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Originally Posted by Balkhan View Post

OK thanks, I'ss be setting my PC on a desk, not the floor.

So mounting the PSU with the fan up will give lower case temps, less dust, and higher PSU temp. And the Cooler Master website help page says make sure to add additional case fans. Hmmmmm, maybe I should put a fan in the bottom panel behind the PSU as intake blowing up? I had decided not to do this because it would 'clash' with the air from the front panel fans.

With the fan down it will cool the PSU better, but causes more dust in the case....but it doesn't affect the case temperatures?

hmmmm...
Honestly it doesn't really matter, mount it the way you feel looks better. The fan pulls air into the PSU and out the rear so I don't see how it would make the inside of the case any dustier. Either you filter straight cool with fan down and have to clean the bottom case filter or pull warmed air from inside case through the PSU. If you need the extra exhaust go ahead and use it for that. PSU from my experience don't run hot at all, barely even need a fan so don't be too concerned about cooling it.
 
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post #10222 of 12478
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OK thanks Mr Strawberry...

Yes I saw some YouTube vids on the BitFenix Spectre Pro LED fans - they have a 2-pin connector that controls the LEDs, problem is it is a female and needs to be a male to connect to the wire from the Trooper front control board. Maybe there is an adapter for that?

Also noticed the Alchemy LED strips - I think one would be perfect for the Trooper case, it has an extra LED control wire from the front control board that is not used. I'm thinking of mounting a couple of 12 cm strips in series somewhere top of case so they shine out the top grill.

Thanks

The led cables on those fans are powered if I remember right. Do not connect them to the controller if this is the case, it will most likely fry the Trooper's controller. If you must do it, you'll need a relay to separate the two circuits.

EDIT: I just checked a previous post regarding that, here's what I quoted last time (coming from a BitFenix rep):
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Originally Posted by xbournex View Post

3 pin goes into the 3 pin fan header. 2 pin is a switch to turn it on/off - loop is provided and already connected to the fan. 2 pin cable is an extension.
2 pin does not require power of any kind. you will burn the fan if you connect power to it.

Edited by JKuhn - 3/14/14 at 1:56pm
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post #10223 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Wanting to know for a build if a extended ATX (E-ATX) board will fit in this case at all without too much modding?

Coolermaster seems to think not.

Hmmmmmm

I used to have a Maximus V Extreme motherboard in my Stryker and it lined up with the ATX standoff screws just fine.

It did however cover up half of the vertical rubber grommet holes, but there was still plenty of room for power cables, sata cables, etc.

Here this pic might help: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by Ne1ld0 - 3/14/14 at 2:56pm
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post #10224 of 12478
I rotated the front fans to face forward,and wow it looks amazing.But question,and please be sincere,did ANYONE have a headache/hard time trying to install LED strips? I ask because i received my NZXT RGB HUE on Thursday and i finished today,it took me about 4 hours.The Storm Stryker has a certain spot where the fan cages are and the opening that it makes it IMPOSSIBLE to put the LED strip on the bottom and run it along the edge.I also had to remove the exhaust fan as well just to fit it in that area. It looks amazing now,But does anyone have any tips on how to PROPERLY run along the edges? I tried and tried and tried.
post #10225 of 12478
JKuhn thanks for reply - I'm not talking about connecting the un-used 2pin wire from the controller board to a BitFenix LED fan. I want to connect it to a BitFenix LED strip. So I can control the BitFenix Alchemy LED strip with the Troopers fan/LED controller.

I am worried about overloading the LED controller output...cuz an LED fan has, what, 4 LEDs? (just guessing here) and the BitFenix Alchemy LED strip has 12.

I can't find specs on the Trooper LED control board. And I haven't been able to contact a Cooler Master help channel yet.

Maybe I should ask BitFenix...
post #10226 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Mr. Strawberry View Post

depends on the board

Most boards labeled as E-ATX in the consumer market aren't full E-ATX(Rampage IV Extreme and EVGA X79 Dark for example)

This is my X79 dark in the Stryker


This required no modding to fit as it is only about 1 inch wider than ATX

really you should be fine with any board as long as it isn't a dual CPU board such as the EVGA SR2/X these might fit but require a lot of modding

Awesome, what about a Z77x-UP7?

Actually; Found a ASUS Rampage III fits in it fine and it's bigger then the UP7.

