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Originally Posted by ThisMaySting View Post

Hi everyone! Despite having my Storm Trooper for about four or five years now, I haven't submitted (until about five minutes ago) a request to join this club. My Trooper was always just stock with no modifications and I always had an all in one cooler in it, ergo I never really thought that my build was something worthy of this club.

My last post on this site alone was probably two years ago roughly, and I wanted to come back with something that I felt proud of and something I thought was pretty cool, there are a TON of builds out there that make this look straight amateur, and well right so, this is after all my first custom water loop ever, but the fact that the only modifications made to my Trooper were literally ten 1/8" drill holes is absolutely amazing to me, that is, on behalf of this case!

My build:

Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Pentium I7-5820K
MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard
32GB (4x8) Mushkin Blackline Enhanced RAM
EVGA NVidia GTX 970 FTW Edition
OCZ Vertex 4 240GB SSD
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB 7200 RPM HDD
Corsair HX-850 PSU
Lamptron FC-8 Fan Controller
2 x 240mm x 80mm (thick) Alphacool Nexxus Monsta Radiators
EK Supremacy EVO CPU water block
Aquacomputer Aqualis 150ml reservoir
Swiftech MCP-655 PWM pump
6 x 7/16" x 5/8" EK straight white compression fittings
2 x 7/16" x 5/8" EK straight white compression fittings
10 x (yes, 10) Corsair SP-120 fans
1 Cooler Master (stock with case) 120mm case fan (soon to be replaced with the final SP-120, making the final count "11")

The cable management side of things needs a little loving. With this build, mounting the SSDs and even the HDD on the management side of the case, I basically tripled the amount of wiring I had from my previous build and cut my management area by about 1/3. As it was the last course of business, I was just getting it done to the point where I knew the side panel would fit comfortably.

My pride in this, and much to my pleasant surprise with the Storm Trooper, was the fact that I could pull this off with nothing more than ten drill holes. I fabricated some 90 degree steel mounts (4 were used, 2 top, 2 bottom) to use to mount the front radiator, that's obviously 4 holes.

Mounting the reservoir decouplers, that was another four holes. Finally, I mounted two white cold cathode lights, one up top, and one in the side pillar. The one up top I used holes which were already in the case, the pillar I drilled.

Future plans include a second GTX 970, liquid cooling on both of them, and a slim 240mm in the top of the case as I used to have with the all in one coolers. For now, I am more than extremely pleased with this build. The temperatures on every core and of course the "CPU package" have all dropped ten degrees over the H100i and the H110 I had, easily.

The build was an absolute BLAST and I learned a lot along the way. All in all I planned my work and then worked my plan, everything went exactly the way I planned and envisioned it, which is very very rare for my projects!



I've never understood people watercooling their cpu and not their gpu, wouldn't watercooling your gpu result in a much higher performance payoff?
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Just to let you know, you put your reply inside the actual quote so I thought you just quoted me as a reply, it was confusing for a second...

Yes, as I typed in future plans, I will be purchasing another GTX 970 to run in SLI and I will be putting both under liquid as well. For the budget I had to work with, this is what I could afford at the time. If you'd like to send me money for my future plans right now, I would more than oblige! biggrin.gif

On a side note, when gaming I never see my GPU rise above 50 degrees Celsius as it is, I know two in SLI with the cards being so close may affect this, and I do really want to have both cards under water, but my main concern and priority when I put this build together was the CPU first, GPU(s) later. Sorry if my build disappointed you in any way...
Edited by ThisMaySting - 10/20/15 at 4:29pm
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why waste the money on a 970? as someone i used to quote said "if i am to puchase a new GPU all its memory must run at a decent speed.

at least get some 980s or even better a fury !
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@ThisMaySting

Welcome to the club. In the future though, please put large amounts of pictures in a spoiler. It gets a bit hard to scroll through posts that you've already seen if they're that long.

Also, @Mega Man has a point about the VRAM. In the end though, it's your rig and you're the one who'll have to decide what to buy. I remember how people bashed me for playing games triple-screen on a GT640, but it worked for me.
Edited by JKuhn - 10/20/15 at 11:49pm
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At work right now, can't type much. The concerns are definitely appreciated and noted, but again this summer the money I had to work with when I ordered everything, a little over a month ago now. I will embellish a little more later...
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Ok, first things last... I edited my post and included the spoiler for the pictures, sorry about that, all fixed now.

