Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Case ReviewMon, Jan 13, 2014 - 10:09 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
When completed the Stacker 935 is an incredible system to look at. On one hand, you have a single system with monster storage or nice large area for liquid cooling. On the other hand, you have two complete systems in one stacked case in the configuration of your choice.
Everything installs easily in either case, with cable routing being a breeze thanks to the cable management holes. The hard drive tray system is a nice change to the previous style of trays, they slide apart to make installing the hard drives easy and can also accommodate 2.5″ drives using screws. Finally, the installation of 5.25″ devices is well thought out with the switch design to lock them in place.
When put together, the Stacker 935 is extremely large at 9.255 X 28.8 X 22.75 (WxHxL), it is a lot of case for the price which is currently at $169.99 shipped at Amazon.com with a 2 year warranty from Cooler Master.
There were a couple of downsides that I wasn’t expecting when I originally looked at the Stacker 935. I typically use air cooling for my systems, so when the mid-tower was found to only have the one exhaust fan, I was a little disappointed. Although adding fans is extremely simple. While we are discussing the lack of front fans, we can also discuss the front filter’s requirements of removing the front bezel to be cleaned while the power supply filter is easily removed for cleaning.
The next downside came when I was building the two systems. This would be a perfect system for my environment since I have two systems, one for work and one for gaming. With the Stacker 935 I could save space. Sadly, there is no way to control the power in the 915R series. Cooler Master is aware of this and is preparing to release accessories, in 1st quarter of 2014, to allow users to add a power switch and front USB ports on the 915R. In the mean time, it can be used as a storage box or external cooling solution.
When everything is taken into account, the issues I had with the Stacker 935 are minimal, and will depend greatly on the individual needs. The build quality is top notch, it has features that enthusiasts and modders want in a case; support for SSD, multiple long video card, large CPU cooler support, and easy cable management.
Legit Bottom Line: While we only looked at one possible configuration, how the Stacker 935 is used will depend on the situation. This is an incredible choice for people with multiple systems, massive storage or custom designed liquid cooling systems. You can’t go wrong with the Stacker system if it fits your need.