Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review :: System Build

05-14-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • EVGA nForce 7050 motherboard
  • Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
  • ATI Radeon HD 3850 video card
  • Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo CPU
  • LG 16x DVD-RW drive
  • Corsair 2GB Dominator DDR2-1066MHz memory
  • Cooler Master 700W SilentPro PSU
  • WD Raptor 36GB 10000RPM SATA HDD

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review System components

System components

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review V8 cooler

V8 cooler

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Video card

Video card

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review DVD-RW drive

DVD-RW drive


Cooler Master made the removal of the front drive covers easy. Once you slide the drive into place, simply push the button and the drive is installed into the bay. Installation of the HDDs is also easy. Simply remove the bay, flex the sides a little insert the HDD and let the built-in screws into the holes. After inserting the drive back into the rack you are done.


Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review HDD bay+HDD

HDD bay+HDD

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review HDD inserted into bay

HDD inserted into bay

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Bay inserted into rack

Bay inserted into rack

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Components installed

Components installed


Motherboard installation was also easy. Follow the included diagram inserting standoffs for the motherboard you are installing, remove the paper overlay and screw the motherboard into place. Note that the case can take both micro ATX and Full ATX motherboards so picking the right one is a matter of picking the right size on the diagram. There's plenty of room for long video cards like the GTX 285 or HD 4870 video cards from NVIDIA and ATI.


Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Cable management

Cable management

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Rear of system

Rear of system

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Completed

Completed

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case Review Front

Front


After installing the PSU, we were ready to attach all the wires conduct wire management and close the case up. The case was easy to work with and no scratches or cuts happened during installation. Cooler Master includes a detailed manual to show how to install everything in the case and enough screws and standoffs for a full installation as well.