Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1)
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For a first time rig case, its a big step
14 August 2013
Summary: Here is a short pro and cons for you like me who dont have time for long reviews. Pros: -Usb 3.0 -Plenty of screws for what can fit in the case -Nice little hidden storage -The face plates are easy an removal -Comes with 4 fans (Included in description) -Nice finish, hard to scuff up -Benchmark heat levels went from 90c to a cool 60c, usually doesnt go over 40c when i just play league or something -Rubberized handle, easy on the hand Cons: -This case is heavy as hell, i...
Summary: My case came with the fans facing the side. Found one thumb screw stripped before I even tried to remove it. When i went to put them back in with my fans facing the front the rear thumb screws did not fit in their holes, had to re-tap them. For the price i shouldnt have to do this. Good air flow, cool features, quiet. Love the ssd mount. but for the cost i would recommend the NZXT Phantom case.
Summary: I got this case for a new gaming computer build, and it was pretty much everything I needed Pros: Big, good airflow, looks cool. cons: a ton of wires from the panel, vague instructions inside the manual.
Summary: I ordered this case because my system has grown over the years: two optical drives, 3 HDDs and one SSD, plus a couple of add-in cards on the motherboard. I was tired of the rat's nest of cables, both power and data, and it was time to move up to a full tower case. The documentation that is provided with the case is marginal at best, but that is the only thing that is "marginal." The case is very well built, with lots of options.
Summary: Documentation is poor, so a first-time builder like me will have to google stuff to become more confident. Some info: 1. it has voltage regulated two-pin fans, whose speed is controlled by the fan speed buttons in front of the case. That's the option that I used, but, alternatively, you can plug the fans into your motherboard. You may need to tell the motherboard to use voltage control for the fans. 2.
Summary: Pros- The case has amazing airflow right out of the box. If you're not to worried about the temp of your HDD's you can rotate the front fans for even more airflow towards your GPU. The cables for the case are mostly matte black which is great for what little bit you can't tuck behind the motherboard. It has a very generous cutout for after-market heat sinks. There is plenty of room around the back side for cable management.
Summary: I bought this case for the handle, the size and the looks. In my mind it is not really a full tower and sitting beside my 800D confirms that. I did need something that I could move around as I take this to work and the handle and handhold fill the bill in that respect. The case airflow is quite good and cools my components adequately with the stock fans but it would be nice to have filters on the side vents.
Pros: -great handle and hand hold for carrying, -moveable hdd cages, -lots of fan mount points, -nice textured finish, -you can turn the fan led's off, -some fan filters
Cons: -no filters on side openings, -old school thumbscrews for side panels
Summary: This case is brilliant, although when buying it consider it's size this thing is HUGE. It has great options for cooling and the stock fans are very quiet. The reason for only 4 Stars is because the rubber that coats the front peels off very easily, other than that a brilliant case with huge amounts of space to customise, really easy to work with. Consider the HAF series when buying this case.