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Cooler Master CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Review

Oct 8 2009, 12:00am CDT | by , in Reviews | Computer Hardware

Cooler Master CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Review
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Benchmarks

Features & Specifications
The CM Storm Sniper Black Edition is made from steel, ABS Plastic, and mesh. The entire chassis is colored black inside and out for sinister looks. The case measures 22.3" D x 10" W x 21.7" H and weighs a whopping 26.4 pounds. The case supports micro-ATX and ATX mainboards. There are five exposed 5.25" drive bays and a single 3.5" exposed bay that uses an insert inside one of the 5.25" bays. Inside the chasses are five 3.5" bays for hard drives.

The cooling system of the case has a 200mm fan with blue LED lights, the top has the same fan, and the side has a 200mm fan as well. An additional 200mm fan is in the rear of the case as well. The chassis can be fitted with a liquid cooling system. Seven expansion slots are on the rear and the font panel has four USB ports, a FireWire port, eSATA, mic, and headphone jack. There are grommets on the rear of the case to pass water-cooling tubing and the font panel has a built in fan controller.

In Use
I am a big fan of Cooler Master PC cases, they have always had top-notch build quality, and the CM Storm Sniper Black Edition is no different. The chassis is well built and can with stand rough use. Inside the case, the black color makes for a dark and sinister home for your gaming gear and the edges are rounded and smooth. That means that you aren’t likely to cut yourself during an install. The roomy chassis can hold the largest video cards around today and has plenty of expansion.

The chassis also uses a tool-free design so you can install optical drives and hard drives without needing your screwdriver handy. The case also has feet that can be pivoted out to provide more stability if needed. The inside of the case is roomy enough to support a dual 120mm radiator. You can adjust the speed of the fans inside the case using the rotary knob on the font panel and you can turn the LED lights on and off with a switch so you can have lights on if you want and go dark if you don’t.

The case also has a unique StormGuard system that allows you to protect your peripherals from theft at the LAN party. The security system is basically a special expansion cover and you just pass the USB cables through slots in the port cover to tie them to your PC. The side panel of the case is made from mesh and has no window. As cool looking as the case is on the inside, you might expect a windowed side panel to be an option.

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Lots of space
  • Fan controller

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No windowed side panel

Verdict
The CM Storm Sniper Black Edition is a fantastic chassis to choose for your next PC build up. It has plenty of room, looks good, and is very well built. It would be hard to go wrong with the CM Storm Sniper Black Edition as the home for your gaming rig.

8.5
10
 

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