Also thanks for the replies guys; Much appreciated. Looks like it will fit thumb.gif
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post #10227 of 12478
Hello! My Storm Trooper Stryker arrived today and my girlfriend and I are now trying to hook up the motherboard, but we are really having a difficult time...

It's an ASRock X79 Extreme4 motherboard. We've scoured the manuals for the motherboard and the case, as well as tried searching for more helpful diagrams online(because the ones in the manuals suck), but we can't seem to find anything that helps. Thanks to this thread we have been able to identify a couple of the cables, but we still cannot figure out where said cables plug into the motherboard, and the manual for the motherboard refers to spots for cables that don't seem to be on the case.

Example #1: we have identified the fan power cable (3 pin with brown and black wires coming out of it) because that is what was show in a few of the posts on here, however, our cable doesn't have 3 pins....it has 2 pins and a hole where the 3rd would be. We do know see any other cables that match the description for the fan power cable. Is this how it is supposed to be or is ours broken...? On top of that, we cannot find a spot on the motherboard to even plug that cable into.

Example #2: we have identified the fan LED on off switch plug, but we cannot find a plug for it on the motherboard, nor any reference to a place for one in the motherboard manual.

The only cables we have successfully found homes for are the USB 2.0 and 3.0. We basically need a step by step video of guide for hooking up all of the cables if such a thing exists. I've been trying to sort this out for hours now and my girlfriend is about ready to take a bat to the entire thing. Do any of you have any experience with this motherboard-case combo or know of any helpful diagrams for either of them???

Grateful and desperate for any and all help!
post #10228 of 12478
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Originally Posted by facewizard13 View Post

Hello! My Storm Trooper Stryker arrived today and my girlfriend and I are now trying to hook up the motherboard, but we are really having a difficult time...

It's an ASRock X79 Extreme4 motherboard. We've scoured the manuals for the motherboard and the case, as well as tried searching for more helpful diagrams online(because the ones in the manuals suck), but we can't seem to find anything that helps. Thanks to this thread we have been able to identify a couple of the cables, but we still cannot figure out where said cables plug into the motherboard, and the manual for the motherboard refers to spots for cables that don't seem to be on the case.

Example #1: we have identified the fan power cable (3 pin with brown and black wires coming out of it) because that is what was show in a few of the posts on here, however, our cable doesn't have 3 pins....it has 2 pins and a hole where the 3rd would be. We do know see any other cables that match the description for the fan power cable. Is this how it is supposed to be or is ours broken...? On top of that, we cannot find a spot on the motherboard to even plug that cable into.

Example #2: we have identified the fan LED on off switch plug, but we cannot find a plug for it on the motherboard, nor any reference to a place for one in the motherboard manual.

The only cables we have successfully found homes for are the USB 2.0 and 3.0. We basically need a step by step video of guide for hooking up all of the cables if such a thing exists. I've been trying to sort this out for hours now and my girlfriend is about ready to take a bat to the entire thing. Do any of you have any experience with this motherboard-case combo or know of any helpful diagrams for either of them???

Grateful and desperate for any and all help!

Yours is fine. You don't plug in any fan cables from to trooper/stryker to the motherboard. It already has a fan controller on the top front.
The only 2 pin cables that should be pluged into your motherboard are the power switch, reset switch (although useless in the stryker unless they updated the top cover), and the HDD. The other 2-pin cables (they have the little arms on the sids) are for the LED fans that come with case. There is a button on the controller that is connected to those cables to turn the LEDs on an off.
post #10229 of 12478
Thanks for replying! So....the little 2-pin with the arms- you said what it does, but not where it goes....I still have no idea where to plug it in. Any idea where we need to connect it? The manuals don't really show us.

Also, the 4-pin black molex cable- does that plug into the power supply or......where?

Sorry, it's just neither of us have ever built a computer for ourselves before. We have done a ton of research on parts and compatibility and such, but nothing prepared us for how vague and confusing this part was going to be... Hooking up the video cards, the sound card, etc...we've got that down fine, but we seem to have only a spotty idea of what we're doing with these case cables, and its driving us nuts. We had wanted to be done building this tonight.
post #10230 of 12478
The fans that came with the case, some have a 2-pin for the LEDs. The molex connects to the PSU. That's what powers your front panel.
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