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

Internal Design

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Inside is the box containing screws and other mounting hardware, as would be found on most cases. It’s worth noting that on the inside the Enforcer looks very much like a spray painted HAF 912. That said, the Enforcer does have some fine touches over the HAF as we will see.

These include an etched “Designed By Cooler Master” logo, individually labeled mother board mounting holes with a reference chart, and most significantly screw-less mounting mechanisms on all four 5.25” drive bays. The mechanism seems very well designed; it has a nice click to it and seems pretty solid. That said you may still have to use screws as the mechanisms are only installed on one side of the case.

Removing the other side panel reveals why the enforcer feels so light. A very large hole has been provided in the motherboard tray so that CPU coolers with rear brackets can be installed without removing the motherboard. Also present are multiple routing holes around the fringe of the motherboard tray to keep cables safely tucked away.

Removing the front cover reveals the huge 200mm LED front fan. Since the windowed side panel lacks vents, this is the primary vent into the case.

One of the four 5.25” panels has a 3.5” cutout. This and the 5.25” cutout are very easy to take out and put back in. Each of these panels is also pretty well vented, though for this to be effective the door has to be open. The intake for the 200mm fan also has a semi-removable filter covering it. Although the mesh can be removed for cleaning it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to be.