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Well, if you alreaddy own a 150 dollar trooper it would be funny to not use it. You can use a single set of fans and radiator in the top of the tropper, or have the radiator in the bottom, which will work out perfect if you use a bay res/top for the pump, that is what I am using. HAF 932 is good, but its lacking dust filters and built in fan controller as well as demountable hdd cages, trooper is more "up to date" after all. Take a look at my pictures in my profile and you will se how I have set up the cooling.
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post #222 of 437
i'd get the kit. everything you need, nothing you dont and they fall right in your budget . the only real question is bay res vs tube res. they bay res is definitely more difficult to drain but saves a lot of space. the photon definitely makes for a better looking system and makes draining the loop easier but you have to sacrifice the space to make it ft and you will likely have to drill some mounting holes.

my 2cents. i have a bay res and it was a pain. it lasted only a couple months before i ordered my photon


sorry, thought this was a new thread and didnt notice it was already 23 pages long. ignore me as im sure you've already made your choice
Edited by d00bzilla - 4/22/14 at 7:19am
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Heh lol no worries, though I'm starting to wish I'd bought one of the NexXxos kits from PPC. I'm about to see if I can fit the graphics card in if I take the tube out but leave the brackets.

     
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If your card is as long as the r9 290 that res will never fit in the trooper or the haf 932. Actually how long is your res and how wide is it? I will take some measurements on my stryker/trooper. I dont see why it wouldnt fit in the back. If you would use 90 degree compression fittings I think you would pull one tube in the existing holes in the top and one tube in the hole you drill next to the psu. Whats your thickness of your tubes, 10/13mm, 13/16mm? Can you please list all your watercooling parts again.
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post #225 of 437
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Well the graphics card sticks about 1/2 an inch into where the reservoir tube would be so no go. Here's the screenshot I made of the order and a quote as well.

 

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Originally Posted by phazer11 View Post

 

Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30

Pump: DDC-1T

Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250

Waterblock: XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock

Tubing: Primochill Primoflex LRT Tubing (Blood Red)

Fittings: ModMyToys Red Carbon Fiber Enhanced Compression Fittings

Fans: 4x Gentle Typhoon AP-14's

If I were to mount the radiator in the bottom of the Stryker would I be able to have the 4 fans in push/pull? If I got the bay reservoir (which type as well I'm not picky on brand) should I just mount it there and be done with it to save space?


Edited by phazer11 - 4/22/14 at 7:48am
     
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post #226 of 437
If you would get a bay res you could have the radiator in the bottom with push and pull. This one I use and I like it, its both a res and aftermarket top all in one.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_665&products_id=33423

What fittings do you use then?

According to my measurements you should be able to have the tube res in the back if you have 90 degree fittings on the res. Like two of these:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_346_997_1199&products_id=38653

You use 13/16mm tube it seems, which are thicker and harder to work on than the standard 10/13mm ones.

Another problem if you mount the radiator in the bottom is the size of the PSU. If you use the PSU you have in your parts list its 180mm long, and that is too much having a radiator in the bottom in the stryker, it will be too tight. Look at my gallery and you will see what you need in order to have a radiator in the bottom woth push-pull.

Im sorry to say but some of your components are simply too thick and bulky to make it fit good in cases like stryker and HAF seriers. Theres simply lack of planning in this build frown.gif. With those thick tubes you would need at couple of 90 degree fitting as least, and I dont get why you bought the monsoon fittings since they are in practice no better than regular straight nipples.
Edited by PachAz - 4/22/14 at 8:35am
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post #227 of 437
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Well I thought I'd be able to since your rad fit on the bottom, it looks about twice as thick as mine.

     
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Yes its thick but you also see that my PSU is far shorter than the one you intend to use. I also have a 25mm long fitting and then a 90 degree fitting on top of that one so I can route my tube to the bay res the way I do.

The problem with many of the newer "fulltower" cases is that they are just a tad bigger than regular "midtower" ones and not really ideal to watercooling. Even the cosmos II is huge, but it provides mediocre options for watercooling and the cosmos se is even worse.
Edited by PachAz - 4/22/14 at 8:45am
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post #229 of 437
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Trying it in the bottom it looks like the PSU cables will allow the rad to fit (if the 24-pin presses slightly against the rad). It'l all definitely fit in the HAF with a bay res.

     
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Ya, what a lot of companies used to call a super mid tower is now a full tower and what was a full tower is now a super full tower i.e. the 900d. Great business strategy. Change the wording and you can charge more for the same product.
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