Date: November 10th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooler Master
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The HAF is available in any color, as long as you want black. Being a full-tower steel case, it's big and heavy but will accept most any ATX-spec motherboard you'll want to install. There is lots of room for drives, lots of I/O ports and lots of big fans. Our review sample comes without a PSU, although it looks like this is an option.
1. The HAF932 features a fully-rugged appearance and is housed in a tough casing to offer outstanding protection.
2. A rugged HAF932 comes equipped to operate with unparalleled thermal performance.
3. Patented finger-press buttons for quickly maintaining or upgrading 5.25 inch drive devices.
4. Removable HDD racks and cable management system for better cable routing and neatness.
Here's the box that showed up here at the lab. In typical Cooler Master fashion, the carton is sturdy, informative and attractive. Inside, the HAF was packaged in a plastic bag sandwiched between two foam blocks. While this is more than adequate, it's also unremarkable. The chassis arrived in pristine condition after its long trip across the country and I was eager to see what Cooler Master's new HAF case brings to the table.
I had to crack the case open to get to the accessories, and there are relatively few of them. There are three zip bags containing hardware needed for installation and a bay insert that can be used for a floppy drive or similar sized device. Along with the manual, Cooler master has provided a folded template to assist the user in the correct placement of motherboard standoffs, depending upon which form factor motherboard is being used. The 8-pin motherboard auxiliary extension cable could come in very handy with a power supply mounted in the bottom of a full-tower case like the HAF. Just in case your motherboard doesn't have one onboard, Cooler Master has included a mini speaker/buzzer. Lastly, there is a set of four casters, two featuring a locking mechanism, for the bottom of the HAF.