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Hey guys! Building a new rig and choose the Stryker as the case, I recieved my case today and still have two more days to wait for some of the rest of the components so I did some painting while I had a day with it, What do you all think? smile.gif





I painted the interior Black because I just couldn't get over the feeling that it had too much white for my liking.
I think it came out pretty good for a rookie like myself!

Note: Also added a AF140 fan to the back and going to have two SP120's on my H100i when they come in the mail! biggrin.gif


And lastly I do have some questions (This is my first PC build technically, I've owned laptops and torn them down before but never a desktop, seems much easier though thank goodness)
But for the x-drive, when I look up in there I see an empty Molex port sticking out of the back of it, Am I suppose to connect a molex from the PSU to that port or what?
And is there anything else I should know about wiring or anything else with the Stryker? biggrin.gif
Edited by Semigamer - 4/24/13 at 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by sgtgates View Post

first link the 360rad wont fit without modding. The best option is the ex280 kit or the 3x 240....

I have a xspc d5 dual bay res brand new in box for the 1200l pumps if you want a good deal to piece your stuff out


Thanks for the offer and advice. I'm really looking for an all in one kit really. I have no clue what I would need in piecing everything together.
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for some reason my post didnt post. anywho yea what he said.. the 360 will fit you will loose the top drive bay and you wont get good wirflow unless you mod it.

i prefer this kit personally

I was hoping that the 360 would fit but oh well. I hope the EX240 doesn't give me problems like the Corsair H100i. Thanks for the advice!
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I painted the interior Black because I just couldn't get over the feeling that it had too much white for my liking.
I think it came out pretty good for a rookie like myself!

And lastly I do have some questions (This is my first PC build technically, I've owned laptops and torn them down before but never a desktop, seems much easier though thank goodness)
But for the x-drive, when I look up in there I see an empty Molex port sticking out of the back of it, Am I suppose to connect a molex from the PSU to that port or what?
And is there anything else I should know about wiring or anything else with the Stryker? biggrin.gif

I like the look of the black interior. Glad you kept the very top white though.

Yeah, behind the I/O panel there is a molex port and a SATA port to the right of it. Simply connect a molex connector cable to it coming from the power supply and a SATA cable to it from your motherboard and you'll be good to go. thumb.gif
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I like the look of the black interior. Glad you kept the very top white though.

Yeah, behind the I/O panel there is a molex port and a SATA port to the right of it. Simply connect a molex connector cable to it coming from the power supply and a SATA cable to it from your motherboard and you'll be good to go. thumb.gif
Thanks! Yeah I didn't want it to be mistaken for a trooper with white panels so I made sure to leave some Stryker authenticity biggrin.gif:thumb:tongue.gif

And ah I see, thank you!

Also I notice for in the mess of cables there is a Molex (Female?) and on the 140mm there is a Molex (Male?). Do I plug them together so that the Fan controller on the front controls the rear fan as well or does the 140mm fan's molex just get plugged into a cable going directly to the PSU?
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Thanks! Yeah I didn't want it to be mistaken for a trooper with white panels so I made sure to leave some Stryker authenticity biggrin.gif:thumb:tongue.gif

And ah I see, thank you!

Also I notice for in the mess of cables there is a Molex (Female?) and on the 140mm there is a Molex (Male?). Do I plug them together so that the Fan controller on the front controls the rear fan as well or does the 140mm fan's molex just get plugged into a cable going directly to the PSU?
no this is the power for the leds / fans

it connects to your psu
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Thanks for the offer and advice. I'm really looking for an all in one kit really. I have no clue what I would need in piecing everything together.
I was hoping that the 360 would fit but oh well. I hope the EX240 doesn't give me problems like the Corsair H100i. Thanks for the advice!


It wont, you'll have trouble probably like all beginners with leaks or routing issues but you'll get it then go oh that's dumb thumb.gif
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To Jayvo

why dont you try the Swiftech H220 unit 1st? its an all in one that can be expanded to a custom loop.