As far as the 970, well, I previously had the GTX 670 FTW by EVGA and honesty I used to crush 680 benchmarks, now granted I flashed the BIOS and overvolted the card itself, and raised the fan speed to be able to hit 100% if needed, but still, that card was absolutely fantastic.

My mistake was not researching the 970 enough, not nearly enough, before I chose to go with it over the 980. I just "assumed" that the 970 would be a repeat of the 670 and honestly I was wrong. I had problems and still continue to have minor problems with this card since I purchased it. It is stuff I can live with for now, but I am considering selling it to someone locally who needs an upgrade and put whatever I get for it towards a 980. I don't think I will be going with EVGA again either, not dissing them, but honestly, their customer support department leaves a lot to be desired in "knowledge"...

I found out about the VRAM and all the BS that went with it only after purchasing it, and even then it sat for a month while I waited for my cooling supplies to come in and I didn't notice any of this stuff, nor did I start to research it until after I had installed it. My bad all day long, my mistake 100%, you live, you learn. If NVidia hadn't hacked the memory on the 970 cards, I would be willing to bet they would be damn close to on par with the 980, now that I have done the research I honestly feel it was done on purpose, and the fact that they hid it from their customer base, well, I think it's a ****ty move, but I can't gripe because had I researched BEFORE I bought it I would have gone with a 980 from the get go (and there was PLENTY of information about the memory "issue" out in the public domain of the internet at the time I was looking at and purchasing this card....)

You're right though, Mega Man, (and how have you been by the way, it's been a long time!?) I should just scrap the idea of two 970's in SLI and buy at least one 980 for now. I will end up liquid cooling it while putting aside for another 980 to run in SLI and also liquid cool.

Once both of those tasks are complete I would like to upgrade to a 5930k or even save and lunge for the 5960. The move from my last build (AMD) to this build was a big one. Not just a motherboard and CPU swap, I had to buy DDR4 RAM obviously, and of course all the liquid cooling to throw at it as well. I make good money, I am not going to complain about income, but with the mortgage and other "hobbies" I have (including home audio, in which I spend money on Klipsch, Martin Logan, Marantz, etc, which also isn't "cheap" by any means), this was the appropriate build for my budget.

So, moving on, I thought the topic of this thread was Storm Trooper/Storm Stryker... tongue.gif

I would like to get a slim(mer) radiator (240mm long) up top, as of right now I have plenty of headroom to cool one GPU, but again, for future upgrades an extra rad up there would give me peace of mind, at least for when the second card is purchased and put under water. If it were up to me, holy ****, it IS!, I might just grab a 120mm slim for the rear exhaust as well and maybe look into (if it exists, haven't checked yet) a kit for my motherboard.

Anyway, video cards aside and all that jazz, this is literally my first custom liquid cooling build and I am pretty happy with it, it has definitely given me the "itch" to push forward and keep expanding, which is a blessing and a curse!
Edited by ThisMaySting - 10/21/15 at 2:43pm
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Like you said, people make mistakes. But, even though it was a bit of an expensive mistake, at least now you'll be more careful what you buy. thumb.gif

Regarding that itch, watercooling has a reputation for that (just like cars, photography, audio as you mentioned and so on).
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Hi everyone,
I am too a proud owner of a storm trooper. I just received an X34 predator monitor (which is amazing) and was thinking of adding a second Gigabyte 980 Ti Gaming GPU in order to try (for the first time in my life) a dual GPU configuration. My only problem is that I live in Greece, and in the summers the temp can rise up to 30C in my home. I do not want to try water cooling, so I was wondering if SLI is a viable choice in my case.

PS:Some more info about my rig:
- I have both a windowed and a non-windowed panel and wouldn't mind adding more fans
- CPU: i7 4770K, cooled by an H100
- PSU: Corsair RM-850 ( I might need to upgrade the PSU too)
Edited by stfan - 10/29/15 at 9:01am
post #11709 of 12590
Yes. And yes. You can sli easily with this car. It is all about airflow
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Anyone know if an EVGA X99 FTW motherboard would fit on this case?

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