CM Storm Trooper – Water Cooling Options (Part 3 – Front-Mounted Radiator)
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve explored how the CM Storm Trooper, the flagship of the gamer-oriented Storm product line, is designed to accommodate various water-cooling radiator mounting options. Two weeks ago, we saw how we can mount a radiator up on the Trooper’s roof; last week, we saw how we can mount one on the floor of the case.
Both of these solutions were for dual-120mm radiators. Dual radiators are very good if you’re cooling just your CPU or your GPU, even if either component has been overclocked far faster than stock speeds.
But what if you wanted to water-cool BOTH your overclocked CPU and your overclocked GPU? One dual-120mm radiator probably won’t be able to handle that much thermal dissipation.
One solution would be to run two separate, parallel water-cooling loops in the Trooper: You could cool the GPU with a loop that incorporates a floor-mounted radiator, and the CPU with a loop cooled with a roof-mounted rad.
To me, though, that’s an over-complicated and clumsy solution.
I would rather use just a single, bigger radiator to do the job.
But where would you mount it in a CM Storm Trooper?
Obviously, neither of the previously mentioned mounting options will work, as both the roof mount and the floor mount options are purely for 240mm radiators at most.
This week we’ll learn if we can install a 360mm radiator in the Trooper without mutilating any part of the case.
Before we push off on this journey of discovery, here is our post outline:
Now, then, let’s get on with things!