Cooler Master Storm Sniper Reviewgotdamojo06 - February 24, 2009
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Have you been looking for a new case to house your computer component investments? Maybe you have a nice looking case that is a little cramped with all of your add in cards such as your large video card, or maybe you just don't have any space to be able to hide all of your wires and you want to increase the effectiveness of your case's airflow. Whatever your reasoning, you should take a nice hard look at Cooler Master's new line of cases the "Storm" lineup, to be more exact, their Sniper case. This case not only looks like it is going to be large enough to be able to hold a few of the larger video cards and an entire water cooling loop, but it also looks like it has been designed with maximum air flow in the back of their minds. Cooler Master has added a fan controller to their case along with a few 200mm fans to cool down all of the parts of your system and give you total control on what ever you decide to put in the Sniper case. I am very curious to see exactly what it looks like and how well it is going to be able to perform when compared with some of the other cases that are out on the market.
Taking a look at the retail packaging that Cooler Master has given their Sniper case, the case looks very appealing. Not only does the front of the package have a very simplistic and professional feel to it, it gets the point across by displaying a large image of the front and main side of the case in its own little cutout on the upper right hand side of the case. Down at the bottom of the case is where you are going to see the name of the case, the "Sniper" with a tag line written under it, "Arming the gaming revolution." The tag line gives you the direct impression that the Sniper case from Cooler Master is directed right towards the PC gaming community for a few different reasons. Firstly, being the literal translation of handing them the weapons that they are going to need to win; the second being the name of the case which is named after a specific style of gaming used in an FPS game. The top left hand corner is where you are going to see the Cooler Master Storm logo located. The back of the case is where you are going to see a picture of a Sniper with his rifle, along with a list of the key features followed by a few images pointing those features out by illustrations. The two sides of the package are quite simple, as they just give the information that you need to know about the case such as its weight, the dimensions and the cooling system used.
When I opened up the packaging for the Cooler Master Sniper case, I was able to take the first look at the case itself. I was very impressed by the way that Cooler Master packaged the case for the shipping process. Not only did it have the protection against scratches and dents from the cardboard, it was also wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent any more scratches that may have possibly occurred. The top and the bottom of the case had a molded foam protector that was fitted exactly to the design of the case, to prevent any major dents from happening.
Now that we know exactly how the Cooler Master Sniper case was packaged up, it's time to take a nice close look at the design of the case and what all of the features look like first hand.