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Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case - Inside the CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

For those who think the HAF 933 is just too bulky, CoolerMaster shrinks it down with a few changes and offers you the HAF 922.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 12, 2009 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Inside the CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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I had to remove the door to get the interior images, so I decided now's the time to get a look at it. The 922 door panels are both painted steel with the inside exposed. The panel is folded over on the edges to add strength. You can see the bump-out and that this door is ventilated, while the rear door isn't, that being the only major difference.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Removing the door panel allows me to get this shot of the interior. There is a paper template for motherboard compatibility covering the motherboard tray, as found in most CoolerMaster cases. Most of the wiring is tied neatly together, but the "goodie box" was left to float around inside during shipping.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Moving off to the left, we get a good look at the inside of the rear of the 922. Since the Radiator can mount up top, you can see how the holes up there make logical sense for placement now. There is the 120mm 17dBA fan that is included to help exhaust the rear of the case, which is powered with a 3-pin connector. The of course the expansion slots and the PSU mounting hole finish off the tour.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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On the inside of the floor CoolerMaster has added rubber coated rails to support and isolate the PSU. As I mentioned the PSU can be installed in either the fan up or fan down position, due to the venting that is also included. Next to this is the extra venting and mounting for use of additional fans if deemed necessary.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Moving further right under the pop in, pop out, tool-less 5.25" drive clips are the five internal 3.5" bays. CoolerMaster uses slide in trays that latch into place to secure the HDD's in place. These are set right up behind the front 200mm, red, LED fan that acts as the major source of cool air into the 922.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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I removed the rear panel so that the motherboard tray was a bit more distinguishable without all the extra steel behind the holes. CoolerMaster includes two large wire management holes as well as an easy access hole for CPU cooler back plates. The right of the tray is open and allows wires to pop out from the back where ever they are needed. They also include eight places to pass a ties strap through for additional support for management of the wires.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Looking at the inside of the top shows the included 200mm fan, this time with no LED's but all the same specs as the LED version used in the front. This fan is 3-pin powered as well, but the top and front fans included adapters to use 4-pin molex connectors if needed. Once this fan is removed you also have access to mount a 2 X 120mm radiator in here as well, as long as motherboard clearance isn't an issue.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Unbundling the wires, I found CoolerMaster includes plenty of length to allow for any type of routing you see needed to get them to your motherboard.

 

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

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Looking a little closer at these wires shows all the basic assortment of wiring. There is the eSATA to the far left, followed by the reset, power, power LED, and HDD activity connections. CoolerMaster also includes a USB 2.0 connection, HD audio and AC'97 connections. Lastly is a close look at the fan power adapters included on the front and top mounted fans.

 

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