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Roundup: Four Gaming Cases Under $150

Building With The Storm Sniper

Cooler Master includes a manual, a 5.25”-to-3.5” external drive adapter, a 3.5”-to-2.5” or -1.8” internal drive adapter, replacement grommets and feet, and several screw packs in its Storm Sniper installation kit.

One of the Storm Sniper’s bay panels features a removable center section for use with 3.5” drives and the above adapter brackets.

Hard drives slip into a slide bracket easily, with rubber-mounted pins, preventing the transmission of noise-producing vibrations to the chassis. The internal cage holds five of these brackets, though our test required only one.

The Storm Sniper proves that an adequately-sized mid-tower can have more than enough space for full-sized components, easily swallowing our test configuration.

Blue lighting looks great, but can also be turned off without disabling fans.

  • skora
    Good article. But I'm a little surprised that the Element actually found the Buy award. Usually seems like that's set aside for superior products that don't have the QC issues this did.

    I'm sure there will be request for this case and that and across a lot of price ranges.

    If you do enough of these, you could do a "Best Gaming Case for the Money" series. Or is that peeing in Don's yard?
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  • sarsoft
    No Antec Nine Hundred case...
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  • p1n3apqlexpr3ss
    That wouldnt be a bad idea tbh skora, would like to know what the best budget case is out there... not excactly a fan of the antec 200/300
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  • 4ILY45
    No CM 690 II??
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  • bk641
    the cm doesn't have a fan control option, afaik.
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  • Gosh, that Zalman is butt-ugly.
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  • zoemayne
    ANTEC 902?
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  • sarsoft
    More cases need to be added. There are other case under $150 that are better choices.
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  • bk641
    the lancool (lian-li) k62 is a very, very good case for a sub $100 range. i'm using one, and it has pretty much everything you'd want in a mid-tower case. i especially like its HDD bay system, which can be configured to have the hard drives straight on, or perpendicular. in addition to that there are four quiet fans (two on top) and room for two 5870s.
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  • Crashman
    sarsoftNo Antec Nine Hundred case...No OLD cases. The Cooler Master case ended up in here by mistake, it was supposed to be for stuff released from November onward.
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