Cooler Master HAF 700

Interior

Inside the HAF 700 EVO is extremely spacious with its dual vertical compartments where the motherboard side houses all of the cooling elements. The opposite side houses the power supply and the storage as well as where we can hide all of the cables. The motherboard tray is slightly raised something that I like and a feature that I like to see it being adopted with other chassis. The raised motherboard tray makes it easier to router the cables as the openings which is protected with rubber grommets are folded along the edge of the tray. This also give us more volume underneath the motherboard tray for cable management.  The chassis supports Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX, SSI- CEB, SSI-EEB motherboard.

Keeping the hardware cool is not an issue as there are plenty ways to mount your fans and coolers. On the top, we have space for two 200mm fans, three 140mm or 120mm fans or up to two 360mm radiators or one 420mm radiator.  The top panel is removable, so it is easy to install the radiator or fans. The front has the preinstalled two 200 mm SickleFlow 200 ARGB PWM fans that is designed specifically for the HAF 700. The fan is capable of spinning 200 rpm more than the retail Sickleflow 200 ARGB. The rear has two preinstalled SickleFlow 120 ARGB PWM fan. The bottom supports up to three 120mm or 140 mm fans or up to 420mm/360mm radiator. The side mount support four 120mm or three 140mm fans or up to 480 mm/420mm/360mm radiator.

The HAF 700 fits add-on cards up to 490 mm long so it is ready for the RTX 4090 and other future cards. Furthermore, up to 166 mm tall CPU cooler can be installed. Like the HAF 700 EVO, the HAF 700 also supports vertically mounted GPU vertically with the Cooler Master’s Vertical GPU Holder Kit V2/V3. However, the $60 kit is not included with the case.

Flipping to the other side and we find a handy removable metal plate cover in the middle section where it helps to hide the messy cables. Two 3.5’’/2.5’’ drives can be installed on the plate and to its left you see three more 3.5’’/2.5’’ drive mounting plates that all feature the handy plastic lock so it is easy to remove them. When removed, they reveal mounting frame for fans or a radiator

Needing more storage space, just remove the central metal plate and you have a removable drive cage that supports four more 2.5” or 3.5” drives. All together, you can fit up to nine drives inside the HAF 700, plenty of storage space for all of your digital contents.

Underneath the drive cage is where we find the power supply bay that is padded for noise reduction. There is space for power supply up to 200 mm though the cable for the ARGB controller could gets in the way if you are installing longer PSU. This area is a little busy as you have the RGB controller along with the cable cutouts for the cable passthrough and the cable management clip so it is something to be mindful when installing a longer PSU.

Plenty of thoughts putting into designing the HAF 700 where we see plastic lock used in many removable components. Not only these helps to secure the parts in place, they also make it easier to install components and change configuration. One good example is the rotatable radiator bracket located on the bottom of the case that can be outfitted for fans or radiators. The bracket is removable and it can be angled up to 30 degree to improve cooing. A single 120mm fan is preinstalled to draw in cool air.

Speaking of cable management, we see the two preinstalled plastic clips hidden behind the metal cover to help you organize and hide them. There are other hooks for zip ties spread around underneath the motherboard trays so rest assured that your cable should be neatly tucked away.

To further help users keep the components organized, the HAF 700 comes with a PWM fan Hub located on the top. The hub supports 7 PWM headers and 5 Gen2 ARGB headers. With the exception of the bottom 120mm fan, the rest of the preinstalled fans are neatly tied and routed to the hub. The Hub is connected to the ARGB controller located on the rear center of the case that supports three Gen2 ARGB devices. With the Cooler Master Master+ software, you have the option to customize the light effect inside the case. The SATA connector is used to supply power to the boards.

Since HAF 700 is aimed for high end system, it comes with two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A cable (for 4 ports) and one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 cable (for two USB-C ports). In addition, we have the typical audio cable along with the front panel headers. Noticed that the front panel header comes with a plastic clip that holds the connectors together so you can just plug them all in together. We have seen motherboard makers making it easier to connect the front panel headers such as Asus’s Q-connector but it is the first time I see case makers implement something like this and I really like it.

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