Cooler Master Unveils HAF Stacker Series At PAX Prime 2013
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2013 - 03:42 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: stackable, mini ITX, haf stacker, HAF, full tower, cooler master
Cooler Master recently took the wraps off of its new HAF Stacker series which the company has been teasing for a few weeks now. The new series of computer cases was unveiled at PAX Prime 2013 and is currently on display at booth number 3446 in Seattle, WA.
The new Cooler Master HAF Stacker series includes the full tower HAF 925, and the Mini-ITX HAF 915R and HAF 915F cases. Cooler Master also offers the HAF 935 which includes two cases stacked: the full tower HAF 925 and Mini-ITX HAF 915R. Currently, it appears as though users will not be able to buy the full tower HAF 925 itself. I have reached out to Cooler Master for comment and will update the article if the company responds.
Users can use the HAF Stacker series cases as standalone cases or in a stacked configuration. The various cases are able to stack on top of each other using a patent-pending Cooler Master designed rail system that is reportedly inspired by military picatinny rails. Cooler Master stated in the press release that the cases securely connect in a simple two step process.
The Cooler Master HAF 925 is a full tower case with three optical drive bays, six 3.5” hard drives, a mesh front panel, bottom mounted PSU, eight PCI slots, a large 140mm exhaust fan below three water cooling grommets, and a large side panel window with fan. Front IO includes two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and two audio jacks.
Interestingly, the HAF Stacker cases, including the 925 have rubber grommets in the floor and top of the case to allow users to pass cables and/or water cooling tubes to the other stacked cases. This should allow for some fun compartmentalization and water cooling options!
The Mini ITX HAF Stacker 915R and HAF STacker 915F are variants of the same case and have the power supply mounted in either the front or rear of the case respectively. It is similar in design to the full tower HAF 925 but smaller. It has a mesh front panel, a single 5.25” drive, two USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks on the front panel, and two PCI slots. There are large vents on the side panel to allow for a water cooling radiator or 120mm fans. The small Mini ITX cases can be stacked on top of or below the other HAF Stacker cases.
Cooler Master has stated that the entire HAF Stacker chassis series will be available in Q4 of this year with pricing that will “vary by region.” You can follow the progress of the cases and get more information on this Cooler Master micro-site.
The press release from Cooler Master is included after the break.
"Chino, California – August 30th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today officially unveils to the world the first stackable “modtower” -- The HAF Stacker series. This evolutionary computer case is the first of its kind to provide new levels of modularity, expandability, and creativity for system builders around the world. The HAF Stacker series is currently on display for the very first time at the Cooler Master Booth#3446 at PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle, WA.
Joining together two titans among Cooler Master case series, HAF Stacker takes the essence of the widely popular High Air Flow and Stacker series and elevates them to new heights as a single, cohesive line. The large drive storage and interior space of the Stacker series meets the Water and Air cooling design of the HAF series. The result is the first modular and expandable full tower with smaller companion cases that all stack together seamlessly.
Follow the launch and learn more at:
Stack Up. Stack On.
HAF Stacker, built for the tinkerer, DIY builder, modder, newbie, multi-PC household, and you. The HAF Stacker is more than a collection of cases, it’s the freedom to configure a single PC or multiple PC setups in innumerable ways. Be it watercooled, air cooled, workstation, server, extreme gaming setup, or the first PC you have ever built; HAF Stacker has a setup to suit you.
Available in three distinct models, the HAF Stacker series features a full tower HAF 935 configuration consisting of the HAF 915R and HAF 925, M-ITX HAF 915R, and M-ITX HAF 915F. Each base configuration offers unique features and benefits that allow them to be standalone cases that stand out on their own merit while being stackable with other models in the series for expanded functionality. 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 full series will be launching globally and on sale Q4 of this year. Price and availability may vary based on region. This release is meant for the U.S. and Canada regions only. Please consult your local Cooler Master Representative for more information.
About Cooler Master
Cooler Master was founded to provide the best thermal solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment over two decades ago, we continue to invest in product development in order to provide the leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, function panels and accessories. Cooler Master has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, with global branch offices located in Europe, America and APAC, so that we can offer to our customers the best service in time. For more information on Cooler Master, please visit www.coolermaster-usa.com and https://www.facebook.com/CoolerMasterNA?ref=hl."