Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close: HAF Stacker 945 assembled

Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close:  HAF Stacker 945 assembled

The HAF stacker 945 isn't actually sold as a single item, but Cooler Master recognise that adding an additional 915 to a 935 system by definition makes a 945.  Of course you don't have to put things together as we have, the system as you know by now is fully modular and widely reconfigurable (did we just make that word up?).  We've chosen to have the main case sandwiched between the 915F below and the 915R above.  When you get to the build section you'll see why.

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Fully assembled the 945 stands 938mm tall, shame it's not another 7mm taller really but hey ho.  It also weighs in a smidge over 26kg, and that's before you've built into it.  A LAN box it ain't, not without the help of Pickford's anyway.  We can't help wondering how Cooler Master got this past the burocrats in the EU who had they seen it would surely have muttered the four worst words in the English Language... "Health and F***ing Safety"  How this has got through without a large sticker warning of the danger of crushing should you climb on it or pull on it is beyond us.  Think we're joking, if you've you bought a large screen TV recently you'll know they come with just such a warning and in some instances a lanyard to secure them to a wall.

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11-01-2014, 05:38:11

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...165410279l.jpg

A big case needs a big review. And boy is the HAF Stacker system from Cooler Master BIG


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11-01-2014, 06:25:51

Mullet
Nice review Tom. Personally, I think the case looks pretty dreadful and I'm not sure who CM are pitching at with their modular approach. Most of us like to change our case every few years and if this is driven by a change in mobo form factor or some other reason.... most would want a new case. This looks like a jack of all trades attempt at being everything to everyone.... and pays for it.Quote

11-01-2014, 06:34:30

Rastalovich
It's not going to tickle many people's fancy with it's looks ..

.. but as someone who considers looks pretty far down on the scale of case requirements - looking mostly for adaptation, options, practicality, ease of build/'monkeying around inside' - this is one heck of a range.

(even tho I'm not a case-looks person, I know when something isn't going to appeal to others)

There's some corporate uses this stack could come in useful for, and I'm keeping that in mind for suggestions. Sometimes you see something reviewed and it has features that stick in your mind when people talk to you about if and how they can have things created for them.

Good stuff. (didn't consider the pricing at all tbh)Quote
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