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Cooler Master Introduces HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis

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#51
not really, the perforated expansion slots (they really do shed degrees off your video card) are designed to let video card and power supply heat that radiates up to get forced out from the front intake, this isn't possible with the HAF series unless you have a lot of positive pressure or pop the rivets out of the hard drive rack with a drill and re-seat it 90' so it faces forward the 200 and 230mm fans have almost zero static pressure if you put your hand at the back of the hard drive rack you won't feel any air but even if you replace it with a quality 120mm it will still be restrictive because the perforated holes in the hard drive rack are actually above where a hard drive bracket gets mounted so no real air touches the hard drive even so the air from the front intake has to pass through a sheet of metal, plastic, hard drive, another piece of plastic and another sheet of metal.

one of my theories as to why Cooler Master puts hard drive racks on the side is because once you pull the bracket out your looking at the length of the rack plus the length of the bracket this would obviously create clearance issues swapping them out if your system is fully assembled (ie video card)
 
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#52
Meaning what exactly?

Yeah it seems it still has space for cables.

One thing about the hole on the mobo tray so you dont have to remove the mobo to install HSF, that isnt true. You really do unless your mobo happens to hit perfectly over the hole and has a small plate. I had to on my Asus M3A32 MVP Deluxe Wi Fi AP board to put my water cooler on there and even the stock AMD HSF.

I agree,
The way that people swap parts out these days I cannot believe no one has implemented this sooner. I have cut holes in my motherboards since I got a tip from Martin in a pm, maybe a year or two now.
It seems though that good intentions aside, Coolermaster is assuming that every-one is going Intel. Barring a few strange Intel layouts.... IE: The first Intel board for i7 or any server or multi CPU board, I would guess that cutout would work on 90% of Intel boards.
But, AMD board partners where always offered the flexibility of no dedicated NB, to put the CPU, ram, mosfets....blah, blah, you see where I am going. Intel mobos had a definite structure, the CPU was generally always with in an inch or so on most motherboards.
Now things are different and unless there are some kind of Intel guidelines they have to follow, I see the CPU moving lower on the board, maybe ram on top. We are just still stuck in this stupid ATX Intel TAC chassis design that is not very necessary anymore. Antec is starting the revolution with their new psu.
Yeah I'll finish the book now (these are just my thoughts). I don't see the chip staying up top where all the heat lies, now that it does not have to. So, I don't think every case maker is going to start putting a hole in the back.

Have got to lay off the coffee this late at night. My apologies for the short story (or rambling none-sense) I haven't a clue.

Good night all.
 
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#53
look nice but what about the back? Can it support 1/2" tube?
 

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Most likely not, but thats not hard to solve.
 
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the rubber tube grommets fit 1/2" tubing look at the size of the grommets on the Storm Sniper Cooler Master must use the biggest ones. should also be able to fit a 120mm x 240mm radiator up top regardless if Cooler Master removed all liquid cooling and fillport options.

 
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Awesome:D
now I have to try and sell my current case:D
 
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#57
Well it's pretty clear what Coolermaster's next move will be then: a cut-down ATCS 840?

Coolermaster ATCS 830??

Not a bad strategy. If it the design works, no point in changing it - just shrink it.
 
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one thing that should be pointed out on the front panel their is a LED ON/OFF button for the front 200mm fan :)

I think the Gladiator 600 and Storm Scout and they are done for the year unless they are designing a new one I could see some more black editions like the HAF 932.
 
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So does this case have dust filters like the Sniper or is it like the HAF932 without any?

I cannot find anywhere or anything about this
 
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No dust filters. Which is what put me off waiting for it
 
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Oh crap, it has just set me off it aswell.
 
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Thats why I bought the Storm Sniper. Does everything I want in a case. That said, if this is priced right, it will be a fantastic case.
 
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Thats why I bought the Storm Sniper. Does everything I want in a case. That said, if this is priced right, it will be a fantastic case.

And whats it like compared to the CM690 - is that the one you had before?
 
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oh I would take this over my old 690 any day, I think the MSRP is $129. I would spend the extra $20 to get the 932 though.
 
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Its bigger, quieter, cooler, better finished, has space behind mobo tray, built in fan controller, LED switch, 4 USB ports.

I made a more comprehensive list when I was decidigint whether or not to get it, I'll see if I can dig it up

Still IMO, the 690 is better than the 922.
 
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IMO lol, IMO the 690 is too claustrophobic the cable management and updated tooless design in the HAF 922 is worth it alone not to mention it has less mesh and plastic than the 690.
 
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Yeah but for me, the lack dust filters make the 922 no an option for me.
 
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by the way there is 2 versions of the HAF 922 Regular and Side Window. not that the noobs will read this.

Picture #1
Picture #2

here we go with the dust filters...
 
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I have to clean dust filters on mine now every 4 to 7 days.

Dont know where does it come from, run the vacum once a week, it is a water thing, not the old fashioned ones. It is probably the carpet, i'll rip off everything one day when i get pissed off.
 
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A likely candidate for a replacement to my CM690 if my modding fails on it later on lol!
 

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I hear what you are saying Kaos. You are right, it seems they went with an Intel design. Its not bad, but I mean, I cant complain. It wouldnt take more than about a 2-3" cut to the left (if you are looking right at it) to make it work.

I wouldnt mind them moving the cpu to the lower part of the board. Would make more sense.
 
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wow 200mm fan , is side fan fan come with case too
 
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#73
no it doesn't only the top and front, need to buy the 200mm separately.
 
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#74
ohh , mean more cost