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FITTING A RADIATOR ON TOP OF THE COOLER MASTER STORM TROOPER

 

 

THE TOP OF THE COOLER MASTER STORM TROOPER HAS A PLACE FOR A 120 MM AND 240 MM RADIATOR, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH THE TOP RADIATOR CONFIGURATION.

 

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE DETAILS.

 

1. THE BEST CONFIGURATION CHOICE WOULD BE A FAT 120 RAD OR EVEN A DUAL RAD.  THE SECOND RAD WOULD BE IN THE BACK WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT A 120 IN THE EXHAUST PORT IN THE BACK.  THE TWO RADIATORS COMBINED CAN GIVE YOU GREAT COOLING AND NO FUSS WITH MOUNTING AND CONFIGURATIONS.

 

2.  A 240 RAD ON TOP CAN BE DONE WITH VERY LITTLE DIFFICULTY.  THE RADIATOR CAN FIT INSIDE THE WITH PUSH PULL ON HALF OF THE RADIATOR AND JUST PULL ON THE FRONT.  THIS IS THE CONFIGURATION I WENT WITH.  3 X 12 FANS PLUGGED INTO THE H-100 CONTROLLER BUT I DON'T OVERCLOCK THAT MUCH AND MINE IS JUST A PRETTY GIRL.

 

3.  FOR REAL OVERCLOCK'S A RADIATOR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE WOULD BE THE BEST OPTION.

 

 

 

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FIGURE 1.0

3. BUT IF YOU MUST USE THE TOP THERE ARE SOME STEPS YOU CAN FOLLOW TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO BE GOOD WITH YOUR HANDS AND NOT AFRAID TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY.  FIGURE 2.0 CAN ILLUSTRATE THE ISSUES YOU NEED TO RESOLVE BEFORE FITTING

A TRUE 120 PUSH PULL CONFIGURATION ON THE TOP UNDER COVER FAN PLACEMENT.

 

 

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FIGURE 2.0

 

 

 

4.  HERE IS AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE AMOUNT OF ROOM YOU HAVE UNDER THE CASE AND BETWEEN THE CASE AND THE MOTHERBOARD.

 

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FIGURE 3.0

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FIGURE 3.1

 

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FIGURE 3.2

 

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FIGURE 3.3

 

MORE INFO TO COME AS WE LEARN MORE

 

 


Edited by unimatrixzero - 12/9/11 at 12:00pm
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Hey guys. I'm new here. Just wanted to ask a couple of questions. Sorry, if they have been asked before (which they probably have), but I didn't really want to read the full 65 pages to find the answer.

So It's clear, that you can fit two 240mm rads, one at the top and one in the bottom.

Can you fit a 280mm rad in the top properly? As it supports 2 x 140mm fans.

Also, what is the maximum thickness of the rads possible to fit in the top and bottom? As far as I understand, there's no space for push pull at the top. But what rad does fit there? Also in the bottom? I saw a few pictures with a push pull config there. Maybe someone could just measure it and post the details?

And finally, can you remove the back bracket from the handle? Is it fitted with screws both to the case and to the handle itself or is it pressed together? I can't really tell by the pictures I've seen. I know, that you wouldn't be able to use the handle then, but still. I would love to take the middle bracket off, so that fans fit at the top and leave the handle itself not to ruin the looks.

Thanks.
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Thanks a lot for the information, very helpful. It seems like this is the case for me smile.gif
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Thanks unimatrixzero, seems like it'll be a tight fit even with no fans attached, i use the P7P55D-E Pro mothermoard and theres a heatsink at top, do you think itll be in the way? Pic: http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/motherboards/P7P55D-E/ASUS_P7P55D-E_Pro_Motherboard_North_Bridge_34_01.jpg

If theres space, im thinking i could attach the RX240 at top, mount the fans under the top and make them push air inside the case, then mount a RX120 with a fan exhausting over it, eventually add a RX240 at the bottum later. That is, if theres room for a thich radiator at the exhaust.


You know..  the funny thing is the best place for a fat push pull rad would be mounted on the side panel of the case.  I know it sounds crazy but it would work and work good.  There is so much room there but you would have to have some kind of quick disconnects for the panel removal.

 

As for room for your board..  here is a picture of my AsRock 890 mounted with a corsair H-100 at the top of the case.

