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Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Video Review

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Apr 11, 2008

Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Video Review
A Hardware Canucks Product Showcase

Online: Cooler Master Website
Model Name: AM-932-RWN1-GP
Price: Click Here to Compare Prices
Warranty: 2 Years

Cooler Master is back, not with anything new, but debuting a special edition of their award winning case, the HAF 932.

AMD and Cooler Master have teamed up to launch an AMD Limited Edition variation of the chassis that incorporates ATI red along with a a few other promotional tidbits to give the case a unique appeal.

As with the original, the case offers absolutely exceptional cooling potential and as its name (H.igh A.ir F.low) suggests, the case lets you focus on performance without having to worry about heat. We see the use of Cooler Master's great tool-less system that makes installation a breeze, and the interior design allows for not only hassle free cable management, but a wiring job that looks super clean; with the addition of a full sized side window, this feature can be appreciated even more.

With its AMD-inspired design, the HAF 932 AMD Edition sports a red plastic front panel that may leave a bit to be desired considering past high quality Cooler Master designs. The new side panel gets rid of the slightly cheesey security window and side mounted 230mm fan of the original 932, instead replacing it with a clear acrylic panel that boast an AMD Dragon logo. While the larger than average size may cause concern for the room real estate crowd, with E-ATX support and space for 13-inch video cards there isn't a piece of consumer level hardware this beast can't hold.

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Unfortunately, a point of contention is what defines this case. Given that Cooler Master and AMD have launched this version as a "special" or "limited edition" it would lead one to believe that it offers something superbly unique. The case itself definitely looks different with a window and red front, but it just feels devoid of any real quality and the changes only serve to showcase other flaws. It suffers from a drab grey interior that you couldn't see with the mesh side-panel, and the front panel isn't nearly as aesthetically pleasing as many PR photo's make it out to be with its toy-like plastic. As the saying goes however, beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder.

For a performance oriented chassis, the HAF 932 AMD Edition offers an unbeatable blend of style, functionality, simplicity and cooling... if, you like its colour.
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