Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Case ReviewTue, Dec 06, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Installing Parts into the CM Storm Trooper
Cooler Master includes all that is needed to mount your system in the case, along with an 8pim power cable extension.
In the hardware bag is an assortment of screws, motherboard standoffs, side panel lock bracket, and a socket for installing the motherboard standoffs.
For the main drive cages there are drive trays. The trays are tool-less for 3.5” drives; 2.5” drives have to be mounted with screws.
Here I have a 2.5″ SSD mounted to the drive tray.
Installing the system went quickly and easily. With the rather large Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooler in it there is still plenty of room left.
Though my quick install doesn’t look very clean, there is plenty of space for the wiring between the motherboard tray setback and the side panel bulge. With the large opening at the power supply, getting the cables through was very easy.
With the drive trays installed from the right there is a large offset that allows for plenty of room for connections.
With the system together and fired up the LED fans are noticeable, but not overpowering.
With the system powered on the CM Storm logo on the power button glows. Under that the LED indicates the speed of the fans. The higher and brighter the light, the faster the fan. All 3 at full bright is full speed; low is a single dim light. On high the fans are livable; on low they are barely noticeable. What is noticeable is that every press of the button for both fan and LED controls is a loud beep from the controller.