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    Question Advice for new WC Setup

    Hi guys, building a new rig and needed some advice on the WC setup. Going to go with a XSPC D5(s) res kit, with either a bay or tube setup. What would be the biggest rad I could go with in the top of my Stryker case, an AX240 or a RX240? Will be WC the CPU and maybe the GPU (in the near future) with some room for expansion. Are bay res's hard to fill/bleed once they're in place? If so I'll like at a tube then.
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    The D5 bay Res kit should fit good. If you plan on running only a single rad, get the AX240 kit since the AX is somewhat in the same performance level as the RX minus a few degrees. The RX rad won't fit at the top of the stryker, but it will fit at the bottom. If I had the option, I would run the AX240 at the top and RX at the bottom, but you lose the tool box feature and bottom hard drive cage, or run a AX at the top and bottom and this will give you room for a GPU later down the line in the loop.

    if you want a Tube Res, in the Stryker its going to be a tight fit. Trust me. I tried when I had the stryker.

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    Default Re: Advice for new WC Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    The D5 bay Res kit should fit good. If you plan on running only a single rad, get the AX240 kit since the AX is somewhat in the same performance level as the RX minus a few degrees. The RX rad won't fit at the top of the stryker, but it will fit at the bottom. If I had the option, I would run the AX240 at the top and RX at the bottom, but you lose the tool box feature and bottom hard drive cage, or run a AX at the top and bottom and this will give you room for a GPU later down the line in the loop.

    if you want a Tube Res, in the Stryker its going to be a tight fit. Trust me. I tried when I had the stryker.
    Great thanks Solara, I'm going to go with the bay res and the AX240 in the top, and I might add the RX240/360 later on.

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    Default Re: Advice for new WC Setup

    i agree go with the AX for the top. you have limited space up there.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    i agree go with the AX for the top. you have limited space up there.
    What do you think, is there enough room for a push/pull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor2014 View Post
    What do you think, is there enough room for a push/pull?
    you can only fit one fan on the top. the handle blocks the 2nd fan slot. you can always do push/pull in the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    you can only fit one fan on the top. the handle blocks the 2nd fan slot. you can always do push/pull in the bottom.
    Ya that's right...forgot about the handle. It's ok, when I need the extra rad I can setup the p/p in the bottom.

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    Yea, the handle gets in the way.
    I personally ran 3 fans, so on side had push pull, but I had to omit the top filter by doing so. So if you want to use the filter then just do push at the top and do P/P later at the lower side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Yea, the handle gets in the way.
    I personally ran 3 fans, so on side had push pull, but I had to omit the top filter by doing so. So if you want to use the filter then just do push at the top and do P/P later at the lower side.
    That's what I'm thinking too. I'm going to put a drain at the bottom, so I just have to figure out where it's going to go (it might have been easier with another rad at the bottom, but for now I'll just have the top rad and bay res).

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    That should work. Just get one of those Bitspower drain valves. This helps a lot. Or if you have the T fitting with a stop fitting can work as well.

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    I'm thinking it might be easier to just add the RX360 rad (at the bottom) and GPU block now. So if I have the 240 exhausting out the top, rear fan out the back, front fans drawing in, should I have the bottom p/p 360 exhausting out the bottom or bringing air in (exhausting will create more of a neg pressure)?

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    The RX360 isn't going to fit at the bottom. Unless you meant RX240.
    But for airflow, the best configuration for this case is draw air in from the front and bottom and out the back and top.

    I reviewed this case a few yrs ago and did a water cooling set up for the review. Take a look here: Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Chassis | Pure Overclock

    This will give you an ideal of how I ran the set up.

    Unless you want to go competely custom mounting at 360 at the front, click here: Project CM Stryker - Tangerine Orange

    I did a custom paint and build with a 280 at the top, 360 front and 240 at the bottom. But required alot of work and changes to get it to work.
    If you plan on sticking to using a RX240 at the bottom, you will also lose the bottom hard drive cage. In my review, I used a EX240 (similair to AX240 in push/pull and the lower cage barely fit.
    Hope that info helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    The RX360 isn't going to fit at the bottom. Unless you meant RX240.
    But for airflow, the best configuration for this case is draw air in from the front and bottom and out the back and top.

    I reviewed this case a few yrs ago and did a water cooling set up for the review. Take a look here: Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Chassis | Pure Overclock

    This will give you an ideal of how I ran the set up.

    Unless you want to go competely custom mounting at 360 at the front, click here: Project CM Stryker - Tangerine Orange

    I did a custom paint and build with a 280 at the top, 360 front and 240 at the bottom. But required alot of work and changes to get it to work.
    If you plan on sticking to using a RX240 at the bottom, you will also lose the bottom hard drive cage. In my review, I used a EX240 (similair to AX240 in push/pull and the lower cage barely fit.
    Hope that info helps.
    That was a great review and an awesome job on that Tangerine Orange. I think I'm going to go with the AX240 in the top and a RX240 in the bottom. That should take care of my CPU & GPU(s). Great info, thanks again!

    Btw, what would you suggest for fans for the RX240/AX240? Going through your Tangerine build I see you like Cougars.
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    It looks like the B12-3, 4, P & PS have good SP (the P & PS are PWM).



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