Originally Posted by CM MR HAF
I finally caught up to this thread and I wanted to know regarding Stryker and Trooper, which color you preferred?
1. Black rubberized.
2. White glossy
Are there any changes you would like in the future? Did you guys ever use the accessory box to store anything (cookies, wallets, mace)? How's the balance on the handle?
Black/white is all personal preference really. I ordered the Trooper to keep in line with the black/red scheme of the rest of my build, but in the future hey I might even paint it green for all I know!
I am going to make some changes. I am going to mod the handle so that I can fit a 360 x 45mm (IF I can't fit a full 60mm in there) in push/pull. I checked out one of the links on the first page and really liked the idea of using old pci tabs to use as mounts for a front 240 rad, if I feel insane enough I may try and stick a 360 there too, which brings me to the next topic:
I pulled the accessory box right out, I use it in the garage as a spare parts collector. That's just me though.
The handle is extremely well balanced (again, at least to me) if you're carrying it as you would a briefcase by your side. I've had to lift the case over my head (don't ask...) before and of course with as much weight as inside with everything installed, it helps to use the handle with one hand and brace the bottom with your other hand. I have used both hands on the handle for this but I wouldn't advise it, the rivets are strong but I don't want to find out their limits...
Once I mod the handle I will be through-bolting it back on, this I feel will really help to reinforce it for future, heavier builds, but that's going off topic a bit.