I am noob at building a computers and I believe I have grasped the very basics.
My first question is what does the x-dock do on the Storm Trooper? I know I can put an SSD in there but I am wondering if I should just leave my SSD in there or attach it inside.
My second question is that how many additional fans will I need. I believe I can purcahse 3 more. 2 X 120 mm for the bottom when I remove the SSD drive cage and one 200 mm fan on the top. Are there anymore that I need to buy to install?
Your Hotswap or X-Dock is for quick swapping ssd's, you may have reason to store data on another drive and keep it elsewhere so this is an easier method to use rather than having to take the side off, install the storage drive, then remove it all afterwards,
and fanwise, I like to stock up, if you have room then put more in, more fans can run slower to get the same cooling, making the rig quieter as a bonus,
just remember that front,bottom and side fans are usually best as intake, and top/rear fans are exhaust,
How many spare spaces do you have?
without getting into modding, just fill the slots you have available, I'd suggest a fancontroller to control all but the Cpu cooler fans, that way you can adjust flow as you desire, full on for gaming, on low for movies
you can stick 2 x 120mm on the side panel if its not the windowed version
cant fit 2 x 200mm on the top only one --and theres one there already
2 x 120mm on the bottom if removed the ssd cage
Front: 120 mm LED fan x2 (1200 RPM, 17dBA)
Top: 200 mm fan x 1 (1000 RPM, 23 dBA)
Rear: 140 mm fan x1 (1200 RPM, 19 dBA) (converted to 120 mm fan)
Bottom: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Side: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)