Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Super Saver Shipping
  • One-Day Shipping

Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CyCo7A55L._SL160_.jpg

  • The first full tower chassis with two 90 degrees rotatable 4-in-3 HDD modules
  • The first with an easy-to-carry handle, and hidden tool box for storing private goods
  • Easily removable dust filters on intakes
  • A built in fan controller for cool or quiet operation
  • Supports up to 14 hard-drives for future upgrades
  • Convenient external 2.5″ HDD/SSD X-dock
  • Supports high-end hardware, includes XL-ATX board, multiple GPUs in SLI or Crossfire

Continuing with its tradition of revolutionary design and cutting edge technology, CM Storm surpasses the competition with the Trooper chassis. The Trooper contains a wealth of features coveted by most gaming enthusiasts, including USB 3.0, external 2.5″ and two 90 degree rotatable HDD cages for easier hard-drive installation. The Trooper is the first full tower with a carrying handle for easy transport.
Cool Master Computer Cases
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

List Price: $ 189.99

Price:

  • Other Recommendations
  • Best Selling Products
  • Product Reviews
  • Feedback

3 thoughts on “Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1

  1. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Why doesn’t this have more reviews? This case is an incredible value!, February 20, 2012
    By 

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1 (Personal Computers)

    You should probably jump on this case now, as it is on sale for $150 from the original $200 due to Cooler Master’s 20th anniversary. This case is easily worth $200, but the current price makes it a real no-brainer. I bought the Trooper to replace my NZXT Zero 2 case, which cost $100 last September, and for $50 dollars more, I got a case that is at LEAST 3X better than my old one.

    Notable features that I enjoy:

    * Very sturdy handle grip on top. This makes lifting the case a real breeze, even with all components installed. The handle is very nice, and the underneath side is squishy, making it very confortable. The handle is bolted to the base of the case of course, and feels extremely sturdy.

    * Slot-loading SSD on the front of the case. Great feature allows quick swapping of SSDs without opening the case.

    * Massive 200MM fan on top. Other reviews I have seen online complain this fan is too loud, I have no idea why they say that. I have all fans going at max level 6, and this is not loud to me at all. This fan has a huge filter that slides out for easy cleaning, and the way the case layout is designed, this fan is not in the way at all. Basically, take a regular full tower case that doesn’t have a top fan, add roughly 5-6 inches on top, and thats how big the Trooper is. Wonderful.

    * Bottom mounted PSU. This allows you to have all that space for the top fan. The bottom of the case has a dust filter as well. Note that the leg stubs are not very high on this case, co if you plan to set it on carpet, you will want to get a piece of wood or plastic mat to sit it on so the PSU’s bottom vent doesn’t get clogged by the carpet.

    *Very large motherboard window makes it a real breeze to install. Also, there is a large space between the back of the mobo plate and the actual side pannel. This makes wire managements super easy, even if you have a non-modular PSU. Add in tons of grommet holes and twist tie holes all over the place, so regardless of your setup, you can make it look great if you put in the time.

    * The bottom of the grill has a hidden compartment for storing excess parts, or anything else you might want to put there. Directly behind this is a SSD rack bolted to the bottom of the case. What is great about this is that if you remove both of these things (very easy, it is only six screws altogether for both parts) there are mounts for two 120MM fans should you so chose, or even a radiator if you watercool.

    *Combines steel with rounded edges and accented with hard smooth plastic around edges means no cutting yourself when installing, or lugging it around

    * Back of case has a feature where you can run your accessory cables through, then lock them in place so they are not stolen if you go to a LAN party.

    * Way more drive bays than any normal person will ever need.

    * Rotatable HDD/SSD bays. Both of these can fit 4 drives apiece. Each has its own 120mm fan. What I did was keep one of these cubes as it was, and put my HDD in there. THis default config allows the 120MM fan to blow directly on the drives, and immediately shoot the hot air outside the opposite side pannel vents. The other drive cage not in use was rotated, where the fan intakes cool air from the front, shoots it across my GPU and CPU, and out the back 140MM fan. It’s almost a straight shot, keeping hot air from building up inside the case.

    *Optional mounts for two 120MM fans on the side pannel.

    *Inside is painted black, which looks alot better than the unpainted interior from my previous case.

    * So much room that even the biggest CPU coolers have plenty of room to spare.

    * 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 3.0 ports on front. Each port is spaced far enough from each other that you can plug in an SD card reader and still use the adjacent ports for controllers, mice ect. My NZXT Zero 2 could not allow the other USB port to be occupied if I wanted to use my SD card reader, which was really annoying.

    *Adjustable fan settings that have 6 different speeds.

    *Toggle button for the fan LEDs.

    * Big power button on front that lights up the red flame logo when on. Purely cosmetic, but looks nice.

    * Good temps for my components. SO much space for future expansion it is rediculous. SLI is actually an option for me now. ALso, I have a really long GPU (GTX 570) and there’s at least two full inches (maybe more)in length to spare.

