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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!

Is that rainmeter on the last pic? If yes, what skin is that? Looks awesome!
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Just got my replacement front-panel directly from CM biggrin.gif

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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.

I thought about how to WC in this case for days, then decided it wasnt worth it. Did you cool both your 6970s in your old case? If they dont line up, its definitely going to make it difficult. Did you mod the case so the 320 fits nicely up top? Or does a 1/3 of it overhang the metal so a fan cannot blow cold air out of the case?

If I were you, I'd go back to air if you plan to use the Stryker or do a CPU only loop with at least a 240, maybe 2.
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Hey guys, a quick question anyone with a Trooper and a Tape measure can answer.

Just working out what I want while the Trooper wings it's way towards me and should be with me tomorrow.

Looked on CM's site.

CM ST Case - (W) 9.8 x (H) 23.8 x (D) 22.8 inch

CM ST Side Panel with window - 20.94" x 27.36" x 0.47"

Now the only reason I'm looking at the side panel is for dimensions, since I plan to mod my own side window in the standard panel.
But I'm now curious as to which one of those is a typo and what it should actually be.

Anyone able to answer this question for a humble newcomer?
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Just got my replacement front-panel directly from CM biggrin.gif
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Just got my replacement front-panel directly from CM biggrin.gif

Cooler Master is the BEST yessir.gif
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I have two fans in the front as intake, two fans on the side as intake and a H100 on the top as exhaust. The 140mm on back is currently set as exhaust. Would I get better cooling with the 140mm as it is right now or as intake?
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Is that rainmeter on the last pic? If yes, what skin is that? Looks awesome!
Hey man, thanks! biggrin.gif the rain meter skin is called Growth for the time/date/month and it came with the font used for it. As for the clock, I think it was called Circles? Look around, I'm not 100% positive on that.
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I have two fans in the front as intake, two fans on the side as intake and a H100 on the top as exhaust. The 140mm on back is currently set as exhaust. Would I get better cooling with the 140mm as it is right now or as intake?

I would use the H100 as intake too (cooler air is better) and keep the 140mm in the back as exhaust.
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I thought about how to WC in this case for days, then decided it wasnt worth it. Did you cool both your 6970s in your old case? If they dont line up, its definitely going to make it difficult. Did you mod the case so the 320 fits nicely up top? Or does a 1/3 of it overhang the metal so a fan cannot blow cold air out of the case?
If I were you, I'd go back to air if you plan to use the Stryker or do a CPU only loop with at least a 240, maybe 2.


Both the 6970s were liquid cooled in my old case. I'm going to order a crossfire fitting and see if that works out...I didn't mod the top whatsoever. So 1/3 of the mcr320 hangs over. However that is an easy fix.
And i've considered doing seperate loops for cpu and gpus. Its quite a shame because it is a wonderful case. I'm going to have to order more data cables because the ones that i have are on sata 3gbps...red and kind of stick out.


I'll post some update shots later on - Right now my rig has just been sitting in pieces on my bench. Can't even bring myself over to my shop to even look at it. hahaha.
 
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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 
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