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post #10291 of 12471
Redid the loop and changed out the fans. Looks much better imo.





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Originally Posted by PachAz View Post

The stryker/trooper is probably one if the best full tower cases out there and the reason for that is it allows you to mount a thick ass radiator in the bottom, still having 4 hdd slots above. I havent seen many cases that let you mount radiators in the bottom in such a fashion. The thing on the stryker that is a little bit worse is the distance between the motherboard and the roof, only allowing you to mount a 30-35mm thick radiator with fans. I wish you could mount fans on the roof without removing the handle. Also if you are running a radiator in the bottom you have to use a "normal" size psu, those newer bigger corsair for example will be too long. But this really is a ideal case for having two 240mm radiators for a gpu and cpu loop, still beeing able to mount 4 hdd/sdd without any modding. You just have to get the right dimensions on the psu and rads. I have been looking at alot of cases and frankly not many of them are suited for mounting radiators without reducing the amount of hdd slots.

Anyways, I made a new window to my stryker so I could mount a fan, this helps keeping the gpu a litle bit cooler.


but we cant see the beauty of the cpu block...thumb.gif
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post #10293 of 12471
Well, you have to sacrifice looks for performance, or for the "desired" performance smile.gif.
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post #10294 of 12471
Why exhaust though? A good idea nonetheless, as I have been wondering about this myself. I was thinking about using the bendable usb fan from arctic cooling and running it through the storm guard opening LOL you know, because I am lazy..
post #10295 of 12471
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Originally Posted by PachAz View Post

The stryker/trooper is probably one if the best full tower cases out there and the reason for that is it allows you to mount a thick ass radiator in the bottom, still having 4 hdd slots above. I havent seen many cases that let you mount radiators in the bottom in such a fashion. The thing on the stryker that is a little bit worse is the distance between the motherboard and the roof, only allowing you to mount a 30-35mm thick radiator with fans. I wish you could mount fans on the roof without removing the handle. Also if you are running a radiator in the bottom you have to use a "normal" size psu, those newer bigger corsair for example will be too long. But this really is a ideal case for having two 240mm radiators for a gpu and cpu loop, still beeing able to mount 4 hdd/sdd without any modding. You just have to get the right dimensions on the psu and rads. I have been looking at alot of cases and frankly not many of them are suited for mounting radiators without reducing the amount of hdd slots.

Anyways, I made a new window to my stryker so I could mount a fan, this helps keeping the gpu a litle bit cooler.


you do know there is a second set of mounting points for the 240 right?

you CAN mount a 45mm rad with most mobos ( i have not had one that i cant yet, although it is close )

also i used a xfx 1250w ( seasonic x1250 ) with a 240 45mm ( any thickness will work, but it was very very tight, but also very doable )
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post #10296 of 12471
Shouldn't that fan be a large 200mm low rpm intake?
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Shouldn't that fan be a large 200mm low rpm intake?

...

that depends on how much you want to have your airflow suck.

if you do, sure , if not you will switch to a smaller fan 23
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Why exhaust though? A good idea nonetheless, as I have been wondering about this myself. I was thinking about using the bendable usb fan from arctic cooling and running it through the storm guard opening LOL you know, because I am lazy..
I made some tests using a cardboard window and having a fan as intake didnt affect the gpu temp or fan speed. Having a exhaust fan in the top did how ever lower the gpu temp little as well as fan speed. With the tri-x r9 290, the fans are blowing the hot air upwards, and a exhaust fan right there can remove all that extra added heat. I tried increaseing the speed on the stock 140mm and 200mm in the top, but with no results, they simply couldnt remove all that heat.
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you do know there is a second set of mounting points for the 240 right?

you CAN mount a 45mm rad with most mobos ( i have not had one that i cant yet, although it is close )

also i used a xfx 1250w ( seasonic x1250 ) with a 240 45mm ( any thickness will work, but it was very very tight, but also very doable )
Im unsure a 45mm thick rad + fans will fit in the top, it would depend highly on the motherboard heatsinks, the ram and the powercable. In the beginning I ran a 30mm swiftech and fans and it was really tight with my mobo. In the bottom, as I said any thickness will work, but too long psu will make it tight with all the cables, specially if you use modular psu. I would still recommend a 30mm max thickness radiator to be on the safe side and a standard size modular cpu.
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Hey guys mind looking over my hardware list and male sure I'm heading in the right direction?
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Hey guys mind looking over my hardware list and male sure I'm heading in the right direction?
You'll have to post it first! smile.gif
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution X48 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital 300GB VelociRaptor Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) Acer 22" LCD's 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W Antec P182 Gunmetal 
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