HAF 932 Advanced Externals
When it comes to the HAF series, Cooler Master always go for a more industrial design with the cases it seems. This can be popular with consumers, or it can lead to the audience thinking that the case is poorly designed and looks only half finished.
The cases main structure is made out of a black stylish metal with the front and top docking station made form black plastic. The chassis is lifted off the ground by four round rubber feet with a shiny metallic metal looking plastic around them. All the feet are interchangeable with the wheel accessories included.
Let start with the front of the case shall we.
The front of the case has got 6 black mesh detachable drive bay covers which increase outward airflow from the front. One of the front drive bays features an internal USB 3.0 that slots into the front of the case, and can be replaced with an accessory mesh drive bay cover that comes your case.
The bottom half of the front has a removable dust cover with a 230 x 30 mm red LED fan inside that runs up to 700 rpm. Simply pop of the casing and give it a clean, also this part of the case allows extra airflow to be pushed out from this section of the case as well to keep your system even cooler. All this cooling already and just from the front of the case.
This is the top I/O Panel it is featuring USB 3.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394a x 1, eSATA x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports HD audio)
Now we move round to the left side of the case. The case has a large square open mesh design in place for maximum cooling, and again has a very large side fan inside which is also a 230 x 30 mm red LED fan that runs up to 700 rpm. Above that is a 12 by 5 inch window applied to the chassis. Also there are 5 small open air ducts to help exhaust the airflow on its way round the enclosure. Slaps onto the side at an angle is the name HAF, which looks very cool.
Now onto the back of the case. The back of this case has two water cooling outlets at the top, but this panel case be taken off and used for fixing a more advance water cooling kit in place. There are 7 SLI slots with a bottom mounted PSU slot. Featuring also is a 5.25” cover opening for you to place your removable USB 3.0 mount into the back of the case instead of the front. This is cool because you may not want the front of your case covered in USB ports. There is one mesh exhaust port and a rear 140 x 25 mm fan that go run at 1200 RPM.
On the top of the case is the 230mm fan with open black mesh again. More to the front of the top is another release for heat and has vents in the top panel. On this top panel sits a docking station fitting with a rubber mat accessory and under are holes for water cooling inputs. It’s also always easier to have the power and reset button on top of a large case. If you’re a gamer, you understand that less effort to move is better.
The reason for the kind of ugly looking open mesh side and top panels where the fans are is because you can fit in place a large water cooling kit onto the case. Not the readymade kind either, the kind with large radiators and external water block tank, the expensive kind. This enclosure really is all about the cooling. Impressive so far.