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can someone confirm if its true that the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 will fit in the Storm Stryker White without modding
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post #7482 of 12473
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Originally Posted by Praty View Post

can someone confirm if its true that the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 will fit in the Storm Stryker White without modding

It will overlap the rubber grommets slightly.. I've seen a Maximus v-formula fit and it's 12" x 10.1" and yours is 12" x 10.39"

Here's a Rampage Extreme, which is 12" x 10.7" - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=808&Itemid=61&limit=1&limitstart=5
Edited by rhodes588 - 5/11/13 at 7:37am
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post #7483 of 12473
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Will SP fans help push more hot air out threw filter on the top?
anything with high static pressure would. or you could just remove the filter !~
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post #7484 of 12473
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anything with high static pressure would. or you could just remove the filter !~
Ok i am thinking of buying 2 SP120 perf fans.I am eventually going to get a H100i.Now do i need the PWM fans or the 3 pin fans to be able to work off of the H100i?
 
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Well I got my tax refund check in the mail and used it to upgrade my Stryker's core components and to buy new monitors.

Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel core i7 3770K
CPU Cooler: Phanteks dual tower 140 with a 3rd Phanteks 120mm fan
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb 2400MHz
Graphic Cards: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i with Corsair white cable kit
Monitors: Asus 24" LED backlit 3D LCD

Here are some pics with of my upgrades:


Routed cables for connections on bottom of motherboard behind it. Very glad someone on here recommended this.

Yes, that is 2 ROG CrossFire Bridges and one of them is just there for looks.

The green look is not this intense looking in person. My camera just sucks.


I had trouble fitting this huge CPU cooler in here with my tall, high profile memory. I had to remove 3 of the metal fins on the right side of the right tower in order for it to fit. Thankfully, removing these metal fins was very easy. Hopefully you can see this from this picture.

Because the 140mm fans that this CPU cooler came with stick out a bit on the back side and on the front (that is if you position them in the center of the towers), I had to move these 140mm fans to the center and towards the back of my case. Since I wanted a third fan but could not use another 140mm fan at the front due to my tall memory, I used a Phanteks 120mm fan here. It worked out great cause even though it is not centered in the middle like the others due to my RAM, it sticks out towards the front evenly with the others for a nice, clean look. I know it covers up this beautiful Dominator Platinum memory, but oh well. I like it.

Here is my desk set up right now with these 3 monitors. I'm still needing to get longer monitor cables and a bigger desk, but this will temporarily work.

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Let me know what you guys/gals think and if you have any recommendations for me.
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post #7486 of 12473
Is there a reason I see a lot of crossfire cards with 2 crossfire bridges? Do I need 2 on mine or is it more of a it looks better thing?
 
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post #7487 of 12473
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Is there a reason I see a lot of crossfire cards with 2 crossfire bridges? Do I need 2 on mine or is it more of a it looks better thing?

Honestly, I believe it's more of a "looks" thing. Obviously they put 2 CrossFire ports on cards in case you decide to run 3 or 4 cards, like alternating or stair stepping all your cards together with CrossFire Bridges. With 2 cards, just one Bridge is used.
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Honestly, I believe it's more of a "looks" thing. Obviously they put 2 CrossFire ports on cards in case you decide to run 3 or 4 cards, like alternating or stair stepping all your cards together with CrossFire Bridges. With 2 cards, just one Bridge is used.
ok thank you.Your rig looks amazing..Are those the ROG bridges?
 
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Originally Posted by OneGun View Post

Ok i am thinking of buying 2 SP120 perf fans.I am eventually going to get a H100i.Now do i need the PWM fans or the 3 pin fans to be able to work off of the H100i?

you can make them work just fine you just may have to attach them to your mobo. idk the type of connection @ the pump the h100 has sorry
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Well I got my tax refund check in the mail and used it to upgrade my Stryker's core components and to buy new monitors. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme
CPU: Intel core i7 3770K
CPU Cooler: Phanteks dual tower 140 with a 3rd Phanteks 120mm fan
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb 2400MHz
Graphic Cards: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
PSU: Corsair AX 1200i with Corsair white cable kit
Monitors: Asus 24" LED backlit 3D LCD

Here are some pics with of my upgrades:


Routed cables for connections on bottom of motherboard behind it. Very glad someone on here recommended this.

Yes, that is 2 ROG CrossFire Bridges and one of them is just there for looks.

The green look is not this intense looking in person. My camera just sucks.


I had trouble fitting this huge CPU cooler in here with my tall, high profile memory. I had to remove 3 of the metal fins on the right side of the right tower in order for it to fit. Thankfully, removing these metal fins was very easy. Hopefully you can see this from this picture.

Because the 140mm fans that this CPU cooler came with stick out a bit on the back side and on the front (that is if you position them in the center of the towers), I had to move these 140mm fans to the center and towards the back of my case. Since I wanted a third fan but could not use another 140mm fan at the front due to my tall memory, I used a Phanteks 120mm fan here. It worked out great cause even though it is not centered in the middle like the others due to my RAM, it sticks out towards the front evenly with the others for a nice, clean look. I know it covers up this beautiful Dominator Platinum memory, but oh well. I like it.

