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A Detailed Look at the HAF Stacker 915R Chassis

08/06/2014 - 15:00

[inline:files/review/2014-08-06/27-915R-4.jpg] The Cooler Master HAF Stacker 915R is a small form factor case designed to house a complete mini-ITX system. The 915R mounts a full size ATX power supply at the rear and comes with a three bay drive cage in...

A Detailed Look at the HAF Stacker 925 Chassis (Cont’d)

08/06/2014 - 14:57

[inline:files/review/2014-08-06/22-HAF-935-inside.jpg] The 925 chassis comes with one Cooler Master 140mm exhaust fan pre-installed on the rear panel.  The 8 + 1 expansion card configuration features vented slot covers which are held in place with...

A Detailed Look at the HAF Stacker 925 Chassis

08/06/2014 - 14:54

[inline:files/review/2014-08-06/18-HAF-925-diag.jpg] Currently the HAF Stacker 925 Mid-Tower case is only available when purchased as part of the HAF 935 Mod-Tower package. We can hope that Cooler Master may decide to release this chassis for sale in the...

HAF Stacker 935 Chassis Overview

08/06/2014 - 14:51

The Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Modular-Tower case consists of two pieces: the bottom HAF 925 mid-tower enclosure with a HAF 915R case on top. All HAF Stacker cases are interchangeable so you can reposition the 915 chassis to go underneath the mid-...

Packaging and Parts

08/06/2014 - 14:47

The Cooler Master HAF 935 and HAF 915 cases arrived securely packed inside standard brown shipping cartoons that highlight each case’s main features and specifications. Together the two boxes stand 4’ high when stacked. [inline:files/review/...

Seasonic X-Series XM2-1250 Power Supply Review

07/30/2014 - 10:41

[inline:files/review/2014-07-12/2-Banner.jpg] Seasonic is a well known and highly respected OEM that produces some of the best PC power supplies on the market today. In addition to supplying power supplies to many big-name companies who re-brand the...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

07/12/2014 - 16:38

[inline:files/review/2014-07-12/5-Nameplate_0.jpg] Seasonic has once again taken a very good power supply and made it even better. The enhancements made to the X-Series XM2-1250 translate to excellent performance, high efficiency and the ability to...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

07/12/2014 - 16:35

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

07/12/2014 - 16:32

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the Seasonic X-Series XM2-1250 PSU was connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can...

A Detailed Look (Cont’d)

07/12/2014 - 16:30

[inline:files/review/2014-07-12/15a-Cables.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-07-12/15b-Cables.jpg] The Seasonic XM2-1250 comes with a good assortment of all modular cables as outlined in the table below.  All of the cables except the 24-pin ATX power...