Cooler Master HAF 922 case with AORUS Radeon RX 6800 XT

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I have a Cooler Master HAF 922 case, it states that the longest card it can take is 31 cm (12.2047 inches). The AORUS Radeon RX 6800 XT card I want to purchase is 12.76 inches, is there any way that I could make it fit?

The reason I want to get that brand GPU is that I read it's very quiet, is there a different 6800XT that is just as quiet?
 
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start cutting or buy a shorter card.

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Cut or sell it and buy a haf 932 to cut less, it's only missing 0.134016" out of the box for that card.
 
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I have a HAF932 and you can easily remove the HDD cage by removing the 4(IIRC) aluminum pop rivets they used to attach it to the bottom of the case. Doing so pretty much gives you enough room to accomodate just about any GPU - I daresay ANY GPU cause IIRC it'll give you about 15.5" of space.

... but that's a 932. Going by pendragon's example you would need to remove the HDD cage as well as trim or remove the 5.25" cage (more rivets)... perhaps get away with removing the HDD cage only and use the secondary PCIE slot in the 922

...and by the time you've done this you've had to remove everything to avoid any metal shavings and other contaminants and it may be easier to just get another case.

I did love my 932 though, even going so far as to buy a little front panel dock to provide modern usb 3 and usb c support so I can understand...
 

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I have a HAF932 and you can easily remove the HDD cage by removing the 4(IIRC) aluminum pop rivets they used to attach it to the bottom of the case. Doing so pretty much gives you enough room to accomodate just about any GPU - I daresay ANY GPU cause IIRC it'll give you about 15.5" of space.

... but that's a 932. Going by pendragon's example you would need to remove the HDD cage as well as trim or remove the 5.25" cage (more rivets)... perhaps get away with removing the HDD cage only and use the secondary PCIE slot in the 922

...and by the time you've done this you've had to remove everything to avoid any metal shavings and other contaminants and it may be easier to just get another case.

I did love my 932 though, even going so far as to buy a little front panel dock to provide modern usb 3 and usb c support so I can understand...

I'm about to do exactly this to mod my 11 year old HAF 932 to fit my new 6900XT (333mm).

Can you link me to the front panel dock you're referring to? I'd love to ass something like this to mine as well.
 

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Can you link me to the front panel dock you're referring to?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078Z568GJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the one I bought a couple years ago. I went with the smaller 3.5" and used the original front panel with the opening for the FDD. This one was a little pricey when I got it ($30) but there were few good options at the time. There are likely cheaper ones, but I liked this one has a black anodized brushed aluminum front plate, instead of plastic.

**edit - this will only work for a motherboard that has the headers to connect to a front panel. 20 pin for the usb 3 and a mini-20 pin for usb c.
***edit I just noticed that link is for a used one from amazon warehouse - looks like new are unavailable/not in stock. The one I got was the same one but new not amazon warehouse - it was $10 more too...

Does anyone remember the cool but relatively small Centurion 5 case?
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I was able to remove the HDD cage from this last week so I could install a R9 Fury into my friend's ancient x58 PC.
GPU space went from about 11.75" to over 15"
 
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I just realized something today and needed to follow up on my previous post about my modded HAF932. I'm thinking about using it again and decided to dig it up.

It turns out it's a HAF912...




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As you can see with the HDD cage removed you get over 16 inches/400mm of space. The top pcie slot will just clear the front 5.25" cage although you may have to bend a couple small metal tabs. The other pic shows the usb 3.0/usb c adapter. The MB currently in it looks tiny cause it is, it's a matx I threw in there last year for my nephew.

I have a new PSU arriving this week and I'm seriously considering going back to the ol' HAF.

This also brings up the mystery of where my missing HAF932 is
 
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I just realized something today and needed to follow up on my previous post about my modded HAF932. I'm thinking about using it again and decided to dig it up.

It turns out it's a HAF912...




