021 253x300 CM Storm Trooper Enclosure Review

The number of “gaming” cases seems to be growing by the day. Today we are having a look at one of CM Storm’s most popular gaming cases, theTrooper.

Cooler Master has been a very successful and well-known manufacturer of PC cases for decades now. They have had designed tens of computer cases over the past years, ranging from budget-level products to enthusiast-only behemoths and special designs. Their new “Storm” range of cases consists of products aiming towards hardcore gamers and frequent LAN party attenders. A few months back we had a look at the CM Storm Scout 2, the lightweight but sizable tower with a carrying handle.

Today we will be having a look at CM Storm’s Trooper. Storm Trooper is currently their most popular and, coincidentally, best gaming case. The company goes as far as to describe it as “the apex of gaming full towers”. We will soon find out for ourselves whether that is true.

Manufacturer features and specifications

ModelSGC-5000-KKN1
Available ColorAll Black
MaterialSteel body, Front Mesh / Plastic bezel
Dimension250 x 605.6 x 578.5 mm (9.8 x 23.8 x 22.8 in)
Weight14.4 KG / 31.7 lbs
M/B TypeMicro-ATX, ATX, XL-ATX
5.25″ Drive Bay9
3.5″ Drive Bay8 (converted from 5.25” bay by two 4-in 3 HDD modules)
2.5″ Drive Bay13 (converted from 5.25” bay by two 4-in 3 HDD modules)
Cooling SystemFront: 120 mm LED fan x2 (1200 RPM, 17dBA)Top: 200 mm fan x 1 (1000 RPM, 23 dBA)Rear: 140 mm fan x1 (1200 RPM, 19 dBA) (converted to 120 mm fan)Bottom: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)Side: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Expansion Slots9+1
I/O PanelUSB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio In and Out ( Supports HD audio)
Power SupplyStandard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
Maximum CompatibilityCPU cooler height: 186 mm / 7.3 in
GPU card length: 322 mm / 12.7 in
Warranty2 years
UPC Code884102013928