Cooler Master Storm Stryker Case ReviewTue, Aug 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM
The Cooler Master Storm Styker
When we start looking at computer chassis’ the first thing we need to consider is, is it going to be big enough to handle all of our computer components easily? While some of us can get away with a smaller mid-tower type of chassis, there are some of us that need a larger full tower chassis. This is due to the fact that some enthusiasts have just have way too much computer to be trying to fit it all inside of a smaller case. Many computer systems keep getting bigger due to elaborate water cooling setups and multi-GPU configurations, so the need is there for larger and more sophisticated cases. The full tower chassis has the ability to handle a multitude of different computer configurations with ease and provide owner with years of usability.
Legit Reviews is going to be looking at one of the many full tower offerings, the Storm Stryker from Cooler Master. To be honest with everyone, when I look at full tower chassis’ Cooler master happens to be one out of many of the top chassis manufacturers where I look at first. Cooler Master has always combined functionality, quality, while at the same time add a bit of style with their chassis’.
Built to be a amongst the most agile full-towers, Stryker becomes the
second in its class to include an ultra-strong carrying handle; allowing
a gamer to travel with the finest system configurations available with
The CM Storm Stryker includes features like a windowed side panel, full dust filter
coverage, a fan controller, an external SSD drive hot-swap dock and two
uniquely designed modular hard drive cages.
Cooler Master Storm Styker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Specifications
- Model: SGC-5000W-KWN1
- Color: Black and White
- Material: Appearance: Synthetic, Mesh front bezel; Case body: Steel
- Dimension: 250.0 x 605.6 x 578.5 mm / 9.8 x 23.8 x 22.8 inch
- Weight: 13.7 kg / 30.2 lb
- M/B Type: Micro-ATX, ATX, XL-ATX
- 5.25″ Drive Bay: 9
- 3.5″ Drive Bay: 8 (converted from 5.25″ bays by 5.25″/3.5″ Combo Cages)
- 2.5″ Drive Bay: 13 (converted from 5.25″ bays by 5.25″/3.5″ Combo Cages)
- I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In and Out (supports HD Audio)
- Expansion Slots: 9+1
- Cooling System:
- Front: 120mm LED fan x 2, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
- Top: 200mm fan x 1, 1000 RPM, 23 dBA (converted to 120/140mm fan x 2)
- Rear: 140mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 19 dBA (converted to 120mm fan x 1)
- Bottom: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Giving the specifications of the Storm Stryker a quick look through, we can see that Cooler Master does make this chassis large enough to handle various different types of motherboards, and gives us plenty of options on what we want to install into the Storm Stryker. There is more to this chassis then what I have listed, in order for you to find out what these additions are; you will just have to read the review.
Before I jump right into the review of this chassis, I want to give you readers an idea this pricing of the Storm Stryker form Cooler Master goes for. The CM Storm Stryker can be found for $159.99 USD with free shipping. I will give out my thoughts on the pricing of this chassis as well as my personal overall thoughts about this chassis a bit later on in this review. The Cooler Master Storm Stryker comes in two color variations; we can get an all-White chassis, or an all-Black chassis.
Without further ado lets get on with this review, and see what the Cooler Master Storm Stryker has to offer.