The Cooler Master HAF 922 retains most of the features that made the original model great, offering a smaller and lighter chassis that sticks to the winning formula brought with the HAF 932.
Although the modified looks of the HAF 922 fall in the subjective category, we are not too excited about the frontal changes as we believe the 932's front was more impressive and luxurious. The case door also lacks the flair of the original.
But moving past appearances, the internal workings of the HAF 922 are very much like those of the full size case, remaining whisper quiet while still moving a ton of air. In fact, we were surprised to find almost no difference between the HAF 932 and the new HAF 922 on the inside.
This is positive news for gamers as the Cooler Master HAF 922 virtually allows for all the hardware that could be installed in a full tower case in a smaller footprint. Clearly this is the ultimate purpose of the HAF 922, letting you build a very powerful computer that can be moved around more easily.
Like with the HAF 932 we didn't encounter any serious drawbacks when testing the HAF 922, though if we were to nitpick there are a few small improvements that could be made. The top and rear fans do not feature protective grills, and this is probably the most concerning issue.
In a nutshell, the positive aspects of the Cooler Master HAF 922 include its massive top and rear 200mm fans, flexible fan installation options, sturdy design, motherboard retaining hole, cable management system, plenty of expansion, and the overall level of quality.
The HAF 922 is expected to become available immediately and retail for $130.