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post #221 of 12497
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Originally Posted by CTM Audi;15261630 
Mine had a few issues, and I wasnt really expecting to like it all that much. But now seeing how the top holes are so you can do push/pull, and how much space there is at the bottom, I think Im going to hang on to it for a while.

Still had a couple issues with it. For one, the tool bay cover in the front is very wobbly and isnt really held on securely. Mine had the spring messed up on one of the sides (took pics of it). Even after fixing that it wiggles around though.

And one of my rubber gromets were torn next to the PSU. All the gromets are very thin and flimsy. I would have liked to see nice thick heavy duty ones. As with a full tower chances are you have a lot of thick heavy wires.

I really loved your pictures and I can't wait to do my new build
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Edited by unimatrixzero - 10/12/11 at 7:28pm
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
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WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
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WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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post #222 of 12497
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The CM Rep wasn't kidding about the Chinese Storms killing the availability on the CM Cases.. Look at the bottom to see how many of these cases are out of Stock or Sold out.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100
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Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #223 of 12497
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post
The CM Rep wasn't kidding about the Chinese Storms killing the availability on the CM Cases.. Look at the bottom to see how many of these cases are out of Stock or Sold out.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100
And here I thought they were just clearing out old stock getting ready for the holidays. And new releases.
     
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WD Blue 500gb WD Green 500gb Some ASUS media drive AMD stock (wants H100 or H80) 
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Windows 7 ViewSonic VA2446M-LED Black 24" Corsair VENGEANCE K90 Rosewill Capstone 550M 550w Modular 
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WD Blue 500gb WD Green 500gb Some ASUS media drive AMD stock (wants H100 or H80) 
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post #224 of 12497
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And here I thought they were just clearing out old stock getting ready for the holidays. And new releases.
Who says your not right on the Money...
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #225 of 12497
Hi folks,

I had originally thought about getting the ASUS Sabertooth x58 motherboard for my next rig but seeing as how it lacks the headers for the front panel ports on the CM Storm Trooper chassis I'm resorting to perhaps Gigabytes G1.Assassin instead, I have a couple of questions though.

1) Is there a particular Mobo this chassis was designed for?

2) Are there any recommended Mobo's I should consider over the ones mentioned above and why?


Cheers,

Steve.
post #226 of 12497
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Originally Posted by XeneX79 View Post
Hi folks,

I had originally thought about getting the ASUS Sabertooth x58 motherboard for my next rig but seeing as how it lacks the headers for the front panel ports on the CM Storm Trooper chassis I'm resorting to perhaps Gigabytes G1.Assassin instead, I have a couple of questions though.

1) Is there a particular Mobo this chassis was designed for?

2) Are there any recommended Mobo's I should consider over the ones mentioned above and why?


Cheers,

Steve.
Well, this is the only thing I could find in the manual.....
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1#TOSHIBA Q300 SSD 120GB / 2# WD,C.B. 500GB / ... 1 Samsung's HD DVD 54x Re-Writer Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liqu... Dr.1# Win 7Ult 64bit /Dr.2# Win 7 Ult 64bit /Dr... 
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post #227 of 12497
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Originally Posted by XeneX79 View Post
Hi folks,

I had originally thought about getting the ASUS Sabertooth x58 motherboard for my next rig but seeing as how it lacks the headers for the front panel ports on the CM Storm Trooper chassis I'm resorting to perhaps Gigabytes G1.Assassin instead, I have a couple of questions though.

1) Is there a particular Mobo this chassis was designed for?

2) Are there any recommended Mobo's I should consider over the ones mentioned above and why?


Cheers,

Steve.
Cases arent designed for one motherboard, they wouldnt sell then.
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post #228 of 12497
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Originally Posted by XeneX79 View Post
Hi folks,

I had originally thought about getting the ASUS Sabertooth x58 motherboard for my next rig but seeing as how it lacks the headers for the front panel ports on the CM Storm Trooper chassis I'm resorting to perhaps Gigabytes G1.Assassin instead, I have a couple of questions though.

1) Is there a particular Mobo this chassis was designed for?

2) Are there any recommended Mobo's I should consider over the ones mentioned above and why?


Cheers,

Steve.
Great question and I understand your concerns.. the great thing about the Storm Trooper is that it was designed even for the Extended ATX Motherboards. Which are 12 inches wide and 13 inches long approximately.. This case was designed by builders.. We helped to put this together and one thing that we asked for was more room for the motherboard and video cards...

So to answer your Question.. Buy any Mobo you want. Big or Small They designed it for all of them.

And get a big Video card too.. or Three of them.. Water cooling thats No problem either.. SSDs. Not an issue. No come on Please.. We can do it all. We are the Best.





Edited by unimatrixzero - 10/12/11 at 10:29pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 ASRock X79 Extreme 9 Sapphire 5770 X 2 In Crossfire 16GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #229 of 12497
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The CMSTC Proudly Backs the new QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Keyboard from Cooler Master. Cherry switches with no key rollover in ps-2 mode. This is an awesome Keyboard.




•Mechanical CHERRY MX switches
•Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
•Extra key-caps bundled (with keypuller)
•Laser-marked keycaps
•Anti Ghosting
•NKRO in PS/2 mode
•1000Hz/1ms response time in USB mode
•Multimedia shortcuts
•Rubber coated Keyboard surface
•Removable braided USB cable with cable routing
Source
Edited by unimatrixzero - 10/12/11 at 10:31pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor SSD 128 GB 1 TB WD Black 1.5 tb WD Black  2 tb Seagate Green 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD RAPTOR 300  Plextor PX850SA Corsair H-100 Water cooling on processor Factory Cooling for both 5770 Graphic Cards 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64 ViewSonic VX2235wm Samsung 920 BW APC With Cherry Switches. 
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Corair HX-1000 CM Storm Trooper Enigma Cobra Edition Microsoft SideWinder Gaming Mouse ASUS Black Leather 
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post #230 of 12497
Thanks for the replies guys,

And sorry, maybe I could have worded my first post a little better, I specifically wanted to know which Mobos would be best in terms of having the correct internal ports/headers and amount needed to use all functions of the Troopers front panel, I have noted a few boards that have the ability and as I previously mentioned The board I would have chosen is the ASUS Sabertooth x58 but lacks the internal USB 3.0 support, the Gigabyte G1.Assassin has this covered but will they be in the right place?

The question isn't so much which boards will fit but more which ones will need less "tinkering" to have all the functions of the front panel working "out of the box" in terms of cable lengths from panel to board, where the orientation of the connectors of the board is better suited etc.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTM Audi View Post
Cases arent designed for one motherboard, they wouldnt sell then.
Of course this is true but manufacturers specs must favour some types/brands more than others? e.g. I bought a Thermaltake Shark case once upon a time that "should" have been fine with the ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe (according to the specs anyway) but I found it some what awkward in terms of both the layout between board and case, it fitted in there and worked but just didn't seem "compatible" somehow in terms of layout, and I believe popular opinion at the time suggested that combo was considered to be a good match.

Again thanks for the input, it's much appreciated.
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