|CM Storm Trooper Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 26 September 2011|
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Detailed Interior Features
Like almost all modern cases, the Cooler Master Storm Trooper uses drive caddies. 3.5" drives snap into place, while 2.5" drives are secured with screws.
The two removable 3.5" cages hold up to four drives each. Each cage is fitted with a red LED-lit 120mm fan that connects to the built-in fan controller. If you leave a cage out, you gain three additional 5.25" bays.
Since the Cooler Master Storm Trooper is a full tower case, you'd expect lots of room, and you'd be right. There's about 7 3/4" of space between the motherboard tray and the side panel.
There's surprisingly little space behind the motherboard tray, though: just over 5/8" of an inch. The relief in the side panel will help some, but I'm still disappointed that this huge case has so little cable clearance.
In front of the power supply area is a small removable cage that can hold up to four 2.5" drives. Of course, you can also mount 2.5" drives and SSDs in the drive caddies using screws. If you remove this cage and the hidden parts drawer, you've opened up enough space to mount a 2x120mm radiator at the bottom of the case.
Join me in the next section as I built a system in this case.