Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close: 915F Exterior

Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close:  915F Exterior

Although the 915F doesn't come with the 935 assembly, which consists of the main case and a modified 915R, we have been supplied with one in order to demonstrate the breadth of flexibility of the range.  Externally the two cases are identical with the exception of the rear panel and the 915F model having its own discrete front I/O meaning it can more easily be used to house a stand alone system.

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As with the 915R the 915F has a metal mesh  front panel with space for a single 5.25" device.

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And although it's less likely that you're going to be housing a radiator set up in here the functionality is still there with each of the side panels able to take up to 360 or 280mm rads

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Round the back things are slightly different, with a single 120mm fan positioned above the rear I/O panel.  Although the PSU is located up front, he IEC mains lead power connection is back here situated as it is above a pair of ventilated PCI covers.

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The underside of the 915F shares the cable and tubing routing holes with the R model, but has a few additions in the form of a meshed and filtered PSU intake, along with some HDD mounts allowing longitudinal or transverse mounting of a drive in the floor of the case.

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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
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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
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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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