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Windows 7: HAF 922 , question


21 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
HAF 922 , question

Hello guys.
I have the case HAF 922, it's a good case / airflow/ wm, etc...
But i wanna ask you something : if i modify it like here:HAF 922 improvved air flow | techPowerUp Case Modding Gallery
you think it's worth ? I have only 2 hdd , and soon 1 SSD.
Thanks.


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21 Sep 2010   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Cooler Master

Are you an overclocker? Are you running more than one graphics card?

If the answer to the two above questions is no, the removal of the hard disk cage would seem like overkill to me. Though I have never used the 922 I am using the 932 and just ordered a HAF X. Neither has any air flow problems. I did one mod. I enlarged the opening in the MoBo tray for the after market cpu cooler bracket. It was off 1 1/2" for the cpu cooler mounting bracket. (Board was an Asus P6X58D Premium). If you are going to use an after market cooler It would be worth your time to check the placement of that opening.
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21 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Are you an overclocker? Are you running more than one graphics card?

If the answer to the two above questions is no, the removal of the hard disk cage would seem like overkill to me. Though I have never used the 922 I am using the 932 and just ordered a HAF X. Neither has any air flow problems. I did one mod. I enlarged the opening in the MoBo tray for the after market cpu cooler bracket. It was off 1 1/2" for the cpu cooler mounting bracket. (Board was an Asus P6X58D Premium). If you are going to use an after market cooler It would be worth your time to check the placement of that opening.
No, i have only 1 graphic card. I didn't do OC ( yet ) but maybe in the future, my CPU Intel7 920 @2.66 Ghz to 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz.
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21 Sep 2010   #4

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

I use the 932 with an i7 920 OC'ed to 3.8GHz.
I modded the case by having all fans with air flow "in", except the top one, its air flow "out". The other thing I did was to swap the case sides. I put the case side fan, on the outside of case side, bottom mobo side with fan air flow in. This reduced cpu temps +/- 10C. It also decreased vid card temps. The side fan interfered with vid card fans air flow, whereas now it cools underside of cpu and does not impede vid card air flow. I have two of the cases, changed the same way. Simple but effective, IMO.
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21 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@spyknee: You have a pic or pics of your mod?
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21 Sep 2010   #6

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Sorry no.
But it would not show except for the side case fan. I just unscrewed it and rescrewed it to outside. Ran the fan power thru the clear plastic window. Swapped out the two sides. The vents are upside down now.
I also power all fans from psu not mobo headers, except for cpu fan of course. All others fans are where they were, with the directionality as I said before. All in, except top, out.
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21 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Completely unnecessary, and it doesn't look that good.

If you want HDD cooling, you could strap a fan (pulling IN air) to the inside of the HDD cage instead.

~Lordbob
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21 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I did one mod. I enlarged the opening in the MoBo tray for the after market cpu cooler bracket. It was off 1 1/2" for the cpu cooler mounting bracket. (Board was an Asus P6X58D Premium). If you are going to use an after market cooler It would be worth your time to check the placement of that opening.
I've heard this argument/complaint before with regards to the HAF X, and I think it depends on the MB board. I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 and the clearence for the CPU bracket on that board is just fine...



Not that it makes a difference but the CPU Cooler is a Noctua NH-C12P SE14



Anyways the HAF X has very good airflow with it's 4 fans. The bottom fan and door fan suck air in while the top and rear push air out. Plus the case has all sorts of vents. This case is extremely cool.
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22 Sep 2010   #9

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
MoBo

Yeah it's the Placement of the CPU Socket on some boards. In my case an Asus P6X58D Premimun. It only took a few minutes to cut it out and clean up the mess. No big problem.
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17 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I did one mod. I enlarged the opening in the MoBo tray for the after market cpu cooler bracket. It was off 1 1/2" for the cpu cooler mounting bracket. (Board was an Asus P6X58D Premium). If you are going to use an after market cooler It would be worth your time to check the placement of that opening.
I've heard this argument/complaint before with regards to the HAF X, and I think it depends on the MB board. I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 and the clearence for the CPU bracket on that board is just fine...



Not that it makes a difference but the CPU Cooler is a Noctua NH-C12P SE14



Anyways the HAF X has very good airflow with it's 4 fans. The bottom fan and door fan suck air in while the top and rear push air out. Plus the case has all sorts of vents. This case is extremely cool.
In my opinion, this is the best arrangement for air circulation. My CM Storm Scout has the same arrangement.

Probably the only thing that would improve it would be the new cases with the boards mounted vertically. That would allow the heat from the GPU to flow directly up and out without impinging on the CPU cooler.
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