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I'd like to grab this case, but its my first WC build and i want something with a lot of rad support without sacrificing all my HDDs.

Can this case take a 140x2 rad on top? Also any trouble fitting a 140 rad on rear? How about both the 140x2 rad top and 140 rear same time?
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Hi,
I purchased the case for my first computer build and so far I love it. It is making my first build go very nice and easy. I did have one question though. I've attached 2 additional 120mm fans on the side of the case and was wondering if there is a splitter I can get for the LED controller cable so I can turn the the 2 additional side fan LEDs off and on with the default case fans when I use the LED on/off button on top of the case.
Also if I hook any fans directly into the motherboard how can I adjust their fan speeds?
Thanks

There isn't a splitter but you could always do some soldering to split it. For adjusting fan speeds attached to the motherboard, most BIOS have options to set the fan speed. Some allow you to set specific percentages for different temperature levels.
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I'd like to grab this case, but its my first WC build and i want something with a lot of rad support without sacrificing all my HDDs.
Can this case take a 140x2 rad on top? Also any trouble fitting a 140 rad on rear? How about both the 140x2 rad top and 140 rear same time?


I know it'll fit both individually, only thing to watch is with the top one if you get too thick you might start running into the heatsinks for the VRMs. Just measure the clearance from the top of the case down to the heatsinks and make sure the thickness of the rad plus fans do not exceed that. Same thing could apply for fitting a 140 on the rear.

Another option with this case is it can fit a dual 120 in the bottom without giving up HDD space
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Wow.. YutzyBrian..  Thanks for being there for our fellow troopers..  Rep up to you my Fellow Trooper.

 

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Originally Posted by baren View Post

I'd like to grab this case, but its my first WC build and i want something with a lot of rad support without sacrificing all my HDDs.
Can this case take a 140x2 rad on top? Also any trouble fitting a 140 rad on rear? How about both the 140x2 rad top and 140 rear same time?

Some of those really thick radiators may not fit even with just 1 fan - especially anything 50mm or wider.
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Originally Posted by CrazyElf View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by baren View Post

I'd like to grab this case, but its my first WC build and i want something with a lot of rad support without sacrificing all my HDDs.
Can this case take a 140x2 rad on top? Also any trouble fitting a 140 rad on rear? How about both the 140x2 rad top and 140 rear same time?

Some of those really thick radiators may not fit even with just 1 fan - especially anything 50mm or wider.


What we Really need to do is figure out a way to get the Radiator under the plastic top cover and put the puller fans on the inside of the case.

 

We need a real mod on this case.  Not just trying  to fit something in.  We need a working mod for that back middle handle Strut.

 

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Edited by unimatrixzero - 12/17/11 at 7:23pm
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After having this and the HAF-X, I got to say if you are using a big water setup, the HAF-X is much easier to use. Both have their issues, but I think I like the HAF-X more. I managed to fit all my drives and a 3x120 at the top with push/pull. Couldnt do that with even a 2x120 rad in the Trooper. Plus only having 3 5.25 bays really wasnt a good idea.

I still stand by the Trooper being best for AIO water kits or air. Its more of a "proffesional" style server type case. The one that someone with a socket 2011 setup and tons of drives would want. I think the HAF-X is more of the gamers/OCers case though.
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They are 2.5" hot swap bays.

Up to 4 can fit in a 5.25" bay.

This is a similar product:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998037
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After having this and the HAF-X, I got to say if you are using a big water setup, the HAF-X is much easier to use. Both have their issues, but I think I like the HAF-X more. I managed to fit all my drives and a 3x120 at the top with push/pull. Couldnt do that with even a 2x120 rad in the Trooper. Plus only having 3 5.25 bays really wasnt a good idea.
I still stand by the Trooper being best for AIO water kits or air. Its more of a "proffesional" style server type case. The one that someone with a socket 2011 setup and tons of drives would want. I think the HAF-X is more of the gamers/OCers case though.

Probably. The Storm Trooper fits 8 3.5" or 2.5" drives, plus if you keep the bottom mount, 4x 2.5" drives.

On the plus side, you can fit a 240 radiator on the bottom, something not possible without modification in the HAF-X.

There are advantages and drawbacks to both.

Advantages of HAF-X
- Bigger, more room to work with inside
- Top is more water cooling friendly (360-radiator), fans can be mounted on top
- 4x 5.25" (6 with hot swap removed)
- Side has fan filters (albeit crappy ones that need replacement)

Storm Trooper
- More drive bays
- Although stock, the HAF-X wins with cooling performance, the Storm Trooper has more fan upgrade options. Plus there are good 120mm fans, like the Gentle Typhoons and Cougar Vortex PWM - the best 200mm are all sleeve bearing)
- Fan controller I guess
- Handle I guess could come in handy
- I like the rubberized coating

Otherwise, they are both decent cases.
- USB 3.0 (2 in front; wish it was 4 for future compatibility like on the Lian Li cases)
- Cable management options
- Hot swap
- Plenty of room for XL-ATX motherboards
- Good for air cooling


As far as cases go, for under $200 as I say, it's gonna be hard to find a better full tower.
Edited by CrazyElf - 12/18/11 at 8:57pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185054

Was thinking about getting two of these for my side-panel & running them @ 50%, cutting noise down massively, but providing amazing air flow. I was going to get Slipstreams, but I read they die very fast. 3-4 months for most.
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At 46.90 db at full velocity are you sure you want that kind of air power.  I believe that the new CM Sickle Flow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091 would give you a Red LED Matching amount of breeze at less db with less money but that all depends of you.  But these new fans are engineered for higher Air pressure and low noise.

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