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Cooler Master HAF 932

The Smith    -   October 2, 2008
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Testing:

I will test the Cooler Master HAF 932 by recording hardware temperatures in degrees Celcius at idle and load. They will be provided by the SpeedFan 4.34 Utility, except for the graphics card, which will be reported by ASUS Smart Doctor. I will run Stress Prime 2004 Orthos using small FFTs (Fast Fourier Transform) to load the processor, and ATI Tool Scan for artifacts function to load the graphics card. By copying the program files folder, I will load the hard drive for a long time. Each temperature, representing the highest core for the processor, is measured thirty minutes after beginning the test, for both idle and load. Keep in mind that all digitally reported temperatures have an uncertainty of one degree celcius, as it is the smallest unit used. Also, all fan speeds will be set at maximum in every test, in order to represent maximum cooling efficiency and to avoid variation. As for the room temperature, it is gathered by the Sentry LX. Finally, the processor voltage is provided by SpeedFan 4.34 and is reported at idle, having a Vdroop of 0.03V at load.

  • Processor: Intel E6750 C2D(Lapped) @ 333x8=2.66Ghz, 1.31V
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
  • Memory: Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400
  • Video Card: ASUS EN8800GT 1GB RAM
  • Power Supply: OCZ StealthXtream 600W
  • Hard Drive: Seagate 250GB Barracuda
  • Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-212D BK
  • CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT-S1283
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Ambient Temperature: 25.9 degrees Celcius

 

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I'm amazed. The HAF 932 wipes out everything, even the open-air setup. In every temperature recorded, it was equal to or better than any of the comparison cases. The big difference is that the HAF has a 230mm fan on the top, whereas the other ones dont have a top fan. Moreover, my processor heatsink is positioned in a way that it blows the air upward. In other cases, that was not really good because my top-mounted power supply recycled all that hot air. But in the HAF 932, it is immediately exhausted by the 230mm top fan, whereas the bottom-mounted power supply has its own intake under the case. But the huge difference is in graphics card temperatures. Its 230mm side fan blows directly under it. So its name, HAF for High Air Flow, is really representative of it. Also, the noise generated by its set of fans is very reasonable. It is not the quietest I've seen, but really there is no reason for being disturbed by it.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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