|Cooler Master Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Thursday, 14 April 2011|
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Closer Look: Exterior
The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer makes a bold styling statement. The front is sculpted, with the ridges in the magnetically secured 5.25" device door mirrored in the air intake below.
The left side panel has a raised area with a clear window secured by plastic pushpins. In front of the window are four decorative embossed areas, but they're not vents. Two easily removed steel thumbscrews secure this panel.
At the rear of the case are the three grommetted holes for water cooling hosts, a 120mm exhaust fan, seven card slots plus one "extra" slot for the Storm Guard or accessory plate, and the power supply area.
The right side of the case is a plain black steel panel. While the left side panel is secured with thumbscrews, the right side panel uses regular screws.
The accessories bundle includes a manual (not shown), zip ties, a small speaker, mounting rails for 3.5" drives, a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, the "Storm Guard" cable securer, a 3.5" device adapter for the bottom 5.25" bay, a bag of screws (including the long screws necessary to mount a 200mm fan at the top of the case), and a nice motherboard standoff socket (enlarged view shown) that allows you to use a Philips-head screwdriver to easily mount the standoffs.
I'll take a more detailed look at the outside of this case in the next section.