CM Storm, Cooler Master's gaming brand, has issued a new full-tower chassis based on the CM Storm Trooper. The Stryker has a handle, for easy transport. According to Cooler Master, the chassis, which first appeared at CeBIT, contains all the features a gamer would want. This includes a windowed side panel, dust filters for all fans, an integrated fan controller and a hotswap bay for 2.5" hard disks and SSDs.
The chassis is equipped with two modular hard disk racks, which can be removed to make additional room for large graphics cards or water cooling. Each cage offers room for up to four 3.5" hard disks, which are cooled by a 120 mm fan. In total, fourteen hard disks can be added to the Stryker chassis; the amount of 5.25" is well-matched, totaling nine such bays. A third option is to use the space in the front of the case for a water cooling radiator.
Cooler Master has opted for 9+1 PCI expansion slots, supporting motherboards up to an XL-ATX form factor, satisfying even the most demanding of gamers. The chassis can be equipped with four dual-slot graphics cards easily, leaving room for a soundcard or I/O bracket. Several cable chutes have been added to prevent cable clutter. The Stryker also has a compartment for possessions such as keys or a USB stick.
The bottom of the chassis is meshed and can hold two intake fans. Rubber feet have been added to prevent scratches and reduce noise production. A large 200 mm fan is present in the top of the chassis, but can optionally be replaced by a radiator with two 120 mm fans. The front panel features USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors, in addition to audio jacks and the fan controller. The new CM Storm Stryker should launch mid-July, at a recommended price of €159.99 (£129).
Cooler Master introduces new CM Storm Stryker chassis