Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master HAF 922 (RC-922M)
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Nice and roomy design, but somewhat loud fans
9 October 2013
Summary: OK. I loved how easy it was to assemble. Excellent cable management and plenty of room behind the motherboard. Very easy access to install and remove internal and external drives. Very high airflow. Rugged construction and bling-free look. The only down side is loud 200mm fans. I am spoiled by the Antec Big Boy. I had to install 12 to 5v mod to make these spin slower. They start fine at 5v (some 12v fans won't spin up at 5).
Great case, but some improvements could be made on the 923
26 August 2013
Summary: All metal exterior, with the exception of the front bezel, with an extremely durable powder coat (my screwdriver slipped wile working, didn't leave a mark). Power/reset button are on the front of the top. the 5.25 inch bays have removable front wire mesh covers (removable from inside only) with filter mesh in them, there is a similar mesh/filter arrangement in front of the HDD bays and their own 200mm fan, but these are NOT removable, for cleaning the best you can do is...
Summary: I own two of these cases. One is the red LED version (this product), and the other the blue LED version with the plexiglass side window. The case comes with 3 fans total. A single 120mm exhaust fan at the rear and two 200mm fans, front and top. All of the fans are 3 wire so variable speed control is possible if supported by your MB or if using a fan controller. There are 10 tooless bays for peripherals, and holes for an external water cooling system.
Summary: Everything about this case is awesome, fans are huge, roomy easy access and very solid. the only problem is the top plastic plate, its held to the case by weak plastic tabs that broke before i opened the box.
Summary: + The case is very spacious. I think I lost my cat inside here. It definitely has great airflow. If I hold my hand over the top fan, I feel cool air blowing out. I was a little concerned that it would be noisy because of all the openings, but it's actually very quiet. Just hear the fans a bit, but it's very soft. Red LED light is cool. Red LED light can be turned off which is also cool. Two USB ports in the front are very handy.
Summary: Although this case is small, it performs very well with airflow. The stock fans perform great and are very quiet. Cable management was excellent and one thing you may not be able to see from the photos is that the side panels have pressed out centers that are designed to make it easier to keep the large cables out the way behind the motherboard.
Pros: Air flow. Cable Management. Provided accessories. Price.
Cons: Inside is unpainted. Wish it was painted black.
Summary: The Cooler Master HAF ATX 922 mid tower case is huge compared to what you normally see as a mid tower case. In particular it is very long. It is so long that it barely fits on the desk with out crushing the wires at the back. I like the HAF 912 better and it looks identical and has the same quality but lacks tool less features for the external drive bays.
Summary: This case is amazing! It looks great with it's dark metal appearance and metal mesh features. Installation of all my parts was a breeze and adding/removing DVD Drives(or any other 5.25 drive) was as easy as popping it in and pressing the nice button. The Hard Drive insert things take a few minutes to figure out how to use, but once I got it to work I know that replacing and adding Hard drives will be very simple. The Airflow is amazing!
Summary: Theres a lot to like here. The case is solid and wont dent easily. Its look arent too outlandish. Cooler Masters feature set is decent: tool-less design, plenty of space to route cables. Air flow is awesome in this case. In fact, you could probably get away with 1 or 2 case fans if you want your build quiet and dont plan on heavy overclocking.
Pros: Solid construction, good features for the money, as the name suggests high air flow
Cons: Interior not painted, the ATX stand-off pins didnt match my MSI ATX motherboard on one row so the board is supported by 6 pins, rather than 9
Summary: I like this case because it's roomy. It was easy to fit everything in and a snap to put together. I like the way it looks, too, but it does attract LOTS of dust. There are no filters to keep it out. With two cats in the house and a rather relaxed cleaning regime, it's dust bunny city in there. The other thing is, it's too large to fit under my computer desk. Just as well, since the power button's on top of the case.