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  • Cooler Master HAF 700 Review - The Berserker
  • Cooler Master HAF 700 Review - The Berserker


    HAF 700 Case Interior and Cooling

    The interior design is an open E-ATX solution shared with the HAF 700 EVO.  We don’t see a lot of E-ATX or EEB motherboards here at the asylum but top boards like the MSI MEG and the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme represent the peak of motherboard technology today.

    Pictures simply do not do justice to the huge amount of open space inside the Berserker. Even with a giant motherboard and the next generation, 4 slot, graphics cards installed there is a ton of room for custom, multi loop, water-cooling setups.

    Your power supply and physical drives are mounted behind the motherboard in a separate room. Seven rubber grommets provide plenty of options for cable management to keep your cable runs safely out of sight.

    From the back you can see a series of drive mounts and a removeable panel that hides the ARGB controllers and even more cable management options. One notable change is the inclusion of metal “quick Clips” to hold cables in place instead of the typical Velcro mounting points.

    With the front bezel removed, you can get a closer look at the asymmetrical front panel design.  The panel is removed via a bottom latch and a sort of hinge mechanism at the top. This shape combines with the FineMesh V2 to maximize airflow while preventing resonances and is structurally reinforced for longevity.

    Front cooling duties are handled by the new SickleFlow 200mm ARGB fans in a special ‘Performance” edition.  These white fans, like all the included fans, are ARGB Generation 2 which allows each individual Led to be controlled via the included controllers and Cooler Master’s MasterPlus+ software suite.

    This special version is only available with the HAF line of cases and are designed to go roughly 200rpm beyond the retail version. Or as Cooler Master states, “Your fans can now go to 11!”

    From this angle you can see the many mounting options available on these multi-function brackets.  Not only can they hold your 2.5 or 3.5” drives, they can also hold a number of pumps and reservoir configurations.