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Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower PC Case Review
|Product:||HAF 912 (RC-912)|
|Date:||Mon, Sep 06, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
External Impressions of the HAF 912
At first glance the HAF 912 looks like HAF's from the past. Same military-like looks with mesh front, just missing the side panel window. We have been told that the Cooler Master HAF 912 will have a side window available as an optional accessory in all of the HAD 912 series, but it will be standard on the HAF 912 Advanced.
Looking closer at the top of the case we have the front I/O ports, power and reset buttons. The lack of USB3 ports here may be an issue for some.
Moving down the front of the case a little we can see the front bezel of the HAF 912, like those of the past, is mostly mesh. From the looks of it the HAF 912 has dust filters too.
In place of the window is a side panel vent with mounting holes for either a 120mm or 140mm fan. In the upper front part of the side panel is the HAF logo.
The right side is completely blank.
Looking at the top we can see the top exhaust vent. I would have liked to have seen the top bulge for the front bezel a little shallower. This would have allowed for a 3rd 120mm fan or a triple radiator with no mods.
The top exhaust is set to accept either dual 120mm fans or a single 200mm. The 120mm fan mounting hole pattern is even slotted to allow for slight mounting pattern variations of 2x120 water cooling radiators. There are two ways to water‐cool the HAF 912. While a 240mm radiator can be supported inside the chassis, there may be compatibility issues depending on the motherboard component height and radiator and fan thickness. For best compatibility there are additional mounting holes for a 240mm radiator to be installed above the chassis. There is also a separate hole for radiator cables. This offers best water cooling support in its mid‐tower class.
The HAF 912 has a single 120mm rear exhaust fan. Just below that are 3 water cooling pass through ports. The two larger ones are for coolant hoses, the smaller one is for running fan wires through if you have fans on an externally mounted radiator.
The HAF 912 has 7 expansion slots in the standard configuration, with an 8th turned 90 degrees to the rest.
Moving to the bottom the HAF 912 has hard plastic feet and a vented power supply area with a dust filter. The filter can be removed from the outside but the case has to be turned on its side to get at it.
Next Page - Inside the CM HAF 912
Page 1 - Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower
Page 2 - CM HAF 912 Packaging
Page 3 - External Impressions of the HAF 912
Page 4 - Inside the CM HAF 912
Page 5 - Installing the System Into the HAF 912
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion