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Cooler Master HAF Stacker MbK

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kier    1

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Hi my fellow modders,

Think you have heard of this new case(s) from Cooler Master: The HAF Stacker

This combines the HAF and the Stacker series and has a nice and new concept: modular cases

The case is designed so that can be used to create different configurations. The various housings combined with each other

This time I will use all 3 parts to build a case that is somewhat larger than normal.

I will also make use of the fact that there is a great competition going on. Presented by ..... Cooler Master.

Because they have again the confidence in me to work with this brand new case, I will try to do a Cooler Master casemod competition theme. This will include logos, shapes, little advertising and some updates on this event.

I will NOT participate this year because of the sponsored case;)

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So if you like to win beautiful prizes...Come on and participate!!!

How it all began:

Sometimes I have a lot of respect for the postal guys. The 3 packages

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Larger then my son

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Unboxing.

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These are the different modular cases:

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Once stacked ... BIG :)

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First some detail shots.

The 925:

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Inside:

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More parts soon!!!

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kier    1

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Update!!!

First some pictures from the two parts I have received also...

The 915F where the PSU is mounted at the front

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The 915R is for the PSU at the back

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And some pictures outside

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Time to stack all

915R placed beneath

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915F on top

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Pretty BIG!!!

Time for some modding I think.

This time a little different kind of modding. I rotated the case, so it becoming a kind of ghetto blaster.

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I have slightly modified the connection strips so it become all the same on both sides. and removed the unnecessary stuff... maybe placed back later.

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Looks nice all ready

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Placed the original modo tray back under a small angle

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Did some cutouts on both sides

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Removed some steel from the top

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And placed the tray again

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There will be other hardware but this is for measurments.

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Placed some acrylic underneath the motherboard tray for mounting some great products....But more on this later.

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Thanks for your attention ;)

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kier    1

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Update!!!

All the beautiful products have come in the past few weeks for this build. Therefore a major update with everything. There will be 2 updates this weekend, because it's a lot :)

First, there was a nice package from Cooler Master

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Including pretty amazing fans: The newJetFlow's 120

Because I'm still not sure which color I'm going to use, I have requested three available colors

JetFlow 120 white

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Some specs from these great fans:


  • [*:1kcy6yof]LED Color: Dark (No LED) / Red / Blue / White
    [*:1kcy6yof]Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
    [*:1kcy6yof]Fan Speed: 800-2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%; w/ silent adapter: 1600/1200 RPM (fixed)
    [*:1kcy6yof]Air Flow: 95 CFM ± 10%
    [*:1kcy6yof]Air Pressure: 2.72 mmH2O ± 10%
    [*:1kcy6yof]Life Expectancy 160,000 hrs
    [*:1kcy6yof]Noise Level: 19 dBA (1200 RPM with included silent mode adapter)
    [*:1kcy6yof]28 dBA (1600 RPM with included silent mode adapter)
    [*:1kcy6yof]12-36 dBA (PWM)
    [*:1kcy6yof]Bearing Type POM Bearing - CM 4th Gen. bearing (*POM: Polyoxymethelene)
    [*:1kcy6yof]Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
    [*:1kcy6yof]Voltage: 12 VDC
    [*:1kcy6yof]Current: 0.4A
    [*:1kcy6yof]Power Consumption: 4.8W

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Shock-absorbing feet

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Also in red

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And without LED, all black

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Comes with 2 adapters: 1 for 1600 RPM (28 dBA) and 1 for 1200 RPM (19 dBA)

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Power on

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More about the Cooler Master box later ;)

Also EKWB is helping me with this build, so also a nice EKWB box:

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With lots of lovely products

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First, I have requested two beautiful radiators : De EK-CoolStream RAD XT (480)

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Looks very good with the new Cooler Master JetFlow's

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This set will be placed on both sides of the HAF Stacker, like this:

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For this my good friend Pascal and I made 2 beautiful covers:

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With nice looking bevel edges

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Thanks Pascal van Veen, another piece of art man.

For this cover I first pasted a layer of white vinyl and then black.

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EKWB radiator behind it with the JetFlow's

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Also, I requested two beautiful reservoirs. The EK-RES X3 400

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With mounting material

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And two extra multiport tops to try some things.

