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Cooler Master Stacker 830 Full Tower Enclosure

By: James Bannan | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 19, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Final Thoughts

 

You'd have to be unbelievably difficult to please not to love the CM Stacker 830. We were extremely impressed. It really does offer everything you could wish for to make the installation process not only easy, but actually enjoyable.

 

It's extremely versatile, supporting E-ATX, ATX, m-ATX, BTX, m-BTX and PICO-BTX motherboard standards, and the internals are such that you have a wide range options for positioning your devices.

 

The thought which has gone into airflow and cooling principles is unparalleled; this is arguably the best case we've seen so far to address the ongoing search for a cooler system. As it is so strongly pitched towards air cooling, however, it doesn't make a good case for water cooling buffs. For the same reason, it wouldn't be the weapon of choice for case modders either. The metalwork and chassis are very robust, and everything has been put together and positioned with an overall frame of reference in mind. This is certainly a strength, but presents a pretty inflexible option for modding.

 

- Pros

 

Exceptionally easy installation of all devices

 

Outstanding attention to airflow and cooling

 

Sleek aesthetics

 

- Cons

 

Very limited options for modding/water cooling

 

Space issues for large heatsinks

 

Not for the budget-conscious buyer

 

- Latest Pricing

 

Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 (RC830SSN1) ATX Full Tower Case

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editor's Choice Award

 

 

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