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H80i on a CM Storm Stryker / Trooper, Air Flow Question

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I am fairly need to these all-in-one watercooling units and need some help

I am planning to run a H80i on a Z87 Sabertooth motherboard in a CM Storm Stryker

Just wondering how I can setup the fan direction and airflow

Should it be setup push-pull config and exhaust to the back?

Could anyone please give me some pointers or guide?

thanks !
post #2 of 5
A push-pull exhaust in the back of the case would be the best choice for the H80i, but you could use the H100i on the top, but I'm not sure if push-pull would fit. The H110 should fit as well, but you should double-check to make sure that it wouldn't hit the motherboard or something. The H80i should do just fine if you don't want to spend more on the bigger coolers.
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Thank you for the quick response

Just to confirm, the flow direction of the BOTH fans (fan - rad - fan) would be pointing towards the BACK of the case, and mounted at the back exhaust area?

The fan at the TOP of the case and at the FRONT of the case would all be intakes?
post #4 of 5
both fans on the rad blow the same way but the top should also be an exhaust if you add fans on the bottom, if not then use the top as intake.

there is 2 1/4 in of clearance in the stryker from the top of the case to a sabertooth mobo; just checked myself (Z77)
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Okay, 2 1/4 inches is just enough space for a push setup if you get an H100i or H110 for the top.You won't be able to mount fans outside the case (under the handle mounts) without modding. And about directions of fans, I've got my top fans set to exhaust, and I don't have any fans on the bottom of my case. Works just fine. I haven't tried flipping them around, though.
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