Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case Review

by lemonlime     |     February 11, 2009

Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case Review

Manufacturer Product Page: Sniper - Cooler Master
Product Number: SGC-6000-KKN1-GP
TechWiki Info: Cooler Master Storm Sniper -- TechWiki
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Warranty: 2-Year
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Founded over ten years ago, Cooler Master has become a major player in the “thermal solutions” arena. Although probably best known for their computer cases, Cooler Master also produces fans, heatsinks and power supplies. We’ve seen quite a few Cooler Master cases pass through the labs over the last few months, including the ATSC 840 and HAF 932 that have gained quite a bit of popularity in the enthusiast community. Since we were so impressed with the aforementioned models, we didn’t hesitate to take a look at their latest enthusiast offering—the Cooler Master Storm Sniper.

The “Storm Series” is a completely new line of cases from Cooler Master that tailors specifically to hardware enthusiasts and gamers. Although the Sniper is the only case in the Storm series to date, we expect to see other cases emerge throughout the year. In case you were wondering, Cooler Master describes the Storm series with the statement: “..guarantees unbeatable, secure reliability that is completely tuned to gamers’ needs. With a total dedication to Strength, Security and Control, Storm Tactics will keep your most vital gear fortified and well tuned at all times.” Although that is an absolutely off the wall statement, we can’t argue about the rich feature set that the Storm Sniper brings to the table.

To put it plainly, the Sniper is not your average mid-tower case. With two massive 200mm fans, a military grade appearance and tons of convenience features, it is pretty clear what kind of buyers reside in the crosshairs of the Sniper. It really seems that 120mm fans are going the way of the dinosaur, with more and more oversize models hitting the market lately. We’ve seen 140mm, 180mm, 200mm and even some 230mm fans shipping these days. Smaller 80 and 92mm fans are virtually unheard of in enthusiast cases these days. Another interesting area that Cooler Master is focusing on with the Storm series cases is peripheral security with their “StormGuard” system. Buyers can secure their USB peripherals to prevent theft at public LAN events. This feature coupled with a rugged design and recessed carrying handles makes it a potential choice for those frequenting public gaming events.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the Cooler Master Storm Sniper!


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