Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 12.06.14
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Conclusion

General   + -
The HAF XB Evo is an unique case that combines the best from the world of standard cases with the accessibility of bench tables. Cooler Master has thought this solution for those who participate in LAN events or people who frequently change their hardware. Despite the presence of the handles, we believe that the weight is rather high to be easily transported to events. In general the quality of the HAF XB Evo is good in all aspects.  

- Design - High Airflow Case

 
       
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
The build quality is pretty good in line with the Cooler Master standard. Cooler Master did not make the mistake to go for super thin side panels to save weight and have used solid metal sheets. In terms of comfort, we appreciate the presence of cut holes, grommets and tool-less systems. During the process of installation of the components we did not detect any problems even with large components, however, we believe that given the target of the case would have been better equip HAF XB EVO with 8 PCI slots. Like all models in the HAF lineup, the HAF XB Evo also offers a great deal of active and passive cooling solutions and supports both air and liquid cooling setups.  

- Build quality - Interior Space - Cable management on the back of the motherboard tray

- Only seven slot bezels
       
Design   + -
Cooler Master provided the HAF XB with its very typical "High Airflow" design. Therefore you will find a steel chassis which offers excellent stiffness and features areas with mesh design where you can actually see through so you get quite a clear view at your precious hardware. Overall, we think Cooler Master has created a product which perfectly fits into their lineup and is a nice addition to their HAF product lineup.  

- Design

 

       
Recommendation   + -
The HAF XB Evo is an innovative case and like the previous model, offers interesting solutions for gamers, enthusiasts and even overclockers. The case not only offers good build quality, but also a high airflow and ease of installation of the components. On Geizhals, the price is about 85 euro excluding shipping costs.  

- Gaming-PC
- Enthusiast build

 

 
Rating
The Cooler Master HAF XB Evo gets good 4.5 out of 5 stars.
 




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