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Alan Fackler Jun 13, 2011

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer Review

At A Glance

STORM TROOPERS

USB 3.0 with internal header; lots of cooling options, removable cages

STORM CHASERS

Plastic front panel; Very simple appearance

Good Looks, Lots O' Features, Low Price

Our initial impression of the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer wasn’t great. Though the case is only $90, we can’t help but feel wary running our hands over a lightweight plastic front panel. It’s just instinct.

But after spending some time with the Enforcer, we actually came away impressed—mostly. The Enforcer comes with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports—with an internal header, which is uncommon at this price point. Other welcome details: a removable dust filter, four toolless optical bays, six toolless hard drive bays, two 2.5-inch bays, seven standard PCI expansion slots plus an extra one suitable for a fan or light controller, and a large CPU-cooler backplane cutout.

The Enforcer looks a little bland until it powers up and the 20cm front fan lights up its red LED, which contrasts well with the case’s black trim. The Enforcer also comes stock with a 12cm exhaust fan, and includes additional mounting holes up top. The inside of the chassis feels roomy enough, and you can remove the top hard drive cage to accommodate longer graphics cards. For $90 you get a solid mid-tower that’s spacious and offers a broad range of cooling options, and looks good doing so.

$90, www.cmstorm.com

THE VERDICT

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

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