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The Cooler Master Storm Trooper is the first full size model in the Storm lineup. The Trooper features 90-degree rotatable 4-in-3 HDD modules, an easy-to-carry handle, a hidden toolbox to store private goods, a built-in fan controller, an external 2.5" storage drive X-dock and the ability to support up to 14 internal hard drives. It's constructed from SECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold-rolled, Coil), there are also two front-mounted 120mm fans that hide behind six of the nine 5.25" mesh plates.
Aesthetically a very well done case.
Cooling design is well done with plenty of fans and a fan controller built in.
Handle on top looks cool and works very well, even with a fully loaded system.
Plenty of room for 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" drives.
Heavy duty carrying handle.
Can hold up to 14 HDDs.
XDock 2.5" Hot Swap bay.
90 Degree rotatable 4 in 3 HDD drive modules.
Rubberized coating on top and front area.
Support for XLATX motherboard form factor.
Four Fans Included.
Side panels don't go on very well.
Not many tool-less features.
Two front intake fans are not filtered - but other areas are filtered which don't need to be.
3.5" external bay devices are way too difficult to install.
Secured only by thumbscrews outside the case.
No USB 3.0>USB 2.0 adapter cable.
Cannot mount hard drives sideways with front-to-back ventilation.
Power light doesn't connect to motherboard header.
Would like heavier gauge wire on fan controller.
LED light control for 3 fans only.
200mm fan has no LEDs.
By TechSpot on December 06, 2011
Cooler Master's Storm Trooper is possibly the best full tower case we've ever reviewed, at least for gamers and other performance fiends. At $190, we feel the enclosure is hard to beat. There are at least half a dozen worthy contenders that are mo
By Bigbruin on March 01, 2012
When I first saw the Cooler Master Storm Trooper computer case I was very impressed by the aesthetics and had high hopes for it, assuming that it had all of the refinements that I have come to expect from a Cooler Master case. With the system install...
By APC Magazine on February 17, 2012
Carrying a hardcore gaming rig from LAN to LAN is not for the faint-hearted, and we have seen entire PCI-E ports ripped from the motherboard thanks to an accidental drop. A rig with a built-in carry handle is the mark of a dedicated gamer willing to...
By TechReaction.net on January 02, 2012
Overall, the CM Storm Trooper went above and beyond our expectations. The X-Dock on the front of the case was a superb addition for people who want quick and easy access to their 2.5″ drives. The fan controller on top with the red LED colors looks...
By InsideHW on December 19, 2011
From a manufacturer that made cooling systems exclusively, especially fans, Cooler Master has developed into a company that provides all sorts of devices, ranging from PSUs, over peripherals, to enclosures. The latest instalment in the company’s...
By TechRadar on December 18, 2011
The gaming offshoot of Cooler Master, CM Storm, has been making a bit of a name for itself over the past year in gaming circles. With a range of mice, keyboards, headsets and chassis, we're seeing some great new products. The older, smaller brother...
By Fudzilla on December 17, 2011
Cooler Master’s CM Storm division definitely aims at gamers with style and its products are well made, durable and stylish as well. The latest product coming from CM Storm is called the Trooper, and it only takes a glance to realize that your...
By Legit Reviews on December 06, 2011
The CM Storm Trooper is a very nice, full featured full tower with tons of space and a handy dandy carry handle....
By APH Networks on November 25, 2011
After losing many countless hours to a particular Elder Scrolls game, it is time to review another computer chassis. The Cooler Master Storm Trooper isn't a case that should be taken 'lightly'. First thing that comes to mind when I hear the...
By Overclock3D on November 23, 2011
Its epic, End.If only it was that easy! Lets try and start from the top then, the handle on the roof of the case is not only very sturdy and secure but it also has a nice rubbery feel top with soft rubber fins somewhat similar to a mountain bike...
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