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Pros: This case makes me giggle. I have built rigs before but not since 2000. The Storm Enforcer just makes me smile. Plenty of room and the cable management is something I enjoyed. Builds back in 2000 I was happy if the wiring didnt interfere with the fan blades. That and you could heat the room with them. Any how back on track. I was impressed with the feel of the case, it just felt like it had some thought put into its layout. The easy release tabs for the Optical bays, then I saw the removeable HDD bays with a simple squeeze of the tabs. I swear my heart skipped a beat. I have not been exposed to the joys of cable management behind the Mobo until now. And I love it. As for looks, the red is just aggressive (love it) I am thinking of putting some more LED's in and making it have a pulse. Why you may ask? Just because. Front Panel cables were long enough to reach where they needed to be and tuck in behind out of the way.
A nice big 200mm on the front.
120mm in the rear.
You can place another 200mm up top or two 120mm's
Steel body, ABS plastic, Mesh bezel
Oh and a nod from TomsHardware
2012 best value for your buck.
Cons: It looks baren at the moment without a graphics card. All the wiring is tucked away nicely and it looks like nothing is in it. Oh and it didn't come with a beer tray.
Other Thoughts: Build.
Storm Enforcer. 7:^)
ASUS a88x- Plus
G-Skill Sniper Ram 2X4gb
Cooler Master Hyper T4 Heatpipe
Cooler Master 625W Extreme 2 v2.3 Power Supply
Pros: Reasonable pricing.
Cons: Stock Heatsink, spend $30 and save yourself some grief.
Other Thoughts: Everyone keeps comparing this CPU to others that do not include an APU. Apples and Oranges people. You are correct in a number crunch this one will not compare. Take away your $300 GPU and your CPU crumbles. This Chip is not really meant for people that want their blade of grass at 500 yards to have a shadow in the breeze. It does what it was meant for, budget gaming with out a discrete GPU. I highly recommend getting 2133mhz ram though. It really does make a difference.
I purchased this for my son's rig and it does everything we want flawlessly. Next on the upgrade list would be a discrete GPU and this Chip will do that just fine.
8gn G-Skill Sniper series RAM (nice and stable at 2133mhz)
Cooler Master Hyper 101 cooler (sits around 39c)
Cooler Master EX2 625 Power supply.
Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition Mid Tower Case (VL800P1W2N) (He loves the scorpion on the side)