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post #4051 of 12429
Hey guys and Girls.

I have been thinking about a new case for a while, I currently have an Antec Nine Hundred, which has been my baby for 3 years now. But last hardware upgrade made fitting things a little tricky and recent ideas for some shiny stuff made me realise ... I need a bigger case.
So I pondered it for a while and had my heart set on the Antec DF-85. I posted this idea on my frequented forum of choice and one of my friends suggested the Storm Trooper.
I went back and forth, push and pull, pro's and con's for 3 days solid thinking and researching, hours of video reviews etc etc.
Then I came across this thread.
By the time I got to page 3 I had pretty much decided that this Storm Trooper case is arguably the most affordable , customizable case out there.
I've always wanted to build my own case but I'm apprehensive, modding a case on the other hand is much easier although could be more costly.

I read a few more pages and saw more and more pics and ideas and I have to say the decision was basically made by what I saw here.

So......
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Order #: ********(shipped via Purolator Ground (International))
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COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119245
Standard Return Policy
$189.99
$149.99
Subtotal $149.99
Handling $0.00
GST/HST $23.40
PST $0.00
Purolator Ground (International) $29.99
Order Total $203.38

Left NJ this morning thumbsupsmiley.png

I have to admit, I've never been so excited about a case, I have so many possible idea's, 80% of which have been inspired by you guys here.
I'm 35 and feel like a kid at christmas biggrin.gif

I will be modding the case, for the most part aesthetically unless necessary. I'm not into water cooling yet (mainly due to finances) but I love my fans and have no issues with noise, I love getting ready to game and hitting a button and hearing the Jet powering up!

It's likely going to take a couple of weeks since I have just ordered the case for now so I can see it in person and work out exactly what I want to do and what I need.

Will absolutely post pictures of progress and will 100% join the club once I have a pic for the Time Stamp.

Would just like to thank everybody here for the massive inspiration, I'm looking through the whole thread, I'm upto page 147 biggrin.gif

I'm so damned excited band.gif
post #4052 of 12429
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Originally Posted by Nedlamar View Post

Hey guys and Girls.
I have been thinking about a new case for a while, I currently have an Antec Nine Hundred, which has been my baby for 3 years now. But last hardware upgrade made fitting things a little tricky and recent ideas for some shiny stuff made me realise ... I need a bigger case.
So I pondered it for a while and had my heart set on the Antec DF-85. I posted this idea on my frequented forum of choice and one of my friends suggested the Storm Trooper.
I went back and forth, push and pull, pro's and con's for 3 days solid thinking and researching, hours of video reviews etc etc.
Then I came across this thread.
By the time I got to page 3 I had pretty much decided that this Storm Trooper case is arguably the most affordable , customizable case out there.
I've always wanted to build my own case but I'm apprehensive, modding a case on the other hand is much easier although could be more costly.
I read a few more pages and saw more and more pics and ideas and I have to say the decision was basically made by what I saw here.
So......

Left NJ this morning thumbsupsmiley.png
I have to admit, I've never been so excited about a case, I have so many possible idea's, 80% of which have been inspired by you guys here.
I'm 35 and feel like a kid at christmas biggrin.gif
I will be modding the case, for the most part aesthetically unless necessary. I'm not into water cooling yet (mainly due to finances) but I love my fans and have no issues with noise, I love getting ready to game and hitting a button and hearing the Jet powering up!
It's likely going to take a couple of weeks since I have just ordered the case for now so I can see it in person and work out exactly what I want to do and what I need.
Will absolutely post pictures of progress and will 100% join the club once I have a pic for the Time Stamp.
Would just like to thank everybody here for the massive inspiration, I'm looking through the whole thread, I'm upto page 147 biggrin.gif
I'm so damned excited band.gif

Cheers!!! Took me days to look through all the pages. Welcome fellow trooper!!!
post #4053 of 12429
taped of the stuff I don't need/use (headphones, mic, usb 2.0 and esata, also removed the cables)
post #4054 of 12429
What 120mm red led fans would you guys recommend to put on the side panel?
Edited by Iamazn - 8/6/12 at 3:18pm
post #4055 of 12429
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Originally Posted by Iamazn View Post

What 120mm red led fans would you guys recommend to put on the side panel?

Aerocool 120mm Shark Devil Red Edition LED Fan 1500RPM EN55437
BitFenix Spectre PRO
Cooler Master 120MM R4-L2R-20AR-R1
Enermax T.B. Apollish UCTA12N-R
Zalman 120MM Fan ZM-F3RL

Limited choice here. Cooler Master's variant is good too, although not very bright.
post #4056 of 12429
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

taped of the stuff I don't need/use (headphones, mic, usb 2.0 and esata, also removed the cables)

I was starting to wonder if there was a good material to fill these holes in with that would make it look professional, as I have no need for the eSata or 2 of the USB ports.
post #4057 of 12429
Hey guys, I've been following this thread for a few months now and finally purchased everything and got the beast up and running! Anyway, just wanted to say a lot of your builds inspired mine and seeing how this is my first gaming PC for myself, let me know what you guys think! (Sorry if the pictures aren't that great, lighting was an issue)



