CoolerMaster Sniper Black Edition Review :: Features

02-11-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Elric Phares
  • Fierce exterior design inspired by military weapons
  • Unprecedented airflow from up to two huge fans
  • Next generation control center
  • StormGuard
  • Convenient handle and foot stand
  • Screw-less design
Model SGC-6000-KXN1-GP
Available Color Interior/Exterior: Black
Material Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel
Dimension (D)22.3 x (W)10 x (H)21.7 inches
(D)566.6 x (W)254.6 X (H)551 mm
Weight 12 kg / 26.46 lbs
M/B Type Micro-ATX/ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5" Drive Bay)
3.5" Drive Bay 5 Hidden
1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25" Drive Bay)
2.5" Drive Bay 1 Hidden (Converted from one 3.5" Drive Bay)
Cooling System Front: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
Top: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
(can be swapped for two 120mm fans or 120x240mm Radiator)
Side: 200x30mm Blue LED Fan x 1 (500 - 1000rpm, 17 - 23 dBA)
120x25mm Fan x 2 (optional)
Rear: 120x25mm Standard Fan x 1 (1200rpm, 17 dBA)
(can be swapped for 90mm fan or 80mm fan)
Bottom: Supports 140mm Fan x 1 or 120mm Fan x 1 w/ Dust Filter (optional)
Expansion Slots Standard x 7, Special x 1
I/O Panel USB2.0 x 4; IEEE1394 x 1; eSATA x 1; Mic x 1; HD Audio+AC’97 x 1
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
UPC Code 884102003752

The Sniper Black Edition is designed with inspiration from military weapons. If you look at the side of the case there is a mesh with bars across it to represent a sniper scope’s crosshairs, hence the name of the case. The Black Edition case obviously comes in a black color only, with the interior also totally black in a difference from the original Sniper case.

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Storm Tactics is Cooler Master’s slogan for the CM Storm cases. The three main areas of interest are: Control, Strength and Security. The control center gives control over fan speeds and lights and the sturdy carrying handles make for easy movement of the case from one location to another. StormGuard prevents gaming mice and keyboards from being stolen by using a PCI slot cover to thread the wires. The case uses Steel, ABS Plastic and a Mesh bezel for unprecedented strength of materials. One concern with cases is airflow. This case has three 200mm fans as standard equipment, meaning plenty of good airflow throughout the case.