Cooler Master HAF Stacker Breaks New Ground as World's First Stackable Mod Tower

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portablesounds

Honestly when I first saw this, I thought more along the lines of having one extra box for a psu/liquid cooling (which if everything is liquid cooled then all the heat could be output from the bottom box's side panel, therefore mitigating the heating problem). However, I would use the second box as perhaps a small, low power personal server (e.g.: Raspberry Pi) to host files, torrents, mail, and even as a network monitor. Honestly that would be amazing, especially if I could also get it to run some menial tasks that my desktop normally does, reducing excess load on the computer. The only problem is it would be so tall it wouldn't fit under any table by any stretch of the imagination, unless there's a way to add some slack to some cables and let the modules pop off to the sides. Tell me what you guys think!

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dragonfang18

Well this is cool I can have as many PSU's as I want! I mean at most ill only need 2 and even that is pushing it for one PC alone. If i have 5 individual PC's I wish I had a OS that can combine em all. I dont know how to use linux, and networking is not my forte.

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jbitzer

Look into multiplicity.

http://edgerunner.com/multiplicity

only downside, is I believe you need a monitor for each PC

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PCWolf

Big Towers = Heavy. Case should have Lockable Wheels so you can roll it around without having to drag it along the floor.

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whitneymr

My first gen HAF has that from the get go.

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SuperSATA

I'd like to see more people doing stuff like this. Hopefully fixing all the flaws that this creates.

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sirnotapearing

All three cases have vented tops and bottoms so the heat will rise and burn out the pc on top first. was high school physics not cover in this design?

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PCWolf

So, everything on top would have to deal with the heat it generates, along with all the heat from the stuff on the bottom... I see these cases needing lots of Fans to keep things on top from being baked.

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The Mac

The panels are actually removeable, so no..

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aarcane

Removable panels doesn't significantly change the heat flow issues. Either the heat rises whether the tops are vented or removed, or if a solid top is inserted, cables can't reach and there's subsequently no connectivity between stacked segments. You have found no solution.

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whitneymr

With CoolerMaster's love of fans it will have at least one 200mm or two 120mm fans on top plus side and back fans. CM is the one company I trust to get fans-cooling right.

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Vesuvius

I must say the new Elite 130 in a great little box. The Haf Xb is awesome and the Scout is great ( man if only the Scout was shrunken down to a smaller mini itx case!) this stacker though is so niche. I mean the itx box is so deep what is the point of it, dont see the market for this maybe a few super nerds living deep in Mom's basement but Coolermaster thanks for all the new ideas and cases. Remember Mini Itx case, shrink the Scout, keep the handle and I prefer the 1st gen more angular look.

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Innomasta

Yeah i'll stack em, turn the whole contraption on its side, screw in some legs, and it's my new computer desk.

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Whatme45

Like +1

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aarcane

Not that great. The idea is novel, but the pieces represent a poor execution. There need to be more variety among the pieces, such as an m-itx base chassis that you can add another piece on bottom to extend it to an m-atx, or even e-atx chassis. There should be half pieces that can go front or rear interchangeably that can add either more internal bays (3.5, 2.5), external bays (3.5 hot swap, 5.25), power supplies, or even dedicated fluid cooling compartments. There should be a little board in the power supply cages that can replace a motherboard for powering on auxiliary power supplies. There should be fan controller boards to add extra fan ports in each of the expansions. The whole system just looks under-endowed and half cocked. :(

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John Pombrio

Tremendous idea that might not work so well. I cannot see if the top and bottom panels between modules are removable, letting PSU cables and such go from one box to the other. Otherwise, everything would have to be routed out the back or the cases cut open. To be continued when they release more information.

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The Mac

Just checked the wesite, removeable top and bottom panels.

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John Pombrio

Thanks Mac,I tried to get info but could not get past the countdown clock.