When we open up the side panel you get a sense of how big this chassis really is. The interior of the Trooper is very well designed, dare I say it ... even better than the HAF-X. And since the case is a full tower, there's just so much room to work with, even the largest components fit.
Motherboard installation wise the CM trooper uses the standard motherboard stand-offs that are positioned throughout the tray to fit specific motherboard sizes. For your information, the motherboard form factor sizes supported are mATX, ATX and even XL-ATX, although something as large as an eVGA SR2 might be cramped a little in there though.
Let's focus on the storage bays for a second, ehm yes these are the drive bays alright! Check out the two 120mm fans in front of the lower 3.5" drive bays. When low RPM is used the fan will emit a red light from the embedded LEDs. These LEDs can alternatively be shut down with the help of a small button at the front panel.
A 140mm rear exhaust fan and the 200mm top exhaust fans will vent out heated air. All of these fans are down-gradable to smaller units. It's good to see Cooler Master finally use black cabling for the fans ... not yellow/red/black like we have noticed in the past.
The usual spaghetti of cables mostly for front panel connectivity. Cable routing is not a problem with this chassis though. Mind you that the font-panel USB 3.0 connectors must be connected to the proprietary Intel USB 3.0 header on the motherboard. There are no converter cables to hook it up at the rear IO to the USB 3.0 ports.
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