Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review
Published: 11th January 2014 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: 210 |
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.
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.
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.
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.