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Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: At nearly two feet tall and weighing in at just under 30 pounds, the Cooler Master HAF 932 High Air Flow Chassis is an imposing full tower ATX case, marketed towards gamers and overclockers with an array of fans.
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External Mfg. Website: Cooler Master Nov 25 2009   Julian Apong  
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Installing the HAF 932 Chassis

The Cooler Master HAF 932 case accommodate up to five 3.5" drives, all of which are installed in to side-facing hot swap bays using a proprietory plastic snap-on caddy. While the caddy is more convenient for swapping hard drives in and out of the HAF 932, it's unfortunate to see that the array of 3.5" drive bays have no traditional mounting holes.

The drive caddy is handy, but feels fragile. You can't mount hard drives without it.

If one of the molded plastic caddies ever breaks, users will have to live with one less bay or call Cooler Master for a replacement. Hard drives are oriented with data connectors facing towards the motherboard, requiring both panels to be removed from the case in order to be plugged in. This provides cleaner wiring at the cost of some accessibility.

I'm not a huge fan of having the data cables only accessible from the opposite side of the Cooler Master HAF 932 case. Many uses prop their cases up against the side of a desk, so accessing one panel is okay but trying to spin around a +50lb system with two dozen very short data cables plugged in the rear is not an easy task.

Hard drives can only be connected by removing the secondary side panel

The expansion slots are all tool-free, and thankfully use individual clips rather than one large clip to secure every card. They also still give access to standard screw holes, which should be used for properly securing larger, heavier video cards.

The inside of the case is large enough to fit 320mm (13") long expansion cards, and since the hard drives are mounted perpendicular to the motherboard, there's no danger of SLI / Crossfire power cables running to the side of your SATA / IDE drives.

What does PCSTATS make of the Cooler Master HAF 932 case? Let's summarize the pros and dish out the cons next...

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Contents of Article: Cooler Master HAF 932
 Pg 1.  Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case Review
 Pg 2.  Head on - Big Boxy Fan Friendly
 Pg 3.  Internal Case Features: Opening 'er up
 Pg 4.  Internal Case Features: Fans Fans Fans!
 Pg 5.  Motherboard and Peripheral Installation
 Pg 6.  — Installing the HAF 932 Chassis
 Pg 7.  Conclusions: High Airflow Really Worth the Dust?

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