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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 -|
Inside the CM HAF 912
Pulling the side panel off we can get a look at the overall space inside the HAF 912. Now, the biggest thing most will notice is the lack of a blacked out interior. The painting of the inside of a case adds a bit to the cost, so to keep the cost down Cooler Master chose not to paint the inside of the case. A black interior will not be available on the standard HAF 912, but it may be available in the differently configured HAF 912 Plus and HAF 912 Advanced.
In fact, Cooler Master already has the product page up on the HAF 912 Plus and as you can see the interior is most certainly black!
The HAF 912 has space for four 5.25" drives. Only the top drive bay is set up for being tool-less.
In the lower front are the hard drive cages, yes cages. There are 3 cages: upper and lower 3.5" bays and a separate 2.5" bay. The full complement will give you six 3.5" drive bays and two 2.5" drive bays. The upper drive cage in the HAF 912 can support video cards up to 10.6" long. You should be able to see the four holes on top of the 2.5" hard drive tray. These are specially pre-drilled for a water pump for those that want to run a custom water cooling loop in their system.
Don’t like your hard drives turned to the side? Well, you can rotate the upper 3.5” bay 90 degrees.
If you have a long video card and want a little breathing room the upper 3.5 drive cage can be removed completely, giving over 15" of space for video cards.
Have a long body power supply as well? You can move the 2.5" bay to the top of the lower 3.5" bay.
The bottom mounted PSU has rubber vibration isolators and a vent. The vent has a dust filter that can be removed from the outside for cleaning.
In the top rear we can see the 120mm rear exhaust fan and top vent. The fan has a standard 3 pin fan connector, but also includes a 4 pin molex to 3 pin fan adaptor if you want to power the fan from the PSU and not the motherboard fan header.
Pulling the front bezel off is easy. Slightly tug on the bottom and it comes right off. With the bezel off we can see the included front 120mm intake fan. There is a spot to add an additional 120mm fan, or you can swap it out completely for a single 200mm fan.
Looking at the inside of the bezel we see that the whole thing is covered with a dust filter.
Each of the 5.25" bays is filtered as well.
Pulling the right side panel off we can get a look at the motherboard tray. The tray has a very large CPU cutout and wire management holes for routing cables. Cooler Master spaced in the motherboard panel 16mm, which is enough space to route and hide most of the cables you don't want your friends to see. The hard drive cages also have holes for routing cables; there are three round rubber grommets in the rear of the CM HAF 912 for water cooling lines and, of course, it has the usual tabs sticking out for cable ties for those that want to zip everything up to the tray.
Here is a quick video that Cooler Master made on cable management.
Next Page - Installing the System Into the 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