Cooler Master HAF XM Review & Specs

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower RC-922XM-KKN1

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower RC-922XM-KKN1

- Cooler Master

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  • Enthusiast case with the support for four 200mm fans
  • Latch on 90° rotated side panel for easy system access
  • Rich I/O panel with two USB 3.0 super speed ports
  • 8+1 expansion slots for NVIDIA 3-way SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™
  • Supports up to 9 HDDs, including two X-Dock slots and one behind the motherboard tray
  • Sliding PSU cable cover for improved cable management
  • Top compartment with rubber pad for placing personal belongings
  • Mesh on front panel, top cover; vents on side panel and bottom for excellent cooling

Specifications Overview

Model RC-922XM-KKN1
Release Date August 2012

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

Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 3
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, EATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 571mm x 251mm x 530mm
Max VGA length allowance 354.00mm
Max VGA length allowance (w/o HDD cage) 463.00mm
Expansion Slots 8


  • Solid construction
  • Three fans included (2x 200mm + 1x 140mm)
  • A lot of space for big CPU coolers and long graphic cards
  • Good cable management
  • PSU cover to hide cable


  • No proper dust filter for PSU bay
Model RC-922XM-KKN1
Available Color Full Midnight Black
Materials Appearance: Mesh, Synthetics; Case body: Steel
Dimension (W x H x D) 252 x 530.5 x 579 mm / 9.9 x 20.9 x 22.8 inch
Weight 10.5kg / 23.1 lbs
M/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
5.25" Drive Bays 3
3.5" Drive Bays 8 (hidden:6, X-Dock:2)
2.5" Drive Bays 9 (6 are converted from 3.5" bays, X-Dock x 2, 1 is behind the M/B tray)
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In & Out x 1 (supports HD Audio), LED switch for the front fan
Expansion Slots 8+1
Cooling System Front: 200mm red LED fan x 1 (or 120mm fan x 2 / 140mm fan x 1)
Top: 200mm fan x 2 (1 is optional; can be swapped to 120/140mm fan x 2)
Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (or 120mm fan x 1)
Side: 200mm fan x 1 (optional; or 140mm fan x 2)
HDD cage: 120x25mm fan x 2 (optional)
Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS2 / EPS
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length : 354.0 mm / 13.9 inch (with HDD cage)
463.0 mm / 18.2 inch (without HDD cage)
CPU cooler height: 196.0 mm / 7.7 inch

Critic Reviews


Cooler Master HAF XM is quite the solid chassis, but it lacks the pep of the original series. You will get all the usual features found in a case of this price range, including USB 3.0, screw-less systems for the hard drive and optical ones, plenty of...


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Starting with the build quality of Cooler Masters HAF XM we have a case which offers a nice, solid main body. It would be nice to see some additional metal used for the top and front panel but the plastic used (in addition to the mesh) is of a decent...


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Cooler Master hasn't done the best of jobs shrinking the HAF X down to mid tower proportions. In fact, it seems Cooler Master has actually forgotten what HAF stands for in failing to provide adequate airflow to the GPU. While many are sure to have...

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