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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

So great to have new troopers! Welcome.
This I can say certainly better due to channels in th back of the box.
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M/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX, XL-ATX

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/trooper/

If it lists motherboard type as those then how does it support E-ATX if that motherboard compatibility isn't present ?

That brings me to five more questions concerning the Storm Trooper.

1. I'll be putting in about four of these fans into the optional fan slots (2 side , 2 bottom): http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_130&item_id=034878 (Cooler Master 120mm Red LED SickleFlow 2000 RPM Long Life Case Fan (R4-L2R-20AR-R1). Will it compromise the wind-tunnel since they spin faster than the other stock fans ?
2. How can the hard-drive cage be re-oriented for best performance (I understand having the HDD cage fans as intake will make much better air cooling performance but how is it done , it's very vague here:
http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000238/Cooler-Master-Storm-Trooper-Case-Review/2#axzz1eaCSnS5Z
3. Will I have any issues with the expansions slots due to the larger than ATX nature of the Maximus IV Extreme-Z ?
4. How best to orient the additional four fans (side 2 fans should be intake ? , bottom 2 fans should also be intake ?)
5. Will the Storm Trooper fit E-ATX motherboards for LGA2011 such as the Rampage IV Extreme ?


Okay I will explain.... Question 1.

 

 

Computer form factors
Biggest to smallest.
Name PCB size (mm)
WTX 356 × 425
AT 350 × 305
Baby-AT 330 × 216
BTX 325 × 266
ATX 305 × 244
EATX (Extended) 305 × 330
LPX 330 × 229
microBTX 264 × 267
NLX 254 × 228
Ultra ATX 244 × 367
microATX 244 × 244
DTX 244 × 203
FlexATX 229 × 191
Mini-DTX 203 × 170
EBX 203 × 146
microATX (min.) 171 × 171
Mini-ITX 170 × 170
EPIC (Express) 165 × 115
ESM 149 × 71
Nano-ITX 120 × 120
COM Express 125 × 95
ESMexpress 125 × 95
ETX/XTX 114 × 95
Pico-ITX 100 × 72
PC/104 (-Plus) 96 × 90
ESMini 95 × 55
Qseven 70 × 70
mobile-ITX 60 × 60
CoreExpress 58 × 65


If you will notice the XL ATX is not listed. because there is not that official ranking. It is an additional name because of the slight differences in E ATX cases. but because of world economy we have this term XL ATX which means the next size above ATX or E- ATX .. so the E-ATX will fit. ATX has 7 slots. E ATX and XL ATX is 9 and there are 9 slots for the E ATX and XL-ATX boards. the difference is usually how wide the board is. That is where the confusion starts... E and XL can be 1 and 1.5 inches fatter so there is not a set name for them because E ATX is an exact Size. XL is a more general term used for larger than ATX cases that don't conform exactly to the E ATX Standard of measure to the Milli meter...

 

But to answer your question.. The Trooper has more room than the Haf on interior board room

 

2. The Sickle Flow Fan are great Quiet and new

the Red lighting are very bright and the new fan blade shape is more efficient giving more velocity and more quiet operation.

 

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Will the increased velocity of the fan cause an adverse effect on the internal current of air. The answer is no.. The increase is actually good since it is cooling the HDDs first and fighting that resistance of the mass of the Harddrive cases...

 

Well if you turn the Hard drive containment pods from side to side then you are blocking off the front air access to your mother board and your graphics cards.. BUT.... When you add the two intake fans to your side panel then you replace them ... but some of that air escapes out the other side of the exhaust vent on the other side of the case.

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That is the reason I was suggesting to make the top and back exhaust fan into intake fans.. Like a Lian Li PC 05.. and make the side fans exhast... So you can keep more positive pressure in the box and push out the heated air from both of the side panels.

 

 

 

3. Expansion slot.. or the Nine slots are standard on all E ATX or XL ATX so the answer is no. The problem that you could experience is the sides.. It is a fatter board. So you may have to be more patient with your wire management on the side of the board.

