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June 19, 2011 7:32:29 PM

I'm on the edge here...

I originally thought I'd go with the 932 full Cooler Master tower case, but from what I'm gathering now, the 922 may be more adequate for me...

I'm planning on running an i5 2500k processor, as well as eventually GTX 560 Ti's in SLI. Besides maybe a fan controller and a few additional HDD's, and MAYBE liquid cooling, I don't think I'll be adding much more... would the 932 be overkill in my case? I was originally under the impression that the extra space would be easier to work with.

Thanks guys!

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June 19, 2011 8:42:46 PM

Having just built a 912 and from what I've read the 922 would be fine.
OTOH if you may keep adding and changing.
Also:
The 912 without the removable hard drive tray has over 15 inches for video cards, three HDD, 2 SDD, 4 5 1/4 Slots, spacers for one 3 1/2 in a 5 1/4, provision sorta for water cooling, or a big air cooler.
Bad news is 200mm fans are expensive, I think at least one comes with 922.
Running I5 2400 and Sapphire HD5830. Fits fine about 10 1/2 inches space with HDD cage installed.
June 19, 2011 10:51:14 PM

+1 Yeah, a case I don't think will never be an overkill, but even a HAF 912 would be adequate. A PC Case, is more about personal preference based mostly on the looks.
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June 19, 2011 11:12:28 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. I'm starting to shy away from the 932 in this case then just to save some money off the build... the 922 looks really good, as well as the CM690 II, which is on sale for a pretty good deal with newegg right now ($80.00 after rebate)

Lord, just too many cases to choose from!
June 21, 2011 6:09:02 PM

mustangman442002 said:
Thanks for the responses guys. I'm starting to shy away from the 932 in this case then just to save some money off the build... the 922 looks really good, as well as the CM690 II, which is on sale for a pretty good deal with newegg right now ($80.00 after rebate)

Lord, just too many cases to choose from!



I have both the 922 and the 912, love them both. I think the 922 would be perfect for what you are doing. Tons of room inside and it comes with TWO 200mm fans, one on top and one in the front.

My HAF-922 has i5-2500k stock cooler still, 1x 500GB seagate 7,200rpm, Zotac GTX460 1GB, Corsair 650W PSU, G.skill DDR3 1066 4GBx2 and no optical drives. Having no optical drives really helps cut down on weight and eventually going to get external blu-ray reader.

HAF-912 has Q9550, 2GBx2, 1x500GB seagate 7,200rpm, ATI 4850 512MB, Corsair 650W PSU, 1x DVD-combo.

Remember with shiny new system build if you can keep it up off the floor so it collects less dust, you'd be surprised how much less dust you collect with it up on top of the desk.
June 21, 2011 7:09:01 PM

The 922 is at the top of my current list for my pre-BF3 build.

I had been planning on jumping in the deep end with a HAF X or some other jumbo sized full tower thinking that I would need overkill interior room to run a @12" long video card. But now having some time to build up the descretionary funds to build a system capable of playing BF3, Ive had time to research my options for parts. I dont need the excessive drive slots that a Haf X or the like would give.

If you havent allready seen it, Newegg has a short unboxing vid of the 922. In it the guy shows a 12" long video card inside the case to show that the 922 has plenty of room for big gpu cards and has room to spare. The case has enough depth so that there is a good 2-3 inches of space between the long card and the drive cage. This was one of my concerns too when first concidering a mid tower as opposed to the full.

I currently have an Antec 900 mid tower from my last build in 2006. I just now measured it and it would not take more than a 10" card ...maybe, hence my concern with the mid size. My 900 measures just over 19 1/8 full front to back. The 922 is just over 22.20 inches.

I also like the 922 for its width. Plenty of space for cable management and aftermarket CPU cooler. And lots of extra spots for air cooling fans or watercooling.

Even though the 922 dose not come with dust filters, filter material can be bought at a hardware store or home center for cheap money and can be cut to size and velcro'd into place or some other creative method.
June 22, 2011 8:59:48 AM

Guys i am having a similar problem as mustangman. so i thought it would be a good idea that instead of opening a new thread. i ask my question from you guys here.

If money isn't an issue than which cooler master case is the best for air cooling as temperature in my city rises to 45 - 46 C
June 22, 2011 12:22:12 PM

The best air cooled case, not from cooler master, I think would be the Silverstone RV02 or the RV03.
June 22, 2011 12:27:23 PM

mrhercules said:
Guys i am having a similar problem as mustangman. so i thought it would be a good idea that instead of opening a new thread. i ask my question from you guys here.

If money isn't an issue than which cooler master case is the best for air cooling as temperature in my city rises to 45 - 46 C


All of the HAF series would work so you have many price points to choose from. The X being @ $200 USD if money isnt a concern. All of them have good airflow stock but allow for many additional fans in different configurations. But more fans can mean more potential noise and possibly having to upgrade PSU also to handle more watts.

June 23, 2011 3:20:45 AM

Thanks alot. Appreciate your help
June 25, 2011 8:37:54 PM

The advantage of a large wide case is it keeps the video cards from blocking air flow.
MY 912 running two 200 mm fans (front and top) and two 120 mm fans (back and side) always runs cool, but I only have an I5 2400 and one 5830.
When you read reviews they often use only the fans a case comes with..
It cost me $50 for my case if the rebate comes, and $40 for two 200 mm fans
June 27, 2011 5:10:17 AM

I went with the full tower HAF X. They Haf 932 is also very nice if you get the advanced edition it comes with a GPU airduct. No im not talking about the air duct on the side panel fan, there is inside the case a bracket that holds a 120 mm fan for cross airflow on your gpu's.

It is a very sleek case and you want a case you dont have to upgrade you will be set if you get a full tower. Dont get me wrong both the cases you want to get are nice, but in my opinion get the full tower it is a decent price and goes on sale often. If you ever want to watercool the big case is easier to work on.
June 27, 2011 5:48:02 AM

I would go with the HAF 922
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