Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF 912 (RC-912)
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18 January 2011
Excerpt: Cooler Master's HAF 912 has proven to be a worthy addition to the HAF legacy, providing a budget, mid-tower chassis entry into the series with design elements and features seldom found in its price niche.
Summary: One of the issues with modern computers has been airflow and cooling. The latest generation of NVIDIA video cards, the GeForce GTX480 has been jokingly referred to as the graphics card that can fry an egg.
Conclusion: The outside appearance stays true to the militaristic look of the HAF series. The HAF 912 uses simple lines but the accents are overstated. The chunky blocks on the front almost look like armor panels on a tank.
Pros: Can fit 13" video cards, Modular 3.5" drive bay, Many configuration options, Extra space under motherboard tray, Spacious for it's size, Room for many extra fans, Compatible with internal or external radiator, Quick install time, Many cable routing options
Cons: Not enough hard drive damping, Only one tool-less 5.25" bay, A screwdriver required to install most hardware, Only two fans by default
The HAF 912 was designed to give you the best bang for your buck when it came to features and performance. While the HAF has the capabilities to support the latest features, it lacks some visual appearance.
Excerpt: The Cooler Master Mid Tower HAF 912 case looks to follow in the path blazed by it’s armor clad bigger brethren. The amazing popularity of the HAF series is unquestionable, the only thing left to wonder is, can the 912 live up to the expectations? Let’s find out…
Pros: Very well thought out internal structure, Lots of fan options for air cooling, Large precut holes and sealed grommets for potential water cooling, Top mounted space for 2×120 radiator installation, Removable center 3.5inch drive bay to allow video cards larger than 12 inches, Solid construction a...
Summary: There's room to fit up to six 120mm fans, or a combination of two 200mm and two 120mm units, and while there's not much space to install water cooling components inside the 912, there are grommets to run tubing to the outside of the case.
Conclusion: Until the release of the 912, price-point may have been the most restrictive aspect of the HAF series. When a company attempts to create a cost-friendly version of any product, there are countless ways to do it wrong.
Summary: The Cooler Master HAF 912 creates a new spot at the lower end of the range of cases available in the HAF series. Although seemingly stripped down to just the bare essentials, the 912 still shares its rugged good looks and high cooling potential of its larger siblings.