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CM storm SCOUT water cooled (nuclear fusion reactor)

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so i finally decided after months of at what other people have done to their cases and how some awsome water cooled systems lookd decided to put my scout under water

----shoping list
  • XSPC Single 5.25in Bay Reservoir UV Blue
  • Bitspower Dual 20cm Cold Cathode Kit UV
  • Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit UV
  • Silverstone 140mm Air Penetrator UV Fan AP141
  • GELID Wing 12 120mm Green Multipack
  • Tygon 3603 Tubing 1/2 ID
  • EK-Supreme HF Plexi
  • Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 1/2 Compression Fitting CC5
  • Antec Easy SATA Hot Swap Caddy with eSATA Port
  • NZXT Sentry LXE Touch Screen Desktop Fan Controller
  • Black Ice SR1 140 Radiator
  • Koolance VID-NX580 Reference GTX 580/570 VGA Cooler
  • Koolance Fluorescent Yellow Liquid Coolant 700mL
  • Koolance PMP-450 12V Variable Speed Pump
  • lots of cable ties

here are some pics of the goods
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/dsc04196i.gif/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/dsc04228r.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/dsc04234x.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/802/dsc04213y.jpg/

coolest fan controller out there i reckon
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...sc04211mp.jpg/
compression fittings
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/97/dsc04209a.jpg/
the pump
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/249/dsc04206v.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...sc04208mz.jpg/
some other essentials
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/dsc04204b.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/dsc04202r.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/dsc04200tg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...sc04199eg.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/825/dsc04189d.jpg/

and here are some pics before the water cooling went in
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/521/dsc04193t.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/dsc04192ry.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/dsc04191b.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/dsc04190z.jpg/


the first obstacle in water cooling the scout is the limited space it is very difficult to fit a radiator in there without modifying the case so the first step was to remove the hard disk cage witch can be done by drilling out the rivets i think i used a 4mm or smaller not to sure just kinda picked one that was the appropriate size unfortunatly i was at work and i cldnt take a photo of this .

the next step was to mount the radiator it is a 140mm radiator so the only place i could find was in the front where the 140 mm fan goes but cause the radiator needed more room than a standard 140mm fan i hand to extend the wholes in the case the easiest way to that for me was by just getting a tiny circular file and fileing the wholes up wards

Here's a pic if you guys are also attempting this you probably could just drill it out but i felt ike making a lot of noise i had to extend all four wholes upwards as the the bottom of the radiator was too bulky and would not fit with the standard 140mm wholes
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/img0821xj.jpg/

i also had to remove the little rubber legs that are at the bottom of the case to fit the radiator and then its just as simple as pushing them damn legs back in
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img0825tj.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/img0827uo.jpg/

the radiator has a 140mm fan sitting in front of it pulling cold air from outside and then pushing it throug the case back out i knw its not the best way to do it but it works
heres a paint image of the air flow the brown box is the radiator and the red boxes are fans
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/unledsyi.png/

fitting the cpu block
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/dsc04223m.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/337/dsc04224c.jpg/

the most annoying part of this build was the damn gpu block witch i found out after days of researching that the Koolance VID-NX580 not fit any 580/570 that are currently on sale so that was a utter waste of $ and time and a lot of disapointment so the card had to go back in the case the way it came out

and now for the final pics
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...sc04232kj.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/249/dsc04241i.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/dsc04242x.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/dsc04247g.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/213/dsc04246b.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...inalpic15.jpg/

hope you guys like the awsomeness here
and sorry about the crap photos and the spellins . this was my first build thread i know i have a fair bit to learn
    
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Much better if you put [IMG] tags so we don't have to click every link.
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Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
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Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
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