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Written by Mathew Williams - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Cooler Master Sniper CM Storm Case
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Testing and Results
CM Storm Final Thoughts
CM Sniper Case Conclusion

Cooler Master Sniper Case

With the start of the New Year, comes a new line of gaming cases from one of the most recognized case manufacturers in the industry: Cooler Master. Launched this month during CES, the new CM Storm division of Cooler Master promises to be the ultimate solution for gamers. Do they deliver? We'll find out today as Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one of the first products to earn the CM Storm seal of approval: the Sniper Gaming Case SGC-6000-KKN1-GP.

For the past few months rumors and speculation of Cooler Master's new line of cases has been a constant presence on the web, fueled, in part, by the company's own teaser videos. Cooler Master's CM Storm division has been working closely with gamers around the world to identify and focus on the factors that matter most to the gaming community. Labeled by marketers as "Storm Tactics," these factors include strength, security, and control. As the first product to launch under this new brand, the Sniper Gaming Case will not only have to prove itself, but also the design principles and market appeal of the entire CM Storm series.


At first glance, the Sniper Gaming Case certainly looks the part. The extensive use of black metallic mesh and hard lines instill a sense of rugged, military strength. The control center is also immediately apparent, retaining the overall industrial feel. Still, a number of features remain hidden within the case itself. In this review we'll look at all of these features, as well as compare the Sniper's cooling performance against an old favorite among gamers: the Antec P180 series.

About the company: Cooler Master

In support of the CM Storm brand, Cooler Master launched a completely new website to showcase its products. The following is a short exerpt from that site, describing the CM Storm mission:

"Owning the PC trenches for almost two decades, Cooler Master's veterans present their scars from battles past as claims of triumph over the competition. United with a new generation of eSports athletes and engineers, now marching under the flag of CM Storm, the time has come to reveal truly ground-breaking, military grade hardware for the gaming revolution.Cooler_Master_Logo_250px.png

Through long-standing research programs, CM Storm is co-developed with the world's most prolific enthusiasts and eSports prodigies. Thanks to intensive testing and continuous feedback, the CM Storm division has been able to encompass and improve upon gamers' needs and their tough to handle scenarios.

By working directly with the gaming community we have injected our Storm Tactics into each and every product we make. Storm Tactics, with a heavily dedicated focus on Strength, Security and Control, will keep your most vital gear fortified and well tuned at all times.

2008 marks a new era for Cooler Master, as its fierce Storm Gear stands ready at bay to mobilize and back up your gaming skills.

CM Storm - Arming the Gaming Revolution"


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