Cooler Master has just released a new version from their HAF 932 full-tower case targeted to AMD/ATI fanboys. Is it simply a HAF 932 painted red or is there more features? Since we’ve already reviewed the original HAF 932 we will be able to tell you exactly all the differences between the two. Let’s check it out.
Three things immediately catch the eye. The front panel is now red, matching ATI’s color pattern; there is an AMD badge written “AMD Phenom II X4” where it used to be Cooler Master’s logo; and the left panel has a dragon painted on its acrylic window.
Here we have the first big difference between the new HAF 932 AMD Edition and the original version. The acrylic window is bigger and Cooler Master removed the 230 mm fan that is available on the original HAF 932. Also the original HAF 932 allows you to install up to four 120 mm fans on this side panel, feature not present on the new AMD Edition.
In Figure 4, you can see the front panel from this case. It has six 5.25” bays all featuring meshed covers, which improve airflow. Just like the original HAF 932, the reviewed case has a 230 mm fan on the bottom part of the front panel cooling down the hard disk drives. This fan rotates at 700 rpm (19 dBA) and glows red when turned on. It comes with a three-pin connector and with an adapter if you prefer to install it directly on your power supply. The blades from this 230 mm fan actually measures 190 mm so in fact this fan has the same size of certain “smaller” fans (e.g., the 200-mm fan used on Antec Twelve Hundred). No air filter is available.
The buttons and connectors from HAF 932 AMD Edition are available on the top part of the front panel, and this case comes with four USB ports, one FireWire port and one eSATA port, plus the microphone input and headphones output. This is the best configuration possible, in our opinion, and is identical to the one used on the original HAF 932.