Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black Edition CaseWed, Nov 11, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Accessories for the Sniper seem a little slim, but for the pretty much tool-less case it’s all you need. You get a set of 5.25” to 3.5” adaptor rails, 1.8/2.5” to 3.5” rails, a hand full of wire ties, motherboard and fan mounting hardware, screws to mount a single 1.8” and 2.5” hard drive, and a second set of standard case feet in case you don’t like the server style feet.
The black edition also includes a CS-M FPS Tactics DC mouse pad.
The mouse pad is very nice. The pad also has several logos for gaming mantras.
It’s a cloth top foam rubber pad, similar in style to my Steel Pad Qck Heavy. The pad itself is roughly 1/4″ thick, and measures 11″H x 16″W.
The 1.8/2.5” to 3.5″ drive rails are new to black edition. The drive rail has two set of holes that will allow the mounting of either a 1.8” or 2.5” drive in one of the 3.5” drive bays.
It mounts to the bottom of the drive with the supplied screws. You get enough screws to mount a single drive.
The drive and rails then slide into the 3.5” drive caddy like a standard drive.
Installing parts into the case was a snap, and went very quick. With the bulge on the side panel it made routing wires nice. I stashed extra non-modular wires from the XFX PSU in the lowest hard drive bay. They could all be placed in the space between the right side panel and the drive cages. All it would take is some patience and wire ties.
Looking at the back side, the motherboard tray cut out for the CPU back plate didn’t quite line up with the Intel DX58SO socket placement. If you’re going to be running a Core i7 system this could be the case with your set up.
The StormGuard was easy to do as well, and it does a very nice job of holding things in place.