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HAF 912 /922 Comparison

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I need a good size comparison of the two. Yes I know Jewett has the dimensions but I would like to know from someone who has both. Is the 912 a lot smaller than the 922 outside space wise. I know the inside is a lot smaller.


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post #2 of 7
The 912 is a little smaller but has the removable drive cages so with them removed they are about the same internal space.
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post #3 of 7
I have both. The 912 doesn't seem much smaller but it is. It gets pretty tight if you start adding big coolers fans and multiple gpu's. The biggest thing though is there is less room behind the mobo tray which makes it harder to route cables.
I generally like my 922 better it seems like it's made better, the 912 has some nice features though like removable drive cages, more cable routing and ziptie holes and the hole behind the cpu is larger.

I use the 912 for my i3 rig but I wouldn't want to try and cram my sig rig in one.
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post #4 of 7
I've had both the 922 and the 912. Personally I like the 912 because it's not as long but still supports long video cards.

There is a bit less space behind the motherboard tray but it's mainly because the side panel is flat. There isn't enough room to have an h50/70 mounted in the back and have 2 120mm fans on top, or even a 200mm fan. But if you are going with air cooling I'd say it's still a good case.

It is a "smaller" case in comparison, but I think you won't have any problems installing any hardware.

I wish you could mount a 200mm fan on the side, but you cannot. However for the price I'd say it's worth it. You really can't go wrong either way you go.

Just keep in mind this is a BUDGET case. You won't have a completely tool less design. I think that's the only gripe I had about the case.

If you're going to be installing a WC loop = Go with the 922
If you're going with air cooling and custom fans = Go with the 912

I've had more satisfaction working with the 912 for $60 than I have cases that are $80 to $120 that have more features.
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post #5 of 7
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Well I really want something smaller for my desk. Really I guess my curiosity comes down to will the 912 be a big difference for my desk space? (Length and Height)
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It's a good deal shorter and narrower. When you see them together the 912 looks a lot smaller than the 922. That was my main reason for getting the 912 as I had tight space requirements. It seems like a more typical mid tower size.
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post #7 of 7
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Hmm I keep wanting it more and more! Haha, but how would by Dark Knight fit in it? (vertical) I know it would be fine without a top fan (200mm) but what about 2 120's?
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