Which all these vents, you need a beast of a GPU! Check this out!
Yep, just the video I needed to be sure I made the right choice. I will be using this case for an HTPC/Gaming build. But mostly as an HTPC and something I can retire my parts into when I upgrade my main pc. Thanks for an informative video.
i use the case since years now, its great imo. i use the side panels on opposites sites so air is coming in from ground level soo drives get some fresh air too^^
I'm really thinking about getting this case. I think you just pushed me over the edge towards getting it.
I liked the review. Thank you! Just a suggestion for your dust concern: Just keep the front mesh clean, it'll help keep the inside clean. I have another Cooler Master chassis; and, although it has a top and bottom filter, it doesn't have a front filter, where the inlet fans are. I just vacuum the mesh off, and the inside of my chassis, motherboard, and all other components, are still very clean. I'm about to get that chassis, because of its horizontal design. I want to integrate it with my living room entertainment, on my G-Sync TV. It'll be for gaming, but it is meant to blend in, as to not be a distraction.
9:33 just buy kitchen filters and put them on the intakes, problem solved until next year
Okay it's been a few months. How happy are you with this case? I'm getting one just because I want an easy-to-work-in, spacious case for my upcoming build.
My favorite is the Thermaltake V21 but it did not accept an ATX without a minor mod. And then 1" of the left side was sticking out but worked fine. So went to this and it is BIG. But if you have the room can do anything you want with it and use this now. Just wish they had made the Thermaltake v-21 1.5" wider to handle the atx size. The top 200 mm fan is setup only for their fan? and would have to mod that to install another 200mm brand.
user manual for a case lmao :P
5:35 to 5:41. Or you could just order the other version that doesn't have the top 200mm ish sized mesh and instead already has the glass installed instead
RC-902XB-KKN2 is the mesh version...I forgot the other exact model number of the glass topped one offhand.
Can I recommend an accessory for you if you plan on building in this case? It's the Enermax ECR 501, and long story short it's the ultimate card reader/USB hub/drive bay.
This was great, I just got the case and your tour around the case was very helpful
I bought this case in 2015. Still using it as my main rig!
Do you need any brackets to mount the internal 3.5" drives
Just ordered mine today 🙌
Honestly, that hot swap bay is the worst part of the case. The board on the back of the bay is right in front of the PSU and the fairly rigid PSU cables tend to press against the two sata data connectors(which are as durable as any long/tall pins, meaning they're super fragile).
As for getting dirty, HAF cases mandate a datavac. You can't really get around it.
Just got a used PC that was built in this case, I thought it was so unique. Im excited to swap the parts out.
It came with a Z170 Pro Gaming Mobo, i7-7700k, Gtx 1070 FE, and a 650 SuperNova Fully Modular PSU.
Picked it up for $600 US. I think I want to go with an R5-3600 and 5700XT for the swap.
Beast ! Awesome Review Thanks MILKY TECH ordering mine.
*graphics card. not graphic card
Building my pc with this case almost 9 years later, best case I have in my entire life, and i will buy another only to stock up for the future.
im still using this case to this day on my pc
Happy to see this here on Ltt building a beastly NAS+plex using unraid
No dust filters is a turn-off.
Damn this case was ahead of it's time. This is something I'm looking for in 2020, especially considering it still has 5.25 slots.
8 years later and I'm about to buy this lol
Still using mine in late 2020.
Went from a 2500k, to a 3770, to a 3770k, to a 6700k, to a 9700k all in this case.
I've used two AIO's the whole time, and the same 280mm AIO on the inside, venting to the top vent since 3770k and am running 4.9ghz stable on my 9700k
2070 RTX duo fan card,
I've ran the same DVD drive and Fan controller with the original red fans i've had in it from the start.
I've also got a red CRT illuminating the whole case.
I've got two M.2's, two HDD's and three SSD's
This case is phenomenal. not a dent, not a scratch, even though the metal is probably 1/8th inch pot metal, the engineers had the case bent in a great way and is structurally S O U N D.
I've taken this case PLENTY of places, and is still basically perfect.
Best case there will ever be.
talking about that packing material always thought that was a nice touch
Watching this in 2020, my god how far they've come.
I'm seriously considering this case, too.
Is it still good in 2020?
Maybe Linus was right, they should have updated the design after 8 years... Not radically different or anything, just the little things.
Felt a little triggered when Linus turned his nose up at my case during the Newegg "Herd Mentality PC" build from today.....
It's just more proof that the Linus of today is not actually Linus of yesteryear (freaking robots taking over the world!!!)
Who's here from the Newegg video?
Ahh... the good old days
I just bought one of those and I love it
I have one!!!! Its fuckin sexy i love it and i confused the shit out of the guy at microcenter
I know its been years Linus, but please do an unboxing and review of the EVO version with the 4 drive bays!
This case is AMAZING, i love this design it totally fits my needs.
0:01 This ist probably the best intro he ever used.
My EVO refresh of this case is still going strong. I'm going to reuse it for my new Ryzen 7 build and the lack Hard Drive space is such an outdated problem with M.2 being the future. I was unsure about this case 5 years ago but I'm so glad I bought it and kept it in good condition. I was even able to fit a 240m radiator in the front in a push/pull for 4 years using one of the longest graphics cards on the market, a Gigabyte Tripple fan R9 290X.
