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Old 05-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid-Tower

When Cooler Master released their HAF 932 full-tower last fall, it was well-received for its overall design, build quality, impressive cooling-ability and, to some, aesthetics. With the success of that case, CM has followed-up with a mid-tower version that follows many similar design cues, but happens to look even better, and costs less.

You can read Bill's full look at CM's latest chassis here and discuss it here!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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I have 2
One with water and one on air.
There's plenty of room inside for water coolings. you can even put the rad inside
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I have 2
One with water and one on air.
There's plenty of room inside for water coolings. you can even put the rad inside
You have the HAF 932. This is the HAF 922. You could squeeze in watercooling into this case if you really wanted to, but there is nowhere near the same interior room as the 932.

932 = full size case

922 = mid sized case.

BIG difference.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, come on Merlin. HAF another coffee or two.

Haha. Man, I need to get out of the house more.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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You have the HAF 932. This is the HAF 922. You could squeeze in watercooling into this case if you really wanted to, but there is nowhere near the same interior room as the 932.

932 = full size case

922 = mid sized case.

BIG difference.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
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I wish people would stop using ImageShack and use another service. The ads there used to be bad, but after clicking that image, I got a full-screen pop-up that couldn't be closed. Rather a pop-up dialog came up, and at that point, the entire browser froze when I tried to rid it, and ended up crashing. So I started Firefox back up, and it restored the same stupid ad, which I managed to close. After the first dialog is closed, another one comes up.

This is an image-hosting service... delivering images weighing in at 50KB or so. Aren't full-screen and hugely intrusive ads a little on the ridiculous and overboard side?

That aside, what are we looking at in that image?
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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Hey, I'm so sorry my friend, really ridiculous ad

But, i live at totally different location, so i guess it have something with IP address and fact that yours trigger some really bad ads

It's really hard to sell anything here in eastern Europe so we mostly get DV lottery (green card) banners or so.

If you ask me, ImageShack is last offensive image hosting service.
I really never ever had any problem with them.

What is the point of my image?

When i was in doubt, what case to choose, I had hard time to find descent photos of fully assembled HAF 922.
If your search google images, you will mostly find badly exposed, blurred, noisy images with dark interior, (or worse, taken in dark with direct flash) where you could hardly see anything.

So I put this photo, I took before finishing with building of my new PC I hope it could help someone to chose better!

Hope you don't mind i put it here....
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Of course I don't mind, but a little back-story wouldn't have hurt ;-)
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It is still little bit early for fair user experience.

I put only one hard disk and had problem with ATX12V 8-4 pin power cable, to route it trough holes at a back of motherboard plate, as i saw people was able to do even with VX550 from Corsair.
So i should give it another try and also put a few more HD and SSD disk inside, before i can give my final thought!
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I should reiterate what I meant. You posted an image with no explanation at all, so from my perspective, it was hard to understand exactly what I was looking at. I guess I should have read the rest of the thread first, but that ad frustrated me, haha. Glad you are liking the chassis, though. And good choice on the VX550 PSU. Built my friend a PC last week, and that's the same model I chose for her.
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Hm...
I saw photos of VX550 on the Internet, but i have HX850 Check my photo once again, this time with pop up disabled
I'm not that cheap and my PC brings me food on the table, so i must choose wisely!
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Oh, I didn't realize it was YOUR photo. Very professional... I wish I could get images like that ;-)

Sweet build, I love the attention to cleanliness!
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Of course it's mine, as i told you, i found your website when i was searching for Lightroom benchmarks!
And as you can see, I decide to move in and stay

So, i think that every member of the forum community should contribute somehow!
I'm working almost 14 years as a photographer & designer, and even before, i use to shoot weddings, when i was kid.

For photos like this, you just need some studio and proper lighting equipment, really not a big deal!
I will put few photos more, when i finish with assembling, actually, when i complete that PC!

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The thing is, even professional photographers don't usually care that much about personal photos like these, so I just didn't put two and two together. I looked at it and thought it was a stock image, is the problem, but that's a good problem if you ask me, haha. Seriously nice photo. Whenever I get into a bigger place, I'll invest in better equipment (like a light tent at the very least). Right now, all the products I take pictures of sit on a white piece of bristol board, with nothing to bounce the flash off of. I'm kind of surprised that some of the backgrounds come out as white as they do.
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