Originally Posted by the_entropy;15493013
Hey guys, I'm building a new computer, haven't done it in years since my old one kicked ass. Finding internal parts for the build has been easy, but finding a case has been overwhelming, I'm in between this one and the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I (smaller, lighter, correct placement of fan filters), but I like the looks and material of the trooper better. I got two questions for you trooper owners.
1. how heavy does the case feel? 30lbs for a case is alot, but it has a handle, how does it feel to transport it wth all the stuff inside? I go to some lan parties, not all the time, but I also move my computer desk from time to time, I dont want it to feel like a hassle.
2. How is it against dust? It has dust filters on the buttom and on the top, the top is pointless for me and for most people since it is usually setup as an exhaust, but I will have front side and buttom for intake, and front and side panels dont have filters, does it have something to protect the case against dust that I'm missing from pictures and reviews?
Thanks in advance, this is a new case and this forum is the only place I can really ask the owners for an honest opinion!
1. I don't have the Trooper, but I do have a Scout that is loaded with water cooling system and I would not even want to move this case with out the hand. I can not say on how the Trooper is balanced but from the reviews I have seen, they said it was well balance with the case looded up with parts. I would think the Trooper would be easier to move around than the Overseer from having owned PCs with and with out handles.
2. From the FAQ on the CM web site
Q. Are there removable dust filters? Where?
A. There are dust filters at every intake. One dust filter slides easily in and out of the back of the top of the case. The bottom holds two separate dust filters that slide out of the front and back of the bottom respectively. These bottom two dust filters catch dust from the power supply and bottom 2 x 120mm fan intakes. The 5.25" bay covers also function as removable filters. The side panels have dust filters built-in that can be easily cleaned.
FAQ can be found herehttp://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/trooper/home.php?page=faq