CM Storm Sniper

Introduction

Introduction

When it comes to computers, bigger isn't always better. However, when it comes to cooling, it almost always is. The bigger the fan, the slower it has to spin to move the same amount of air as a smaller fan, thus producing less noise. So, whilst big fans make your PC look like a monster, fortunately they don't make it sound like one.

Storm is currently a partner company to Cooler Master, with Cooler Master them assistance in establishing themselves. Therefore this case will be sold as the 'CM Storm Sniper'. Storm have spent a great deal of time researching with gamers to come up with the 'perfect case'. We also been informed, other models are in the works. The Sniper itself is aimed directly at gamers and air coolers. Featuring big grills and outrageously large fans, it should prove something of an air cooling treat, whilst also having the nifty feature of being waercooling-ready.

Here are the full specificaitions:

Available Color: 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 inch
Net Weight:
10.6 kg / 23.42 lb
M/B Type: Micro-ATX/ATX
5.25" Drive Bay: 5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5 inch Drive Bay)
3.5" Drive Bay: 5 Hidden 1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25 inch 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)
Rear: 120x25mm Standard Fan x 1 (1200rpm, 17 dBA)
(can be swapped for 90mm fan or 80mm fan)
Bottom: Supports 140mm Fan x 1 or 120mm Fan x 1 w/ Dust Filter (optional)
Side: Supports 200x30mm Fan x 1 (optional)
120x25mm Fan x 2 (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

What can we say? The cooling looks incredibly impressive. Not only are there two 200mm fans inside the case, there are also mounting holes present so you can remove one of those fans to fit in a dual radiator for watercooling. It's those little details that make all the difference, so without further ado, let's move onto the case itself.
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Most Recent Comments

14-02-2009, 10:30:35

zak4994
People with modular PSUs will have a nightmare. lol.Quote

14-02-2009, 10:33:08

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
People with modular PSUs will have a nightmare. lol.
its the same if not worse for non-modular? apart from the one I tested with :SQuote

14-02-2009, 10:34:44

zak4994
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Luigi'
its the same if not worse for non-modular? apart from the one I tested with :S
Modular cables will be shorter so they will need to be in view while non-modular will have lots of spare cables but can easily be hidden around.

I looked at the wire filled image and saw a couple more ways of making it more neater. Quote

14-02-2009, 10:37:53

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
Modular cables will be shorter so they will need to be in view while non-modular will have lots of spare cables but can easily be hidden around.

I looked at the wire filled image and saw a couple more ways of making it more neater.
Im sure you did, Ive seen a few myself, but if we spent hours doing cable management we'd never get reviews out :SQuote

14-02-2009, 11:18:03

Socks
im not even going to look at any other cases until they come out with a pre powdercoated one with every cable braided. So far the Asaka Eclipse is the closest to being perfect...Quote
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