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As you can see with the HDD cage removed you get over 16 inches/400mm of space. The top pcie slot will just clear the front 5.25" cage although you may have to bend a couple small metal tabs. The other pic shows the usb 3.0/usb c adapter. The MB currently in it looks tiny cause it is, it's a matx I threw in there last year for my nephew.

I have a new PSU arriving this week and I'm seriously considering going back to the ol' HAF.

This also brings up the mystery of where my missing HAF932 is
I'm about to do exactly the same mods as you've done, in my 932. I just can't justify spending $100 on a new case for my upgrade, when all I really need it for is the front USB 3.2 ports...
Kudos to you for re-using. I'm gonna do the same.

Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a 5.25" USB 3.2 panel for less than like $40, which seems insane to me....
 

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Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a 5.25" USB 3.2 panel for less than like $40, which seems insane to me....
Yea I paid $30 for mine back when I got it and that was for the 3.5" one. It looks like that same company does make the same thing for 5.25" but it's also $30 on Amazon.

I have a Cooler Master HAF 922 case...
OP, What did you end up doing with the case/GPU?
 

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Original poster here with the HAF 922.


What's the best way to cut the metal cages completely out? What tool do I need?I really like this old case because I put a lot of sound deadening materials in it and I could care less if the newer cases have RGB lights and whatnot. Plus I just don't want to spend another $150 or even more on a case when I can just use this old one, it's tucked away so I don't even see it.
 

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Original poster here with the HAF 922.


What's the best way to cut the metal cages completely out? What tool do I need?I really like this old case because I put a lot of sound deadening materials in it and I could care less if the newer cases have RGB lights and whatnot. Plus I just don't want to spend another $150 or even more on a case when I can just use this old one, it's tucked away so I don't even see it.
I did this recently. It will be easier if you remove the 5.25” cage as well, the rivets that attach it to the 3.5” cage are hard to drill out with the cages still in the case.

To remove both, drill out the 4 rivets holding the 3.5” cage to the bottom of the case and the 4 rivets holding the 5.25” cage to the top of the case(these are under the top panel that has the power button).

There are 8 more rivets holding the 5.25” cage to the front of the case, 3 on each side and 2 on the bottom. You can then bend the 3.5” cage sides apart to give wiggle room to work the cages free of the case.

I believe I used a 1/8” drill bit, you will drill out all of the rivets from the outside of the case.

If you want to reinstall the 5.25” cage you will drill out the 4 rivets that hold it to the 3.5” cage and re-install the 5.25” cage with new rivets.

You can try to remove the 3.5” cage by just drilling out the bottom 4 rivets and the 4 that hold it to the 5.25” cage, but there isn’t a lot of space to drill the rivets holding the cages together when they are in the case.
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Drilling out the rivets and removing the cage(s) is the easiest, least destructive way.


Metal shavings are inevitable so beware.
For aluminum rivets choose a drill bit large enough to cut the head off, it is not necessary to dril through the entire rivet, or even the hole it was in. You'll find with a little finesse you can spin the head off with minimal destruction and shavings. After the first couple you'll see what I'm talking about. After that a little wiggling pops them free.
Be careful which rivets you drill.
Good luck on your HAF project!
 
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CP and Maro, thanks for the tip. Your case looks NICE! And clean too. I would imagine you could put any GPU you wanted in there correct? How many inches are there now for a GPU? 17"?

Also, it's interesting that someone else did what I wanted to do to the HAF 922 case, it being so old and all and not so common anymore.
 

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CP and Maro, thanks for the tip. Your case looks NICE! And clean too. I would imagine you could put any GPU you wanted in there correct? How many inches are there now for a GPU? 17"?

Also, it's interesting that someone else did what I wanted to do to the HAF 922 case, it being so old and all and not so common anymore.
I just measured. It’s exactly 19”(~482mm) from the expansion slots to the fan. Hopefully that’s enough space for an RTX 5090 once they launch 🤣
 
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