The intake air flow will help you understand the name for the case, High Air Flow. The massive 230mm front intake fan will help cool the hard drives while bringing in fresh air. With the side panel, you will have a couple options for your intake setup. You can keep the included 230mm fan for your fresh air intake, or you can take that off and install up to four 120mm fans to get more focused air flow over the components that need it.
With the exhaust system in the HAF Advanced, you will have one 120mm fan on the back panel, as well as a 230mm fan on the top. The top 230mm fan can be exchanged for 120mm fans if you prefer to go that route.
To add a little extra to the HAF Advanced, Cooler Master has added red LEDs to the fan up front. It is not much of an addition, but it does help a little with the aesthetics of the case.
The Cooler Master HAF Advanced does have a lot of great features, including the USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectors on the front. The wire management of the HAF Advanced is first-rate, which we’ve come to expect from Cooler Master. The optional PSU installation points in the HAF Advanced give you a little more customization, being able to install the power supply on the top or bottom of the case. After installation was over, we noticed just how well the HAF Advanced held our GTX 590 despite the screw-free arrangement. It is always a good sign to be able to hold one of the biggest video cards on the market with ease, because it will not limit any upgrades due to size limitations.
However, for the price of the HAF Advanced, with its MSRP of $159.99, we were very dissappointed with the lack of dust filtration. To have as much air flow as this case can provide, and not have one filter, is ridiculous. The case will be filled with dust in no time (especially if you have pets), raising temperatures of hardware and looking filthy on the inside when you peak through the window. With the asking price so high, dust filters should be a given, but apparently not.
The Cooler Master HAF Advanced receives the TechREACTION.net Silver Silicon Award.
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