Cooler Master HAF X Review & Specs

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower RC-942-KKN1

Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower RC-942-KKN1

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  • The much anticipated HAF X arrives as the flagship of the popular HAF (High Air Flow) series. Designed for performance systems, this chassis is able to house today's latest and hottest CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards and is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. With specialized support and cooling for graphic cards, massive airflow with the help of up to four gigantic fans and easy access to installed components, this as close as it gets to a system builder's 'dream case'.

Specifications Overview

Model RC-942-KKN1
Release Date August 2012

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Type ATX Full Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 6
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 5
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, EATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 589mm x 231mm x 551mm
Max VGA length allowance 342.00mm
Expansion Slots 9


  • Great cooling performance
  • A lot of space for big CPU coolers and long graphic cards
  • E-ATX and XL-ATX support
  • Four fans included (1x 230mm, 2x 200m, 1x 140mm)
  • Great cable management


  • No fan control
Model RC-942-KKN1
Color Full Midnight Black
Materials Steel, mesh, polymer
Dimension 230 x 599 x 550 mm / 9.1 x 23.6 x 21.7 inch (W x H x D)
Weight 14.35 kg / 31.6 lbs
5.25" Drive Bays 6 (2 from X-Dock)
3.5" Drive Bays 5 (hidden)
(supports 2-in-1 2.5" and 1.8" SSD)
2.5" Drive Bays 2 (from 5.25” drive bays)
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 (internal),USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394a x 1, e-SATA x 1, Audio x 1, Mic x 1
Expansion Slots 9
Cooling System Front:230x30 mm red LED fan x 1
Top:200x30mm fan x 2 (one is optional)
Side:200x30mm fan x 1
Rear:140x25mm fan x 1
VGA card fan duct:120x25 mm or 120x38mm fan x 1 (optional)
VGA card holder:80x15mm fan x 1 (optional)
Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS2
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length: 342mm / 13.5 inch
CPU cooler height: 190mm / 7.5 inch
Model Number RC-942-KKN1

Critic Reviews


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