Introduction and Specs

It’s been a while since we last reviewed a case from CM Storm. However we’re back with the CM Storm Trooper, which boasts a variety of cool new features including an easy-to-carry rubber-coated handle, hidden tool box for storing private goods and a built-in fan controller.

Obviously, the first thing you notice when looking at the CM Storm Trooper is that it’s very much a case designed for gamers. With the bright red LEDs and rubber-coated easy-to-carry handle, it’s quite clear who the target audience are here. And let’s not forget the size! It comes in at a rather large 250mm (w) x 605.5mm (h) x 578.5mm (d).

As well as all of these, you’ve also got a very convenient 2.5-inch external HDD/SSD X-dock.

Specification

Available Color All Black
Material Steel body, Front Mesh / Plastic bezel
Dimensions (W) 250 x (H) 605.6 x (D) 578.5 mm
(W) 9.8 x (H) 23.8 x (D) 22.8 inch
Net Weight

13.7 KG / 30.2 lbs 

M/B 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 modules)
2.5” Drive Bay 13 (converted from 5.25” bay by two 4-in 3 HDD modules)
Cooling System

Front:

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 Slots 9+1
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio In and Out ( Supports HD audio)
Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V
Maximum Compatibility CPU cooler height: 186 mm / 7.3 in
GPU card length: 322 mm / 12.7 in

Package Contents

At first glance, it looks like you only receive some hard drive trays, but the CM Storm Trooper features a hidden tool box, at the bottom of the case, to store all of your bits and bobs.

Within the tool box, you receive a whole range screws, motherboard mounts, an 8-pin power cable extension and 3.5-inch rails.