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Old 04-07-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Cooler Master Storm Sniper Mid-Tower

Cooler Master is well-known for their creation of high-quality products, but things are taken to the next level with their new CM Storm brand. Their first product here is the mid-tower Sniper, and what a chassis this is! In addition to offering features specific to LAN gamers, the overall design, cooling ability and aesthetics make this a chassis well worth checking out.

Bill's look at this gamer-targetted chassis can be read here. Once done reading... discuss!
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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This looks way better than my cosmos. never have I been so disappointed in a case, every review I read was good. Then I found out the hard drives never get enough air, there is too much negative pressure in the case, and the cable management on the back side...forget about it.
I'm confused, you said there was a front 140mm and then later it was 200mm. The larger fans are said to have red leds but the picture at the end shows them in blue, and it also has a fan on the door. Is that an accessory or option? How can you turn off the fan leds without stopping the fan with a 2 pin connector?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:55 AM   #3
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1. Front and top fans are 200mm.
2. Included fans were red LED while there is either a blue option or you can order blue from Cooler Master.
3. The stock photo shows a fan in the door but there is no fan included with the door. You do get the special screws needed to install up to 2 fans in the door, just no fans.
4. The LED's turn off independently from the fans. The fans remain running when you turn the LED's off. The fans are controlled by the large knob.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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beautiful case!
do u still use the Centurion 590 for ur home PC like u said in its review?! i bought the Centurion 590 cause of that review. awesome case n very well priced. i just wish i knew how to do cable management like urs, its soo neat! and WOW at the amount of difference (10 degrees!!) the high speed fans made on the GPU! now iam rethinking of buying some high CFM fans for my 590! should i?!
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #5
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I migrated to a HAF 932 for my home PC due to my use of water-cooling. The 590 is still a worthy case and you would definitely improve your cooling ability if you added more fans to the door of the 590.

As for cable management, just take your time. Separate all the cabling and tie it down bit by bit. Don't be afraid to use ALOT of zip ties.
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hmm, step 1: buy lots of zip ties. 2: spend time. thank u!
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Just to give you an idea, I used almost 100 zip ties on my last personal build.
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holly wow, 100!lol! well as a newb i'll buy 150. just to be on the safe side.
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