Hooded's CM Storm Stryker
Welcome to my build log. Hopefully there will be some good pictures, modders porn, for some and a little humor at times. Although I'm not much at jokes, I do manage to get the odd one in there.
So I won this CM Storm Stryker in the only Canadian Watercooling store Daz Mode's, monthly give away draw. You get entered when making a purchase. I won the Novmember draw.
Fluid and Tubing colour.
Who know's what else may appear durring the build.
I have a load of blue and white LED's, MDPC White, Black and Blue Magic sleeving to choose from.
This case will be under going several mods to get everything in, and looking good.
I have this picture in my head of how everything will fit in.
So will be a bit of a test of my space relations aptitude :).
This will be mainly white, not sure if I'll use black or blue as the highlight colour. Or should I use both?
For fuild I have a bottle and a Â½ of Ice Dragon Nano fuild but may just use a transparent blue fuild.
Oh ya blue is my favorite colour so don't be surprized to see that colour in the build.
Plus it works with the blue heatsinks on the mainboard.
Stripped this sucker down so we could get a loook under the hood.
So these handles will need tobe removed reworked and remounted. They are in the way of my 360 rad. The small handle at the back will only be removed to allow easy drilling for the rads port holes.
The rats nest that is a sleeving night mare and a cable management horror.
figuring out what to do with that USB3 cable. h'mmmm
First mod has started , placement of the Koolance 360
Hard to see from this angle, but the rad has been offest 20mm closer to the widow side of the case to allow more space between the fans and the mainboard.
wow Hooded you are lucky to win such a nice big case
really nice clean photo's
medusa hell on that front IO
look forward to seeing how you overcome that
Depending on your MB colors and such I'd think going with some straight white tubing would look pretty stellar (even better if those fittings were gun metal. That being said with something like an ASUS ROG line up red or black would work nicely with the case's scheme too.
If i want white tubing I'll just use the Ice Dragon Nano fuild as it's solid white. I'm leaning towards the transparent blue fluid with clear non uv tubing. Still ponderingthe thought though.
I've heard something about you should avoid coloured fluid because it might get your water blocks dirty and filthy over time or something about the dye affecting the blocks. I don't know much about it but if I were to do such a build I would get non-colour fluid and coloured tubing instead.
I don't like solid colour tube. Just my personal choice. I like to watch the micro bubbles while filling ;)
Ice Dragon has no dye in it. One of the best coolants on the market imho. The details about IDC Ice Dragon Cooling: Technology Background
Thinking about using Koolance LIQ-702 Liquid Coolant, High-Performance (Blue) has anyone tried this stuf out? Would like to hear some feed back on those fluids.
Ah the rest of my sleeve showed up :)
I took some more pics of the top rad so you can see it's positioning better.
The cut out.
Front view with rear handle in position
And with the handle in place
Great Scott! It's the TTL Orca! Color scheme will be much better than his IMO.
I don't plan on destorying my case to put a couple big ass rads in either. I'm planning to make use of the top 3 5¼" drive bays.
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