Introduction (Cont’d)

The top panel of the Cooler Master HAF 912 can be seen in Figure 5 and, although it doesn’t come with a fan pre-installed, it supports two 120 mm fans or one 200 mm fan. According to Cooler Master, the HAF 912 allows you to install a radiator with two 120 mm fans outside the case, attached to the top panel. This piece may also be installed inside the case, but installation will depend on the location of your motherboard components.

Cooler Master HAF 912 caseFigure 5: Top panel

The bottom panel has a mesh to match the power supply fan, featuring an air filter that is accessible from outside the case.

Cooler Master HAF 912 caseFigure 6: Bottom panel

The rear panel and the interior of the Cooler Master HAF 912 aren’t painted. Of course we prefer when all the case is painted black, but being a USD 60 product we can’t complain.

The power supply is installed on the bottom part of the HAF 912. The case comes with seven expansion slots, but the slot covers aren’t vented. At least these covers are removable, not being of the type that needs to be broken out. An additional slot is available above the expansion slots for you to install a blower (a type of fan that removes hot air from inside the computer), and this slot features a silver thumbscrew. Three holes protected by rubber covers are available for hoses of liquid cooling solutions.

One 120 mm fan identical to the one used on the front panel is available on the rear panel.

Cooler Master HAF 912 caseFigure 7: Rear panel

Let’s now take a look inside the Cooler Master HAF 912.


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