Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer (SGC-1000-KKN1 / SGC-1000-KWN1)
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Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer
23 June 2011
Excerpt: In hockey, the enforcer is the tough guy, the monster, the goon who exacts revenge on dirty play by their opponent, with exceptionally harsh violence exacted on those going after star players.
Pros: Flawless Matching finish on steel and plastic inside and out., Storm Guard” Peripheral Security, Front Panel USB 3.0, Very sturdy construction, Finish resists fingerprints, Multiple configurations for hard drives/SSD drives and oversize graphics cards., Amazingly simple 3.5 and 5.25 drive locking
Cons: The “Rotatable” hard drive section won’t let you use standard 3.5 drives when rotated., Smallish feet on bottom for a bottom mount power supply case.
Cooler Master’s CM Storm Enforcer Mid-Tower Chassis
22 June 2011
Excerpt: In a tough economic environment there is often little room for lavish expenses. Being a computer hobbyist can be costly. We need to cut prices where we can. That is where budget components come into play.
Pros: Good price, excellent layout and all black color scheme with USB 3.0 support
Conclusion: In many ways, a computer case is one of the least important parts of your system. Potential cooling issues with high-end components aside, your rig will operate the same whether it's in a $30 no-name case or the $800 Thermaltake Level 10.
Pros: Fully painted interior, Removable 3.5" drives bays and relocatable 2.5" bays, One of the only mid-tower cases that can handle the longest graphics cards, Native SuperSpeed USB support, Excellent cable management features, Excellent value for price
Cons: No adapter cable for motherboards without USB 3.0 sockets, Top 200mm fan not included, Space behind the motherboard tray is a little tight, Coarse air filters won't trap much dust
Summary: Final Thoughts
The affordable mid-tower is something that we have been seeing more and more of. Not many people want to drop over $200 on a case that has many features they just won’t use. The CM Storm Enforcer sits in that affordable category with a price tag of only
Pros: – Sleek design, – Cable management features, – Large 200mm intake fan, – Internal USB 3.0 connector
Cons: – 2.5inch hard drive cage could get in the way of longer PSU’s
Summary: The CM Storm Enforcer is a welcome addition to the CM Storm line and Cooler Master has done an outstanding job of combining aesthetic features with performance, and design features you rarely find in high end cases.
Pros: True Midtower Design, Very Stylish, Black and Red Color Scheme, 200mm Fan Support, Several DIY Watercooling Options, Modular Design
Cons: No fan controller, Top Vent is almost "too" open, Louver Impressions only on one panel
Conclusion: The Enforcer is an excellent enclosure. It offers everything you’d expect from a case for this money and goes a step beyond. Its cooling is good and can be improved upon, cable management is excellent, its got a nice uniform colour scheme, SSD support and even internal USB 3.0.
Pros: Great cable management, Solid cooling setup with room for improvement, Nice tooless mechanisms, Internal USB 3.0 support, SSD mount, Dust filters everywhere
Cons: No tooless on the PCI brackets, Looks are a little bland for some
Conclusion: Cooler Master gør det igen, de har produceret et kabinet i deres succesfulde gamer serie, CM STORM, som denne gang fik navnet “Enforcer”. Kabinettet er et midi tower, og fylder derfor ikke så meget i landskabet, og det, som det fylder, ser så ret godt ud.