Specifications, Availability and Pricing
Cooler Master's SGC-6000-KXN1-GP or Storm Sniper Black Edition is an all steel chassis, painted black both on the inside and the outside. The front bezel and top panel are constructed of mostly ABS plastic, also in an all-black motif. The Sniper does incorporate two handles into the top to make it easier to move this 24 pound, empty chassis to any location. Mind you, once your components are installed this weight goes up quite a bit. There are five 5.25' bays that are external, one of which is convertible to a 3.5" drive if you wish to use a floppy drive. On the inside there is room to house up to five 3.5" hard drives as well.
Air flow inside the Sniper is handled by four fans as it arrives to your door, three of which are rather large. I am speaking of the 30mm deep, 200mm blue LED fans that are housed in the front lower section of the front, the door panel, and the top of the chassis. All of these three larger fans also have LED and fan speed controls incorporated, as I will show you in a bit. The set up is configured to pull air in from the front and the door panel, leaving the 200mm fan at the top, and the fourth fan, a 120mm plain fan in the rear of the chassis for additional exhaust.
Locating a Sniper Black Edition isn't all that hard. I should make a funny comment about snipers not being easy to find, but in this case I think we may want to be able to find these Snipers. Doing my usual Google shopping, I found there are quite a few e-tailers offering this chassis at a fairly reasonable price. Right in the middle of all the offerings I found a listing at Newegg for $159.99, plus shipping of course, which they list as being an additional $25. Look around as it is the season to find good deals, even paying a bit more for the case if the shipping is free may still save you some extra beer money. Let's pull this Sniper from the fields and get a good close look at what may be taking shots at us later.