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Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Full Tower Case Review
|Product:||Cooler Master HAF932 AMD Edition (AM-932-RWN1-GP)|
|Date:||Fri, Mar 12, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
One of the features that I found extremely useful over the traditional method was the paper layout for the different motherboards. It was much easier to read than the usual stamped layout. The only concern I have is that once you remove it, all indications of where the motherboard stand offs go are gone. If you plan on changing systems frequently it may be beneficial to fold it up and hang on to it, or you will just have to hold the motherboard up to compare hole patterns if you lose it. Either way, it's not a deal breaker.
As I stated earlier the top mounted fan measures 230x25mm and pushes a massive 150CFM of air at only 19dBA's.
Personally, I have never been a fan of tool-less drive installations. They may prevent the drive from falling out of the front of your machine, but they are never as secure as a couple of screws. That being said, these do have an option to run screws into the side of the drive through the tool-less mounts.
As I stated just one paragraph ago, I have never been a fan of tool-less drive bays. I may be eating my words. I actually do like the way that the hard drives mount, and it's tool-less. I guess I am eating my words.
As you can see it is simply a carrier tray that the drive pops into and slides into place, and it is surprisingly secure. Who ever knew that I would change my opinion? Certainly not my wife.
If you choose to mount the power supply on the bottom of the Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition case it is supported by removable brackets. If the power supply of your choosing draws air from below, not to worry. There is plenty of venting for some fresh air. If you opt to mount your power supply on the top, these brackets are removable and you have the ability to mount a pair of 120mm fans.
Well, unfortunately that change of opinion was short lived. The expansion slot's tool-less installation is a feature that some like. It will most likely keep your cards from falling out. I, for one, don't like the idea of trusting a $380.00 card to a piece of plastic. Once we get underway installing some parts we will see if some of my paranoia is justified.
The rear exhaust fan is a 140x25mm fan that is rated for 1200RPM and only 17dBA's. A quick Google search of the p/n (A14025-10CB-3BN-F1) turns up very little information on this fan. What's nice about all the fans that are included with the Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Case is that they all include a 3pin to 4pin molex connector.
Well, enough talk, let's throw some parts in and see what she looks like!
Next Page - Hardware Installation
Page 1 - Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Features
Page 2 - External Impressions
Page 3 - Interior Features
Page 4 - Hardware Installation
Page 5 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions