Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced
The HAF 932 is a pretty good looking case. It’s got a nice mix of plastic gamer styling and enthusiast aesthetics; like the windowed interior. There’s a grafiti-esque HAF logo on the side and some minor plastic extrustions at the front to break up the flat panel.
The top has a rubber flap that can be removed to reveal a watercooling hole, though most will likely use it as a place to put keys, pen drives and the like .
The rear portion of the top panel features a large grill to allow exhausted air to flow freely. However, you can fit an external or internal 2x120mm watercooling radiator here if you so choose.
The left hand side panel is split into two sections. The top is clear with some white criss cross styling, while the base is a large grilled section filled with holes and a 23cm fan in its centre. Its currently acting as an intake, though no doubt if you wished you could turn it around and utilise it as an exhaust instead.
The front panel connectors are quite full featured including 4x USB 2.0 ports, a single Firewire and eSATA alongside the usual twin 3.5mm headphone and mic connectors.
Lower down the front, you have your grilled optical drive bays, mixed in with a single standout one that has twin USB 3.0 ports built into it.
Each of the drive bay frontplates are popped out by pressing in the two side clips. It can take a big of fiddling to get your fingers in there so those of you with meat mits might have some trouble, but it’s doable and toolless is always good.
Grilled sections will do some to keep out the dust, but no dust filters is a bit dissapointing.
The bottom is similarly grilled on the interior with slatted plastic covering the front 23cm fan and a secondary circular grill behind. However, once again no dust filter. This is quite dissapointing considering this is a revision case and the original had none either.
The right hand side panel has a simple X design for prettiness sake, along with a small grill down the bottom for some added airflow presumably.
The rear has two options for PSU placement, top or bottom. However, presuming you’ll use the latter the top plate is fitted with twin WC cooling tubing. Beneath this you have the usual backing plate, 14cm exhaust fan and PCI brackets.
The floor of the case features four rubber coated feet to help keep things sturdy and further reduce vibrations from any rattling internals.
The rear portion has an extended gril for not only potential WC radiator placement but for large PSUs also. Once again, note the lack of dust filters.