Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case - HotHardware

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case

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When you see the HAF 932 in person, you get the immediate impression that Cooler Master really does mean business with this big, black case. As with other full tower cases, you can tell there is going to be plenty of room inside to fit all your gear, and then some. We know many of you don't need much motivation to buy more PC components, but this case will definitely challenge you to fill it up.

Closer Look: External
The outside of this full tower beast

 


Unless you are already accustomed to huge cooling fans, you can't help but be stunned by the massive size of the fan in the left side panel. That beast is a 230x200x30mm fan spinning at 700 RPM. The benefit of such a huge fan is that it can spin slowly and still push a lot of air, all at a very comfortable noise level (rated at 19 dBA according to the specs on Cooler Master's web site). If you don't like the single big fan, you can replace it with four 120mm fans. In addition to the large side fan, you will no doubt notice the rectangular window above the fan and the "HAF" logo running diagonally to the right of the window. Turning the case around 180° reveals the right side, and as you can see, there isn't much worth mentioning there. You probably have noticed, though, that both sides do feature five slits that sort of look like gills. These help air move in and out of the case for better overall airflow.


We'll continue our external tour of the HAF 932 by looking at the front, back and bottom of the case in the next three pictures. The HAF 932's front reveals the case's six external 5.25" drive bays, which is definitely more than enough for the majority of users. If you need an external 3.5" drive bay, you can use the included replacement cover to convert one of the 5.25" drive bays to a 3.5" drive bay. We definitely appreciate the fact that Cooler Master included the ability to convert one of the 5.25" drive bays. If you look closely, you can see that the bay covers are all mesh and not solid like you see with most other cases. At the back of the case towards the top, Cooler Master included two holes for easy external routing of watercooling hoses. Beneath the holes, you will see the honeycomb grill for the rear fan followed by seven expansion slots. A power supply can be installed at the bottom, or if you'd rather, you can take out the top fan and install the fan in the top position (where the watercooling tube holes are). The last picture shows the bottom of the case. There's not much to see here except the four feet of the case and more honeycomb mesh to maximize airflow. The four feet can be replaced with the included wheels if you need some mobility with your system.


The front of the case features more than just drive bays of course. At the top, the HAF 932 boasts four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, a e-SATA, a headphone jack, and a microphone jack. Next to these ports, you will find the power LED and the hard drive activity indicator LED (both are blue by the way). In case you are curious, the 5.25" drive bay covers are quite easy to remove. As you can see in the second picture below, they are very simple and straightforward. You just push in the tab releases on each side of the cover, and it just pops out.


To end our look at the outside of the HAF 932, we are taking a bird's eye view of the top of the case. When we do this, we get a really good look at another surprisingly large fan. This fan happens to be the same size as the side fan we mentioned previously (230x200x30mm), and it has the same speed and noise specs (700 RPM and 19 dBA, respectively). Similar to the side fan, you have other options if you don't like the single, massive fan. You can add a 120mm fan to the top of the case, or you can remove the 230mm fan and replace it with three 120mm fans. For those of you keeping track, you probably realize we haven't mentioned the power and reset buttons yet. As you can see in the second picture, both buttons are located on the top of the case, which is quite convenient considering the fact that most users will have the HAF 932 sitting on the floor next to their desks. To the left of the buttons, you can see an inset square. Cooler Master installed a small, rubber "mat" there and even suggests that you could store stuff there (like flash drives, remotes, etc.).


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I looks like a nice case, the nice thing for testing people it the hole for undoing the cooler.

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Ugly case, but functional.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Ugly case, but functional.

 

Oh BOB you know you wany one!! Just paint it add some of you own personality to it and make it your own!!1 Thanks for the email you sent!Yes

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