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So, here's an aesthetic question.

I am now the proud owner of a Strykster. A friend modded his Stryker heavily, so I got a free Stryker front panel and top panel. I went ahead and purchased the side panels from the CM store (and damn is it nice to have that space behind the MB).

Now I have the black stripe typical of a Stryker dressing on a Trooper base running between the top and side panels, where the frame shows.

I'm thinking about painting the top of the front panel around the Xdock black, to give a very abstract suggestion of the lenses of a stormtrooper helmet above the "face grill" of the intake screens/bay covers.

Any thoughts?

Sound like it would look stupid or cool?

Or, leave it alone?

Or, paint the black stripe white? I do kind of like how it resembles that stripe on the original stormtrooper helmets, 'though.


Honestly, you lost me at "face grill", but it sounds cool to do something "Stormtrooper" related to a CM Storm Trooper / Stryker case. A pic showing this helmet thing might help.

In the end, do what YOU want to do. thumb.gif

I found it interesting that you were talking about modifying your X-Dock front panel because I am currently modifying mine. I'm going to either remove the X-Dock or move it to another location inside my PC. I haven't yet decided which I plan on doing. I would rarely use it.

I plan on installing my Blu ray drive here and have the disc tray come out where the X-Dock front panel hole is. However, even with my drive's front faceplate removed, I still have make that X-Dock front panel hole a bit bigger vertically. redface.gif
Edited by Ne1ld0 - 4/8/14 at 2:06pm
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I have to ask... what/how did you put the green lights in the little gaps in the front of your case? the LEDs inside my case are all green.. as are some of the fans.. I plan to paint the trim in a few areas.. and or perhaps tear the whole case down and paint the frame green... but the lights in the front of your avatar are mesmerizing..


I also want to swap out the red lights under the power/fan switch buttons
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I have to ask... what/how did you put the green lights in the little gaps in the front of your case? the LEDs inside my case are all green.. as are some of the fans.. I plan to paint the trim in a few areas.. and or perhaps tear the whole case down and paint the frame green... but the lights in the front of your avatar are mesmerizing..


I also want to swap out the red lights under the power/fan switch buttons

EL wire
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Hello guys! sweet builds for cm stryker! I also love this case! Hope I can join this club so here's my stryker!




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I'm still trying to make up mind weather to stealth the bluray into the tool bay area at the bottom or mess with the xdock.

I have a slimline drive ripped off from a laptop, so it makes things just a bit easier. It's within 4mm of the existing height of the xdock slot in the front panel, so modification would be very minimal.

On the other hand, like you, it's something I might only use a few times a month. So that kind of leans me toward the easier route of using the hidden toolbay.
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And...it just occurred to me that I could kind of trial the idea with some black vinyl instead of just sanding and painting and being stuck with it.

Likely pics to come. Unless it's just really stupid looking.
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Hello guys! sweet builds for cm stryker! I also love this case! Hope I can join this club so here's my stryker!

welcome !~
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Hey all, have to admit I've loved this case (Storm Trooper) since I won it from CM, I'd probably buy another if I had a place to put it lol.

I'm upgrading my motherboard and CPU and am going to be getting my first watercooling loop, anyone have any recommendations? I could probably spend ~$200-250. I'm fairly certain it can take up to at least a 3 fan rad, and up to 240mm thick yeah?


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I have to ask... what/how did you put the green lights in the little gaps in the front of your case? the LEDs inside my case are all green.. as are some of the fans.. I plan to paint the trim in a few areas.. and or perhaps tear the whole case down and paint the frame green... but the lights in the front of your avatar are mesmerizing..

I also want to swap out the red lights under the power/fan switch buttons

Like Mega Man said, the green lights you see are from EL wire. It comes in many different colors and any length(s) you need. I'm currently using 6 strands of lime green EL wire for a combined total of 19 feet. I'm also using a power inverter with a sound controlled ability that's fun to turn on when playing music.

I like your idea of painting the trim / frame a shade of green. If you do, please post some pics! biggrin.gif

Thanks for the compliment and I put a link below for you to check out for more detailed info on EL wire and I/O panel LEDs:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-storm-stryker-club/10100#post_21835457

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Hello guys! sweet builds for cm stryker! I also love this case! Hope I can join this club so here's my stryker!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Wow, I must say that I'm jealous of how big your desk is! Right now, I'm stuck between either buying a bigger desk or a 3 monitor stand. frown.gif

I also see you have a pretty good sound system hooked up to your PC. Just curious, is it a 4.1, 5.1, or a 7.1 surround sound system? Are you using a sound card?

The red LEDs on the Republic of Gamers logo on your motherboard look good in your red themed case. I turned these red LEDs off on my motherboard in the BIOs, didn't want it looking like Chrismas inside my PC.

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I'm still trying to make up mind weather to stealth the bluray into the tool bay area at the bottom or mess with the xdock.

I have a slimline drive ripped off from a laptop, so it makes things just a bit easier. It's within 4mm of the existing height of the xdock slot in the front panel, so modification would be very minimal.

On the other hand, like you, it's something I might only use a few times a month. So that kind of leans me toward the easier route of using the hidden toolbay.

If you do decide to "stealth" your disc drive (not to be confused with mounting it further back in a 5.25" bay) then I would suggest going with the easier method of mounting it in the toolbox area. With some modifying, maybe mounting it inside the toolbox?

The slimline drive idea you mentioned is similar to what I'll be doing except would be easier as you might get away with mounting it straight onto the X-Dock's metal bracket. That would awesome if it turns out to work and would be super easy to mount.

Either way you go, good luck to you. thumb.gif

I will be mounting my LG Blu ray drive up where the X-Dock is, but in doing this I believe the drive will take up roughly the top half of my top 5.25" bay. This will be no problem in my situation with an easy modification to my NZXT Hue LED controller.

Only reason I don't plan on mounting it down by the toolbox is because I eventually want to put a watercooling rad down there.
Edited by Ne1ld0 - 4/9/14 at 2:23pm
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Hello guys! sweet builds for cm stryker! I also love this case! Hope I can join this club so here's my stryker!





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