CM Storm Sniper Black Edition

Introduction

Introduction
 
Cooler Master realised some time ago that gaming was becoming big business, so it recruited a hoard of hardcore enthusiasts and gaming specialists to help them research and design a range of components specifically aimed at gamers - CM Storm was born. The original CM Storm Sniper was a raging success, the technology and gaming press were falling over themselves to grace the CM Storm mantle piece with with over 60 awards. The CM boffins have continued working harder than ever lately with even more products for us fraggers, the first being the new and improved CM Storm Sniper Black Edition. The new version inherits all the features of the previous version plus many others that we will look at today to bring it bang up to date with the latest technologies. The new Sniper is available in 3 different versions, AMD Dragon, Windowed and the one we have here today the Mesh version. We were lucky enough to review the original Storm Sniper, so the review today is an overview of the Black Editions new features.
 
Here is some information on the trio from the CM Storm website
 
Available Colour Interior/Exterior: Black
Material Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel
Dimensions (D)566.6 x (W)254.6 X (H)551 mm
(D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches
Net Weight 12 kg / 26.46 lbs

M/B Type Micro-ATX/ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5" Drive Bay)
3.5" Drive Bay 5 Hidden
1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25" Drive Bay)
2.5" Drive Bay 1 Hidden (Converted from one 3.5" Drive Bay)
Cooling System Front: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
Top: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
(can be swapped for two 120mm fans or 120x240mm Radiator)
Side: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
120x25mm Fan x 2 (optional)
Rear: 120x25mm Standard Fan x 1 (1200rpm, 17 dBA)
(can be swapped for 92mm fan or 80mm fan)
Bottom: Supports 140mm Fan x 1 or 120mm Fan x 1 w/ Dust Filter (optional)

Expansion Slots Standard x 7, Special x 1
I/O Panel USB2.0 x 4; IEEE1394 x 1; eSATA x 1; Mic x 1; HD Audio+AC’97 x 1
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
Included Accessories StormGuard™ - groundbreaking security system for safeguarding your gaming peripherals.
Solid Bridge - 1.8" or 2.5" to 3.5" mounting bracket for SSD or HDD.
 
Move over the page to see the packaging and our first look at the case.
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Most Recent Comments

14-10-2009, 21:42:30

tinytomlogan
After the success of the original Sniper we couldnt wait to get our hands on the Black Edition.

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15-10-2009, 02:41:51

VonBlade
Very nice looking case. Although it does make me wonder why CM wont make a Black ATCS.

Good review too Tom. Would you still say the ATCS has the crown? (I've yet to watch the video review).Quote

15-10-2009, 02:44:25

f0x.
Great review mate, always a nice touch to see a video of the cases in the flesh, always give a better showing of the cases size than the static pictures.Quote
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