Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close: 915F interior

Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close:  915F interior

Although as we've seen there are minimal external differences between the two 915 models, on the inside it's a different story altogether.  To get things going we've already stripped off the roof and side panels as you saw when we delved into the 915Rs interior. 

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The first thing you'll notice aside from the PSU living up front is the absence of the 3 bay HDD rack.  It is possible to centrally mount one of the racks from the main case or the 915R in here, but failing that The 915F is able to accept a 3.5" drive on the floor or laterally mounted on the internal perforated panel.  The bay for the 5.25" device still remains though, and even this has additional mounts for 3.5" drives.

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Turning to look at the front of the case in more detail we can see the 3.5" drive mounts in the floor of the 5.25" bay.  we would assume that it is intended that you mount your drive internally, but we think if you wish to preserve the 5.25" bay it's entirely feasible to sling the HDD under the 5.25" floor as there's plenty of clearance before you reach the top of the PSU.  The cable you can see in the images below is the link cable between the rear of your PSU and the IEC socket at the rear of the case, there's plenty of slack, and access holes on both sides so you can mount your PSU either way up without having to worry about the cable reaching.

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And so to the rear of the 915F.  A single 120mm fan is positioned above the rear I/O and with no PSU to worry about coolers up to 170mm can be fitted in just fine.  The position of the rear 120mm fan also makes it a doddle to fit an 120mm rad AIO solution.  The pair of PCI covers also means that the 915F can take a dual slot GPU up to a maximum length of 360mm, and with plenty of ventilation down each of the side panels there shouldn't be the same sort of cooling issues we've seen in some M-ITX cases recently.

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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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