Originally Posted by Neo_182
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.