Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted

Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted

Cooler Master's 'AMD' red HAF 922

We recently caught up with Cooler Master at an AMD event here in Taipei and saw a limited edition HAF 922 on show. It's a standard HAF 922, but the steel structure and plastic front/roof panels are painted red instead of black, giving a two tone finish against the black grills, optical and hard disk bays and motherboard tray inside.

We assure you - the colour accuracy is correct to the best of our ability, and it's more "washed out strawberry" than the blood of Ferrari fans, but at least it's certainly not pink. Thankfully. We think while Cooler Master tried for angry red gamer, it got more cuddly Elmo.

The only mention of the limited edition AMD chassis is the HAF 932 on the Cooler Master so maybe this was an exclusive show piece to join the AMD 6-core Thuban CPU and 890FX motherboard launch?

Would you be interested in limited edition cases in different colours, or is it better to paint your case yourself? Let us know your thoughts - no colourful language, please - in the forums.

Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' HAF 922 spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' HAF 922 spotted
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Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' HAF 922 spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' case spotted Red Cooler Master 'AMD' HAF 922 spotted
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mi1ez 5th May 2010, 10:54 Quote
I'll pass on that, ta.
BlackMage23 5th May 2010, 10:57 Quote
Its lightish red aka pink
Burnout21 5th May 2010, 11:07 Quote
only limited edition cases i like was the lian li A-60C (C being copper edition) and the PC-777
Slavedriver 5th May 2010, 11:29 Quote
It's pink, no matter how you say it. And pink != red. Because red one I would definitely buy.
Jack_Pepsi 5th May 2010, 11:33 Quote
That is disgusting! I agree with Slavedriver, it's pink. Those who buy it will say it's Salmon or something equally as lame.
capnPedro 5th May 2010, 11:47 Quote
They should have sprayed it Candy Apple Red.
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 11:53 Quote
It could just the quality of the picture and the quality of the camera in that lighting environment.

However, it doesn't look very nice at all but at least it they've thought about it instead of the Nvidia ones which are just paint black with a few Nvidia stickers slapped on.
iwog 5th May 2010, 12:25 Quote
No matter how you try and spin it now camera on earth should wash colours out that badly, not even crappy mobile phone cameras. That case is pink, not red, pink.
crazyceo 5th May 2010, 12:27 Quote
I'm not saying I like it at all and I agree it's salmon pink on the old crayola colour chart.
Xtrafresh 5th May 2010, 12:29 Quote
well, the case definately looks **** on that foto. I also find it a bit uninspired. They just took a normal one, spray-pained it red, and called it an AMD-edition. They will probably spend more time on the box-art then on the actual case.
BlackMage23 5th May 2010, 12:31 Quote
its lightish red
RichCreedy 5th May 2010, 12:41 Quote
it looks like an orangy pinkish red
proxess 5th May 2010, 12:44 Quote
Independently of being either red, pink, something in between or around, it's horrible.
RichCreedy 5th May 2010, 12:47 Quote
you wouldn't lose it in a dark alley, but then i might just try, it isn't a pleasant colour
faugusztin 5th May 2010, 12:49 Quote
HAF is ugly in any color, so with pink/red they can't make it much worse.
Almightyrastus 5th May 2010, 12:52 Quote
Looks like it is covered in brick dust. A deeper red would have been better
nukeman8 5th May 2010, 12:53 Quote
i like it......
but does it come in red? :)
tad2008 5th May 2010, 12:55 Quote
Looks a bit peachy if you ask me, lol
Phalanx 5th May 2010, 14:02 Quote
What have they done to my case? B*st*rds! :)
Breathless 5th May 2010, 14:13 Quote
That thing is disgusting
CharlO 5th May 2010, 14:34 Quote
That ain't no pink! It's salmon. Twice as gay, half as noticeable.
paisa666 5th May 2010, 14:41 Quote
that's not red... that's not ligthish red... THAT'S PINK

KrunchR 5th May 2010, 15:24 Quote
I dont mind it.
LithiumDesign 5th May 2010, 16:19 Quote
I think having the "HAF" on the side just ruins it, whatever the colour.
StephenK 5th May 2010, 17:06 Quote
Don't like the case and the colour is ghastly. Even if it was a beautiful candy apple red I'd just HAF to pass :p
Instagib 5th May 2010, 17:30 Quote
I love the HAF cases, but that one just ain't doing it for me. Maybe i'm not in touch with my girly side.
eddtox 5th May 2010, 18:02 Quote
umm no. thats one paint job gone horribly wrong.
M7ck 5th May 2010, 18:08 Quote
Fordy 5th May 2010, 18:09 Quote
Anyone else get bored with CM cases?

