Cooler Master HAF 932 is a full-tower case targeted to gamers, coming with three big 230 mm fans rotating at 700 rpm and one 140 mm fan rotating at 1,200 rpm – HAF stands for High Air Flow –, six external 5.25” bays and five internal 3.5” bays and several other features. Let’s take an in-depth look at this new Cooler Master case.
Looking at the case for the first time we were impressed by its impeccable paint job and sturdy aspect.
In Figure 3, you can see the front panel from this case and, as you can see, it doesn’t have a front door. This case has six external 5.25” bays. On the lower section from the front panel Cooler Master added a big 230 mm fan rotating at 700 rpm that glows red when it is turned on. This fan is located between the front panel and the internal hard disk drive bays. Several full-tower cases we’ve reviewed have more 5.25” bays compared to HAF 932, but on such cases the lower bays are usually used by hard disk cages; on this case Cooler Master decided to put the hard disk drive bays on a separated structure, leaving space for the installation of the big 230 mm fan, which, in our opinion, was a very good decision.
All fans from this case use a 3-pin motherboard connector, so they can installed directly on your motherboard allowing you to monitor their speed. They also come with adapters so if your motherboard doesn’t have enough fan connectors you still can install them directly on the power supply.
One very important thing to note is that even though officially the size of the big fans is 230 mm, their blades are only 190 mm in length.
As you can also see, all covers used on 5.25” bays are meshed for a better airflow.
On the top part from front panel you can also find four USB ports, one FireWire port, an eSATA port and mic in and headphone jacks. The number of ports available is perfect for a case on this category. The problem we see is that the USB ports and the FireWire port are too close to each other and you may encounter trouble when installing two or more USB devices and one FireWire cable at the same time.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Introduction (Cont’d)
- 3. Inside HAF 932
- 4. The Disk Drive Bays
- 5. Main Specifications
- 6. Conclusions