Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close: HAF Stacker 935 assembled

Cooler Master HAF Stacker System Review

Up Close:  HAF Stacker 935 assembled

Having reviewed each of the individual components that make up the stacker system in their own rights it's time to start bringing things together.  What we have below is he HAF Stacker 935, which comprises of the main case and the 915R we looked at on pages two and three.  The 935 is sold as a single unit and arrives in one box but as separated cases.

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The two sections are attached to each other using the very simple Picatinny inspired system we described earlier.  Linking the two cases together is simple in the extreme and although it might not look secure let us assure you that there's no danger of them coming apart what-so-ever.

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We often bemoan some of the tinted acrylic covered letterbox apertures that some case manufactures think pass as windows (we're looking at you NZXT) so it's nice to have a large full width window in a case.  The side panel is also available with a fan mount and mesh cut into the window, but we have a sneaking suspicion that this won't be quite as popular, mainly because it's fugly as hell.  What doesn't sit quite so well is the miss match that the vented side panels of the 915R above create.  Still it's clear that with the HAF series Style must sometime take a back seat to substance.

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If you think the 935 looks imposing, just wait until you see the 945 we're going to build.

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Popping the side panels off affords us our fist look inside the assembled 935.  Don't forget that there is open access internally between the two cases allowing both cables and tubing to move freely from one case to the other.

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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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