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Cooler Master HAF 932

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Naberius 16th October 2008, 11:51 Quote
It does seem a decent case, but i just dont think i could put up with the styling, what were CM thinking?
Tyrmot 16th October 2008, 11:54 Quote
I dunno, the faux-industrial thing doesn't look too bad to me... but the lack of dust filters with all that mesh is definitely a big oversight...

This is very similar to the review on the Sniper you posted a while back... http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/08/29/early-look-cooler-master-sniper/1

Might they be related? I think we should be told...
JFE 16th October 2008, 11:57 Quote
i love the styling! f**k curved edges and smooth surfaces, but I hate the HAF logo on the side. Anyway this is most certainly my next case :D
sl1xx 16th October 2008, 12:03 Quote
its bound to keep components cool if you have a huge fan on the side!,its jst so ugly.
The boy 4rm oz 16th October 2008, 12:06 Quote
Cools very well, that was to be expected though IMO. Fantastic inside layout. I quite like the front of the case but not the side, I am getting the modders itch lol.
Shielder 16th October 2008, 12:44 Quote
Now THAT is a nice case. I wish I had £130 to buy it! Puts my el cheapo CM Elite 330 case in the shade!

I'm one of those users who doesn't case about looks, just performance... and this beast performs very well indeed by the looks of it!

Me want!

Andy
airchie 16th October 2008, 12:52 Quote
I must admit I quite like the industrial-looking styling of this case. :)
Horizon 16th October 2008, 12:56 Quote
i got mine for free otherwise i wouldn't be content with it, as soon as the raytheon, a.k.a. HAF done right, goes on sale i'm parting it out and ditching the HAF
Baz 16th October 2008, 13:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
i got mine for free otherwise i wouldn't be content with it, as soon as the raytheon, a.k.a. HAF done right, goes on sale i'm parting it out and ditching the HAF

Glad to see someone saw what we were alluding to in that final sentence ;)
Veles 16th October 2008, 13:08 Quote
Shame it's horrifically ugly
Redbeaver 16th October 2008, 14:16 Quote
gawd i have to stop being so easy to fall in love with full-tower cases... i have a Temjin TJ06 and CM stacker at home, but the HTPC is still sitting without a case under the tv rofl.......
mrb_no1 16th October 2008, 14:30 Quote
i build all my cases around silence, and this looks noisy to me, plus its smeggin ugly. thermal smermal, when it looks that ugly and would allow noise out of every hole from every hdd search and fan movement i would never even consider this case. But each to their own n all that, next we'll have a room fan blowing over the bt test bench and they can then call that the coolest pc :P

peace

fatman
Baz 16th October 2008, 14:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by mrb_no1
i build all my cases around silence, and this looks noisy to me, plus its smeggin ugly. thermal smermal, when it looks that ugly and would allow noise out of every hole from every hdd search and fan movement i would never even consider this case. But each to their own n all that, next we'll have a room fan blowing over the bt test bench and they can then call that the coolest pc :P

peace

fatman

http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=15125 ?
Bluephoenix 16th October 2008, 14:47 Quote
should be good for industrial-based modjobs (military themes, etc)
Tim S 16th October 2008, 14:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
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Originally Posted by mrb_no1
i build all my cases around silence, and this looks noisy to me, plus its smeggin ugly. thermal smermal, when it looks that ugly and would allow noise out of every hole from every hdd search and fan movement i would never even consider this case. But each to their own n all that, next we'll have a room fan blowing over the bt test bench and they can then call that the coolest pc :P

peace

fatman

http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=15125 ?

:D
airchie 16th October 2008, 15:28 Quote
That skeleton case looks wicked! :)

It would be quite easy to build an enclosure around the skeleton case that acted like a wind tunnel for the big fan... :)
E.E.L. Ambiense 16th October 2008, 16:12 Quote
Doesn't really work for me, personally. IMHO it's too pre-modded. It has a distinctive look to it already. I prefer stuff that's almost a blank canvas to work on, but others feel different I'm sure.

Personally, I'm really looking forward to CM's resurrection of the ATCS series with the ATC-840....
E.E.L. Ambiense 16th October 2008, 16:17 Quote
True, but from a modder standpoint, it can be 'fixed'. ;)
kenco_uk 16th October 2008, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by mrb_no1
i build all my cases around silence, and this looks noisy to me, plus its smeggin ugly. thermal smermal, when it looks that ugly and would allow noise out of every hole from every hdd search and fan movement i would never even consider this case.

Did you read the review?
mrb_no1 16th October 2008, 16:22 Quote
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oh bloody hell, that antec thing is even worse, although it looks better than the cooler master but thats probably only because its soo unique. Nice find Baz, we gunna get a review of the antec?
Omnituens 16th October 2008, 17:11 Quote
First impression was "eww" but it acutally grew on me as i read the review. that and i mentally put it next to the antec 900. that makes anything look good. except another 900.
HourBeforeDawn 16th October 2008, 17:40 Quote
ehh I like the industrial look personally but you could always mod away some of that for those who want a more plain look.
Baz 16th October 2008, 17:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tile
The ATCS 840 has the same design flaw - transversally mounted hard drive cage = FAIL.

We run multiple drive setups like this here in the labs and at home, and haven't ever really found a problem with them overheating, even when they're very tightly packed.

IIRC, Google published a very large report that found that if a hard disk didn't fail inside of six months, it was generally good for another five years, with operating temperatures having almost no impact on reliability.

While drives can overheat (usually when they're older, hotter models, and very tightly packed together is a pretty hot environment), I think it's a bit silly to write a case off because the hard drives are mounted the one way or another. In the HAF 932, they've still got a 230mm intake fan blowing right over them, as well as the small ventilation slits on both the side panels providing improved ventilation.
StephenK 16th October 2008, 18:00 Quote
Have to say the Raytheon would be more my style. Do you think we can expect similar performance from that case given the different exterior?
Redbeaver 16th October 2008, 18:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense

Personally, I'm really looking forward to CM's resurrection of the ATCS series with the ATC-840....

oh..... SNAP!!!!!!!!

*drool*
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