Two years ago, Cooler Master introduced a new full tower housing called the HAF 932. HAF stands for High Air Flow and with three pre-installed 200 mm fans it had found a suitable name for this newcomer. The HAF combines a rugged, industrial style with many of the same amenities as some of its high-end suitcases like the Cosmos, but without the corresponding high price tag. The HAF became so popular that it spawned a whole new series, with later additions in different sizes and colors, such as the smaller HAF 922, a 932 AMD Edition, the HAF X, 932 Black and 922 Red.
The latest entry into the HAF range is the smallest and cheapest model to date. The medium tower HAF 912 retails for $ 59.99. The 912 bears a remarkable resemblance to the 922 and is only slightly narrower and shorter at 19 "x 9" x 19.5 "However, the 912 differs from previous HAF models in other ways, such as by incorporating some of the tool-less capability loses support for 2.5 "drive mounting, a popular option with the recent explosion in SSD usage. Airflow is also somewhat reduced as it only includes two 120mm fans instead of the large 200mm -Fans that we have got used to in the HAF series.
On the HAF 912, only four 5¼ "drive bays adorn the faceplate, not the five of the 922, while the bottom is open mesh. A raised, ventilated side panel allows the installation of 120mm or 140mm fans, and a similar section is located The top can accommodate either a single 200mm fan or two 120mm fans, and two USB ports and headphone / microphone audio jacks are located on the top front for easy access.
If we move to the back of the case, we find a typical ATX layout with the power supply opening on the bottom and a 120mm exhaust fan on top. In between are rubber water cooling grommets rotated at an angle over the seven standard riser slots. This is an eighth slot that can be used for non-pluggable devices such as fan controls, switches or connection expansions. The left plate is held in place with knurled screws and standard screws for the opposite side.
The top front has a recessed area that can be used to place small, loose items where they won't roll off. The bottom of the case has four rubber base feet and a ventilated area for power. There is a removable mesh filter above the vent to keep dust out.
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