Cooler Master HAF 922 Reviewdamian - May 11, 2009
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With the introduction of newer technology revolving around the latest processors and graphics cards, heat is becoming more and more apparent. While heatsinks do their best to eliminate it, sometimes there can be room for improvement. How about the component that houses and builds up all that heat, the case? Some people tend to take the case for granted and settle for a low quality one. Sure they might do the job okay, but do we really want a case that's just 'okay' to hold our expensive hardware? I don't think so. In my opinion it's performance first, looks second. I'm sure I'm not the only one either. If you are looking for a new case, try sitting down, drinking a cold drink of your favorite beverage and spare about half an hour or so looking for that perfect case that will protect your hardware with ease, and keep the temperatures as low as possible. To make it a little easier, how about we take a look at a new case, a case from one of the most respected brands out there - Cooler Master.
When Cooler Master released the Haf 932 to the general public it was praised for its amazing air flow, rugged industrial looks and top notch quality. Now Cooler Master is at it again. There is a new addition to the family the Cooler Master HAF 922. The HAF 922 is basically identical to the 932 with a few minor setbacks in features but more so, it has adopted the mid tower design. Does it have what it takes to hang with his brother and friends? More importantly, does it suit the needs of the consumer? Let's find out!
There were two things I noticed right when I got the package. First, was that there was a bit of tear on the front of the box, and second it looked huge compared to my other two mid tower cases. Much like the packaging of the HAF 932 the 922 comes in a blue styled theme. The front of the package simply shows the case and Cooler Master logo. On the back of the box are the features and a few pictures with slight detail on airflow. The sides of the box have different information such as specifications and different case models.
Packaging for the HAF 922 was like any other. It was shipped with two foam covers to protect the front and back of the case, and was wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent any unwanted scratches.
What's also included with the case is a manual, a bag of assorted screws, motherboard stand-offs, tie wraps, and a 3.5" track used for installing a 3.5" drive.