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Hi Guys,

I am geeing one storm cabinet.
But i am confused which one to get Stryker or Trooper.

Which of these both has better cooling functionality. I will not be interested in water cooling.

I also have one more case in my HAF XM. Let me know which one i choose.?
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Hi Guys,

I am geeing one storm cabinet.
But i am confused which one to get Stryker or Trooper.

Which of these both has better cooling functionality. I will not be interested in water cooling.

I also have one more case in my HAF XM. Let me know which one i choose.?

For air-cooling, most people would be wise to stay away from cases with an acrylic side window which you CAN NOT mount fans in. Side panel fans are under-rated, in my opinion, and are very effective at dissipating heat from your MB itself and possibly your CPU and/or RAM when coupled with top exhausts. That being said, you can only get Trooper with a side panel able to mount (2) x 120mm fans (correct me if I'm wrong here, Stykers owners)
   
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Hi Guys,

I am geeing one storm cabinet.
But i am confused which one to get Stryker or Trooper.

Which of these both has better cooling functionality. I will not be interested in water cooling.

I also have one more case in my HAF XM. Let me know which one i choose.?

Basically they are the same case, the only differences are:
Stryker has windowed side panel (no optional side fans there) and is white,
while Trooper is black and has a mesh side panel (2 optional 120mm fans can be installed there).

So cooling wise, Trooper has a little bit more airflow (though recently I bought a windowed panel for my Trooper because it looks cool and I can see the inside of my PC without the need to remove the side panel).
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Basically they are the same case, the only differences are:
Stryker has windowed side panel (no optional side fans there) and is white,
while Trooper is black and has a mesh side panel (2 optional 120mm fans can be installed there).

So cooling wise, Trooper has a little bit more airflow (though recently I bought a windowed panel for my Trooper because it looks cool and I can see the inside of my PC without the need to remove the side panel).

Great. How much do you see the temperature increase when you add the window side panel in trooper?

I basically need the best for cooling point of view than looks.

Also, I am getting Stryker at less price than Trooper.
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Great. How much do you see the temperature increase when you add the window side panel in trooper?

I basically need the best for cooling point of view than looks.

Also, I am getting Stryker at less price than Trooper.

Haven't checked it yet (as I'm in a middle of a major "pimp my case"), but I don't think there is going to be some major difference. (Tip, turn the hard drive bay so they are facing forward and not at the side like they come pre-installed, you gonna get way better airflow inside the case).
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Haven't checked it yet (as I'm in a middle of a major "pimp my case"), but I don't think there is going to be some major difference. (Tip, turn the hard drive bay so they are facing forward and not at the side like they come pre-installed, you gonna get way better airflow inside the case).

okay, thanks.. smile.gif
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Tip, turn the hard drive bay so they are facing forward and not at the side like they come pre-installed, you gonna get way better airflow inside the case.

this is very good advice. disk drives really don't get that hot, especially if you run SSDs, and the dedicated cross-vent for the hard drive cages provides a nice amount of configurability but little effectiveness. I like to think of computer cases as a sort of air tunnel, with a majority of the air moving in a directional, fluid-like flow from front to back and/or bottom to top. I usually play around with different configurations when I'm in my case doing anything major. recently having swapped motherboards, I changed how my disk drives were positioned.. previously, I had my 2 SSDs and 1 HDD in the 3 bottom slots of the bottom HDD cage, with the top 5 slots open. simply by spacing the drives out within the bays (i.e. instead of being in slots 1, 2, & 3 - they are now in slots 1, 4 & 7) I lowered my temps by 5C! it takes a lot of trial and error to optimize the airflow and temps of a given rig. there are, of course, rules of thumb which will apply in a general way to most rigs. but, for the utmost airflow and lowest temps, some custom adaptations are probably going to be required determined on your hardware configuration.

also, while swapping the CPU between boards.. I was appalled to see this mad.gif
(I had brought my rig to a PC repair shop because I was having trouble with the RAM posting a few months ago)

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what looks to be TIM(?) on several of the CPU contacts

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2-step ArctiClean TIM remover and surface purifier applied (left), cleaned and dried CPU (right)
   
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I'm getting the 780 Hydrocopper, or 780Ti Hydrocopper when that's available.
I've seen people place it like this: http://cdn.overclock.net/1/15/1587b451_image.jpeg and http://cdn.overclock.net/8/82/500x1000px-LL-828ad495_Photo21-11-1216.47.37.jpeg is that possible if I have the HDD cages still there?
Placing it above the PSU would be tight if I have an exhaust fan there, is an exhaust fan recommended? The way I've planned the fan config is 2 fans on the bottom as intake and 2 on the top rad for exhaust, would I need a fan i the back for exhaust? If not, it would fit there.
What would I need to add on the PCI slots?

Another question how should I position the fans for the top radiator? Should I have them pull air in or out? Since I have the bottom fans pulling it in, should I have the top ones pulling out? And would I in that case need another fan in the back as an exhaust or would that be overkill?
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Another question how should I position the fans for the top radiator? Should I have them pull air in or out? Since I have the bottom fans pulling it in, should I have the top ones pulling out? And would I in that case need another fan in the back as an exhaust or would that be overkill?

Radiators always want to exhaust. You really can't go overboard with case fans, so long as you have a directional airflow within the case. Meaning, you wouldn't want every fan to be an intake nor would you want every fans to be an exhaust. Place your intakes in the coolest places in your case (front and bottom, maybe side panel) and exhausts near the heat-generating components of your rig (always top and back). this will bring the coolest air in and exhaust the hottest air.

I run the following for my 3570k underwater (Corsair H100) with a 4.6GHz OC:
FRONT: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
BOTTOM: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
SIDE: 2 x 120mm INTAKE
REAR: 1 x 140mm EXHAUST
TOP: 2 x 120mm EXHAUST
(air flow front to back AND top to bottom)
my temps never go above 55C with ambient temps between 18-20C under typical loads (not stress-testing)

a common misconception is that case fans are unilaterally directional. this is of course not true because an exhaust fan will leave a pocket of negative air pressure in its "wake" and, thus, the exhaust fans will also function minimally as an intake, and vice versa, and create that windtunnel of air you're after.
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Is there anyone here who uses the Corsair Link?
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