Good Luck Finding one.. $189.00 US MSRP.
The Exterior is painted Black and the front shows a total of 9 Drive Bays included in the case. The Front also includes an X-Dock which can be used to Plug-in a SSD Drive, The top design comes with a handle and the front connector panel which includes Power On/Off, LED On/Off, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, E-Sata, Audio Microphone Jacks and HDD/CPU Usage LED’s. There are also 3 Holes at the back to allow for watercooling setups. A meshed side panel is included on the case which may allow room for 2 120mm fans but this is yet no known.
Storm Trooper Features
• Damage resistant rubberized outer surfaces with a built-in digital fan controller
• Supports high-end hardware such as XL-ATX motherboards, multiple GPUs in SLI or Crossfire
• Room for future upgrades with support for up to 14 HDD or SSD
• Dust filters on every intake that are removable to allow easy cleaning
• Support for several 240mm radiators
• 6 fan speed settings and fan LED control via fan controller
• Front I/O panel with 2 internal USB 3.0 connectors
• Easy transport with handles and a hidden tool box for carrying accessories
• Easy cable management and routing
• Two 90 degree removable and rotatable HDD cages each with an attached 120mm red LED fan
Material Case body........ Steel; Front bezel: Mesh and plastic
Expansion Slots.. 9 + 1
Dimensions...... 250 x 605.6 x 578.5mm / 9.8 x 23.8 x 22.8"
Net weight....... 13.7kg / 30.2 lbs
MB Type....... Micro ATX / ATX / XL-ATX
5.25" Drive Bay..... 9
3.5" Drive Bay........ 8 (converted from 5.25" bay by two 4-in-3 HDD cages)
2.5" Drive Bay.... 13 (8 converted from 5.25" bay by two 4-in-3 HDD cages)
Front I/O USB
USB 3.0 x2
USB 2.0 x2
120mm x2 front
120mm x2 side (optional)
120mm x2 bottom (optional)
Max. Graphics Card Length.......... 322mm / 12.7"
Max. CPU Cooler Height........ 186mm / 7.3"
Benchmark Reviews Says.
The sturdy, rubber-padded handle dominates the top of the Storm Trooper. Behind the handle is a meshed area covering the top of the case and providing exhaust airflow for the included 200mm top fan. The fan can be removed and replaced with a 2x120mm radiator. The front and top of the case are covered in a soft-touch, rubber-like material.
Benchmark Reviews also reports.
A giant illuminated power button with the Storm logo dominates the I/O panel at the top front of the case; below it are buttons for the built-in fan controller, which can control the lights of three fans and the speed of four fans. By pressing the "-" and "+" buttons, you can choose between six different fan speeds, with LEDs above the switches visually indicating the chosen speed. There are also power and hard drive activity LEDs, microphone and headphone jacks, a reset button and ESATA port, and four widely-spaced USB ports. The wide spacing of the USB ports will minimize the chance of "fat" USB devices interfering with adjacent ports. There is no FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, but this is falling out of use anyway and most users won't miss it. The two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports are connected to a cable terminating in a USB 3.0 header, which is only useful if you have a recent motherboard that has one of these headers. Surprisingly, Cooler Master does not provide a USB 3.0->USB 2.0 adapter cable, so if your motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header, you won't be able to use these ports.
One odd thing is that Cooler Master doesn't supply a power light header for your motherboard's front panel connector; instead, the power LED gets its electricity from the same 4 pin Molex connector the fan controller does. While this works, it means you don't get a blinking power light when you put your computer to sleep.
The Cooler Master Storm Trooper Club
is dedicated to the honorable
Seal Team VI
This case was also introduced on the 20th Anniversary of Nevermind Album from Nirvana.. Curt.. RIP.. We loved you and you didn't feel that you deserved it. But who does?