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  • Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review
  • Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Case Review



    Cooler Master has been a leader in an industry leader in PC cooling and peripherals for nearly 20 years so when they announced the CM storm line of enthusiast products this spring my expectations were noticeably high.  As more information became available it became clear that Cooler Master has been taking things very seriously in their efforts to bring "military grade hardware" to the PC gaming world.  By working with some recognized leaders in the gaming world Cooler Master has continued to build on the CM Storm line with a variety of exciting high end gaming products.

    Today we are looking at the latest gaming chassis in the CM Storm line, the Enforcer.  The Enforcer is a true mid-tower design targeted at both enthusiasts and budget minded gamers.  In true CM Storm fashion the Enforcer offers a solid list of features that read like a wish list of upgrades while maintaining a level of versatility that is appealing to the DIY system builder and modder alike.  
    Case Specifications
    Available Color All Black
    Dimensions (W) 229 x (H) 484.5 x D 523.5 mm (W) 9.0" x (H) 19.0" x (D) 20.6"
    Net Weight 8.9 kg / 19.5 lb
    Motherboard Type Micro-ATX, ATX
    Case Materials Steel body, ABS plastic, Mesh bezel
    5.25" Bay 4 Exposed (one could be converted to a 3.5" bay)
    3.5" Bay 1 Exposed (converted from 5.25" bay) / 6 Hidden
    2.5" Bay 4 Hidden (two converted from 3.5" bay)
    I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1
    Cooling System Front: 200 mm Red LED fan x 1, 1000 RPM, 19 dBA
    Rear: 120 mm Black fan x1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
    Top: 200 mm Back Fan x 1 (optional)
    Side: 120 mm Fan x 1 (optional) for SGC-1000-KKN1
    Expansion Slot 7 +1
    Maximum Compatility CPU Cooler Height: 175 mm
    The CM Storm Enforcer is a text book example of just how far pre-modded case designs have come over the years.  Not only are there appearance features like the large window and the louvered door design but Cooler Master has paid equal attention to the performance features we look for in an enthusiast chassis.  We will be taking a closer look at the design decisions found in the Enforcer and paying particular attention to how the Enforcer might be further modified to improve performance.