Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deballa The Big Friendly Giant
This is my first case so I do not have much to compare it to but I must say I find it great. The best aspect is easily the cooling: the case and components always stay on very safe temperatures whilst remaining overall very quiet thanks to the 4 included case fans. The fan noise is just barely noticeable if you keep your PC under your desk, and fans can be disabled if the noise really is an issue anyway. Cable management is effectively designed with a back compartment and several passages to get cables out of the main chamber. The 4 usb ports, SATA and firewire plugs on the front of the case are also a great and useful feature in my opinion, often avoiding me to go behind the case to plug various devices in. The case is also very spacious for expansion and is also suitable for watercooling. Nevertheless, you will have to remove the side panel fan cover for large CPU coolers such as the Noctua NH D14. I had heard from several reviews that this case was extremely ugly, but I must disagree. It might just be me but I actually quite like the industrial, raw look of this case. It isn't as bland as a Corsair case but still looks professional compared to NZXT Phantom cases if you're using your pc for work like me. I must however warn first time buyers that this case is MASSIVE, so check the dimensions before buying as I nearly thought I didn't have enough space for it when it arrived (which earned my build the title "BFG"). Overall a great case, not cheap but well worth the investment on the long run.
11 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian67 HAF x V2 Cooler Master Case
Well what can I say I got this case for my Son after I had the HAF 922 some years ago
I wish I had given him mine so I could have had this one lol
it is a dream to build a pc in it loads of space great cable feed options the only draw back is that some cable you get on the power supply are not long enough to do it how I wanted but it looks great hidden power switch is simple but a very nice touch
having 2 hot swop draws are just soo good , ideal if you run with more than one system drive or just for back up it would have been nice to have some spare draws though.
the GFX support bracket looks nice in the picture but if your using a big card its a waste of time as it doesn't fit couldn't get the Fan box to fit either may be because the 970 is a big card :)
the side window Fan and directional flow box fit with in centimetres of the gfx card so it is perfect
noise ? I used a Enermax power supply when we hit the on button we didn't think we had tuned it on lol very quiet
oh we also used a Corsair h100 cooling for the CPU
I left the big fan in the top of the case and fitted the H100 under it loads of space and it would help with a sort of Push pull way
either way it works well system is cool and Quiet :) the case has a great air flow I will be getting one for myself for my next upgrade I hope soon :D
23 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by monk Superb case
This is an excellent case, I can not find a fault with it. I had concerns that I'd need to replace the stock fans because of noise but these are really quiet. I have two young children so the sliding cover that hides the power and reset buttons is great for avoiding unexpected resets/shut downs.
I highly recommend this case.
24 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tawginger Great peice of kit,
Easy to install all your parts into, very roomy; looks really good, but need a strong pair of arms as this is pretty heavy when fully loaded; though the castors help somewhat. A good buy; recommended.
16 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SpikeOT Very large, lots of air flow
This case is huge. I had to buy one to fit my Radeon R9 295X2 and it fits that card well. The only issues I had were related to cable length (I had to buy some longer SATA cables) and the fact that I also have a Corsair H80 for cooling the CPU. If you need to mount the radiator for the Corsair and the 295X2 then it gets tricky. The Corsair rad is at the back and the 295X2 radiator is at the front where the 5.25 drives would be.
This configuration is less than ideal as I'm exhausting air from the front and rear of the case at the same time. This would usually be a stupid thing to attempt, but there is so much intake air from this case at the side and (lower) front that it's not an issue - airflow is taken in at the bottom half of the case and exhausted at the top.
2 minor criticisms are that the top fan mounts appear to only take 200mm fans, which is good for air flow, but I'd like to have seen multiple mounting holes to allow the fitting of my 120mm video card radiator in the empty empty one.
Second issue is that the mesh blanking plates for the 5.25 inch drive bays at the front do not allow much airflow. When trying to exhaust the video card heat through them, temps rocketed so they had to be removed and I currently have the radiator exposed. This is an unusual configuration though, so arguably not a flaw in the case design.
23 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DRAX Not as good as I thought it would be but still quite nice
Decided to go with this case on the recommendation of a few friends, previously had a Ciit Trident gaming case half the size so this is what I can compare it to.
Full Tower, plenty of room to move about even with the biggest of motherboards, also good for a big cpu cooler.
Fans included are top quality, great balance between airflow and noise.
Cable management is an ease with extra slot and rubber gromits
All Hard drives and disc trays are quick and easy to fit and use.
Wheels included (seeing as case is heavy) have locks on the front to stop movement if needed.
Built in filters for front and side fan, easy to clean. They do a good job of keeping dust out.
For fitting a large cpu cooler you will have to mount it outside of the case as the mounting cut out at the back is completely in the wrong place/ too small. I installed the Be Quiet Dark Rock 3 and it was such a pain.
Air flow is not as good as you would expect, could do with another fan built in higher up the case in the front to help. Also not including both 200mm fans for the top of the case is quite petty.
The aluminium you mount the motherboard to is quite thin and weak, would feel safer mounting a mobo to something thicker like the thickness of the case doors.
No decent filter for psu fan. Included with most cases now but not this one. Had a flimsy bit of mesh which would come loose all the time.
Overall does well in most areas, but messes up on the small things. For version 2 the cut out at the back should of been sorted, its a ridiculous error in design. Price for what is included feels a bit too high, and would only be justified if issues listed were sorted in my opinion. It looks good and components fit in nicely, with a few mods and more fans the case will give good airflow.
13 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy1911 Better airflow less noise
this case is huge it fits in my gtx680 classy with space for extra fans at the end,
I added the extra top fan for better movement of air,
i also zip tied a spare fan into the empty bay space at the top with the front and side intakes i am now able to keep my 2 gtx 680 running under 65 degrees on full load using 3 24" monitors at 5760 x 1200 there is heaps of space and lots of room for cable management if you are looking to keep temps down this is worth the extra cash.
25 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesCole95 A great case I would recommend to anybody.
I recently decided to upgrade a few components on my computer and one thing I always wanted but never invested in was a high end computer case. However, I refused to install all of my new shiny parts into an old beaten down case and so the search for my perfect case started. I eventually narrowed my case choice down to the Haf X, Storm Stryker, Storm Trooper and the NZXT Phantom. Going with the Haf X was one of the best choices I have ever made and here is why;
1) General Aesthetics
The case has a very bulky industrial look that I wanted in a case and it also has a windowed side panel so you can see all of your different components. At first I was worried about the size and placement of the window as roughly a quarter of the side panel is taken up by a fan however this is not a problem and you still have full visibility into your case.
This case has a few different aspects that make it very easy to work with. To start all of the bays ( Including internal bays ) all use cooler masters tool-less systems making it very easy to install your components.
The big intake fan on the front and side of the case come equipped with dust filters which will help keep your case clean.
The fan on the side comes with a shroud which directs air onto your graphics card increasing air flow and cooling in areas that need it.
There are 2 hot swap bays on the front of the case that can be very useful.
There is just enough space behind the motherboard for decent cable management.
The HAF X (High Air Flow) case comes with 4 fans as standard. The front fan is a red led fan adding to the mean look of the case.
There is plenty of room in the case to allow for a high air flow.
Although this case is an amazing air cooled case it also has holes in the back for water cooling pipes and a full radiator can fit in the roof fan mounts.
Overall I believe this is the best case you can find in its price range and it offers all the functionality and perks of a much higher end case at the right price. It is a solid quality build and a very heavy case but don't worry it comes with wheels!
18 November 2013