Cooler Master HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Many 3.5 and 5.25 bays, mostly metal, room for liquid cooling, ventilation with many fans
Cons: trays are poorly designed, not much room behind motherboard for cable management
I bought this case before I knew exactly what dimensions were all about. I had a Radeon 6850 that needed a larger case than what I had. I decided to get this case based on reviews. If I would have known that the 912 existed, I would have bought that one. But this is a nice case. So here is my review. I will start out with the cons.
Cons: This thing has 5 3.5" bays under 5 5.25" bays. The 3.5" bays have little rails with brackets that slide out that you can fit HDDs and SSDs in (SSDs with a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket). The trays have 2 bottom connectors to connect the right rail to the left rail. The problem is that when you screw in an HDD all the way, the bottom plastic bends downwards because of the pressure. This is not a big deal once you get the tray all the way back in, but getting it back in in the first place is a chore. They say this is toolless but I would not trust the little pins that fit in the screw holes on the HDD. Plus, you can't get them in half the time because they are basically bolts and the holes in the HDDs are threaded. If they made the push pins a bit narrower then it would work fine. And when you use screws instead of the little push pins, the screws can't be sticking out at all because the tray will get caught on the rail. You have to either have them in all the way, ALL THE WAY AND NOT A MILLIMETER OUT, which is not always possible, or you have to give up and tell yourself that you will take the risk of not having everything screwed in properly, which is what I did.
Another con is that there is not much room behind the motherboard for cable management. I wanted my cables between the back of the motherboard and the right side panel, and if they would have given me an inch more then I would not have a problem. But the right side panel is almost flat. It has a bit of "pop out" to it, but hardly any.
Pros: This has room for everything you need. You can fit, I would say, 2 graphics cards in here with room. This is just my estimate, but I can't picture a 4 way SLI or crossfire in here. It also has a nice 200mm (why not just call it 20 cm? come on guys, really.) top exhaust fan, a regular 120mm back exhaust fan, and a 140mm front intake fan. It also has holes on the side for 2 120mm fans which I added as 2 more intake fans. The inside of my case has almost no dust. It also has holes for any size of anything you need. It has cutouts for different size fans, motherboards, PSUs, and even a hole in the motherboard plate (or whatever it's called) for mounting the backplate of a heatsink. But not every motherboard will be able to use this option, as the hole is tiny. But you can still take it out and do it the old fashioned way.
3 and 1/2 stars for build quality and ease of use, minus 1 and 1/2 stars for disk trays.
Pros: Great airflow, Many fans, Easy to work with, USB 3.0, Fan lighting, Looks, Build quality, Great for the pirce!
Cons: A little large for a mid case