Closer Look - Interior
Now that we have shown you the outside of the HAF 932, it's only natural that we move to the inside to show you some of the case's other cool features.
Once we removed the left side panel, we couldn't help but snap a picture of the massive 230mm side fan. The first picture below shows it in all its glory, including its metal protective grill and the 3-pin fan power to 4-pin Molex power adapter. The next picture simply shows the case's inside with bot panels removed. If you are thinking that looks like a lot of room, then you are right on the money. It is quite spacious. Turning the case around gives us a better look at the cable management cut-outs. Cooler Master really wanted to make it easy for HAF 932 users to create a clean-looking installation. Preventing cable spaghetti should be significantly simplified with these strategically placed holes.
At the rear of the case, you can see the 140mm rear fan. This fan runs at 1200 RPM, and Cooler Master claims its noise level is 17 dBA. Once again, this big, relatively slow fan should help keep things cool and quiet. Like the side fan, this fan also sports the appropriate adapter to connect directly to your power supply. Under this fan, you can see the tool-less expansion slots. These are simple to operate: you just push the locking mechanism in and then back, which releases the slot cover. Sometimes these types of tool-less features don't work very well, but this one seems to be designed well. The last picture shows the inside view of the top fan we mentioned on the previous page. There is not protective grill on this fan (or the rear fan either as a matter of fact), and we aren't sure why. Cooler Master felt compelled to include one on the side fan but not the rear or the top fan. We think you'd be just as likely, or maybe even more so, to accidentally stick something in the top or rear fan as you would on the side fan. Don't consider it a major gripe; we just find it curious.
The first picture below shows the bottom of the case. You can see a slotted platform in the corner. This is where the power supply would sit if you install it in the bottom position. That platform actually extends for longer power supplies. Furthermore, you can completely remove the platform if you don't need it. The next shot shows off all of the cables that are routed from the top of the case. These are for the front ports, power, reset and the LEDs. This image also features the tool-less 5.25" drive bays. Those things that look like buttons in the middle of all six bays are just what they look like: buttons. Pressing the button results in two metal "spikes" pushing into the bay, as seen in the third picture. These "spikes" will match up with the holes in optical drives that you install in these bays and secure them in the correct position. In practice, this works quite well, but the drives don't feel nearly as secure as they do when you use screws. They are secure enough for daily use, but they probably aren't secure enough for transport.
The final aspect of the HAF 932's interior that we want to focus on is the 3.5" drive cage. As you might have guessed, this cage is also tool-less. Each bay holds a rail that a hard drive can be installed in. Once you install a hard drive in the rail, you simply insert it back into the cage and lock it in place. Like the other tool-less features offered by this case, these are a breeze to operate and work quite well.