 

There are the standard standoffs for that board on the motherboard try of the Storm Trooper so It will fit.. dont worry.

 

 

4. Side fans.. I would make them exhaust and turn around the top 200 mm fan and make it intake and the back 140 intake as well.. pushing air out all the side ventilation.

 

 

5. Yes.

 

 

Oh.. As a side note.. the top 200 mm fan has hole for 4 LEDs but you would have to purchase them extra..and choose the color..White or Red.  would be nice or if you are Italian you might like the Green lights to go with the Red and the white.

 


Edited by unimatrixzero - 11/23/11 at 10:16pm
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1.What kind of temperature differences will turning the top and back into exhaust over intake yield specifically ?
2. In addition what about the bottom option two fans which I will be adding two Sickle Flow red-led fans. Would those need to be intake or exhaust ?
3. What is the procedure in turning the HDD Cages 90 degrees in which the fans become intake fans for the front.

Thanks again. I'm certain the Storm Trooper will be an exciting addition to my Overhaul/build. I understand that I am asking quite a few questions but I need to be certain of the Storm Trooper over the HAF X.
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For those wondering about fan placement and options, I switched the drive cages so that the 120mm fans pushed cool air to the back which barely shaved a couple degrees at best from the CPU and chipset bridge sensors. Adding two 25mm thick side panel fans help cool the video card a little better. Keep in mind, the side fans shouldn’t spin faster than the front fans or else they disrupt the wind tunnel effect that works best for these kinds of chassis.

http://www.futurelooks.com/coolermaster-cm-storm-trooper-premium-gaming-case-review/
Edited by 45nm - 11/23/11 at 10:48pm
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post #544 of 12476
I am happy to join the trooper club.

here are teasing photos..

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Please take a look at my YouTube review of the CM Storm Trooper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj64qjYRT0
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post #546 of 12476
Ordered mine today (along with several other things, this case was the only thing I got that wasn't on sale lol)
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I am happy to join the trooper club.

here are teasing photos..

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Welcome trooper,...  Thanks for joining

 

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Originally Posted by skratchwiz View Post

Please take a look at my YouTube review of the CM Storm Trooper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj64qjYRT0


 

DUDE........ you made page one.

 

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Ordered mine today (along with several other things, this case was the only thing I got that wasn't on sale lol)



Welcome trooper,... Thanks for joining

 

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Edited by unimatrixzero - 11/27/11 at 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by skratchwiz View Post

Please take a look at my YouTube review of the CM Storm Trooper.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj64qjYRT0

Great review. I was watching it earlier without even realizing it was a fellow OCN member lol
post #549 of 12476
Hey guys,

Just bought the cooler master storm trooper case. Started putting it together and could use a little guidance.

The motherboard I decided on was the ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3. The power supply I got is fully modular but the cables are just not long enough to hide them on the other side of the case. I am looking for extenders for the 24 pin ATX cable and the 8 Pin. If I am correct I do not need a 24 pin but can get an extender that goes from 24 pin to the 20 pin on the motherboard. I am getting the 20 pin from monoprice but they do not have an 8 pin and need somewhere cheap to grab one.

Also the case has wires with two connections that I cannot figure out where they go. One says WST 9 on it and the other AC 97
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Any help?
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That mb takes a 24 pin. You can use a 20+4 pin psu on a 20 mb but not a 20 pin psu on a 24 pin mb. As for extension cables there is a nice youtube vid on the main 3 brands, but the casse comes with a 8 pin if you don't care about sleeving. I'll try to find it. As for the AC97 you don't need to use it. Use the HD Audio, AC97 is for old mb's and I can't believe CM is still putting in their higher end cases. I'm not sure what the WST 9 is. Have you looked in the manual?
Edited by GoodInk - 11/27/11 at 11:47am
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