Inside the Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE there is a good amount of space to
work with, but much of the area on the parameter of the removable motherboard
tray is occupied by drive racks. The Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE will easily
accommodate a full sized desktop ATX motherboard up to 38 cm wide. Large server
or workstation type motherboard shouldn't have a problem with the Cooler Master case
either, but anything longer than 40 cm though would be a no go the hard drive rack
extends from one side of the case to the other with no clearance for an extra
wide motherboard to slip under.
Attach four additional 120mm fans to this
pivoting door to keep toasty videocards cool (blowing onto, or exhausting
heat from the case).
Motherboards mount to small stainless steel stand offs. You will need to
install these on the removable motherboard tray to match the mounting hole
pattern of your motherboard (you would be surprised how often we hear about
people forgetting to do this). The motherboard tray attaches to the chassis with
Removable aluminum motherboard
The 5.25" optical use captive rails and tray mechanisms
to support the drive when they are installed into the chassis. If you want to
secure the drives further, you can screw attach screws to the 5.25" drives.The
rails click into the drive slot, squeezing the hand hold releases it.
Tool free removal of bay
covers are hidden behind little metal flaps.
On the topic of rounding over all the sharp edges and corners, the Cooler
Master Stacker 830 SE does a good job for the most part. Areas you hand is
likely to hold are rounded over, the motherboard tray and the aluminum on the
bottom of the case is quite sharp and can break the skin if you're not