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Cooler Master Intros the HAF Stacker Series PC Cases

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These stackable cases can create interesting PC configurations.

Cooler Master launched on Tuesday the "world's first" stackable computer case series: the HAF Stacker Series. This new line combines the company's High Air Flow (HAF) and Stacker cases into a single, cohesive line providing the storage and interior space of the Stacker models and the water/air cooling design on the HAF series. Available now are three connectable and stackable models: a full tower HAF 935 configuration consisting of the HAF 915R and HAF 925, the M-ITX HAF 915R, and the M-ITX HAF 915F.

"Each base configuration offers unique features and benefits that stand out on their own merit while being stackable with other models in the series for expanded functionality," reads the company's press release. "This is all made possible by a CM patent pending rail system that was inspired by a military picatinny rail to enable the attachment and removal of each stackable piece in 2 easy and secure steps."

The shoebox-shaped HAF 915F M-ITX case supports graphics cards up to 310 mm long, water cooling, and standard power supplies that are mounted towards the front for better cable management. This stackable chassis supports larger CPU coolers including the Hyper 212 Plus, and up to a 360 mm radiator when the case is in water cooling box mode. The case also supports up to six hard drive bays when it's only used as an additional storage cage.

The HAF 915R M-ITX case, also shoebox-shaped, supports the same length in graphics cards and radiators in water cooling box mode. Slated as the very first expandable M-ITX case, the 915R features a 92 mm fan on the front for direct storage cooling, and support for up to nine 3.5 inch hard drive bays or twelve 2.5 inch drives in storage mode.

The full tower HAF 935 includes the HAF 925 and the HAF 915R previously detailed. This setup provides three 5.25 inch drive bays and an additional bay thanks to the 915R, nine 3.5 inch drive bays (3x modular cage), eight expansion slots plus two in the 915R, and a number of installed fans and fan options, depending on the stacked configuration.

The HAF Stacker Series -- 915F, 915R, and HAF 935 -- can be attached to the top or bottom of each other to work with whatever configuration the user needs. Possible scenarios include a primary system with a secondary guest computer at the top, an NAS box, a radiator box, a primary system with an additional home server, a dedicated game server, and more.

The actual specs are listed here once you get past all the silly Flash (option #7). The HAF Stacker Series is now available globally; price and availability may vary based on region.

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    Hando567 , October 15, 2013 7:21 PM
    Kevin,

    These cases have been up on the CM main page for quite some time now, since CES at least. They did not just introduce them on Tuesday. Perhaps you mean they released them for purchase.
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    Shankovich , October 15, 2013 7:41 PM
    Love these new ideas. Looks weird but that would be a great way to combine a gaming PC and a workstation PC hahaha, I wouldn't mind that at all!
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    nevilence , October 15, 2013 7:42 PM
    "Cooler Master launched on Tuesday the "world's first" stackable computer case series: the HAF Stacker Series."

    It says launched, that to me implies "released for sale"? Just saying
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    foody , October 15, 2013 8:53 PM
    Brilliant and innovative. I have no use for it personally but I'll be damned if it isn't a good idea.
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    bejabbers , October 15, 2013 9:24 PM
    looks hideous.
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    DarkSable , October 15, 2013 9:31 PM
    Huh, that's actually kinda cool. I'm going to have to take a look at those, as if I didn't already have more than enough small form factor cases.
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    spookyman , October 16, 2013 5:25 AM
    It would be good if you wanted a network for us Network Admins to play with different technologies and OS'es.
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    DRosencraft , October 16, 2013 7:25 AM
    You know who'll like this? Anyone who needs/wants server nodes but don't want the investment in a rackmount. Three nodes in the footprint of a super tower isn't too bad. Obviously it's not ultimately as space efficient as a running like a dozen nodes, but for a small need - a living room render farm - it's a nice option.
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    General_Drago , October 27, 2013 6:11 AM
    Hando567,

    First, he means introduced because yes they did show them off at CES but like the majority of people that don't go to CES they also don't watch videos about it. Second, on that monday retailers were allowed to place orders to stock those cases, but they still aren't available to be purchased till the end of Nov. Finally, one should always check facts before deciding that oneself is right before decides to leave comments. (I thought only the intellectually capable were allow to regal stories of grandeur.)
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    General_Drago , October 27, 2013 6:11 AM
    Hando567,

    First, he means introduced because yes they did show them off at CES but like the majority of people that don't go to CES they also don't watch videos about it. Second, on that monday retailers were allowed to place orders to stock those cases, but they still aren't available to be purchased till the end of Nov. Finally, one should always check facts before deciding that oneself is right before decides to leave comments. (I thought only the intellectually capable were allow to regal stories of grandeur.)
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    ceh4702 , November 12, 2013 7:47 AM
    I wish they would release the Cooler Master Elite 110 that they have on their website. Look at the main website and not the USA one. They also had another version of a slim ITX case that I have seen for sale on Amazon, the Mini 110.
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    ceh4702 , November 12, 2013 7:51 AM
    I looked at this stacker concept and it looks large enough to put two ITX motherboards in. Kind of defeats the purpose of using a small motherboard.
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    Draven35 , December 3, 2013 8:35 PM
    Not the 'first', Boxx Technologies has been shipping their RenderPro render nodes in stackable cases for years.