Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Case

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
The HAF 922....like the 932 but without the chest hairI'm struggling with this one as the 922 hasn't exactly had the easiest start in life, trying to live up to the standards of its bigger brother the 932. You cant argue with the test results this case really did a great job of keeping the test set up cool.
 
Despite this success I cant help feeling let down by the 120mm fan spacing in the roof as this is nothing short of ignorance in my book. Water cooling is a far bigger market now than it ever has been and Cooler Master has been doing so well catering for it. But now when they really could have hit the nail on the head they decide to throw in a curve ball with 20mm spacings. Its a bit late when the industry has practically agreed on a 15mm standard. Even now writing this I am trying to work out what I have missed as this is not the way to appeal to a wider market.
 
So if your looking for a small case to watercool then Ive got to say this isn't the case for you, which is a great shame. If how ever you want full tower airflow in a mid tower package then the HAF 922 is perfect and I cant recommend it enough.
 
The 922 is available for £86.99 from Novatech which is about £25 cheaper than the Storm Sniper, it performs the same and some might say is easier on the eye as well so its a pretty big saving for the same case with a more subtle body kit.
 
 
The Good
- Great Airflow
- Plenty of room for cables, even a non modular PSU
- Easy installation even with full sized components
- Cheaper than a CM Storm Sniper
 
The Mediocre
- Steel Construction
- Limited PSU airflow, when mounted facing downward
 
The Bad
- No 15mm radiator support
- Limited water cooling options
 
 
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Thanks to Cooler Master for sending the HAF 922 in for review. Discuss this review in our forums.
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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.

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31-07-2009, 14:02:20

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