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As for the storm trooper, it's literally the heaviest case I've ever used / seen, I used a stryker once for a build and instantly regretted it, I'm not by any means a skinny or weak guy & with a full setup in this, It's absolutely ridiculously bulky & heavy.

this has to be the biggest downside of the trooper, after i got everything set up in it, it was like trying to push a car in park. Thankfully i dont ever take it with me anywhere.
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this has to be the biggest downside of the trooper, after i got everything set up in it, it was like trying to push a car in park. Thankfully i dont ever take it with me anywhere.

I agree. It's actually an excellent case, excellent cable management, looks good etc. I suppose if the OP is going to be sitting his computer there and leaving it then the Storm Trooper would make a fine choice, however I myself wouldn't consider it a " budget " offering at all.

I love the power button and fan controller on the trooper aswell. There is also ( with some slight modding ) some insane water cooling setups that have been done in this case, I particularly liked Tom Logan from OC3D's build called Orca, which was done in the Cm stryker ( which shares the same DNA as this case ).
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You should be able to find measurements for the case on CoolerMasters website as well as the dimensions on Newegg or wherever you buy them from. The Storm Trooper is not a basic or cheap case, it has support for the latest components and some of the bigger hardware out there.
If budget is a huge part, I would honestly not be looking at spending this money on a full tower, especially if your not going to be able to afford good components, they should come first.
It's not that hard, why not have a look on google & youtube to learn, you don't have to do it right away, just learn over a period of time.

The INWIN is not good, I'm sorry but I think they look horrible and they're really not worth the money they charge. As for the storm trooper, it's literally the heaviest case I've ever used / seen, I used a stryker once for a build and instantly regretted it, I'm not by any means a skinny or weak guy & with a full setup in this, It's absolutely ridiculously bulky & heavy.

Haha this is just a replacement case. My current one does the job alright, but there's no room for an aftermarket cpu cooler, and absolutely zero options for cable management.

As for the soldering. Is it something that has to be done within the case itself? Or could I take the piece or led in question to, say, home depot and have them do it for me?
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Haha this is just a replacement case. My current one does the job alright, but there's no room for an aftermarket cpu cooler, and absolutely zero options for cable management.

As for the soldering. Is it something that has to be done within the case itself? Or could I take the piece or led in question to, say, home depot and have them do it for me?

yes you actually can remove the top I/O panel completely, you just have to unscrew it completely and route all the cables connected to it out(or remove them, whichever is easiest).
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yes you actually can remove the top I/O panel completely, you just have to unscrew it completely and route all the cables connected to it out(or remove them, whichever is easiest).

How much work is it to get to the LEDs?
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The storm logo led?
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The storm logo led?

The LEDs under the power button and fan controllers
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its pretty easy, remove side panel, remove top panel, look at the I/O panel, theyre very easy to spot.
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Yea I think the led is soder onto the PCb of the front I/O
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its pretty easy, remove side panel, remove top panel, look at the I/O panel, theyre very easy to spot.

That doesn't sound too bad at all. So I guess I would just take the piece to home depot and ask them to solder on the blue LEDs?
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