Cooler Master has added a new chassis to its "High Airflow" product line. The HAF XM, as the design is called, was shown earlier during the CeBIT conference. The case is a smaller mid-tower version of the existing HAF X, though a quick glance at the specifications reveals that the new model is still quite large. The case has room for ATX and Extended ATX motherboards, up to four 200 mm fans and a maximum of nine 3.5" hard disks. 8+1 PCI brackets are present, which comes in handy for users with more than two dual-slot graphics cards in their PC.
The HAF XM is designed for airflow and creates a positive air pressure inside the chassis. The front of the case has a 200 mm fan, which can replaced by a 140 mm or two 120 mm fans. The top is fitted with two additional 200 mm fans, while the side panel offers two 140 mm versions, and one is also found on the back of the case. Combined, this should generate sufficient airflow to keep even the most extreme systems chilled. Cooler Master's new creation features two hotswap bays for 3.5" hard disks, three external 5.25" slots, front panel USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, watercooling holes and a small storage compartment on top of the case.
Cable management holes and a cutout around the processor socket are also present. A metal cover for the power supply should keep the wiring out of sight, although it will make installation slightly more tricky. Hard disks and 5.25" devices can be installed without the requirement of tools, and the smaller 2.5" SSDs are screwed onto detachable brackets. On the back of the motherboard tray, there's room for an additional SSD. A price for Cooler Master's new HAF XM chassis is still unknown. A review of the case by Techpowerup can be found here.
Cooler Master launches HAF XM