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post #81 of 737
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Originally Posted by Grizaptimus View Post

Hey there everyone, While researching for my upgrade I came across this case and just about had a nerdgasm. One problem that I am currently having with my current Antec 1200 is the dust management. Other than finding it stated "Filtered Intakes" on its product page I cannot find anything more substantial on the matter. So here are the actual questions. How many filters are there, how easy are they to get in and out to clean? Any other pertinent thoughts would be very welcome as well!

Also, the 92mm front fan in the 915, is there room for a 92mm to 120mm converter, or would the drive cage kill that idea?

Thanks
--Griz--

The filters on the 915 side panels require any fans or radiators mounted to be removed and then there are 4 screws that hold those on. The mesh honeycomb top and front panel "filters" would require unbending of the metal mesh retention tabs each time if you really wanted to remove them, so they probably wouldn't last many times doing it that way. However if you want to pull off the whole top and or front panel and rinse it out as is, that would probably be the best option. That being said, the top panel slides off after removing 4 screws on the outside of the mounting rails, the front panel unfortunately requires both sides of the case to be removed before you can reach all 6 plastic retention tabs (how older beige cases required the front panel to be removed). The PSU mount on the 925 has a slide out filter that is easily removed. Also the 5.25 bay covers have tabs that have to be pressed from the inside to be removed if you wish to rinse the mesh out on them.

Every hole on the case is not filtered however, because the 925/915r/915f are all made to allow cable and tubing pass through to each stacked unit, they have cutouts in the bottom of each one, some have rubber grommets, some don't but either way in a negative pressure setup, these holes will allow dust to bypass any filtering the mesh does. Some tape over the bottom of the case should easily resolve that.

Also, when you stack two cases, they have a piece of plastic that flips down in the front of the top case between the rails to make the front view of the case look seamless, however the same spot between the rails but at the back of the case has nothing covering it, again allowing unfiltered air to enter in a negative pressure setup.

That being said, I vacuum my house regularly and it is all hardwood floors, but I would say it takes about a week before you start seeing the honeycomb pattern more clearly from dust greying the black mesh, however it does not seem to start blocking airflow if left for longer. That being said the metal mesh is more than open enough to allow smaller particles through. To be dust free inside I would say your best bet is to add 3rd party fan filters and run in a positive pressure configuration with this case.

Also I would have to look into the 92 to 120 spacing in the front, but I believe the 92(i thought it was 80) is framed in in a way that would make a 120 pointless unless you cut out sections. That is from memory though so I may be incorrect on that.
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Wow man, thanks for the thorough reply. Based on your info it seems that the HAF Stacker is no better than my Antec 1200 in regards to dust management. While this is unfortunate, the advantages that the HAF Stacker bring to the table more than make up for them, in my opinion anyway.

On the 92mm Fan, while i was searching for fans for this case I ran across these Corsair fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181053. I was originally thinking white LED's as my friends case looks quite nice, but when I saw the purple, well, I was sold. The problem is that I want at least the front intake fans to be of the same make, for more uniform brightness. I was able to find a purple 92mm fan, but the reviews kept saying that they were quite dim. So if it could fit a 120mm or be converted to do so, it would be fine as the problem is more aesthetic in nature.
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Originally Posted by G0L0UD View Post

The filters on the 915 side panels require any fans or radiators mounted to be removed and then there are 4 screws that hold those on. The mesh honeycomb top and front panel "filters" would require unbending of the metal mesh retention tabs each time if you really wanted to remove them, so they probably wouldn't last many times doing it that way. However if you want to pull off the whole top and or front panel and rinse it out as is, that would probably be the best option. That being said, the top panel slides off after removing 4 screws on the outside of the mounting rails, the front panel unfortunately requires both sides of the case to be removed before you can reach all 6 plastic retention tabs (how older beige cases required the front panel to be removed). The PSU mount on the 925 has a slide out filter that is easily removed. Also the 5.25 bay covers have tabs that have to be pressed from the inside to be removed if you wish to rinse the mesh out on them.

Every hole on the case is not filtered however, because the 925/915r/915f are all made to allow cable and tubing pass through to each stacked unit, they have cutouts in the bottom of each one, some have rubber grommets, some don't but either way in a negative pressure setup, these holes will allow dust to bypass any filtering the mesh does. Some tape over the bottom of the case should easily resolve that.

Also, when you stack two cases, they have a piece of plastic that flips down in the front of the top case between the rails to make the front view of the case look seamless, however the same spot between the rails but at the back of the case has nothing covering it, again allowing unfiltered air to enter in a negative pressure setup.

That being said, I vacuum my house regularly and it is all hardwood floors, but I would say it takes about a week before you start seeing the honeycomb pattern more clearly from dust greying the black mesh, however it does not seem to start blocking airflow if left for longer. That being said the metal mesh is more than open enough to allow smaller particles through. To be dust free inside I would say your best bet is to add 3rd party fan filters and run in a positive pressure configuration with this case.