Don't get me wrong, generally they're solid construction etc.. but they're all so similar.
blackadda15 5th May 2010, 18:19 Quote
I think who ever painted this really like candy floss
HourBeforeDawn 5th May 2010, 18:56 Quote
A case for the female gamers, not to shabby.
KingCake 5th May 2010, 21:11 Quote
Ugly ****! :(
stonedsurd 5th May 2010, 21:52 Quote
It's pink. Girl-gamer-centric cases?
McSteel 5th May 2010, 22:35 Quote
Since you boys (and gals maybe) can't seem to agree on the color of this... this, I've took the liberty of playing with my good friend from Adobe, and a PhotoWiz Color Washer plugin, to try to correct the strong orange cast that plagues the original photo. Here is the result. It's an estimated 96% correct white balance, so it's close enough.

I say it's pink and I wonder why that is so. Me not likey.
docodine 5th May 2010, 23:16 Quote
CM Salmon edition?
Star*Dagger 5th May 2010, 23:55 Quote
Nice to finally see a GLBTF case.
EdwardTeach 6th May 2010, 01:10 Quote
salmon pink surely?
1ad7 6th May 2010, 03:00 Quote
I actually like the color.... idk why.... but I do.
Elton 6th May 2010, 03:52 Quote
Has as much sex appeal as a road accident.

But it has a price premium!

So it basically is a road accident!
RedFlames 6th May 2010, 04:03 Quote
on what planet is that considered red?
Santa-san 6th May 2010, 04:45 Quote
Perhaps kids will like this in their room? ^__^;
HourBeforeDawn 6th May 2010, 06:27 Quote
This would be the perfect case to go with anyone who owns a pink caddy ;)
Grimloon 6th May 2010, 11:00 Quote
I went so far as to check this page on two different systems in case it was my monitor - it isn't. That sucker is definitely Pink!

If they'd done it as a proper red (candy apple/crimson/scarlet) and possibly metalflake or variable over lacquer then it could have looked seriously sweet but as it is it just looks like a half hearted gesture.
badman_mo007 6th May 2010, 15:11 Quote
Eughh that isn't even red.

Someone must have been high when they painted this lol
Arj12 6th May 2010, 16:00 Quote
I'd like to add my 50 pences worth =P It seems we are all agreeing that it's pink and not red!

Personally I don't like it as it just makes the case look really tacky. I prefer the sleek black case or even cases with aluminium finishes =D

Looks like coolmasters is trying to be a trend setter but in my opinion it's a fail!
HourBeforeDawn 6th May 2010, 22:32 Quote
Wow there is a lot of people here that need to learn their color wheel, Pink is part of the Red family. ~_~
Unicorn 6th May 2010, 22:45 Quote
Ewww. On the case and colour. Sorry, but I've never really been a HAF fan. It's functional and all, but the 300 does exceptional cooling at a keen price all whilst looking understated yet stylish.
scott_chegg 6th May 2010, 23:05 Quote
Truly horrible.
karx11erx 7th May 2010, 00:02 Quote
Now this is spectacular! I wouldn't know how I could have lived w/o this news.
gcwebbyuk 8th May 2010, 18:50 Quote
Am not usually a fan of coloured cases, prefer plain black, but after seeing the case in the link above, it doesn't look too bad.

A similar colour design to a case in the modding section of the forum for the bmw/thermaltake case. If it is in a matte red it would look pretty good I think... but then maybe I am going blind...
thehippoz 8th May 2010, 18:54 Quote
don't like it myself.. like the sleeper black where everyone thinks it's just another rig- but open the hood and surprise
spacey_0 29th June 2010, 06:59 Quote
Originally Posted by Burnout21
only limited edition cases i like was the lian li A-60C (C being copper edition) and the PC-777
i wish i could hold of a60c i bet they are all green by now, bet that would still look much better than this,a bad colour choice for such a chunky case, maybe on a wave master this could work. it looks like a case for the sexually confused to me
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