Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

The Build continued

Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

The Build continued

The build into the main section of the case goes smoothly thanks to the bags of space on offer and the ample and well distributed cable management holes.  We've taken the HDDs bays out to show you just how much room you have if you're thinking of putting a rad in here.  Simply put, with 180mm of space between the mount and the anterior edge of the grommets there's not a 240 rad on the market that won't fit with fans in push pull. 

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Up in the roof it's a different story, with only 30mm of space even a thin AIO is out of the question.  As the main section is designed to be used with at least one 915 and comes packaged with a 915R we don't really see this as an issue.

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The huge grommeted management hole next to the PSU takes all the cables you could need with room to spare, with the smaller hole above the PSU allowing for auxiliary cables such as audio and USB to be brought through closer to their destinations.

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Even with the drive bays back in there's still plenty of room for manoeuvre, as you might expect from a case that's able to take the EATX motherboard.  Below right we've shown how the routing holes line up from the top of one case to another 

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Most Recent Comments

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

11-01-2014, 07:38:21

tinytomlogan
Is it just me that thinks not being able to use a 240mm AIO in the top of the main section is nuts?

HDD's or WC in the bottom AIO in the roof, then add the extra bit on the roof if you want even more water space? I still think there should be a roof panel for the main section and AIO support basically.

I think by trying to make it appeal to everyone they have actually made it a bit half arsed.Quote

11-01-2014, 08:29:33

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Is it just me that thinks not being able to use a 240mm AIO in the top of the main section is nuts?
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Its to encourage you to buy more bits . Also, its probably because they want to make it for custom loopers, not people who use AIOs. Every other HAF case supports a 240 AIO in the roof/front(in the case of the XB ) I think.Quote

11-01-2014, 08:31:16

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Its to encourage you to buy more bits . Also, its probably because they want to make it for custom loopers, not people who use AIOs. Every other HAF case supports a 240 AIO in the roof/front(in the case of the X I think.
Yeah but a roof panel should be avail so you can use the lower case. With the 240mm AIO's being so common just seems retarded to not support them straight out of the box.Quote
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