Originally Posted by NSKLAM
I am currently still planning out my next build using the CM Storm Stryker
Got a couple of questions and was wondering if any experts can help
My planned specs are:
Case - CM Storm Stryker
CPU - i7 4770K
Motherboard - ASUS Z87 Sabertooth
GPU - MSI GTX660 Ti
Cooling Unit - Corsair H80i
Extra Fans - Corsair SP120 x 2 (if necessary)
My first question is regarding Cooling and Air flow
How should I be setting up the H80i Radiator? Push Pull configuration exhaust at the back?
Anyone have a similar build and could share which direction my fans should be facing?
Second question is regarding Power
How much juice is enough to run this? I am thinking of getting a 650W but I see most people run with much higher wattage.
Thanks in advance
Hello fellow member,
To answer your first question....
If you go with the h80i, mount it just as you described, exhaust and push pull if you will on the case rear mount. As far as fans facing the right direction here is a simple trick that all fans of any size follow.... the "pretty side" of the fan where as the fan frame brace is not attached is the intake, and the portion with the brace lines is the exhaust. Here's an example....
Exhaust. In your case, your route chosen.
Intake. Still viable option.
Leave the stock 200mm fan up top alone and for your front 2 hard drive cage fans, orientate them to intake from from through case, not the side. Here are some picture examples.....
(Thank you senna89
for the lovely example)
For your second question, a 650w Power Supply is going to be able to handle the system well, no need to go higher unless you want to plan on having SLI or another means of more power draw. I would recommend a gold rated power supply as they will stay as close to that mark under stress most efficiently....Let me know if your need advice further on this.
Side Note: I have just finished a Stryker build with similar specs for a friend. Only difference was the mobo (I went with giga ud4) , gpu, went with zotac 670, same price as the 660ti and the corsair h100i. Just the main differences but you have a solid choice of parts.
Please feel free to private message (P.M.) me if you have any further questions, need part advice, or case modding. I have done many builds 3 with the trooper/stryker series and all with full customs water loops and heavily modded. If you need some help working around your build may it be cable management or just friendly advice im here!
Have fun and enjoy the build!