Cooler Master HAF 932 Case Review

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Introduction (Cont’d)

Cooler Master HAF 932 has a big 230 mm fan on its top rotating at 700 rpm. The problem, as mentioned, is that the fan blades measure only 190 mm, making this fan to actually have the same size of smaller fans, like the 200-mm fan used on the top panel from Antec Twelve Hundred. This fan is protected by a mesh and you can remove it to install small fans on its place (more about this later).

Cooler Master HAF 932 CaseFigure 5: Top panel.

The top panel has a small storage compartment and the power and reset switches. The bottom of this storage compartment is protected by a rubber mat and removing this mat you have access to a hole that in theory can be used to fill tanks from water cooling devices installed on the top 5.25” bays. But frankly this hole is simply ridiculous, because for adding coolant liquid to a water cooler you need to first open the tank, which is obviously impossible to be done through such small hole. Thus it would be far better if the whole bottom part of the storage compartment could be removed, so you would have access to the top part of water cooling solution installed on the top 5.25” bays, including the water tank.

Cooler Master HAF 932 CaseFigure 6: Storage compartment and power and reset switches.

Cooler Master HAF 932 CaseFigure 7: Storage compartment with its rubber mat removed.

Finally we have the rear panel in Figure 8. On this case the power supply is installed on the lower section of the case. This case has one 140 mm fan on its rear panel, rotating at 1,200 rpm. No speed control is available on this or on any other fan present on this case. On the upper part of the panel you can see two holes for an external water cooling solution. These holes are protected by a rubber cover, so you won’t need to break anything on your case to have them available. As you may have noticed, these holes are located on a frame covering where you can install a second power supply. If you decide to install a second power supply, you will need to remove the top 230 mm fan, but you will be still able to install a 120 mm fan on the top panel. We will talk more about this in the next page. Unfortunately this case doesn’t come with the necessary adapter to connect pin 14 (green wire) from the two power supplies, which allows them to be turned on at the same time when you press the case power button.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Case ReviewFigure 8: Rear panel.

This case also comes with a set of wheels, so you can replace the standard stands that come with the case with the feet if you want to be able to move you case around. This is a really nice option to have.

Cooler Master HAF 932 CaseFigure 9: Wheels.

Now let’s see how HAF 932 looks like inside.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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