Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1)
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Cooler Master Storm Trooper Review
5 July 2012
Excerpt: Introduction View Image Full tower ATX chassis have long been the territory of ultra-high performance and extreme overclocking enthusiasts. However, the price of these cases often pushes more budget minded gamers to opt for less expensive but still very capable mid-tower chassis. Recently this has begun to change and full tower chassis have become far more common as hardware becomes steadily more cramped inside the, now nearly 20 year old, ATX standard.
Excerpt: Cooler Master’s Storm Trooper is trimmed with a light-gray, rubber-coated plastic liner that covers the front and top of the case, creating a nice contrast with the black steel frame. It looks even better once its red fan LEDs switch on. It’s smaller than both NZXT’s Switch 810 and Xigmatek’s Elysium, measuring 23.8 inches high by 9.8 inches deep by 22.8 inches long and weighing 31.7 pounds.
Pros: Extremely straightforward to build in; classy looks; massive cable-routing cutout; copious attention to detail.
Cons: Good, but not great, stock cooling; no side window; angular top.
CM Storm Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) PC Chassis Review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: Before I go ahead, I have experience with standoff sockets from both Bitfenix and now with this case. Bitfenix has a little better finish on the circumference of the socket- but both are practically same. In both case the hole for the brass standoff is little bit smaller that makes it a tight squeeze: this is where it helps it also comes with the problem.
Summary: When I first saw the 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 completed I am very pleased with how things look and fit, and how neat the inside of the case looks, but the process of getting there was just more difficult than I would have expected.
Pros: » 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, » Decent cable management features, » Large cut out for CPU cooler mounting without removal of motherboard
Cons: » 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, » 2.5" internal drive cage isn't very practical
Conclusion: 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 great, along with the addition of 2 USB3.0 connections to help keep the Trooper up-to-date with the latest devices. The carrying handle was also a pleasant surprise to us and makes moving this beast around a lot easier.
Excerpt: Cooler Master is one of the premier names in the PC market for cases, power supplies and cooling solutions. This new case is the latest addition to their CM Storm line of cases. Of course, the name of this particular case is going to recall a particular series of Sci-Fi movies. This case is priced and aimed at the high-end gaming market, but not quite the enthusiast level market. With the features and pricing of this case it falls just short of the enthusiast level.
CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Review – Deluxe Gaming Case
23 December 2011
Conclusion: Without a doubt, the CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper is the best and most featured packed full tower computer case we ever tested. With an good attention to details and excellent build quality, the CM Storp trooper is sure to satisfy even the most demanding gamer today. The large number of storage bays supported including four dedicated for SSD drives, powerful fans and support for even the largest ATX motherboards and graphic boards, slick design and a strong,...
Pros: absolutely gorgeous, good airflow thanks to its four powerful fans, good cable management, large and spacious, accommodating even XL ATX and long graphic cards, excellent build quality with a rubberized design, strong handle if you need to carry it around, large number of drive bays, including 4 SSDs and 8 3.5″ harddrive bays, USB 3.0 support, full fan control
Cons: rather heavy even when empty, but this is also an indicator of the build quality so no major complaints here
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Case Review
6 December 2011
Excerpt: Back in 2009 Cooler Master released the CM Storm line of cases with gamers on the go in mind. The cases had a rugged look that had form and function as well as security features for peripherals with the StormGuard system. Today we are looking at the next addition to the Storm series, the Cooler Master Storm Trooper. Sorry Star Wars fan, this case is not what you think it is.
Conclusion: 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 more affordable, but none offer the same overall package.
Conclusion: Taking the APH Networks approach to installation, the first piece of the puzzle is the power supply. This will be trivial task for the CM Storm Trooper, as the chassis provides tons of working room, and no hassle when installing the power supply. As you can see in the picture above, there is a lot of wires that comes from the control panel at the top of the chassis.