A Look Inside
After removing the tempered glass side panel on the Storm 6000, we are presented with a quite spacious case interior. The bright white interior perfectly matches the outside of the case, and definitely makes the case have a high-quality feel to it.
Taking a look up top, we see the two top-mounted 120mm Hurricane RGB fans and their associated cabling. One thing we would like to mention about these fans is that they have both a 3-pin header for connecting power, as well as a 4-pin male and female RGB connector to control their ring of LED lighting. An additional 120mm non-LED fan resides at the back of the case. Mouting holes are available here for leaving the 120mm fan in place, or swapping it out with a larger 140mm unit. A large CPU backplate cutout gives us plenty of room to work with when installing new coolers, and lets us do so without having to remove the motherboard from the case. There are also plenty of large cable management cutouts that make the build process that much easier, and also assist with keeping things clean within the case. Even though there is only a single 5.25″ drive opening at the front of the case, the Storm 6000 has a drive cage that supports up to two drives. This cage can be removed by removing a few screws.
Moving down we can see a few more of the large cable routing cutouts. While none of the cutouts feature any sort of rubber grommet, the edges of the openings are very smooth, thanks to the interior paint job. A single 2.5″ drive tray comes mounted to the rear interior panel, and can be moved around the case to other locations if desired.
The bottom portion of the Storm 6000 is home to a partially covered power supply shroud with mounting locations for two 2.5″ drives, as well as a drive cage that supports up to two 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives. These drives are held in place with plastic drive trays. The drive cage features large ventilation openings on each side to allow the intake air from the front mounted 120mm fans to pass across the drives.
Four rubber pads help support the power supply, and a large vented section allows cool exterior air to reach the power supply directly. There is also a reasonably sized cutout in the power supply area to provide a route for cables, and proved to be plenty large for our needs.
With the right side panel of the case removed we are greeted with a quite spacious area to route cables for our build. Along the front edge we have two additional 3.5″ drive trays mounted to the motherboard tray, and just below the CPU cooler cutout we have another 2.5″ drive tray for keeping things hidden. Multiple tie-down loops are at the ready for securing cables into place.
There is also a generous amount of space between the side panel and the interior panels of the case, allowing you to hide any unused or extra cabling. This is especially handy for builds that do not include a modular power supply.