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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 -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition was a joy to work with. The HAF 932 AMD Edition case is a full tower case. There is plenty of room for the largest of graphics cards with room to spare. Measuring 22.20" x 9.60" x 22.04" the Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition has more than enough room for a full water cooling loop with no modifications. The fact that the case is made out of steel does make it a little on the heavy side; 29.1 pounds isn't horrible, though. The option to run dual power supplies and a cooling loop with a dual radiator is also a nice touch.
The Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Full Tower Case is a special edition case that has limited availability in certain regions. It is currently only available over at Newegg.com as part of their combo deals for $179.99 plus $24.99 shipping. The funny part about that is not all of the combos are bundled with AMD parts. Below is a screen shot of the marketing blunder!
The only point that is lacking in my opinion is in the interior of the case. At a price of $179.99 I would like to see a finished interior. Especially since many sub $100.00 cases like the NZXT Lexa S and Cooler Master's own CM690 II Advanced are coming with a blacked out interior. Though being marketed for a specific crowd of enthusiasts, most of which enjoy customizing their cases, I doubt that's going to make a huge dent in sales.
With the main differences being cosmetic between the original HAF 932 and the HAF 932 AMD Edition, it is going to come down to preference of style. The exception to the mostly cosmetic design differences is the lack of the 230x30mm fan on the side panel. Removing the side fan eliminates ~150CFM; however, you still have two 230mm fans and the 140mm exhaust fan which should move plenty of air to keep the system cool. Having stated in several previous articles that I am not a fan of overly flashy cases, I really do like the Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition. It is a case that truly stands out from the crowd! With a price difference of ~$20.00 more for the HAF 932 AMD Edition, it is really going to come down to what's your preference. If you are building an AMD Phenom II based rig, the HAF 932 AMD Edition will make your computer stand tall over the competition at your next LAN game!
Legit Bottom Line: A case with room to spare and a custom look right out of the box. Cooler Master hit one out of the park with the HAF 932 AMD Edition!
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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