Could you fit a godlike in it?
wish they would update it and add a usb c port
It looks like the haf xb EVO removed the 4 x 2.5" cage for a 2 x 3.5" cage. That kind of sucks.
I still use mine in my main computer after all these years. Its really great for airflow, but I must admit the footprint sucks....
This is the best review review for this case.
8k reviews on this thing on Newegg damn and 5 stars too!
I have two of these cases... they are great! I love the cube design... "Resistance is futile! You will all be assimilated!" LOL
7 years later and I am seriously considering this case for my next build. I had the full size HAF tower.
I wish those SDD trays were removable, also the 2 frontal hotspot trays, since today we mostly use Nvme.2 those became optional parts.
My case have those supported bolted in and i had to force it out to benefit from additional ventilation flow, because those sits on the front and prevent free flow from the fans :(
Bitch to clean from dust but still one hell of a case, definitely still recommend buying this if you can find it on market these days.
Still best cube case on the market, very future proof, even in august of 2020
you forgot to mention they are awesome because they can be tacked vertically if you have more than 1 case
And now I know what case I`ll use for my NAS server...
I purchased this wonderful cube in 2020 to meet the airflow requirements of my new build. Other than the slight bulkiness of the chassis it's a superb case for ease of assembly, durability, and of course the amazing airflow characteristics.
I've just bought the HAF XB EVO last may (2020) and I'm loving it, pretty sure it'll be the last case I'll ever need!
Have had this case for over 7 years. I'm not replacing it. It is just to well designed. Easy to upgrade around.
Still using mine in 2020, just put a b450 and Ryzen 3700x in recently!
I recently picked one of these up. The current version of this case seems to come with a dual 3.5" drive cage in the basement level where the 2.5" drive cage was in the version reviewed here. Needless to say, this does permit both 3.5" and 2.5" drives to be installed provided you are willing to use mounting adapters for the 2.5" drives.
In my build I swapped in some Arctic 140mm P14 PWM PST CO fans, which include dual ball bearings. These are relatively quiet and move a lot of air. I added a 120mm version of the same fan to the rear of the case behind the CPU cooler, two of the 80mm versions of those fans to the basement behind the drive cage (in exhaust configuration) and one of the new Noctua NF-A20 PWM Chromax Black Swap fans to the top panel. All these fans combine to provide tremendous air flow which should prevent any heat buildup inside the case.
I should note here that installing the top fan significantly reduced the total height available for a CPU tower cooler, so I had to look at a lot of options before I found that an Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 which is a 120mm dual tower air cooler would fit with a bit of room to spare. I didn't see any other 120mm class tower coolers that would fit, but fortunately the Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 is a very capable cooler that seems to be more than sufficient for the Ryzen 7 1700 CPU I am using. I would add here that the Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 is a surprisingly affordable cooler, currently priced around $38 on Amazon. Highly recommended.
If, like me, you prefer airflow cases with a plain industrial esthetic over tempered glass cases with internal RGB 70's disco lighting, and if you can live with the unusual form factor of this case then this could be an option for you. It seems to still be in production after all these years, which I think it remarkable given its age, and while its design esthetic will not be for everybody, it does work remarkably well for a performance PC build.
Needless to say, by the way, the issue with the top fan vs tower cooler height clearance vanishes if you build a water cooled system, and it looks to me as though both 240mm and 280mm A.I.O. coolers ought to fit in easily provided you mount your radiator fans outside the main chassis and just behind the removable front cover and the radiator on the inside of the chassis so that the fans and radiator sandwich the front chassis panel. And if you are willing to forego the top fan (a very viable option given the air flow in this case), then a truly huge tower cooler will, of course, fit with room to spare.
Looks like a milk crate, can you fit 4 4L milg jugs in it.
IBM Deathstar harddrive and OCZ SSD.
Living on the edge....
I have the HAF XB EVO (RC-902XB-KKN2). Have had it for ~7 years. I have performed many, many builds. The HAF XB EVO is the best case I ever had. I have no idea why CoolerMaster ever discontinued it; the case was wildly popular in its day. The only problem -- and it isn't even much of a problem -- is that the top panel (I have the mesh version) won't actually support installation of a 200mm fan as advertised because a) the screw hole mounting configuration doesn't match anything on the market, and b) an internally mounted fan would not permit enough clearance for any standard sized GPU with attached power cables. ... Nor would it support such a fan installation with that massive CPU cooling tower you have in your video. Notwithstanding, this is the best case I've ever used. CoolerMaster made a bad decision when it took this out of its product line.
Just picked up one of these second hand for half RRP. Still a superb case in 2020.
Its good can put atx mainboard and large graphic card. BUT ITS UGLY!!!!
The difference between the regular haf xb and the haf xb evo is that the evo holds 4 3.5 hdd while the regular xb only holds 2 3.5 hdd but u can also convert a 5.25 bay into another 3.5 hdd bay
Can you stack two of these on top of each other?
Can you put an H115i on the front of this case?
PS: It sure would be nice if they had a top that accepted 280mm coolers like H115i.
can my RAIDMAX RX-850AE psu fit in this case?
I just got this case. I love e very inch of it