how they could have improved the 932's formula. A few things were immediately obvious such as the all black paint job (including the interior) and a much bigger case window. Both are welcomed additions even if they're not entirely necessary.

Unlike the currently outgoing HAF 932's current $130 price tag, the new HAF X is set at $200. This is a more typical price for an all-steel full tower case, so the new arrival has greater competition. Nonetheless, if Cooler Master has stuck with its original recipe, then we have no doubt that the HAF X is a worthy successor.

Read: Cooler Master HAF X Case Review

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I like Coolermaster and they build nice chassis, but they still keep with the same flimsy HDD rack, and sometimes the slide rails are ruddy bar-stewards to slide in without a little lube. Cough! yes I said lube a bit of the old petroleum does the trick.

How come we always see "ala Tank" gaming cases reviews?

How about the silent and stylish/classy ones? That's exactly what I'm after

Mouettus said,
How come we always see "ala Tank" gaming cases reviews?

How about the silent and stylish/classy ones? That's exactly what I'm after

I concurr and I purchased a Fractal R3 this week so mayhaps I shall review that!

I like the look of this a bit more than the original 932 - the two new independently-structured top fan bays in the roof of the case are very reminiscent of Antec's designs (I own a 1200, and am currently building a machine in a 902).

Julio Franco said,
they had our immediate attention as we wondered how they could have improved the 932's formula. A few things were immediately obvious such as the all black paint job (including the interior) and a much bigger case window.
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Is it me or do I see this in no single way an improvement on a product with a dubbed name as "High Air Flow"? Is this a joke.. With a release of a new tower in a series such as the HAF all you can point out as an improvement is the paintjob and a bigger window even if its a mid-tower version? I can see a few different things about this one which are worth mentioning..

Oh right.. I forgot you just copied the exact same paragraph from TechSpots author Steven Walton. Partnership or not.. I don't see a single credit to the original author or a quote based on his words.. Nice way to encourage plagiarism..

djdanster said,
PAH!

how is this plagiarism? Neowin are in partnership with TechSpot.

Because this article is wrote under the sole name of Julio Franco with no quotation of any regard relating to the EXACT wording and paragraph structure that Steven Walton wrote. Plagiarism falls under many guidelines of being illegal even as strict as failing to put in quotation marks. I'm usually not anal about this sort of thing, but due to my experience in in college regarding essay's I tend to take this rather seriously and I'm every professor makes this very clear when regarding sources. Its also rather disturbing when site such as Neowin posts articles publicly and tries to hold a semi-professional motto regardless of their slogan.

Sure, he gave a link back to the main source but it's still wrong to develop a article starting out as his own words and developing into someone else's without proper citing..

No such thing Morphine-X... as part of our partnership Neowin gives us the space to publish our featured articles here, and viceversa. If you would have looked a bit deeper you'd have noticed I am TechSpot's Executive Editor.

JulioFranco said,
No such thing Morphine-X... as part of our partnership Neowin gives us the space to publish our featured articles here, and viceversa. If you would have looked a bit deeper you'd have noticed I am TechSpot's Executive Editor.

Zing!

JulioFranco said,
No such thing Morphine-X... as part of our partnership Neowin gives us the space to publish our featured articles here, and viceversa. If you would have looked a bit deeper you'd have noticed I am TechSpot's Executive Editor.
I'm not gonna place a life goal on the matter. Fact is you didn't write the original article by Steve and should have at least gave him such credits.. Also there is such a thing as I explained above.

http://www.plagiarism.org/plag...cle_what_is_plagiarism.html

He wrote the words, you used them here you should have given him the credits whether your title is an executive editor at the place that originally published the article, or if you have a partnership with Neowin to share articles.. It still doesn't matter its better to just quote him on it.

I love my Cooler Master mid tower case. Completely tool-less and plenty of fans, and I think I got it for $70 or something.

I much prefer the more military/industrial stylings of this case over the original. Everything else is a bonus

FusionOpz said,
I got the Haf x for 150cad... best damned case i ever bought

I just picked one up about a month ago for 170 and I don't have any regrets. I can't imagine using any other case.

P1R4T3 said,
Bought 932 2 weeks ago, and the thing simply rocks.
I've got a 932 Full Tower and I must say that it's one purchase I'll never regret as I don't see the need to upgrade a tower for a very long time.