CM Storm Trooper 360mm Roof Radiator Fitting Guide

TTL has found his tools again!

CM Storm Trooper 360mm Roof Radiator Fitting Guide  

There are so many great cases on the market these days that have amazing water cooling support, but how many times have you ever been sat there thinking to yourself 'I wish it supported this' or even maybe 'I wish I could fit that in there too'.
Continuing on with our new path OC3D will try to show that sometimes with the right tools a few hours spare and some careful planning you could make that almost perfect case - perfect for you.

Something we all felt that the CM Storm Trooper was lacking was 360mm radiator support in the roof. Yes we know it can fit 2x 240mm rads in there natively and you can easily slide a 360mm rad in the front. On closer inspection with the magic tool known as 'boredom' we realised its actually really easy to mod the case to allow a 360mm radiator to be used in the roof without any negative effects on the rest of the case. So highly charged on caffiene we broke out the video camera and set about trying to show you how you could easily do this at home with just a Dremel and a drill.



This wont be the last you see of the Storm Trooper getting the modding treatment so keep your eyes peeled for more inspirational content. You can discuss your thoughts on this guide in the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

11-06-2012, 14:02:10

I am deciding if I should wait for the formula or get the gene I will be using an i5-3570k

The main difference I understand is the form factor and the gene has less pcie slots as I don't think I am going to need loads I am wondering if I should get the gene now and if it will cost less.

11-06-2012, 14:15:23

Well I'm pretty sure that the "Formula" boards are for AMD I think you've got your socket a bit confused. The Gene will be appropriate for the i5-3570k but you'll want to be getting the z77 chipset board. The gene is a good choice motherboard but it is rather small. As far as I know the only z77 ROG board that is out currently is the Gene. You won't want to go with any of the other ROG boards atm since they are z68/p67. If you wanted a z77 full size ATX board and wanted to stick with Asus I would say look into the Sabertooth z77 board.

11-06-2012, 14:17:35

no he is right about it being the maximus V formula, asus generally use the names formula, gene and extreme for their rog boards, i would advise waiting for the formula or go for the sabertooth board

11-06-2012, 14:28:51

Gene = Small form factor
Formula = everything you will ever need
Extreme = as above but with the kitchen sink and an extra 100 dent in the wallet.

Crosshair = AMD chipset.

I would wait for the formula just to see its retail price. I am going to upgrade my MIVE for the new Maximus V extreme when ever they decide to release it. And the Formula.

11-06-2012, 15:01:17

oh, I went to newegg as I'm not too familiar with the ASUS ROG branded stuff ( I think it looks kinda gimicky) and didn't see any intel boards with the words Formula on them which is why I said it.

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