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Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Chassis

Posted September 11, 2012 by Kenny in Cases & PSU







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Price at time of Review: $159.99 on Newegg.com


Fits 2x 240mm radiators without modifications, versatility, 10 PCI expansion slots, 9 5.25" expansion bays, ability to hold up to 10 storage devices, great looks


No other colors available, heavy weight once fully loaded.
If you are searching for a gorgeous, full-featured chassis that will house massive air coolers or a full water cooled loop, you don't need to look any further then the Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker.
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Specifications and Package


Features and Specifications:


  • Stylish black and white design with mesh front panel provides constant cooling
  • Top ultra-strong carrying handle with rubber coated
  • The unique 90 degree rotatable 5.25″/3.5″ Combo Cages offer flexibility for installation
  • Rich I/O support with two USB 3.0 super speed ports (int.) and 9+1 expansion slots for great expandability
  • The fan speed can be adjusted by top control panel
  • The internal tool box and Storm Guard secure gamers peripherals
  • Supports the latest long graphics cards, including AMD Radeon HD 7970 and NVIDIA GTX 690



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 dBATop: 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)
Power Supply ATX PS2 / EPS 12V
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length: 322.0 mm / 12.7 inch
CPU cooler height: 186.0 mm / 7.3 inch
Warranty 2 years
UPC Code 884102017179



Taking a look at the package here we see that Cooler Master used a full color printed art on the box. Cooler Master did a great job here as the box will catch your attention while sitting on local retail store shelves. This is much better then the typical brown box we see most manufacturers use in today’s market. Great job to Cooler Master for going out of their way with the box.

Here’s another look at the package on the reverse side. We have great info at a glance, and it points out the key features of what this chassis has to offer. The attention to detail here from Cooler Master is appreciated.


Looking at the side, the box goes into more detail on the specifications. This is potentially useful information for those with concerns about hardware fitting properly.

We now move into the accessories that are included. As we see here, they have included your normal roster of screws and zip ties. However, one unique item that we see here is an accessory tool box that is located at the bottom of the chassis. As we move along further into the review you will see what a great addition this accessory is. There are also 6x Hard Drive Bay trays included for your hard drives and SSDs. They also included an extension for the 8pin CPU power, since this is a full tower chassis.

 Lets continue to the exterior.

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    How would you rate this case to the NZXT switch 810?


      Both the 810 and Stryker are good cases, While each one of them have different options and features to make them different both cases IMO is equally as good. They are priced right about the same. The questions to determine which case would be better is what are you plans?? What components do you plan on using?? This will better determine what case is better for your need.

      But if you rate these cases side by side they are pretty equal with both having its pros and cons.


        I plan to do a water cooling system and the mobo is a e atx. I had plan on using the gun metal switch but was interested in this case, i like the handle, i was just wondering which case you liked better.


    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming over again to read additional news.

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