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Cooler Master Announces CM Storm Trooper Premium Gaming Chassis

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. btarunr

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    CM Storm, of the Cooler Master Group, unleashes a truly magnificent feat of engineering into an arena that represents the future of warfare; the Trooper full-tower chassis. Capable of lightning fast redeployment, it’s the first in its class to include an ultra-strong carrying handle; allowing a gamer to travel with the finest system configurations available with relative ease. CM Storm Trooper includes features that are most coveted by gaming enthusiasts in that it has full dust filter coverage, a fan controller, an external SSD drive hot-swap dock and two uniquely designed modular hard drive cages. These features give CM Storm Trooper the ability to adapt to workstation or water-cooled gaming configurations easily.

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    Cutting-edge Innovations
    CM Storm Trooper exterior features a damage-resistant rubberized coating that will protect the case during transport. Things heat up as gaming becomes more intense. The included front panel connections and controls provide a user with the ability to make on-the-fly changes to fan speed and case LEDs while USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and audio connections are also provided as an added means of convenience. This is topped off by a 2.5” HDD/SSD X-dock that makes mounting extra drives as easy as loading a Blu-ray/DVD. Changing settings at a moment’s notice becomes a simple matter of a quick button press with CM Storm Trooper.

    Versatile Configurations
    CM Storm Trooper contains two modular HDD cages which can hold 4HDDs and a120mm fan for cooling each. These modular units can be rotated, front to back, side to side or removed altogether. CM Storm Trooper is the first chassis to allow fully modular hard drive configuration with no modification required. CM Storm Trooper can be equipped with multiple watercooling radiators.

    Creatively mounting a vertical water-cooling radiator is possible with the removal of the hard drive cages and panels. CM Storm Trooper has nine expansion slots providing support for multi-GPUs in SLI or Crossfire, space for up to 14 hard drives, and a motherboard tray that supports up to XL-ATX. The Trooper is an ideal mobile arsenal to house and transport the most advanced system and cooling setups.

    Cable Management & Storage
    A professional cable management look is possible by utilizing the myriad cable tie zones and cable management holes available in the CM Storm Trooper. Smarter and larger placements of these areas allow for efficiently routing cables directly to their intended destinations. In an effort to reduce installation times, a great number of hardware can be mounted tool-free via the use of the included locking mechanisms or trays. A very large CPU heat sink retention hole has been placed in the motherboard tray to allow it to be compatible with most types of CPU and motherboard layouts. Prepare for the unexpected as seasoned operative would with a hidden drawer placed behind a false panel. The bottom panel removes to reveal a storage drawer to keep private effects safe from prying eyes until they are needed.

    CM Storm will be launching CM Storm Trooper at a MSRP of 149€ in Europe. Expect to see it at retailers and online locations that sell your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix gear by November 4th 2011 in Europe. Availability, and pricing will vary based on geographical region, please contact your local Cooler Master approved reseller or distributor in your country for more information.
     
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    Clicked on link expected something else. I am disappoint!
     
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    That is the ugliest case EVER. What on earth? Probably preparing us for the big bang when the Cosmos 2 gets released.
     
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    The front panel except for the very top of it (I think that might be the SSD hot-swap) looks good. The rest is ugly, as is natural for a laser-gun case, but still...Just one part of it looking good is progress I suppose.

    Actually, does anyone else see the face on top? The SSD slot being the mouth, USB3.0 the eyes, USB2.0 the nostrils, eSATA and Mic/Headphone jacks being the eyebrows...No?
     
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    Love it.
     
  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Some stuff is good but too much scifi imo.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    From some angles I like it, from others I don't. Overall, I think it's decent looking.
     
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    This is a very nice looking case, love it. The inside looks great. If the price isn't too steep, this is an easy buy.
     
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    I like the looks, but the inside looks like it might be a little crowded.
     
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    case looks awesome except for the left side panel, it needs a window :toast:
     
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    This looks the be built on the HAF-X platform
     
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    It looks great.
     
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    I like cases with handles. :D
     
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    It looks alright. Looks kinda cramped inside with the way the hdd rack is. They should have made it wider fo cable management behind motherboard tray. There doesn't look to be any room for cables. Good luck lol. The outside looks alright but it doesn't wow me at all.
     
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    The first paragraph of the press annoucement kicks ass. Other cases run home to mommy.
     
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    I actually like the look of this case but this is someone who has a HAF "X"
     
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    Still like the Sniper better, but not bad.
     
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    I saw that too and started wondering if the HAF-X side panel will fit it. I know the HAF 932 and X side panels are interchangeable.
     
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    The CM Storm Enforcer has the same chassis as the 912 but it's black and it has diff side panel.
     
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    The box has a check box sticker on the side for a window version. Could have been a mistake, but I think a windowed version is right around the corner;)
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    black again?
    pearl white would be good with sparkling
     
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    Did not know that thank you
     
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    this is a full tower , can have 2 x 240mm rad ... why on earth you make a full tower to be "mobile" it escapes me!

    else this case as some nice fan mount for traditional casing...

    but i require full tower with more 3x240 rad mount... if i wanted "mobile" i would get a small tower with lots of fan :p
     

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