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CM Storm Stryker turning fans around

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November 29, 2012 4:31:08 AM

Hi all,

I recently bought the Storm Stryker and I was wondering if I should turn the 2 120mm fans around. Or should I just leave them as they are, on the side. Would there any problems if I'd turn the fans to the front? And will it have better cooling? My GPU is very old but I'm going to get the 7950.

November 29, 2012 5:21:00 AM

It's really a personal preference. I would prefer them blowing in from the front because I like the aesthetic and instead of the air being blown just over your hard drives, it would be pushed throughout your whole case and might give you slightly cooler temps.
November 29, 2012 7:41:02 AM

Is it still possible to turn them around after placing the harddrive, mb, etc.? And I've never done it before. So are there any tutorials and how easy is it?
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December 3, 2012 2:11:51 PM

OCGL16 said:
You would probably just have to unplug your drive, turn it around, and then plug the drive back in. Here's a vid with the storm trooper:

They only turned the upper one around though. When i tried to turn the bottom one around the thumbscrew wouldn't go in because there was no whole to put it in. Do I have to drill an hole for it or will the cages be safe with only one thumbscrew?
December 4, 2012 1:34:18 AM

One thumb screw will be fine.
December 4, 2012 5:54:06 AM

OCGL16 said:
One thumb screw will be fine.

December 13, 2012 9:08:12 PM

Orthodux said:

Anytime. :)