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Cooler Master HAF 932 Adanced review

A PC chassis with an extra touch of class

Our Verdict

For

  • Still the same great case
  • USB 3.0 module
  • Chunky fans

Against

  • Nothing's really changed

We first saw Cooler Master's impressively-sized original HAF chassis way back in late 2008. It came housing the first Core i7 machine we'd seen, the £4,000 Fi7epower MLK1610 from YOYOtech.

At the time it was a record-breaking machine and with its rugged, industrial lines, the HAF was perfect for no-nonsense machine it surrounded.

Since then there have been many other versions, including a couple of more reasonably sized iterations in the HAF 912 and HAF 922, and more recently the HAF X. Now this full-height tower is getting an update.

So what's new?

Well, either disappointingly or thankfully little, depending on your point of view. In terms of styling it's still that tall, capacious tower with the imposing, industrial lines on the outside, but now it's got a full black interior. That brings the 932 in line with the more modern, lower-end HAFs on the market.

It's also now got USB 3.0 support, though that hasn't actually been incorporated in the build of the chassis itself. Instead Cooler Master has simply taken away one of the 5.25-inch bays and dropped in a dual-socket USB 3.0 module in the slot. That does, though, mean that you've still got the full complement of four USB 2.0 ports on the front panel.

Aside from those minor enhancements it's the same monolithic HAF 932 we've been cladding our high-end PCs in for years. It's still got the same reliance on huge 230mm fans – front, side and top – really hitting the 'High Air Flow' moniker the HAF name stands for.

There's still the, now-standard, tool-free installation, a huge amount of space for cable routing and pretty much rock-solid build quality.

So it's still a great case for the high-end system-builders and thankfully this 'Advanced' version isn't putting any price premiums on top of the HAF 932's £100 price tag.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeComputer Case
Number of External 3.5" Bays1
Number of External 5.25" Bays6
Number of Power Supplies Supported1
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays5
Number of Total Expansion Bays12
eSATAYes
Product FamilyHAF
ColourBlack
Brand NameCooler Master
Form FactorFull-tower
Motherboard SupportedMicro ATX, ATX, EATX
Number of Fans Supported9
Number of Fans Installed4
Height546.1 mm
Width228.6 mm
Depth576.6 mm
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelHAF 932
Product NameRC-932-KKN1-GP HAF 932 Chassis
Product LineHAF
Manufacturer Part NumberRC-932-KKN1-GP
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.coolermaster.com
Weight (Approximate)13.20 kg