Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Case Review



Product: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Company: Cooler Master
Author: Nicholas Conroy
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: July 17th, 2011

Introduction

The job of a full tower case is simple: flexibility and space. Whether to accommodate an oversize motherboard, extreme multi-GPU setup, full water-cooling, or all of the above, a full size ATX chassis must offer abundant room and options for the user to justify the jump from a mid-tower case. However, there is a line between useful and excessive - this is where the HAF 932 Advanced comes in. Rather than throwing everything but the kitchen sink in the HAF 932 Advanced, Cooler Master seems to have focused on only the most important features and wrapping them in a functional, sturdy package.

Before we delve deeper into this chassis we should take a look at the highlights:

  • $159.99 MSRP
  • All Black Interior and Exterior
  • PSU Top or Bottom Mountable
  • Dimensions:
    • (W)243 x (H)560 x (D)564 MM
    • (W)9.6” x (H)22.0” x (D) 22.2”
  • Weight: 13.4 KG / 29.5 LB
  • Supported MB types: Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • 5.25” Drive Bays: 5
  • 3.5” Drive Bay:
    • 5 Hidden
    • 1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25” bay)
  • 2.5”/1.8” Drive Bay: 4x 2.5”/1.8” bays (via two 3.5” bay adapters)
  • Included Cooling:
    • 1x Front 230 x 30 MM Red LED Fan @ 700 RPM, 19 dBA
    • 1x Side 230 x 30 MM Standard Fan @ 700 RPM, 19 dBA (Alternatively supports 4x 120 MM fans)
    • 1x Top 230 x 30 MM Standard Fan @ 700 ROM, 19 dBA (Alternatively supports 3x 120 MM Fans OR 1x 120 MM Fan + 1x 230 MM Fan)
    • 1x Rear 140 x 25 MM Standard Fan @ 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
  • I/O Panel:
    • 2x USB 3.0 (via 5.25” bay adapter)
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x IEEE 1394a
    • 1x eSATA
    • 1x Mic, 1x Audio

With that out of the way we can dig in and see what we’re really getting.