The Top, Bottom, and Rear Panels

The top panel of the Cooler Master HAF XM is meshed with air filters, and it comes with a 200 mm fan installed at its rear portion. You can install another 200 mm fan, two 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans at the middle portion of the top panel. See Figure 10. The top panel supports the installation of a 280 mm radiator for liquid cooling solutions.

Cooler Master HAF XM caseFigure 9: Top panel

Cooler Master HAF XM caseFigure 10: Top panel

The bottom panel of the HAF XM has a mesh with an air filter for the power supply fan.

Cooler Master HAF XM caseFigure 11: Bottom panel

The rear panel and the interior of the Cooler Master HAF XM are painted black.

On the Cooler Master HAF XM, the power supply is installed at the bottom of the case.

The product comes with a 140 mm fan installed on its rear panel. It also supports a 120 mm fan, allowing you to install a radiator for liquid cooling solutions based on either a 120 mm or a 140 mm radiator.

This case has eight expansion slots with vented slot covers. A ninth slot placed above the expansion slots allows you to install a blower or an I/O bracket containing communication ports, for example.

There are three holes with rubber covers for hoses of liquid cooling solutions, two measuring 0.8” (21 mm) in diameter and one measuring 0.7” (18 mm) in diameter.

Cooler Master HAF XM caseFigure 12: Rear panel

The rear panel has a loop for you to install a padlock or a warranty seal in order to prevent unauthorized people from opening the computer.

Cooler Master HAF XM caseFigure 13: Loop for padlock or warranty seal

Let’s now take a look inside the Cooler Master HAF XM.


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