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. While users will need to add a fan or two to make it live up to its “High Air Flow” moniker, the 912 is a very able chassis in other respects.
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. Apart from the look of the front there is not much else to distinguish the case from others on the market, but the style is emphasized so much that you'll either love or hate the look.
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. The case was specifically designed for this purpose, but it may not be right for everyone.
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?
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 and inspiring appearance
Conclusion: 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. Cooler Master thoughtfully adds a 2.5" drive cage for those who are using solid state drives in their desktop system, while allowing both 2.5" and 3.5" cages to be removed if extra space is required.
Summary: The Cooler Master HAF 912 is an amazing product for its price tag, and will please all users looking for a good-quality, inexpensive case. The “weak points” listed below are just a list of what is missing in the reviewed case; we know that the features listed can’t be added without increasing the price.
Excerpt: Cooler Master has had great success with the HAF series of chassis designs. This lineup includes the HAF 932, the HAF 922, and the HAF X I had the pleasure of seeing about a month ago. The main idea of the chassis is to offer High Air Flow, as the naming scheme suggests. In all three of the previous versions, air flow was definitely included in the design and layout of those chassis'. Some had windows, some didn't; some were painted black throughout, and some weren't.
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. There's room to fit up to six 120mm fans, or a combination of two 200mm and two 120mm, and while there's not much space to install water cooling components inside the 912, there are grommets to run tubing...