    CONS:

    I will be VERY picky here, as there isn’t really a legitimate con to this case.

    * I have read reviews saying this doesn’t have USB 3.0 converters for older mobos. Wasn’t an issue for me, I have a z68, but it’s something to keep in mind.

    * Red LEDs didn’t match my additional blue LED 120mm fans I put in from the old case. Told ya the cons here are minimal…

    * Leg stubs could have been bigger…

    Read more

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Satisfaction! No disappointments!, January 2, 2012
    By 
    Cave Johnson (Ohio, U.S.A.) –

    This review is from: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1 (Personal Computers)

    Where to begin… To start, this case is the best and easiest installation of any other cases that I have owned/purchased thus far. I originally had an NZXT Titan prior to this case. The titan was a mid-tower and seemed to work alright for me. The differences arise with the fact that the CM Stormtrooper has excellent cable management. It IS a full-tower case so it is therefore very roomy and incredibly easy to work with. Installation of all my components was a very smooth ride from my NZXT case to the Stormtrooper. There are just too many things to love about this case. The hidden tool compartment is excellent. I was nervous about this at first considering the lid only had a mere clip, until I noticed two holes for individual screws to be placed. <—Excellent. The very intriguing thing about this case is that the HDD bays can be shifted a full 90 degrees according to your preference. Doing so IS easy but requires a bit of extra work. By default my case came with the fans rotated to the left instead of the front of the case, which I soon changed.There is also much room for fans. Considering that the default number of fans installed in the case is 4 ( two 120mm front fans, top 200mm fan, and rear 120mm fan), there is still more room for two 120mm side fans as well as a bottom mounted 120mm fan, which I find to be fascinating! Also, everyone knows that dust is a HUGE and constant problem . This fan includes several air filters which can be pulled out and cleaned and used again, thus minimizing the fear of dust. I gave the case five stars because I felt that the case was built to serve and last, as well as the overall ease of the insertion of the components.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well worth the money – possibly the last case you will need to buy, April 5, 2012
    By 
    Leo

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Computer Case SGC-5000-KKN1 (Personal Computers)

    Given the lack of reviews on this particular case I thought I would share my experiences with a build I just completed. From the initial impressions of box labeling and marketing to what follows opening the box it is nothing but a pure pleasure and the product is oozing of quality.

    I was going from an Antec P180 to this due to just getting a bit too cramped and issues withe airflow in the Antec case. This case is a monster, there is more than enough space in this model to include any reasonable amount of drives and accessories. Two or three videocards would not be an issue here. There is plenty of space and easy to work in given the size.

    The first thing I noticed was the overall quality job of fit and finish on the case. An accessory box is wired into the interior and additional parts in the bottom mounted tray. I’m not sure what kind of finish they used, whether painted and baked or powder coated. It’s a quality job either way. During the course of the installation there were a few slips with the screwdriver and there was not a single mark left by any of them. This is definitely a case that will take some abuse to its finish and retain it’s good looks.

    Moving into the MB mounting, there is a neat little socket included that you place the MB studs to and use a screw drive to insert into the MB tray. This made alignment and installation a breeze. Just be sure that your studs are aligned properly to the holes on the MB or you will short your board when you go to power up. This case completely swallowed up the fullsize MB I was installing.

    Next area was the drive mounts. They come from the factory facing the left side of the case. There is a fan mounted (factory) to each of the cages. I reoriented them to face front to back. To do so required the removal of two screws on each cage to release it then the additional removal of two screws to remove the side panels. It’s a rather ingenious and unique way which I have not seen in any products from Antec, Lian-Li, or other cases I have worked with in the past. The panels are just flipped at that point to the side (instead of the front and back as originally found). They act as a guide and stop for the cages. The panels are even labeled TOP/BACK so orientation is a breeze. 3.5″ drives do require the use of a tool free mounting system of a small tray which you just snap onto the drive then slide into the case. Very easy and secure fit. Removal could be done with just a press in on each side of the tabs. Installation of 2.5″ drive (SSD in this case) goes into a separate cage mounted by four small screws which need to be removed. The optical drive also required four thumb screws.

    Cable wiring was ample and well thought out.

    Sound levels are not bad. It’s not as quiet as my P180 but these cases are in different leagues. The increase in space and improvements to cooling are well worth the slight increase in noise – and it’s not a great deal different.

    Someone did mention that they had difficulties in removing the side panels. There is two thumb screws that hold each into place. Remove those, slide the panel back a bit and its off. Reverse and back on. This is a non issue and possibly the unit was damaged that reviewer had received.

    Overall I would have to say this is without a doubt the finest and well thought out case I have had the pleasure of working on. I would whole heatedly recommend this to anyone planning a new build or just wanting a more capable (and spacious) case.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Share your experience about this product