Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review :: Exterior

05-14-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Case front

Case front

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Right 3/4 view

Right 3/4 view

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Right side

Right side

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Left side

Left side


The case comes in a nice black color. The front of the case has a faceted design with five 5.25" drive bays. The front of each bay door has a mesh bezel improving airflow and giving a great look. The Cooler Master Logo is on the bottom area of the front where the 200mm front fan is installed. The right side of the case has a solid door with a bulge.


Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Power, Reset Fan

Power, Reset Fan

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Cooler Master Logo

Cooler Master Logo

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review IO

IO

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Top view

Top view


The left side of the case has a similar bulge with a mesh window. You can mount a 200mm fan on the mesh window, giving proper side cooling. The top of the case has the Power, Reset and Fan LED buttons. The FAN LED button turns on/off the light to the front fan. There are also the standard Power and HDD LEDs to show activity on the system. There is also room for a 200mm or two 120mm fans on top.


Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Side mesh window

Side mesh window

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review HAF logo

HAF logo

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Side removed

Side removed

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Rear of case

Rear of case


The Front Panel IO is located on top of the upper 5.25" drive bay. It consists of 2 USB 2.0 ports, an external SATA port, the MIC jack, and the Headphone jack for the FP audio. The rear of the case has two holes for water cooling if you wish. There are 7 PCI expansion slots on the rear. For those that want to install a Storm Guard (when it becomes available for individual sale) or an external SATA bracket.


Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Feet

Feet

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Bottom of case

Bottom of case

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Front drive cover open

Front drive cover open


The bottom of the case has the PSU mounting area. In front of that are mounting holes for a 120mm or 140mm bottom fan. There are also holes on the bottom to let the PSU breathe. One thing about this is that the feet on the case are rather short. A tall carpet will not allow proper air flow. Cooler Master includes non-slip pads to cover the case feet, allowing the case to be steady on a desk.