Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Case

Comparisons & Internals

Comparisons And Internals 
 
Being a part of the every growing Cooler Master range we felt it necessary to compare the 922 with its closest family members. The 932 its older and larger brother is where most of the designs are based. When side by side you can easily see the similarities between the two, the only major difference apart from height is an extra 5.25" bay an extra pair of USB ports and of course native 360mm radiator mounts with 15mm spacings.
 
HAF 922 Comparisons     HAF 922 Comparisons
 
The 922 is almost a CM Storm Sniper with less of the plastic 'body kit' the internals are almost identical. Many case manufacturer's just like in the car industry use parts and chassis across the range and between brands to help keep costs down. Both cases are made from steel and have the same front end with 5x 5.25" bays with the no tools drive fitting, you just push the button to lock the drives in place. They also both have 5x 3.5" hard drive bays mounted in tool less caddies sideways in front of a 200mm fan, the HAF how ever has a red LED version. The only minor differences are the HAF has an extra cut out to allow easier 4/8pin motherboard power cables to be routed and you can fit an extra 140mm or 120mm fan in front of the PSU if you are not using an over sized version.
 
HAF 922 Comparisons     HAF 922 Comparisons
 
The two cases are so similar you can even swap the side panels. After seeing this I hope Cooler Master decide to sell the Sniper panels separately as I much prefer the Sniper mesh to the HAF's stamped grill.
 
HAF 922 Comparisons     HAF 922 Comparisons
 
Lets move on to fitting the hardware and testing.  
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31-07-2009, 09:02:57

tinytomlogan
After the sucess of the HAF 932 we couldnt wait to get our hands on the new HAF 922.

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31-07-2009, 13:26:15

midnightray
Nice review Tom, like the comparisons you make to other cases guess it will help people compare and figure out which is best for them.

31-07-2009, 14:02:20

diablo170
Gd review , disappointed with the fan spacing that case had potential =[

31-07-2009, 14:48:25

tinytomlogan
My exact thoughts there too dude

06-08-2009, 07:15:54

AydST
doesn't HAF stand for High Air Flow....hence maybe why the lack of rad support.......

06-08-2009, 07:22:00

tinytomlogan
The 932 had 15mm spacings and the 922 is meant to be water compatable, a 5mm change in the roof could have made such a big difference. Just seems like a silly oversight.

09-08-2009, 18:15:32

Qubit
I recently got one of these and I'm really happy with it.

I didn't want to spend this sort of money on a case, but none of the cheaper ones are long enough to take my GTX 285 without significant interference to the drive bays.

I initially bought the Coolermaster Storm Scout which was a bit cheaper and is sold as a "gaming" case, after seeing various reviews, including a video one, which rated it highly.

It's a great case and I like the styling. However, while it took my graphics card without interference, I literally had to insert it at an angle and then turn it straight. There was then only about a millimeter between the end of the card and the drive bays. Any longer and the next card I buy may not fit at all.

All they had to do was make it longer by an inch to solve this problem. Not good enough for a higher-end gaming case, in my opinion. Hence, I bought the HAF 922 specifically to solve this problem, which it does admirably and is of equally high quality.
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