Remember when micro-ATX motherboards were considered low-end, feature-less boards that provided only what was needed and little else? So do I, but thankfully the times, they are a-changin’ and mATX users want cases with smaller footprints that can also support high-end components like GPUs and power supplies.
Enter the Cooler Master HAF XB. Despite its diminutive size, the XB packs much of what made its bigger brothers so popular such as rugged, military-inspired aesthetics, SLI or Crossfire support and the ability to install a large number of fans including a 200mm monster on the top.
Some of the new tricks include a removable motherboard tray, removable side and top panels, dual hot swap drive bays, support for up to six 2.5″ drives in total and USB 3.0 capability.
The launch date for the HAF XB was November 12th in North America and is November 26th across the sea. Once it hits retail, it should run ~$100.