Also I would have to look into the 92 to 120 spacing in the front, but I believe the 92(i thought it was 80) is framed in in a way that would make a 120 pointless unless you cut out sections. That is from memory though so I may be incorrect on that.
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post #83 of 737
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Wow man, thanks for the thorough reply. Based on your info it seems that the HAF Stacker is no better than my Antec 1200 in regards to dust management. While this is unfortunate, the advantages that the HAF Stacker bring to the table more than make up for them, in my opinion anyway.

On the 92mm Fan, while i was searching for fans for this case I ran across these Corsair fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181053. I was originally thinking white LED's as my friends case looks quite nice, but when I saw the purple, well, I was sold. The problem is that I want at least the front intake fans to be of the same make, for more uniform brightness. I was able to find a purple 92mm fan, but the reviews kept saying that they were quite dim. So if it could fit a 120mm or be converted to do so, it would be fine as the problem is more aesthetic in nature.

I just got home and had a chance to look at it. You could fit a 120mm fan upfront with minor modifications. It would be four cuts, given the confined space a dremel with a right angle adapter or a pair of tin snips would probably be the best bet, however I am not a professional modder so there might be a better tool. Ill upload a few pictures, two of them are duplicates with red lines drawn to a rough idea of where the cuts would be, don't take them to be entirely accurate to where the cut will actually go. The fan will extend above available material so you will only be able to mount the fan via the bottom two screws, I'd recommend the coarse thread screws that thread into the fan plastic or the rubber thingies that you can pull through the fan holes, either option screwed in from the inside of the case, through the metal you will have cut and drilled then into the fan (long screws passing through the fan then into the metal with a nut on the back might interfere with hard drive cage mounting). . It looks like the hard drive cage would still be able to be mounted behind the fan, however the fan will extend into the 5.25 bay so you will not be able to put anything into that. My apologies on the pictures with my holding up the 120mm fan and the fact that it is a slightly unconventional shape fan but it was the only spare one I had laying around. If I wasn't clear enough let me know, I work overnights so I may be a little jumbled.






post #84 of 737
If you are going to mod it, might as well go the whole hog and put in a 140mm fan?
Edited by Wihglah - 1/9/14 at 12:22pm
post #85 of 737
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I just got home and had a chance to look at it. You could fit a 120mm fan upfront with minor modifications. It would be four cuts, given the confined space a dremel with a right angle adapter or a pair of tin snips would probably be the best bet, however I am not a professional modder so there might be a better tool. Ill upload a few pictures, two of them are duplicates with red lines drawn to a rough idea of where the cuts would be, don't take them to be entirely accurate to where the cut will actually go. The fan will extend above available material so you will only be able to mount the fan via the bottom two screws, I'd recommend the coarse thread screws that thread into the fan plastic or the rubber thingies that you can pull through the fan holes, either option screwed in from the inside of the case, through the metal you will have cut and drilled then into the fan (long screws passing through the fan then into the metal with a nut on the back might interfere with hard drive cage mounting). . It looks like the hard drive cage would still be able to be mounted behind the fan, however the fan will extend into the 5.25 bay so you will not be able to put anything into that. My apologies on the pictures with my holding up the 120mm fan and the fact that it is a slightly unconventional shape fan but it was the only spare one I had laying around. If I wasn't clear enough let me know, I work overnights so I may be a little jumbled.







I got a 120mm fan in the front intake of the main tower, without modding anything. It can fit 2.
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post #86 of 737
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Originally Posted by hucklebuck View Post

I got a 120mm fan in the front intake of the main tower, without modding anything. It can fit 2.

How much of the fan is blocked?
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How much of the fan is blocked?

I will post a pic later.
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post #88 of 737
TO ITHANUL:
The base on my Haf 932c measures 9 x21 the haf stacker is 1 inch longer. But your need to figure in the locking trackes on either the top or bottom you may need remove them and place a flat surface there. It will work with a little work.
post #89 of 737
DUST DUST DUST

As far as dust filters I don't use them. My reason in my opinion I think they look worse when they collect dust. My elderly mother lives with me and has lung problems so in my house I have several powered dust collecting units, they work well but still you will never get away from the pc dust monsters. So once a week I fill up a 5 gallon tank and blow all 3 laptops and my stacker out and this seems to keep them clear.
post #90 of 737
I'm thinking about picking one of these up to replace my HAFx.

One comment I have is that the 92mm fan in the 915 should be changed to 120mm. There are not many nice looking 92mm fans and none made by cooler master. I'd love to buy a HAF stacker and fill it with JetFlo 120's

From pics I've seen it looks doable as a mod. Is there a reason it's only 92?
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