Cooler Master HAF 932 gets USB 3.0, black interior

By Matthew ยท 13 replies
Apr 1, 2011
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  1. Cooler Master has launched an updated version of its classic HAF 932 desktop chassis. If you read our review of Cooler Master's flagship HAF X last November, you'll probably recall that it offered a few perks unavailable on the older 932. For an extra ~$70, the HAF X delivered two more expansion slots, dual hot-swappable drive bays, stock support for 2.5-inch drives, as well as a side panel window, a black interior paint job and USB 3.0 connectivity.

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  2. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

    is it just me or does an extra 70$ seem like a little too much? put it in the 200 dollar case area...
  3. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    to me, this case offers nothing over a good $120 case, like the PC-K62.
  4. The PC-K62 is nothing like the HAF932. Its a mid sized case instead of a full for one. Also no 230mm fans with no side vent or fan. Also it is cheap looking compared to the HAF 932 and I wouldn't even think about going tri sli in that little plastic case. The HAF 932 and X are some of the coolest cases I have seen and used and I build custom rigs for a living.
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    The two USB 3.0 ports stuck in a drive bay somehow just doesn't work for me ... really don't see much added value for the extra money.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    It's a pity the mobo header-to-front panel cable isn't longer, then it would be a relatively easy modding process to convert two of the top (standard) I/O USB 2.0 ports to 3.0. Cooler Master could then have sold the cable (19pin header to USB 3.0 out) as an accessory on their site, or -god forbid- provided them free of charge to existing HAF 932/922 owners with proof of purchase.
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Z, you are so right. I have a new HAF 922 (new in the sense that I bought at a great deal waiting for my new build later this year) and would love to have the USB 3.0 avaliable on the front ports.
  8. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    That's just ****ing lazy
  9. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 336   +199

    Not impressed. I have the Haf 932 right now. This isn't even close to a real upgrade. I have USB 3 on my board so all I have to do is plug stuff in the back.

    I love my 932 case, I really do, but my biggest beef is with the USB ports on the front. Being on the front of the case is not a good place for these ports. My computer sits on the floor and on more than one occasion I have bumped occupied ports with my knee. This has "blown out" both of the two ports. (The two slots have two ports each in them) Now when I go to plug anything into any one of the four ports I have about a fifty fity shot at shorting out the case which shuts down my computer. It is a huge pain in the a$$. So I have resorted to using a USB hub, plugged into the back that sits on my desk.

    Cooler Master, please put the USB ports on the top of the case. How about you put them in the useless little watercooling access port shelf on the top? I'll trade the watercooling access for better placement of the USB ports any day of the week. Hell, you could probably put ten or twelve of them up there, a few of them being USB 3. Or maybe you guys could just send me the **** I need to repair the ports on the front. Please?

    All around though, it's an awesome case. It's huge, tool-less, and generally eye pleasing. I would suggest the case to anyone who's building a pretty serious computer.

    Oh yea, and could you add some dust filters too? The sumbitch is a goddam vacuum cleaner.
  10. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    I stand by what i said.
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    You lose the window...lose a 5.25" drive bay (on an enthusiast case), My 932 already has USB 3.0, and pay $70.00 for it? who brought the pot brownies to Cooler master engineering dept on this day? how about a removable MB tray or something?
    ...or maybe the cost of black paint has skyrocketed.
  12. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 322   +8

    Almost got a 932, but ended up getting an NZXT Phantom instead. I like Cooler Master cases as I've had one before, but wanted to try something new.
  13. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    the 932 was the single most important computer related purchase i've made thus far. only problem is i occasionally need to vacuum out the vents because my processor likes to overheat. not really the case's fault, especially since i'm overclocking it heavily, but the dust levels do build up. nothing a dirt devil can't fix though :p

    now i just need to upgrade to a dual or triple radiator cooling system... and maybe strip it down for powder coating
  14. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 131   +11

    Love my HAF 932 as well. :) Coming up close to a year already. Wow does time fly.

    I thought I was going crazy for a second. Since NewEgg shows that I ordered the advanced build back on 5/6/2010 . Advanced is today $20 more than what I had payed for the regular model.

    Thank God, I do indeed have the original. I too disapprove of the changes they have made.

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