Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Review



Product: Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer
Company: Cooler Master
Author: Nicholas Conroy
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: May 13th, 2011

Introduction

For the gamer on a budget, being efficient is crucial. I personally take a great deal of pleasure from researching hardware for weeks to make sure that when I finally make a decision, I get the most I possibly can for my money. Most often this leads me to hardware that is extremely versatile, allowing me to carefully craft and shape my system for many years to come. Cooler Master has most recently been known for their HAF series of cases that tend to fit this idea very well. Unfortunately, this usually comes at the price of the distinctive, but rather blocky HAF exterior. Cooler Master’s CM Storm Enforcer seems to be aimed at people who want the functionality of the HAF series and are willing to pay a little extra for a case they can proudly show off at LAN parties.

Before we dive in let’s run through the highlights:

  • $89.99USD MSRP
  • Bottom mounted PSU
  • Side panel window
  • All Black Interior & Exterior
  • Mid-Tower case (W) 229mm x (H) 484.5mm x (D) 523.5mm
  • Micro-ATX, ATX compatible
  • 8.9 kg / 19.5 lb
  • Steel body with ABS plastic
  • 4 exposed 5.25” drive bays
  • 1 exposed 3.5” bay, 6 hidden
  • 4 hidden 2.5” drive bays
  • Front panel
    • 2x USB 3.0 with internal connector
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • 1x Mic, 1x Audio
  • 7 + 1 expansion slots
  • 1x Front 200mm Red LED fan, 19 dBA
  • 1x Rear 120mm black fan, 17 dBA
  • Supports CPU coolers up to 175mm in height
  • Supports VGA cards up to 270mm standard, 390mm with HHD cage removed

With that out of the way, let’s dig into the packaging!