Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black Mid-Tower Case ReviewThu, Mar 05, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Installing The Hardware
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” adapter rails, a handful of wire ties, motherboard and fan mounting hardware, and a second set of standard case feet in case you don’t like the server style feet.
Installing parts into the case was a snap, and went very quickly. The interesting part came when I needed to start hiding wires. The wires for my PCP&C Power Supply are fairly long. I ended up stashing them in the lowest hard drive bay. With the bulge on the side panel one could hide the wires there, but for the short time this was going to be in this case I didn’t want to waste the 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.