(I didn't have enough cable to run the 12v ATX behind the mobo, but the extension is in the mail so it'll be a little cleaner later)

My setup!
post #4058 of 12429
Didn't the extension come with the accessories?
Snowtrooper
(13 items)
 
The Trooper
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Asus Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 680 G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 SSD Samsung CD/DVD Burner Corsair H80 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VS Series VS247H-P Seasonic x750 Cooler Master Storm Trooper 
MouseAudio
Razer Death Adder Corsair Vengeance 1500 
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Snowtrooper
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The Trooper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Asus Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 680 G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 SSD Samsung CD/DVD Burner Corsair H80 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VS Series VS247H-P Seasonic x750 Cooler Master Storm Trooper 
MouseAudio
Razer Death Adder Corsair Vengeance 1500 
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Let me start out by saying. The case design is wonderful and all. CM did a great job.

Ok ...now back to reality. LOL

Guess i didn't forsee running into a metric ton of problems with my setup.

(link to my facebook mobile uploads at my work station > http://tinyurl.com/97u8jpf )

Firstly. I was / am on an extremely tight budget for this build. Many of the components recycled or modified accordingly.

I figured that switching to the Stryker would be the last and easiest process out of my current home / gaming / work / render system. NOT AS SUCH!


I've ran out of funds for fittings and any other custom parts so any of you have suggestions please feel free to shoot me a PM.
I'm at a complete loss right now. This case is massive and beautiful / well built. However i do not seem to have the correct angled fittings or not enough of them.

I have two Swifty mcr320s only one of which actually fits in the top half of the Stryker.
Im cooling a AMD 8150 with a swifty 24k gold LE Apogee HD block.
And two 6970's.

One is an actual 6970 with EK V2 WB.
The other is a reference 6950 that was unlocked by factory (somehow because I DIDNT modify it!) and has a Koolance vid-ar697 rev 1.1

Problem #1 : My reservoir does not fit anywhere on the inside of the case if i install the hard drive cages (AND i pretty much have to since i have a stack of SSD and Swap drives for rendering purposes and storage.)

Problem #2 : I can't use a sli/crossfire block connector because the G1/4 ports do not quite line up. Or maybe they do..I just do not have a fitting to try it out on. (but i may just end up ordering one by itself.)

Problem #3 : I cannot afford to purchase a new dual 120 rad. I've got two mcr320 as mentionned earlier. and some PoC XSPC ES120. (single) to work with.
However when running just one mcr320 and the single 120m from xspc my temps shoot way out of my comfort zone. AND add that this is not even running anything intensive - Just sitting on the bench testing.

Problem #4 : (Related with 3 and 1) If i manage to mount the triple rad at the top and the single at the bottom i no longer have room to secure the reservoir on the inside of the case itself. And i cannot have the pump sitting anywhere near or under the res because of these reasons.


So thats pretty much the nightmare i've been living with since late last thursday evening.

My own work has come to a stand still and i cannot render or serve files to any of my customers - Which means a significant decrease cash income.
At which point i'm going to have to bust out another 150-200$ if i want to stick my system in that case.


OR avoid that entirely stick it back in the old CM enforcer mid tower.
Which means this brand new awesome tower is going to sit in its box in a closet somewhere in my home not to be used until i win the lottery or get my hands on a money tree!


haha. Cheers ladies.
 
Nova Stryker
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770k Asrock Z77e-ITX EVGA GTX 670 SC 4Gb 8Gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
128Gb OCZ Vertex 4 HGST Travelstar 1Tb Yate Loon 2400rpm 120mm Ek-Coolstream XT 240 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower D5 Modkit Bitspower Single D5 pump top reservoir 150mm Scythe KAZE-JYUNI Slip Stream Slim 120MM  Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Silverstone Strider Gold ST65F-G BitFenix Prodigy Razer Deathadder Black Edition 
Mouse PadOtherOther
Razer Vespula XSPC 7/16 5/8 compression fittings Bitspower Various fittings 
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Nova Stryker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770k Asrock Z77e-ITX EVGA GTX 670 SC 4Gb 8Gb G.Skill Trident X 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
128Gb OCZ Vertex 4 HGST Travelstar 1Tb Yate Loon 2400rpm 120mm Ek-Coolstream XT 240 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower D5 Modkit Bitspower Single D5 pump top reservoir 150mm Scythe KAZE-JYUNI Slip Stream Slim 120MM  Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 Silverstone Strider Gold ST65F-G BitFenix Prodigy Razer Deathadder Black Edition 
Mouse PadOtherOther
Razer Vespula XSPC 7/16 5/8 compression fittings Bitspower Various fittings 
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post #4060 of 12429
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Originally Posted by tsquared43 View Post

(I didn't have enough cable to run the 12v ATX behind the mobo, but the extension is in the mail so it'll be a little cleaner later)
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

Didn't the extension come with the accessories?
Yeah, I got an extension with mine.
Thank god too because I needed it.
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