HAF Stacker Microsite Demonstrates Case's Unique Features

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misterz100

Sooooo much case DX

Looking at the comments tho this certainly has people looking forward to it, it's just too much for me atm hehehe

For a family gaming area this might be perfect using gaming grade ITX boards and stacking them.

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PCLinuxguy

Agreed. Kind of like a mini gaming farm using the ITX boards and stacking the smaller rigs (with good fans).

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dej0ca

The secondary modular is the perfect place to plant the reservoir and radiator, among other things | Really sweet!

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Doombuggie41

I honestly don't think its a bad idea. I've got two PCs set next to my desk.

I've got my gaming rig and I've got my server next to it that I use for application testing.

And... I've got another server downstairs for media stuff...

To be honest, I'd love to even build another rig to act as a desktop linux machine or a hackintosh. My main rig needs its precious SSD space for Windows and game goodies.

It'd be pretty cool if I could have it all in one sleek system.

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PCLinuxguy

So how many drives are in your gaming rig? you can always throw in a mechanical drive for cheap and run Linux on it (or OSX) if you've got a spare slot.
I've got a triple boot rig right now that does Windows 8 pro, OSX 10.9, and Debian 7 testing. Three separate drives, with Windows being on an SSD for gaming, while OSX and Linux are on a pair of 250GB hard drives to 'play around with".
Though I'm still in the process of virtualizing everything and run it on a Linux host.

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kiaghi7

I think the modular "Stacker" idea is brilliant and a terrible crying shame that it's been suggested for DECADES to case builders who routinely said that it wasn't practical... i.e. they didn't see it as profitable...

However modularity is clearly a tremendous benefit for this setup. It won't be everyone's cup-of-tea for certain, and I have my reservations about some aspects not knowing all the particulars and whatnot, but I am emphatically behind anything that gives the buyer more choice and control over the end result.

My immediate desire would be for not only a vertically modular, but also horizontally modular iteration of the Stacker idea so that you can make a "double wide" case for instance to run a PC and a server in one tower. Yes there are many pre-packaged options for this, but again this is for modularity.

Plus being able to just make the thing super wide to have all the hardware in one side, and a cavernous secondary case devoted entirely to a 3x3 radiator or two...

What? Don't look at me like that... That is -NOT- overkill... It's always JUST ENOUGH!

Anyway though, it'd be neat just to be able to make the base "double wide" with a middle and upper section single-wide so you can have dual power supplies or what-have-you, massively packed middle section, and radiators and what not up top.

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PCLinuxguy

This is pretty freaking sweet. It also beats having to make your own setup like this with hacking and cutting on cases.