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CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

  • Steel body, Front Mesh / Synthetic bezel ATX Full Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio / 1 x eSATA Front Ports
  • 9 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 converted from 5.25" bay by two 4-in 3 HDD modules

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Glenn M.
  • 5/4/2016 5:54:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Flexible case, better than i expected!

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: I like the looks. the top carry handle is nice and the rubber guard around the top feels like quality. I will also say that the extras included in the case are great. a small pc speaker, small L bracket to mount an additional fan header, an 8 pin mobo power extension cable, an adapter nut driver to tighten down the MOBO standoffs. NICE!
The hot swappable Xdock sata drive bay is a nice touch in front. however, you need to install both power and data cable as this is not mentioned. I assumed it was part of the cluster harness.

Cons: documentation is very poor. it took some trial and error to identify each lead, connector and that they added an extra fan cable from the control board for a bottom fan if wanted.

Other Thoughts: They supplied lots of screws and misc hardware that i ended up using. Nice job cooler master. I returned a Corsair case for this one and i'm happy i did.
FYI the feet are really solid unlike the corsair cheapies.
The hidden bottom accessory tray has two screws in place for shipping FYI.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 4/21/2016 11:33:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsyou can never truly find the perfect case but its close

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: its big thats why we buy it for the space fits everything I need to

Cons: oh my heres where I get nit picky the stock fans as everyone knows are junk (don't get me wrong cooler master does make fans that are great and I would love to buy---- however none of which were in this case) (a major over site push pull config impossible on the top with that handle wish they would of figured out a different mounting configuration with the handle to allow for push pull (classic cooler master instruction manual well was terrible as always you are better off looking at the pictures as always) (and they discontinued the mesh side panel(I have to rma one I bought from the cmstore came in with paint chip and rust after pay 30 between the panel and shipping and it took a very long time to get here

Other Thoughts: I really hope cooler master can accomplish a few things 1) find someone else to write your instruction manuals 2) stop including junk fans you make good ones either stop including fans or include your better fans 3) think more thoroughly about your designs the only draw back that was a major one is that handle blocked off the possibility of proper push pull config you were so close on this case to being pure perfection however I most likely would still buy this case again and if you haven't already look on youtube a modder made white look great cooler master snow trooper

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  • shawn w.
  • 3/11/2016 11:56:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLeast favorite case thus far.

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: All of my components fit in it?

Cons: Where do I begin? The craftsmanship of this case is the absolute worst. Things not lining up properly, the little hidden tool box was a pain to get out, the connector cables don't sit flush when connected (USB, LED, etc), so they were loose on the MOBO. The mesh in the front was frayed in a lot of areas. The power on button was not working, the reset button wasn't working, etc. People will probably read this review and think, "oh this guy just didn't plug the connectors up correctly.." Not true. I checked, double checked, removed all cables from MOBO and re-seated and double, triple checked them IAW the manual. Does CM even have a QA/QC team for these boxes? I'm guessing not.

Other Thoughts: I will never purchase another CM case. I'm sticking with NZXT.

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  • Erik G.
  • 3/11/2016 4:54:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Tower

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: Lots of space.
Easy to configure
Gives you all the tools you need to make this bad boy work.

Cons: None really (see Other)

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great case and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a full size tower. The handle is great but I will warn you this case is heavy right out the box. My only issue with this case was that one of the plastic screw mounts that support the front of the case was damaged which made re-configuring the HDD bays a pain. if it wasn't for that issue I would have given this case a 5 egg rating.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/3/2016 8:06:10 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsincredible, huge case

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: This case is a PC builders dream. it has a huge amount of room for maneuvering, lots of different areas to store things, amazing ventilation, an insane amount of access on the front of the case. I love the removable/replaceable sections in the front to expand and cleaning purposes. make no mistake...this case is HUGE and very heavy, but if that doesn't matter to you than I don't think you can do better than this case. also wiring and hiding cables is a major plus.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2016 7:15:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: so much space, everything is perfect for cable management, im glad theres enough space for my corsaire h100i gtx.i also like that you can rotate the hard drive racks to optimize the airflow. evwrything is so great about this case.

