Gamers and enthusiasts alike are usually happy to have the opportunity to tinker with their systems. The ultimate goal, of course, is to get the most performance possible out of the components or play with new toys. Working on computer systems, though, can certainly get frustrating and sometimes installing components into tight places is challenging. Many of us also enjoy the experience of bringing a personalized machine to a LAN party. Those who have had the opportunity to attend a LAN party event would agree that is a good time, full of spirit and excitement. This is in the same sense as attending a sporting event and getting to take in the sights, sounds, and smells rather than just the visual effect.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to tote the full-tower computer case I have that weighs in a 40+ lbs. So having a smaller form factor machine that is easier to transport and designed so there is less chance of damage to the components would be welcomed for LAN party attendees. What would be even better though is having a small form factor case for easy transport that can be configured as a test bench system, as well. Enabling even the enthusiast to tweak their system with ease, just to transport it to a LAN party and kick some butt. Cooler Master has created just the case for these users.
The Cooler Master HAF XB is a mid tower computer chassis, designed to be both a LAN box and a test bench. Packed into the HAF XB is support for full size ATX motherboards, 3-way SLI/Crossfire, and stock cooling that blows directly over the system board and CPU with support for water cooling radiators. On the front panel, there is support for two USB 3.0 ports, and two externally removable X-Docks for hard drive installation. The CM HAF XB has reinforced handles on the side panels as well as a removable motherboard tray, giving you the perfect match of portability and installation ease.