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Its funny.. I bought two 1.5 Terabyte drives from a guy on Ebay for 150 bucks.. I am so glad I bought them 6 months ago,.
Edited by unimatrixzero - 1/7/12 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

Its funny.. I bought two 1.5 Terabyte drives from a guy on Ebay for 150 bucks.. I am so glad I bought them 6 months ago,.

Want to send one my way? LOL.

I bought a Hitachi 500GB on black friday to hopefully hold me until the prices come down. Running out of room fast though
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I was buying HDD and Flashdrives like they were going out of business. I have a full build...a 1.5 in the mancave.. and 1 5 hunrded for a large flashdrive to go between different computers using usb Harddrive caddies I have installed on each computer.


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NEWEGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Says it shipped today.

Hopefully I'll get it Wednesday with the rest of my stuff. Else I'll have no where to put it all!
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Hi, I am new to the forums here and am considering a Cooler Master Storm Trooper. The problem is that I will be getting an E-ATX motherboard and those are not officially supported.

So I decided to contact Cooler Master and ask them, and here is what I was told:

"It will not fit as the e-ATX has some mounting holes the case does not have or support."

However, I read a Newegg review where someone said they were able to fit an E-ATX motherboard inside the case.

I have no doubt that the case can physically hold an E-ATX motherboard. But my question is whether or not the Cooler Master representative was correct in telling me that the case does not have the right mounting holes for an E-ATX motherboard. Does anybody know? Does anybody currently have an E-ATX motherboard inside of their Storm Trooper while using all the screw holes on the motherboard?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Originally Posted by strausd View Post

Hi, I am new to the forums here and am considering a Cooler Master Storm Trooper. The problem is that I will be getting an E-ATX motherboard and those are not officially supported.
So I decided to contact Cooler Master and ask them, and here is what I was told:
"It will not fit as the e-ATX has some mounting holes the case does not have or support."
However, I read a Newegg review where someone said they were able to fit an E-ATX motherboard inside the case.
I have no doubt that the case can physically hold an E-ATX motherboard. But my question is whether or not the Cooler Master representative was correct in telling me that the case does not have the right mounting holes for an E-ATX motherboard. Does anybody know? Does anybody currently have an E-ATX motherboard inside of their Storm Trooper while using all the screw holes on the motherboard?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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Cooler Master says the Storm Trooper will handle micro ATX, ATX, and XL-ATX motherboards. One problem is that there is no real standard for "XL-ATX". My ASUS Rampage III Extreme is an odd form factor that's one inch longer, front to back, than the ATX standard. As you can see from the image below, it partially covers two of the cable routing holes, but this shouldn't be a problem
Benchmark Reviews.com

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thumb.gif Does that help any!!! wink.gif
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thumb.gif Does that help any!!! wink.gif
That does help! I noticed that the dimensions of that motherboard is 12" X 10.6" and the Rampage 4 Extreme is 12" X 10.7". So it looks like I shouldn't have any issues besides the motherboard being one tenth of an inch longer wider than the one in that picture.

The only thing I am worried about is whether or not the case will support all of the screws that the motherboard needs. I would rather not be in a situation where I am not able to fully screw in the motherboard.
Edited by strausd - 1/9/12 at 3:53pm
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Boards that are called E-ATX, such as the MIVE Z and RIVE are just slightly wider than normal ATX boards (as shown in the pictures above), and importantly have the same screw holes/stand-off fitment. You will have no issues with a Rampage IV Extreme in a Storm Trooper case. There are several pictures in the Corsair case threads where such motherboards have been fitted into cases such as the 600T and 650D.


The only impact will be the grommets being partially covered, but still functional. I'm considering this case for just this purpose as the Cosmos 2 is just too expensive at the moment. Currently I have a Maximus IV Extreme Z board in a Silverstone FT02, which doesn't officially support E-ATX boards.
Edited by Reworker - 1/10/12 at 12:53am
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Originally Posted by Reworker View Post

Boards that are called E-ATX, such as the MIVE Z and RIVE are just slightly wider than normal ATX boards (as shown in the pictures above), and importantly have the same screw holes/stand-off fitment. You will have no issues with a Rampage IV Extreme in a Storm Trooper case. There are several pictures in the Corsair case threads where such motherboards have been fitted into cases such as the 600T and 650D.


The only impact will be the grommets being partially covered, but still functional. I'm considering this case for just this purpose as the Cosmos 2 is just too expensive at the moment. Currently I have a Maximus IV Extreme Z board in a Silverstone FT02, which doesn't officially support E-ATX boards.

Man, the Cosmos 2 is one sexy case! If money were not an issues I would definitely go with that or the Lian Li V2120. But in my opinion, the storm trooper is the next best thing.
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