Here is my desk set up right now with these 3 monitors. I'm still needing to get longer monitor cables and a bigger desk, but this will temporarily work.
*On a side note and hoping someone can point me in the right direction or to another page on here, not wanting to go off topic, I'm having trouble doing a clean install of Windows 8 even though I've updated the BIOS. Not sure what I need to do or what I'm doing wrong. Can someone please let me know where I could find some help on this? Would be much appreciated.

Let me know what you guys/gals think and if you have any recommendations for me.
looks great only thing i would say is custom loop !~
as far as windows 8 i have never had a problem cd or from disk/usb i would need more info as to what problem you are having?
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneGun View Post

Is there a reason I see a lot of crossfire cards with 2 crossfire bridges? Do I need 2 on mine or is it more of a it looks better thing?
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Originally Posted by Ne1ld0 View Post

Honestly, I believe it's more of a "looks" thing. Obviously they put 2 CrossFire ports on cards in case you decide to run 3 or 4 cards, like alternating or stair stepping all your cards together with CrossFire Bridges. With 2 cards, just one Bridge is used.

+1 absolutely correct
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ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand  
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Logitech G510 XFX pro 1250w black edition Caselabs MAGNUM M8 Case Razer Naga 
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Sony 2.1 Razer Megalodon XFX pro 1250w black edition 
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8350 batch 1229 pgn  Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z gigabyte 7770 OC gigabyte 7770 OC 
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F3-2400C10D-16GTX OCZ agaility 3 120  OCZ Agility 3 120gb  Seagate 7200rpm 1tb 
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Pioneer BDR-208DBK Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... Swiftech MCP-35X White Top Swiftech Quiet Power 240  
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Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Windows 8 LG E2242 
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LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
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Razer Lachesis 
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FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
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Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
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Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
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Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  
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R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  F3-2400C10D-16GTX  OCZ Agility 3 120GB  
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OCZ Agility 3 120GB  Seagate Barracuda 1TB  Segate Barracuda 3TB Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... 
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Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-ray Writer Swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD Liquid Cooling Kit Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech MCP-35X2 
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Swiftech MCP35X2 Heat Sink Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech Komodo 7970 
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Alphacool 240mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm UT60 FrozenQ PC Mods UV Meteor Light Limited Edition... 
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Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-R... Swiftech Komodo 7970 Windows 7 Windows 8  
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ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 XFX pro 1250w black edition Caselabs MAGNUM M8 Case Razer Naga 
AudioAudioOther
Sony 2.1 Razer Megalodon XFX pro 1250w black edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
8350 batch 1229 pgn  Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z gigabyte 7770 OC gigabyte 7770 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-2400C10D-16GTX OCZ agaility 3 120  OCZ Agility 3 120gb  Seagate 7200rpm 1tb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... Swiftech MCP-35X White Top Swiftech Quiet Power 240  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Windows 8 LG E2242 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Razer Lachesis 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
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Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
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ok thank you.Your rig looks amazing..Are those the ROG bridges?

Yep, both are Republic of Gamers Bridges. One came with my Maximus V Extreme motherboard and I bought the 2nd one from the Asus online store.
Edited by Ne1ld0 - 5/11/13 at 3:00pm
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Intel Core i7-4770K  Asus Maximus VI Formula XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition x 3 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb DDR3 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SSD: OCZ Vector 128G x 2 HDD: Toshiba 3TB Hard Disk Drive  LG Blu-Ray Burner  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB CPU Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phanteks 120mm UFB White Fan Silverstone Air Penetrator 120mm x 2 BitFenix Spectre Pro 120mm BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Windows 8 Professional ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz 1ms LED Backlight 3D LC... Cyborg V.7 
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Corsair AX1200i CM Storm Stryker Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Cyborg G.L.I.D.E. 7 Mouse Pad 
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KINYO 4.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Roccat Apuri Mouse Bungee 6 x Super Bright Lime Green EL Wires w/ Sound C... AcoustiPack Sound Dampening Foam Blocks 
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Logisys Acrylic Case Feet w/ Green LEDs and PCI... Corsair Professionally Individually Sleeved Mod... 2 x Transformer Decepticon Black Aluminum Emblems Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.2 Cables x 3 
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Intel Core i7-4770K  Asus Maximus VI Formula XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition x 3 Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb DDR3 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SSD: OCZ Vector 128G x 2 HDD: Toshiba 3TB Hard Disk Drive  LG Blu-Ray Burner  Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB CPU Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phanteks 120mm UFB White Fan Silverstone Air Penetrator 120mm x 2 BitFenix Spectre Pro 120mm BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Windows 8 Professional ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz 1ms LED Backlight 3D LC... Cyborg V.7 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200i CM Storm Stryker Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Cyborg G.L.I.D.E. 7 Mouse Pad 
AudioOtherOtherOther
KINYO 4.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Roccat Apuri Mouse Bungee 6 x Super Bright Lime Green EL Wires w/ Sound C... AcoustiPack Sound Dampening Foam Blocks 
OtherOtherOtherOther
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