Cooler Master has just released a new addition to its CM Storm Cases, the White version of their Trooper. But it’s not branded as “Trooper” anymore and its White! The CM Storm Stryker is the first “White” CM Storm Case, or rather the first White product under the CM Storm brand. The Stryker is a White full tower case that has features that are most desired by PC Enthusiasts and Gamers. Features like large window on its side panel, robust carrying handle, full dust filter coverage, fan controller, external Solid State Drive (SSD) hot-swap dock and two hard drive cages that are uniquely designed for this white armor.
UPDATE: The CM Storm Stryker is now available. See more details below.
CM Storm Stryker Specifications
Model Number: SGC-5000W-KWN1
Available Color: White and Black
Materials: Appearance- Synthetic, Mesh front bezel; Case body- Steel
Dimensions: 250.0 x 605.6 x 578.5 mm / 9.8 x 23.8 x 22.8 inch
Net Weight: 13.7 kg / 30.2 lb
Motherboard Type: Micro-ATX, ATX, XL-ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays: 9
3.5″ Driver Bays: 8 (converted from 5.25″ bays by 5.25″/3.5″ Combo Cages)
2.5″ Drive Bays: 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
Front: 120mm LED fan x 2, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
Top: 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 Type: ATX PS2 / EPS 12V
VGA card length: 322.0 mm / 12.7 inch
CPU cooler height: 186.0 mm / 7.3 inch
The CM Storm Stryker has a nice and clean white color, paired with black accents. It has a total of 9 drive bays and can accommodate two 120mm fans which is included in the package. But I guess you can install a third 120mm with a little case modding trick. At the top of the case, we see the logo of CM Storm brand that is lit in red, similar to CM Storm Trigger. We also see power button, reset button, mic input, headphone out, eSATA port, USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports. It also has volume up and volume down buttons for fan speed. At the back of the Stryker, we see 9 expansion slots plus 1 (vertical) , and three holes for custom water cooler tubes.
This full tower Cm Storm Stryker is compatible with all types of motherboards, from micro-ATX up to XL-ATX form factor. However the Stryker is not light, it’s primarily made of SECC/steel material. The Stryker can support the long graphics card like AMD Radeon HD 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690. It has enough holes for cable management and a huge opening for a custom CPU cooler mounting. There are two 4-bay cages, that are 90 degrees rotatable, and are cooled by a 120mm fan each. Each cage can accommodate 4 drives. The side panel of the CM Strom Stryker is another new feature from its black counter part.
At the top front portion of the CM Storm Stryker is the X-Dock, a fixed hot-swap slot for 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD. Inside the Stryker is a 200mm fan exhaust blowing the heat upwards and a 120mm rear exhaust blowing the heat outside.
At the top of the CM Storm Stryker is a sturdy handle which is very useful, specially when you are transporting your Rig from one place to another, or when you are participating in LAN Parties. We also see that the top filter is removable for easy cleaning and washing.
At the bottom of the CM Storm Stryker are two dust filters and four rubber stands. But despite the filters that this casing has, I think it’s still not 100% dust-proof. Over all, this casing is pretty cool and I would recommend it to any PC Enthusiast or Gamer out there.
CM Storm Stryker Price and Release Date
According to its press release, the Stryker is now available! will be available by fourth week of June 2012, depending on the region. CM Storm Stryker is priced at $159 only. price is expected to be higher than the CM Strom Trooper, with an MSRP of 133 Euro or $200+ USD not including VAT. You can grab your white CM Storm Stryker on Amazon here.
Meanwhile, the CM Storm Trooper (black version) was originally priced at $189.99 USD. But now price has gone down, up to 20% lesser from its original price. This is perhaps due to the release of Stryker. If you still prefer Black, instead of White, you may grab the CM Storm Trooper at a discounted price here.
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