Cooler Master HAF 700 Case Overview
Taking a first look at the HAF 700 it is definitely one of the largest cases I’ve ever had the chance to take a look at. It has official dimensions of 666 x 291 x 626 mm and is right around 40 lbs without anything installed! Being this big you are definitely going to want to see if it will indeed fit on your desk! For reference in the pictures below are of the case on tabletop that is 63-icnhes long and 31.5 inches deep.
The case itself is what Cooler Master is calling “Titanium Grey”, which depending on the lighting can look sort of like gunmetal or black. At the front of the case noticeably missing are the six tempered glass spacer “blades” and the circular display that was on the HAF 700 EVO. Now there are just two large plastic spacers and a mesh front panel. It does look like Cooler Master is using a much finer mesh too, which definitely will help with airflow. Towards the bottom of the front of the case there is a Cooler Master logo and it says “Cooler Master”.
Cooler Master has split the buttons and I/O on the case, which are centrally located on the front. So on the left side you have small reset button, larger power button, and headphone and microphone jacks. On the right side are four USB 3.2 gen 1 ports and a single USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-C port.
Now you can remove the front panel, but it is much harder than other cases. First you’ll have to remove the top panel of the case and then the main side panel. Inside the case you’ll find a small latch, press down on it to release the front panel. Once released we can see our two included SickleFlow 200 PWM ARGB PE fans. The front fan brackets are only made for 200 mm fans, but Cooler Master does list 420 mm radiator compatibility up front.
At the top of the case there is a large ventilated section that covers roughly 80% of the top panel. This main top panel of the case easily slide off by removing a single thumbscrew on the back of the case. If you remove the side panel and remove two more screws you can full remove the top section of the case, which makes it easier to install fans or radiators. The top section of the case can support either two 200 mm, three 140 mm, and a whopping six 120 mm fans. You can also install a 420 mm radiator or two 360 mm radiators side-by-side!
The main side panel of the case is a very large tempered glass panel, which is slightly tinted. Is it going to show off everything that is in the main compartment of the case so keep that in mid. The opposite side panel is a metal panel, but does have ventilation all throughout it for specific sections of the case.
The back section of the case has a design that we’ve seen before on other two-compart cases. At the top is a large ventilated section, then two 120 mm exhaust fans, then another ventilated section, your motherboard I/O, and then a section for your power supply in a vertical orientation. The two pre-installed exhaust fans are Cooler Master’s SickelFlow 120 PWM ARGB fans. There is also a slot protector that simple pull on to access your expansion cards, etc. Also you will notice external tie-down points on the back of the case to manage the external cables going to the rear motherboard connections. Velcro straps are available in the accessory box to make use of these.