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Hey guys! Building a new rig and choose the Stryker as the case, I recieved my case today and still have two more days to wait for some of the rest of the components so I did some painting while I had a day with it, What do you all think? smile.gif





I painted the interior Black because I just couldn't get over the feeling that it had too much white for my liking.
I think it came out pretty good for a rookie like myself!

Note: Also added a AF140 fan to the back and going to have two SP120's on my H100i when they come in the mail! biggrin.gif


And lastly I do have some questions (This is my first PC build technically, I've owned laptops and torn them down before but never a desktop, seems much easier though thank goodness)
But for the x-drive, when I look up in there I see an empty Molex port sticking out of the back of it, Am I suppose to connect a molex from the PSU to that port or what?
And is there anything else I should know about wiring or anything else with the Stryker? biggrin.gif
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Hey guys! Building a new rig and choose the Stryker as the case, I recieved my case today and still have two more days to wait for some of the rest of the components so I did some painting while I had a day with it, What do you all think? smile.gif





I painted the interior Black because I just couldn't get over the feeling that it had too much white for my liking.
I think it came out pretty good for a rookie like myself!

Note: Also added a AF140 fan to the back and going to have two SP120's on my H100i when they come in the mail! biggrin.gif


And lastly I do have some questions (This is my first PC build technically, I've owned laptops and torn them down before but never a desktop, seems much easier though thank goodness)
But for the x-drive, when I look up in there I see an empty Molex port sticking out of the back of it, Am I suppose to connect a molex from the PSU to that port or what?
And is there anything else I should know about wiring or anything else with the Stryker? biggrin.gif

Good job with the paint.

And about the desktops being easier to disassemble than laptops, you're certainly right. When disconnecting the keyboard on a laptop, you run the risk of ruining the connection and if you don't disconnect it, it tends to get in the way. With desktops you don't have that problem, and you also don't have 3 or more different screw sizes, you only have 2.

The discussions about wiring seems a bit unclear to me, so I'll also add how I did it: PSU -> fan controller (through the front panel's molex connector) -> fans (through the 3 pin fan power and 2 pin led cables). I removed the molex to 3 pin fan converter(s). You also don't have to connect the x-bay unless you want to use it.
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Core I5 7500 Gigabyte Z270-GAMING K3 Gigabyte GTX 750Ti Black (back from retirement) Gigabyt GT640 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Crucial DDR4 250 GB Seagate 500 GB Seagate 250 GB Seagate 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Liteon iHAS324 Deepcool Gammaxx S40 No-name fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Asus Strix Tactic Pro Cooler Master V 650S CM Storm Stryker Genius Maurus 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Alpha Yamaha RX-V567 Receiver Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones TEK SP-8008S surround bookshelf speakers 
AudioAudioAudioOther
TEK SP-8008F tower speakers (Bi-amped) TEK SP-8008C center speaker Logik HTIB sub (blown amp in the TEK) 360W Mecer UPS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8600 LENOVO 2241B57 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD 2 GB 
Hard DriveOSOSMonitor
128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
AudioOther
Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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(28 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core I5 7500 Gigabyte Z270-GAMING K3 Gigabyte GTX 750Ti Black (back from retirement) Gigabyt GT640 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Crucial DDR4 250 GB Seagate 500 GB Seagate 250 GB Seagate 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Liteon iHAS324 Deepcool Gammaxx S40 No-name fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Asus Strix Tactic Pro Cooler Master V 650S CM Storm Stryker Genius Maurus 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Alpha Yamaha RX-V567 Receiver Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones TEK SP-8008S surround bookshelf speakers 
AudioAudioAudioOther
TEK SP-8008F tower speakers (Bi-amped) TEK SP-8008C center speaker Logik HTIB sub (blown amp in the TEK) 360W Mecer UPS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8600 LENOVO 2241B57 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD 2 GB 
Hard DriveOSOSMonitor
128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
AudioOther
Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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