Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Case Review

Product: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Company: Cooler Master
Author: Nicholas Conroy
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: July 17th, 2011

Packaging and First Looks

On the box we find a semi-wireframe picture of the case on front and back while the sides sport some brief specifications and serial numbers. USB 3.0 is prominently advertised on all sides of the box invading on the otherwise restrained packaging.

Popping open the top reveals the 932 Advanced nestled in the standard plastic bag and pair of Styrofoam blocks. On first glance it appears to be well protected from shipping damage.

However, pulling the case from of the box reveals a different story. While the Styrofoam blocks used may be adequate for repeated use with a much lighter case, they are clearly breaking apart just from one use with the HAF 932.

Indeed, while repacking the case for storage, both blocks failed completely plunging the case into the box. Although there was no damage to the case itself, you should keep this in mind that if you ever need to move the HAF 932 (or worse a system built in it) you should not trust the standard packaging to the weight.

Under the wrapping we find a no-nonsense, industrial style exterior emblematic of the HAF series. The only things you could consider as flashy is the HAF logo and small window on one side. Even the hard drive vents on the sides appear to be somewhat functional.

Now letís move in for a closer look.