|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 with standard internal header|
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Posted by Rick Plavnicky on 18th Jul 2014
I bought this as an add-on to my several-years-old HAF 932 case to add front-panel access to USB 3.0 ports. Not sure if the newer cases are the same, mine has the push-button drive lock on one side. The drive lock almost but not quite obscures access to where a screw would usually go while on the other side access to a screw is easy. This bracket does not provide for using the drive. It's only got a (threaded) hole on each side. That would make for difficulty fumbling after a small screw in a tight place. A quick trip to my drill press to create an extra mount hole to accommodate the lock pin did the trick. You really do need to secure the bracket on both sides. The ports themselves are nice and tight and look like they'll last. The bracket face is a perfect match for the case. The price for the bracket is excellent but the high shipping cost makes up for it, pushing overall cost higher than you might expect. Bottom line: I'd recommend this for anyone wanting to add front panel USB 3.0 ports to their HAF 932 case.
Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2014
I wish it was set up to allow mounting in any case but the holes don't match (my Silverstone case anyway). Still, when I move it to my HAF 932 in the future, it will be perfect in there since currently it only has USB 3 ports. I would recommend it to anyone who has a HAF 932 without front panel USB 3 ports and don't feel like upgrading their entire case to get convenient access to USB 3.
Posted by Bobby H on 19th Mar 2014
The bracket adds USB 3.0 functionality to any HAF 932 case, I imagine it'd work in any case provided it fits and your motherboard has USB3 connectors though.
I was a little disappointed it wasn't a 'tool-less' design like the rest of the case, but the screws that came with my case originally were the correct thread pattern to mount it. I would have also liked if the steel mesh pattern matched the original removable front 5.25 mesh inserts a little better but it's close enough, I doubt most people will notice...the original inserts have a bit of black plastic around the border, this bracket has the mesh folded around the edge of all four sides. All in all, if you have a motherboard that supports USB3 and you'd like to have access to USB3 ports on the front of your HAF case...this will work.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Mar 2014
This wasn't a good fit into my Haf-932. I had to remove the existing bracket and drill to secure it with screws instead. It is functional now, but not perfectly level and not as professionally installed. I'm annoyed at Coolermaster for not noting this lack of fit in the item description.
Posted by William Carr on 31st Jan 2014
It easily connects to the motherboard's 19-pin header. It will (probably) work just fine. BUT, the standard mounting clips on each side of the blank face plates for an HAF 932 are missing from this product. Further, the arms are not deep enough to reach back to the clamp built into the card cage. And yet further, the card's design precludes simply attaching it to, for instance, an unused 3.5" to 5.25" adapter to stabilize it in the tower unless one can find an adapter that screws to the inside of the product.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jan 2014
Perfect fit and function. If you have a CM case it'll match in finish, too.
Posted by Zane on 25th Dec 2013
The USB 3.0 Header allowed me to modernize my case, so I didn't have to buy a new case- saved time and money.
Posted by John on 28th Nov 2013
This Item was marked shipped on or approx. Nov/11/13 with tracking number CJ483488770US.
I have tried to locate this item at my local post office and they have never received it.
There has not been any notice of attempted delivery either as it states in the tracking.
I hope someone can take the time to locate and deliver this item as expected.
Posted by Daniel Bellas on 27th Sep 2013
Although the USB ports on the front case take more use then the back case ports, on the HAF 900's, they are not built to last. The thin metal retainer clips on the USB ports are merely crimped in-place and became loose within months of use then literally falling completely apart at a most inopportune time.
Trying to lookup identify and order a replacement was more work then it should have been.
CoolerMaster had no real part catalog other than some very small thumbnails with poor descriptions to where I had to email a written description and attach a jpeg of the broken port to get a correct part number and SKU.
The return email did not include a price which required another round of emails. When all of this was finally nailed down the replacement part was reasonably priced and sent with good dispatch. The part arrived with no literature or instructions or any mounting screws.
Parts replacement procedure is more
difficult due to an inadequate parts catalog and no 'exploded view' typical for parts replacement applications. Ordering required too many round trip emails and attached JPEG's before the correct part and price was established. I like the HAF cases, they are well built and roomy. I do not like the workmanship of the front port panel and the fit tolerances of the small parts which otherwise compromises the look and quality of the rest of the case. The parts ordering procedure is ham-handed and not customer designed. For example: simply included four screws and a 1 page 'install' sheet and a CoolerMaster brochure, and 'thank-you' would have been a vast improvement. It is the small stuff that gets and maintains customer loyalty and a "we care" attitude. 3 "to-do" items above and I would give 5 stars.
Posted by Big_Mark on 26th Aug 2013
I really like this USB3 add on bracket. It keeps the HAF 932 more or less up to date. I would prefer to have been able to replace the standard USB/Firewire/eSATA cluster instead.
I mean really who uses Firewire 400 or eSATA any more (or ever?) these old "standard" ports need to go.
I setled for this USB3 add in because I don't feel ilke "modding" my case and after all I only use my USB3 external drive on occasion so in the end this part meets my needs.
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