Cons: not really a con but when i got the case one of my fan's pin was bent. except that nothing else to say.

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  • Kyle M.
  • 3/2/2016 2:50:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRugged Case

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: I have been a Computer Technician for quite some time now. In particular, I specialize in system builds. Despite this, I have never had time or spent energy building my own PC due to my high standards for quality and price on the parts. I am constantly searching for parts that fit my personal standards while building and maintaining other people's computers, but haven't been impressed. Most often, the case is overlooked when manufactured so that it saves the company cash. Even the most aesthetically pleasing models feel like they will break apart in my hands. The day a customer brought this case in for maintenance was a turning point in this opinion of mine.
Weight indicates high quality metal and plastic. Handle is formed into the case like it was intended instead of an afterthought. Size is amazing, and for someone who is planning on fully bendable acrylic liquid cooling, I'll have room to spare!
I had watch a few un-boxing and review videos on this model and was impressed with the quality. However the videos couldn't display the feel and strength of the plastic used. I was even more impressed when I got my own. It feels like a high grade polypropylene material.
I got this item using a discount during a sale on it for under $130. For the quality, I'm thrilled to begin building this machine.

P.S. I ordered it without any special shipping and was told it would take 5-7 business days. I received it 2 days later!

Cons: I haven't owned it for very long, and without a motherboard I have no way of testing the front panel for functionality yet. SSD tray seemed to be randomly thrown in as an afterthought, but for most people who will be buying this case, you're just going to use the 3.5" drive bays with an adapter for a 2.5" drive anyway (you'll want more space for intake fans or radiators).

Other Thoughts: EDIT: I have finally finished the build and the case is still amazing. All front panel ports are working correctly. I didn't power the eSATA using the molex/SATA plugs behind the front panel (hidden up in the 5-inch bay) because I was more concerned with cable management then having an eSATA.

For the hard-core PC enthusiasts, the fans are fairly basic. I personally think LED fans look cheap and so I found a solution (or asked someone to verify my theory). I replaced all fans with HIGH-QUALITY Noctua NF-F12 fans and theorized using the left-over LED power control cables to power LED strips throughout the case. I had someone verify that it was possible and the guide is in this link: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/471699-cm-storm-trooper-wiring-solution/

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  • Jimmy O.
  • 2/25/2016 10:58:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad product

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: -lots of room
-able to control fans' speed
-handle is useful
-front of the case has slot to put stuff in
-the 4 fans

Cons: -the usb ports in the front panel is a bit bad, when you plug it it, you have to like force it in.
-the wiring from the front panel needs to be a bit longer so you can better organize it.

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  • jason E.
  • 2/10/2016 8:33:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasiest case I've ever built in

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: Big! plenty of room. Cable management is exceptionally easy and spacious. It is built really rugged, and also looks really nice.

Cons: Heavy I guess but I don't really call that a con since it is really well made.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this case to friends.

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  • David W.
  • 2/4/2016 10:39:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent case for any gamer or content creator!

This review is from: CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock with Side Panel Window

Pros: TONS OF ROOM!! You can do just about anything you want in this case!! 9 drives? OK, we got SSD bays too... HUGE CPU COOLER? NO PROB. WATER COOLING? Sure, how many feet of tubing you got? Tons of ventilation, WITH SCREENS! LED/Fan controller built into front panel. 4 INCLUDED FANS! 2 LED input fans in the side/front (depending on how you mount the drive cage), a rear exhaust, and a LARGE top exhaust! Top fan can be removed to mount a radiator and/or 2 120mm fans if you prefer/need. Tons of room in the back panel for cable management as well, the cover went back on the first try no problem!!

Cons: This thing is huge and heavy. Yes there is a "handle" built into the top, but you gotta be pretty tough to one arm this beast. Especially with a fully built system inside.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this case to anyone who wants to build a mid-level or higher end gaming/editing PC.

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