First a big thank you to Coolermaster for providing the HAF 932 full tower case and the UCP 700W Power Supply for this Review.
Well I have to say when I pulled this case out of the box it was in I was amazed not only at how wide it was but also the size of the fans in it. I have never seen a case before that come with not one but three 230mm x 30mm fans.
When I had this case sitting on the table you couldn’t help but admire how bad ass looking it was and that was an empty case. The flat black finish on the case just gives it that cool look that you normally don’t see in a lot of computer cases.
Before I get too far into this Review I should mention the basic specs of the case and they are the following.
-Available Color Black
-Dimension (W / H / D0 (W)9.0" X (H)21.5" X (D)22.7"
-Weight 29.1 lbs
-Motherboards Micro - ATX / ATX / E-ATX
-5.25" Drive Bay 6 (without the use of exposed 3.5" drive bay)
-3.5" Drive Bays 5 hidden 1 exposed (converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
-Cooling System Front: 230 x 30 mm red LED fan x 1, 700 RPM, 110 CFM, 19 dBA Side: 230 x 30 mm standard fan x 1, 700 RPM, 110 CFM, 19 dBA (support 120 x 25 fan x 4) Top: 230 x 30 mm standard fan x 1, 700 RPM, 110 CFM, 19 dBA (support 120 mm fan x 3 or 120 mm x 1 + 230 x 30 mm x 1) Rear: 140 x 25 mm standard fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA (support 120 mm fan x 1)
-Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
-I/O Panel USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE1394a x 1, eSATA x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x 1
In the picture below you can see the top of the computer case and this is also where you see the huge top fan and also the power and reset buttons at the front of the case. There is also a black mat that’s covering up a coolant fill port should you want to run some sort of liquid cooling with the case. Also on the back of the case you have a top plate that also has retaining ports on it so you can route your liquid cooling hoses outside of the case.
In the next picture below you can see the front of the case and see the six 5.25” drive bays. You just pop the little covers off in the front and remove the metal back and you have a drive bay ready to take a drive. In the same picture at the very top you will notice the panel where you have things like the USB and Firewire ports along with Esata and also the audio ports. It’s nice to have all these ports out in the open and easy to access. At the bottom of the case is a big 230mm fan and this fan is a led fan that lights up red and adds quite the effect to the case when the lights are out.
In this next picture you can see the back of the case and in this picture you can also see the thumb screws you use to remove both the left and right side panels of the case. While on the topic of the thumb screws this case is totally tool less and that’s a nice touch as well. While looking at the back you will see you could mount a power supply at the top if you’re not going to be using the coolant ports or you can mount the power supply in the bottom of the case. Do to the size of the fan in the top of the case that would have to be removed if you wanted to put a power supply in the top spot. All the fan mounting surfaces in the case have variable mounting holes in them so for example you could take the big 230mm top fan out and put in several smaller fans which would make room for a top mounted power supply. You will also note that in the back of the case there is a 140mm fan to help the other big fans move the air around.
Getting back to this tool less idea in the next picture you can see the hard drive bays where the drives just slide in and out of these racks which makes it really easy and fast to install and remove hard drives from the case. Above the hard drive racks you have the 6 big black buttons. These buttons are what hold your drives in the six 5.25” bays. You slip your drive into the bay push the button down and these little pins come out and hold the drive in place. If you press the button a second time it will retract the pins and you can slide the drive out.
In this next shot you can see what I think is the best feature of the case and that is the cable management system. As you can see there are holes cut into the motherboard tray that makes routing things like drive cables and power cables a breeze. Messy cables in any case is an issue but with this routing cable system in this case it should allow for a much cleaner internal view of the case and also improve air flow.
Once you get this bad boy of a case all loaded up and you’re looking for a power supply, Coolermaster also makes the UCP 700 watt power supply and you can see that in the next few images. The specs for the power supply are also listed below.
-Type Intel ATX 12V V2.3 / SSI EPS 12V V2.92
-Dimension 150 x150 x 86 (mm)
-Input Voltage 90~264V
-Input Current 10A@115Vac / 5A@230Vac
-Input Frequency Range 47~63Hz
-Power Good Signal 100~500ms
-Hold Up Time >17ms
-Protection OVP / OCP / OPP / SCP / UVP / OTP
-Output Capacity 700W
-Max. Output Capacity 840W
-Operation Temperature 0~40? (Nominal Input Voltage)
-Regulatory NEMKO / TUV / CE / GOST / C-tick / UL / FCC
-Fan 120mm Fan
-Certification SLI / 80 Plus
-Connector M/B 24 Pin Connector x 1 CPU 4+4 Pin x 1 PCI-E 8 Pin x2 PCI-E 6 Pin x4 Peripheral x 5 SATA x 6 Floppy x 1
-Warranty 5 years
This is a pretty nice power supply I like the big 120 mm fan on the bottom of it and I’m sure that will keep the noise down. The only other thing I would have liked to have seen on this power supply is one more floppy connector. I still use an old floppy drive and I also use the Audigy platinum sound card with the live drive unit and that also needs a floppy connector as well, so I need 2 floppy connectors. It’s also good that this power supply is black and that will blend in nicely with the already black HAF 932 case.
In conclusion I think is a very good case, the only downside I can think of is the top of the case has a grading to it and that means holes that liquids can fall into and even dust for that matter. If you have kids and you want to get this case keep the drinks off the top of it. At the time of this Review you could purchase the Coolermaster HAF 932 for about $180.00 Canadian. The UCP 700 watt power supply at the time of this Review cost about $170.00 Canadian.
Below are a few more pictures of the HAF 932 enjoy!