To add to the portability, the Stryker also includes a hidden toolbox for easy storage.
The back of the chassis features 9+1 expansion slots to support all of your additional PCIe hardware.
Cooler Master has also included their Storm Guard security panel, which allows for you to lock down your favorite mouse and keyboard. This would slow down a perpetrator as they would then be required to unscrew the locking mechanism to even begin to gain access to your prized peripherals.
The bottom is relatively straight forward, with four sturdy plastic feet to hold this beast up, and the convenient fan filters.
The interior sports a SSD dock which can hold four 2.5″ drives.
The customization of the drive bays is endless, with the possibility of having up to nine 5.25” bays, eight 3.5” bays and thirteen 2.5” bays. Meanwhile, three large rubber grommets allow for cables to be managed with ease.
The only port missing on the front panel of the Stryker is an eSATA port, however this is found on the similar Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper.
The Stryker does not include a side panel fan, which at first I found to be a little disappointing as the cooling options in this monster are endless. Upon further review and investigation, the extensive cooling options will be more than adequate and a measly side panel fan would have only limited the space inside.
The price of the Stryker is higher than that of other full size gaming chassis. Considering the many storage device options, the extensive cooling features, the high quality of the steel, the gorgeous layer of paint and the overall design, the higher price point can be acceptable.
To conclude, I am very impressed with Cooler Master and the CM Storm Stryker. I would recommend the Stryker to any gamer and high-end user, as it has the capabilities of endless customization, expandability, and compatibility, while giving you even more options to keep your gear from over-heating. To learn more, please visit the Cooler Master website at: www.coolermaster.com