Summary: The Cooler Master HAF 922 is not only smaller and thus more portable than the bigger 932, but it also improves things on many fronts. The case has the same, great and detailed exterior design and even manages to change some of the slightly boring aspects to the better. The interior of the case also leaves a more refined impression.
Pros: Great looks with a few very nice details, Solid materials and well constructed, Plenty of space, Pushes lots of air - 2x 200 mm, Top fan may be replaced by 120 mm units - great for radiators, Screw-less system for optical drives, Simple but well constructed hard drive trays, Front covers can easily be removed, Great cable routing possibilites, Thumb screws for mainboard expansion slots, Extra expansion slot for further expandability, Side window can hold two 120 mm fa...
Cons: Fairly heavy, Fans are quite loud, Plenty of openings means that the noise of internal parts may be a problem
Summary: The HAF-922 midi tower from Coolermaster is in my opinion a very nice chassis indeed. The build quality and construction is very good, and what's more it offers nice features, great looks as well as good air-flow. I have to say, when the oringinal HAF-932 full tower was first released last year, I was pretty reserved about its design and looks. But when Coolermaster produced the HAF-922, I can see it being an instant hit amongst the gamers and enthusiasts.
Pros: - Good build quality, - Compact Midi Tower, - Good air-flow and cooling, - Red LED fans, - Screwless Design, - Optional windowed side panel, - 5 x 5.25" bays, - 5 x 3.5" bays
Excerpt: I know in a lot of my case reviews, I relate back to my Antec 900 quite a bit. This is because of a few reasons. First off, the Antec 900 offers great airflow at a reasonable price. Second being, because I spent about a year or so with the case and personally modded it to fit every last need I desired. Third, the case had good appeal aesthetically out of the box.
Conclusion: The price and size reduction of the 922 should have found it inferior to the older HAF 932 but the truth is that this newer mid tower chassis is a great improvement implementing new features and yet still retaining the characteristic shape seen before albeit a little toned down. The spacious interior has been upgraded significantly with a polished silver finish far superior to the dull grey metal found in the 932.
Pros: Upgraded interior, Dust filters now included, Toned down exterior, Great installation methods, Cable management catered for very well
Conclusion: Mit dem kleinen Bruder des HAF 932 hat sich Cooler Master keinerlei Blöße gegeben. Für einen Midi-Tower verfügt das HAF 922 über ein immens geräumiges Platzangebot und ist selbst mit einer Wasserkühlung (Single-Radiator) nicht überfordert. Der Einbau des Radiators wird erheblich erleichtert und unerfahrene Anwender können sich dabei getrost den Griff zur Säge oder zur Bohrmaschine sparen.
Pros: meist schraubenlose Montage, Verarbeitung und Platzangebot, Festplattenentkopplung, Design, Belüftungskonzept
Cons: keine regelbaren Gehäuselüfter, keine Silent-Lüfter, schwache Lüfterbeleuchtung, Staubfilter in der Bodenplatte fehlen