Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooler Master
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
With a door that resembles overlapped armor plates and mesh panels the Enforcer has a distinctive look that is both sleek and aggressive, and the red LED fan behind the mesh will give the case an even more imposing appearance. The red and white logo on the door seems a bit out of place, but the case has a great look nonetheless. Up top, the Enforcer has a tray area to store small personal items and a fan placement that will accept an optional 200mm fan (or a pair of 120mm fans,) but gives the top panel a curiously unfinished look.
The I/O panel resides top-front. From left to right, there is a small reset button and large power switch button. A pair each of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports flank the audio jacks are arranged above the large power button, with the reset button being concealed by the front door when closed. There are power and activity LEDs here as well, and we'll get a look at them when we get the installed system fired up.
Looking at the left side, the panel has some louver effects and an attractive, asymmetrical window. According to the manual, the case is also available with a 120mm side panel fan placement in lieu of the window, but I've been unable to find one for sale. The profile of the Enforcer is unusual, as is the stance, with the chassis being a bit shorter, front to rear, than many cases on the market. I like the dimensions, but can't help but wonder about interior space. Will this gaming case accept the latest graphics solutions? We'll see.
A look at the rear of the Enforcer reveals that the PSU lives at the bottom of the case and Cooler Master gives the nod to the watercooling community with a set of three grommetted tubing openings at the top. In between, we have the customary 120mm exhaust fan and motherboard I/O opening and a rather unique “7+1” expansion bay solution with replaceable, vented covers. The extra side slot can be used for expansion devixes that don't require a motherboard slot or for the “StormGuard” security bracket, as we'll see a bit later. The window panel is secured by thumbscrews while the opposide panel relies on conventional screws for attachment.