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CM Storm Trooper Review

BluePanda    -   October 30, 2011
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Conclusion:

Overall this is an awesome case. The price is up there with a lot of other top-end models, but it performs at least to that value if not slightly more. The structure of the case is built solidly and is not flimsy in any way. The parts to move things around seem built to last – they already have taken a beating being dropped and moved around a few times by yours truly and show little indication of use. The handle on top makes the case a cinch to carry from one room to the next. If you are like me and don’t want to build your rig on the office floor, the handle at least makes it easy to transport the case back to your office from wherever you put it together. There is no side window to break with your knee as you carry it around, but the case provides plenty to show off without making everyone look at your hardware.

The CM Storm Trooper is a great case, and I really couldn’t have asked for more. The fact that the fan controller has only six discrete speeds is a little annoying, but that would be my only real complaint. If you have other LED fans connected to the controller that do not have the extra plug for the LEDs, they obviously will not shut off with the LED button. They will also pulse or flash when you reduce the speeds via the controller, making fans of this type better if plugged in elsewhere (just a heads-up). Otherwise I truly like the case, and if it happens to go on sale I will be buying one for a good friend of mine this holiday season.

 

Pros:

  • Easy to carry
  • The large size provides ample room for any hardware you can throw in it
  • Nicely finished inside and out
  • Rotating drive bays allow more flexibility for your build

 

Cons:

  • Only six discrete fan speeds for the fan controller
  • LED fans from manufacturers other than Cooler Master flash when RPMs are reduced


 

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  1. Introduction
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer Look (Working Components)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Setup
  6. Conclusion
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