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Which will be placed like this

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Before the update is getting too big, I'll be posting the rest tomorrow. But one more thing ... I received a very nice tool from Mnpctech For my favorite tubing

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De Reamer

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A very nice tool to use internally and externally too deburr and ream edges

More tomorrow!!!!!

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Update!!!

We go on with the EKWB box

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For this build I will use Acetal blocks. First the CPU block.... A EK-Supremacy

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And two beautiful RAM blocks, the EK-RAM Monarch X2

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Will be placed like this

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As you can see I'm going to use the 90 ° and 45 ° black EK-CSQ adapters this time.

The RAM blocks with adapters:

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The EK-CSQ 90° adapters:

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And the EK-CSQ 45° adapters:

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Also in this build I will use the EK-HD Adapter 10/12mm for the Acrylic tubes

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Female version: EK-HD Adapter Female 10/12mm

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Out of sight, I'll use flex tube with the EK-CSQ Fittingen

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Which then results in a picture like this:

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And yes ... a new motherboard. The ASUS Maximus Formula VI

Thank you ASUS for providing this beautiful motherboard

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The motherboard :)

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With backplate

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Installed

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As for the GPUs, I'm going to use 2x ASUS GTX780 DCII

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On this two great waterblocks, the EK-FC780 GTX DCII

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Installed onto the GPUs

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With backplate

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Time to install both sides

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Unfortunately don't have enough matte black vinyl for the right cover, so can't finish this one yet.

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I did make a cover for reservoirs with black gloss vinyl.

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Further more made covers for the Mobo tray, sides and the top.

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Beneath the angled tray of the mobo I have a nice space for SSDs. So I cut a plate, made it black again and mounted the SSDs

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Just don't know yet whether I will place it in an angled or straight position.

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Placed the reservoirs again.

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Cut the top plate cut and made it black also

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+ A cover for the mobo tray with the size of the mobo cut out

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Installed it

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Placed the GPUs

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More next week ;)

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Today we continue to add some more colors, and a tricky part ... Tighten the acrylic tubes.

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Update!!!

Back to the sides. Regarding a wrong size radgrills from a previous build I still had some CNC milled radgrills. perfect and come in very handy.

Cant say this enough ... Never throw away stuff ;)

I placed them behind the fanholes and mounted the radiators on it.

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After some thinking regarding the colors, I decided to combine these colors.

Red and white Cooler Master's JetFlo

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Little bit darker

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Really great fans!! But will have to dim the airflow lol, now they almost blow the sides away :)

Luckily I received last Friday the black vinyl, so the right side is also finished. Once both sides installed it looks pretty big now

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And turned the fans on again... enjoying the colors

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So did some thinking about the colors for the loops and going to let it flow just like the fans, outside red, inside white.

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In front of the SSDs, the reservoirs... like this:

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Placed the inlets horizonta and parallel to the reservoirs and just like the other tubes.

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Now the challenge. The acrylic tubes that all placed horizontally will need be tighten to something to continue connecting it. So after some brainstorming, I've made a piece of aluminum ​​with holes for tyraps and tighten the 4 tubes from the RAMs. And for the two tubes of the CPU I have cut an acrylic plate and also cut two holes in it.

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Placed a female EKWB HD adapter and a compression fitting.

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Unfortunately out of sight, but looks quite nice like this.

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For the two top connections I have made a similar plate.

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Measuring, drilling, sawing and filing, but I got them all right finally, and as solid as a rock.

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Next week more!!!

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The HAF stacker continues!!!

Thanks to new sponsor Lamptron I've got now two beautiful CW611 controllers This will look great in this build.

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SPECS:

Dimension: 5.25″ Bay

LCD Dimensions: 118mm*31mm

Power Output: Up to 36 watts per channel

Control Channel: 6 Channels (All usable in pump, flow meter or fan control mode)

Panel Color Available: Black Anodyzed / Silver

DC Input: +12v (Standard 4 Pin Molex / “D†Connector)

DC Output: 0V- 12V DC

Connectors: 6 X 2510-3pin connectors

Recommend PSU wattage: 550w or higher

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Which will be placed like this

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At a angle on both sides.

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Other side too

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After some puzzling with the cables:

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And placed the PSU back again

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After this I could start with the sides and backpanels. Adjusted and used the original covers for this.

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Front cover also back on.

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Time for some power.

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