Midi-Tower Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM Review

Chassis of full-tower form factor have always been considered an appropriate base for the integration of super computers. Such chassis usually have enough spacing for the installation of solid cooling systems, graphics cards, as well as several hard drives. However, full-tower means voluminous, and not everyone is ready to 'add' this chassis to the surrounding design. Thus, there appeared a perfect substitute for full-tower devices: midi-tower chassis. Despite the existing outlooks concerning midi-tower capacity, the market is replenishing with products that are called to comply with contemporary design and performance requirements. CoolerMaster HAF XM belongs to the range of midi-tower chassis which show unmatched efficiency and are ergonomic in design simultaneously.

Design and Layout

Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM is differentiated by a singular charisma in design and comparatively compact dimensions. The chassis is designed in a restrained manner, but with an obvious …

Deepcool Comes Out with Tesseract SW-RD Chassis

Deepcool Industries Co. Ltd. has expanded its production line with a new mid-tower case, entitled Tesseract SW-RD. The chassis features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and weighs 4.97 kg. It is made of galvanized SECC steel plates, boasting a large side acrylic window & black-and-red frontal frame. The top panel houses I/O panel with a pair of USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 versions are available) as well as a couple of audio ports.

Deepcool Tesseract SW-RD is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. The layout offers two external 5.25-inch slots, four internal 3.5-inch slots, three internal 2.5-inch slots, and seven slots for PCI expansion cards. All the racks are equipped with slides which facilitate installation of drives without any screws.

To continue, the case is ready to welcome 310-mm-long VGA cards, 168-mm-high CPU coolers as well as standard power supply units. The motherboard tray accommodates a dedicated notch that allows installing the CPU cooler …

Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.

Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.

To continue, this chassis boasts the …
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