I have very little (if anything) bad to say about the Cooler Master
Sniper Black Edition. This is one very nice case. It has loads of room
and is relatively light. It gives the end user the ability to remove
unwanted items, add in needed items, and reconfigure fan locations. As
open as the case is it is very quiet; on low you don’t even know the
system is running. I turned it off once by accident by hitting the
power button because I had the LEDs off and I thought the system was
off. With the case on high it will be noticeable, but I don’t see you
having to turn up the TV due to it.
The LED lights are not excessively bright, but do have a nice glow
to them. The ability to turn them off is very nice for those of us that
don’t want or need a night light. The Force200 led fans come in two
colors: stock blue R4-LUS-10AB-GP and red R4-LUS-10AR-GP.
The StormGuard bracket is a nice little security feature to be used
in tandem with the lock on case. It may be inconvenient to set up at a
LAN, but not nearly as much as coming back to your table to find your
nice expensive keyboard, mouse, and head set have walked off.
The Sniper does have one drawback to it: its price. The Sniper can be found for $181.29 plus shipping. With a little digging on Google I was able to find it for $150 shipped.
With the addition of the extra 200mm fan, blacked out interior, the
mouse pad, and the Sniper’s standard features and build quality, to me
it’s worth every dime. In the current state of the economy though, it
may be a hard sell.
Legit Bottom Line: The Sniper is a very nice case that will make any enthusiast happy, if their wallet can take the hit.