 


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Edited by unimatrixzero - 12/9/11 at 11:17am
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You know..  the funny thing is the best place for a fat push pull rad would be mounted on the side panel of the case.  I know it sounds crazy but it would work and work good.  There is so much room there but you would have to have some kind of quick disconnects for the panel removal.

As for room for your board..  here is a picture of my AsRock 890 mounted with a corsair H-100 at the top of the case.
CIMG3830.JPG

Being entirely new to water systems i'd rate to refill a system everytime i removed the side panel, maybe sometime i'd try that but for now i would love a simple setup smile.gif

It seems the fit is rather tight, and is it true that its 52mm in depth? I'm a bit concerned that my 8pin power might be in the way for the radiator, if you look at this photo: http://motherboards-reviews.com/images/ASUS_P7P55D-E_PRO_top.jpg , at the right just behind the blue heatsink. Do i over concern myself? Tech specs as far as i know says the case supports radiators up to 60mm in depth, at the top.
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

You know..  the funny thing is the best place for a fat push pull rad would be mounted on the side panel of the case.  I know it sounds crazy but it would work and work good.  There is so much room there but you would have to have some kind of quick disconnects for the panel removal.

As for room for your board..  here is a picture of my AsRock 890 mounted with a corsair H-100 at the top of the case.
CIMG3830.JPG

Being entirely new to water systems i'd rate to refill a system everytime i removed the side panel, maybe sometime i'd try that but for now i would love a simple setup smile.gif

It seems the fit is rather tight, and is it true that its 52mm in depth? I'm a bit concerned that my 8pin power might be in the way for the radiator, if you look at this photo: http://motherboards-reviews.com/images/ASUS_P7P55D-E_PRO_top.jpg , at the right just behind the blue heatsink. Do i over concern myself? Tech specs as far as i know says the case supports radiators up to 60mm in depth, at the top.


 You may not be hot to this idea but I have seen guys dremel those fins down.  they are long for looks only.  And flat black paint on the top of the shear will cover your Mod.

 

Also Note that the H100 Corsair with the fans did not touch the top of the Motherboard so If you put your fans on top you could fit that big rad there.

 

CIMG3820.JPG

 

Also note that my 8 pin is almost in thhe same position on the board.  ASUS and AsRock are brothers from the same mother.


Edited by unimatrixzero - 12/9/11 at 11:35am
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 You may not be hot to this idea but I have seen guys dremel those fins down.  they are long for looks only.  And flat black paint on the top of the shear will cover your Mod.

I'm not really that handy, don't even have the tools to do that frown.gif I guess i'll take my chances and go ahead and make the purchase, i can always it the radiator in the bottum and go for a slimmer rad in the top later on.

If i were to fit a radiator in the bottum i would remove the toolbox, can a mesh be inserted in its place or will i have to have a empty odd looking slot in the bottum of the front case?
Edited by Labze - 12/9/11 at 11:36am
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I'm not really that handy, don't even have the tools to do that frown.gif I guess i'll take my chances and go ahead and make the purchase, i can always it the radiator in the bottum and go for a slimmer rad in the top later on.
If i were to fit a radiator in the bottum i would remove the toolbox, can a mesh be inserted in its place or will i have to have a empty odd looking slot in the bottum of the front case?

The toolbox cover is separate from the toolbox, so you won't even notice the box has been removed. You'll have to remove the special SSD bays there too (I think that's what it is anyway). I removed all that crap and just put 2x120mm down there. Seems really roomy and really isolated from other heat generators, so it would be my vote for the best spot for a serious rad.
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The toolbox cover is separate from the toolbox, so you won't even notice the box has been removed. You'll have to remove the special SSD bays there too (I think that's what it is anyway). I removed all that crap and just put 2x120mm down there. Seems really roomy and really isolated from other heat generators, so it would be my vote for the best spot for a serious rad.

Ah, great thanks alot, was just afraid i'd ruin the looks a bit by it, thought it were in 1 unit smile.gif So just searched some reviews through, and according to this http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cm_storm_trooper_review,10.html they have fitted a 60mm rad up top. So i'll see if i get the space otherwise i'll start with a bottum mount smile.gif I'll be making a good purchase soon smile.gif

Anyway thanks alot for your help, much appreciated, can't wait to have it in my hands now
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hey Raging clue..  I cant wait to see your build and put you on the Roster dude.

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