|CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Gaming Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Bruce Normann|
|Sunday, 08 November 2009|
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CM Storm Sniper Black Edition
Déjà vu is a funny thing. At first you're not sure it's real; then you're absolutely convinced; finally, it fades and you're not sure anymore. The CM Storm Sniper, first shown to the public when Cooler Master launched the CM Storm brand in 2008, started out life with a full "Black Ops" paint job. Black on the outside, black on the inside and the first gaming case to feature three massive 200mm cooling fans, it was an instant hit. Somehow, the production version ended up without the black interior, but it was still a rousing success when Benchmark Reviews looked at it in January of this year. Its ten months later, coming up on the holiday season, and what better (and easier) way to kick it up a notch than to bring back the black: The CM Storm Sniper Black Edition SGC-6000-KKN1-GP.
The more jaded among us might say that's a little too easy, but Cooler Master include all three fans with the new version, offer a couple additional specialty models to choose from, incorporate 2.5" SSD support, and introduce some running production changes that improve on the original design. Not quite a Sniper II, but much more than just some additional black powder coat sprayed on the interior.
All in all, there are enough changes in this new version, that it's worthwhile taking a second look. This gaming chassis sits right in the sweet spot for price, performance, and value. Especially so, since the price has come down a bit since we reviewed the first production version. Let's see if it really is Deja vu, or something else entirely.
CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Features
Strength - undeniable material strength and unprecedented airflow from three huge 200mm fans with LED lights.
Sniper Black Edition Specifications
About the company: CM Storm
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.
Through long-standing research programs, CM Storm is co-developed with the world's most prolific enthusiasts and eSport 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, CM Storm has injected 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. Marking a new era for Cooler Master, our fierce Storm Gear stands ready at bay to mobilize and back up your gaming skills. For more information, please visit: http://www.cmstorm.com/