Fit and Finish
All buttoned up and ready to add some power! Taking a look at the front again, this time with the optical drive installed. While it doesn't keep the same angled profile of the rest of the drives, it doesn't look that out of place in the top slot.
As I mentioned there is no window, but with the large venting holes in the door, it is very easy to keep an eye on the hardware inside, as there is no supplied fan to obstruct the view.
The rear of the 922 is as you would expect it to look with all the hardware installed. The real bummer is I don't have any fan controllers or lights to utilize the +1 vertical expansion slot.
Since this is about the finished product, the inset of the pay left a bit to be desired, I must have fat fingers, because I found it to be a bit restrictive to getting my finger around the rear of the case and into the indent to try to flick a switch. Dials may not be such an issue as they are usually tall and large, making them a bit easier to use in this instance.
Taking one last look at the back panel, this time you can see how well the bump out plays into the design. This allows for all the wires I bundled together to have extra space while the door is in place. I can't tell you how many cases I have tried to wire behind the tray, and it ends up taking two people just to get the door bent into a locked position. Nice planning on the part of CoolerMaster here.
The front power panel and indicator lights are very plain on the HAF 922, but they still serve a purpose and do them well. To the left is the power switch for the red LED lights on the front fan, you have the option to run with or without the light. In the center is the main system power button; to the right is the reset button to complete the set. It's hard to see with the light, but both indicator lights are on in this image and are both red as well. With the lights dimmed, there is no issue seeing these lights from across the room.
Here we have the last look at the HAF 922 running and in full flow. The red glow at the front is mostly only visible head on which is nice, as the whole room doesn't get flooded by it. One last thing to reiterate, notice how low the case sits on the table. If you installed the PSU in the fan down position the 922 will have to be raised to provide an adequate amount of airflow to the fan.