Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The CoolerMaster HAF 922 is built much in the same fashion as its bigger brother. This is an all black steel chassis with a plastic top piece and front bezel. The front bezel, while edged in plastic, supports a mesh front cover to allow for superior air flow throughout the whole front of the 922. The HAF 922 measures in at 10" wide, a full inch wider, 19.7" tall, almost two inches shorter, and 22.2" deep, very similar to the depth of the 933. The 922 also weighs a considerable amount less than the 933 as well, the 922 comes in at 19.2 lbs, almost a full ten pounds less.
The HAF 922 features five exposed 5.25" bays, one of which can convert to an exposed 3.5" bay for card readers or a floppy drive access, and has five internal drive bays as well. The cooling system in the HAF 922 is not the same fans used in the HAF 933. While the 933 uses 230mm fans the HAF 922 uses a slightly smaller 200mm fan that uses 700 RPM with very little noise to keep the heat traveling up and out of the 922. In total there are two 200mm fans, one LED and one not, and a 120mm rear exhaust fan included with the 922. Lastly I don't want to forget about this "7+1" expansion slots. CoolerMaster has added a vertical slot to the rear of the case to add room for switches and fan controllers. Nice touch!
Availability of the HAF 922 is still non-existent in the US as well as other markets. I was told via e-mails, that the HAF 922 will soon hit shelves for those of you who are interested, but this isn't expected to happen until June 1st. This should give you plenty of time to get some extra money pooled together to be able to get the HAF 922 to house your components.
Speaking of saving up for the HAF 922, this won't be that much of a challenge. CoolerMaster has set a projected retail price at $129.99. This seems to be a magic number for case pricing these days, as I see there is a good amount of competition in this price range. I see a lot of Lian Li's, NZXT's, SilverStone's, as well as many others, but these cases are a bit more plain and don't have all the things that CoolerMaster packed into the HAF922. I think it's now time to get some images taken and start to assemble my goodies inside and see where we ends up with the HAF922 from CoolerMaster.