At the top side of the front panel we found the I/O ports and buttons of the CM Storm Trooper. A large hexagonal power button can be seen at the top. The – and + buttons beneath it are a basic fan speed controller, with three LEDs over them denoting the fan speed setting. Another button in between them controls the lighting of the fans. The reset button can be seen at the right side of the formation, while the simple power on and disk activity LEDs are to the left side. There are four USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0, the typical headphone 3.5mm jacks and also an eSATA port.
A large portion of the left side panel is perforated for increased cooling performance. Two 120mm fans may be installed on the side panel over the area where the expansion cards are but none are from the factory.
Even though it follows the same embossed pattern as the left side panel, the perforated portion of the right side panel is significantly smaller and situated over the area of the disk drives.
The large handle is one of the most distinct features of the CM Storm Trooper case. The rest of the top is vented, as the case is designed to have strong exhaust ventilation from there. A logo of the series can be seen facing the left side of the case.
A large filter covers the entire open area at the top of the case but lies hidden beneath the plastic exterior. It can be removed by simply pulling it from the back of the case.