HAF 915R mini-ITX System
The Cooler Master HAF 915R case is designed to mount a mini-ITX motherboard; take it or leave it.
The motherboard mounts on top of four brass stand-offs and is secured with machine screws; clean, simple, done.
ATX Power Supply
One of the big differences between the HAF 915R and HAF 915F mini-ITX enclosures is where the PSU mounts. In the HAF 915R, the power supply mounts on the rear panel.
The HAF 915 case is designed to mount a full-sized ATX power supply of your choice. The PSU sits on a small shelf and is held in place with four machine screws.
Note: Because the PSU mounts over top of the motherboard, CPU coolers are limited to 80mm (3.1”) tall. This is fine for some the low profile CPU coolers but prohibits installing a taller tower-style coolers. If this is a concern, then consider the HAF 915F, which moves the PSU to the front of the chassis and leaves plenty of room for a big tower-style CPU cooler or water-cooling system.
The Cooler Master HAF 915R case can accommodate a dual slot VGA card with ease.
The HAF 915R enclosure features one external 5.25” bay and one internal 3.5’ drive cage, which can hold three 3.5”/2.5” HDDs and or SSDs.
Our 5.25” BluRay ODD slipped easily into the front bay after removing the front bezel and popping out the cover plate. The 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSDs install into drive trays just like the ones in the HAF 935 mid-section 3.5" drive cage (see previous section).
3.5” HDD and 2.5” SSD Installed in HAF 915R
Note: If you plan to install a self contained mini-ITX system into the upper HAF 915R section, you will need to purchase an additional external I/O panel to control it as the 915R that comes bundled with the HAF 935 combo package has a blank-dummy I/O panel.