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CM Storm Enforcer

Stylish case for gamers

Author: Lauri 'lauri_lr' Rahtu
Published: 09.11.2011
Manufacturer: CM Storm
Product Group: Enclosures
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Temperatures

The CPU-cooler fan was running at full speed all the time, while the GPU was using its own fan controller. In practice this meant that under load the GPU-fan was running at 2500 RPM. Also the case fans was at 12 volts (front fan 1000 rpm, rear fan 1200 rpm).

 

CM Storm Enforcer - Stylish case for gamers
 

Temperatures staid well under control. The air flow works very well with the bundled fans. If necessary it is easy to improve the hot air removal by adding an optional fan to the roof. In this kind of setup it really is not necessary because Enforcer's handles easily this kind of thermal load.

 

Noise

The case comes with one 200 mm LED fan (1000 rpm) and one 120 mm fan (1200 rpm). Unfortunately the case isn't silent because of the open structure, though the case isn't designed for a user who wants a silent setup.

Also the resonance of the HDD was clearly hearable. There is no rubber in the HDD mount so the HDD is connected to the frame by the plastic rails. Resonance isn't as strong than in the situation where the HDD is mounted directly to the frame but the resonance is still clearly noticeable.



Conclusion


PROS 
  • Air flow
  • Cable management
  • Removable HDD cage

    CONS 
  • Mounting of the dust filters
  • HDD resonance
  • Plastic front panel
  • Award
    Silver Award!


    All in all, Enforcer is a good case - there really are't any big problems in Enforcer. Its biggest problem is that Enforcer cannot raise upon other cases in any sector. Enforcer is a good basic case with good features but it vanishes in the mass.

    In case you like the design of the Enforcer it's easy to recommend you to buy it. At the price of a bit under 100 euros it has relatively good quality-price ratio.








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