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Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Chassis

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Posted September 11, 2012 by Kenny in Cases & PSU

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

WHAT WE LIKED:

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
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

No other colors available, heavy weight once fully loaded.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
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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Summary

To wrap things up, Cooler Master did an amazing job on the CM Storm Stryker. The versatility of this case is practically limitless, and its aesthetics are gorgeous. If you are an avid case modder there are a lot of potential options with this chassis. If you choose to air-cool or water-cool with this case, there is plenty of room for almost all components in today’s market. Fitting the extra large air coolers will not have any problems here as we demonstrated with a full water cooling loop installed.

You can find this chassis on Newegg for $159.99, and the unique design features here are worth every dollar. With fantastic looks, great functionality, and unique features, this case is priced competitively with other full tower chassis on the market. When comparing to others in the market currently, we would give the Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker an edge with our impression of its versatility and design. The ability to fit 2x 240mm radiators without modifications and enough expansion bays to store up to 10 hard drives or additional accessories, isn’t something every manufacturer can boast.

Although the carry handle for this chassis makes it simple to move around, once we fully loaded this baby up, the weight of the full steel frame is formidable. The case alone weights about 20-25lbs, so once fully loaded you can only imagine it gets quite heavy. With our full water loop installed we found that it was difficult to move around even though the carry handle does make things easier. If you plan on using this as a full tower LanPC, you may want to rethink using a water cooled system and consider some air cooled products to reduce the weight.

Another item we would like to note here is that this chassis does not come available in any other color. If a white case is not something you are looking for you may want to look elsewhere, although after seeing the case, you might just change your mind. Our overall experience with this Chassis easily earns the Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker an Editor’s Choice Award.

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5 Comments


  1.  
    Daryl

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




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      Kenny

      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.




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        Daryl

        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.




  2.  

    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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