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post #11991 of 28613
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post
Well for cooling put a 120mm or 140mm fan in the 5.25 drivebays if you have room, that will help more than anything for temps. The 140mm will just slide in nice and tight, the 120mm you will have to mount it. The noise levels I can't really say, the 2 Scouts that I built where very quiet. Do you have stock fans? If not are you using any fan controlers on them? Is there wires hitting the fan blades? Do you have anything loose in there, maybe a long shot but the back panel can be hard to put on sometimes, did it pop loose before you got the screws in? Do you have fans in the window? I never did that but a lot of people said that they got a lot of fan noise from that.
Nothing is loose, and I didn't install side fans (never had to with my Antec 900 either). I'm using the stock fans at stock voltage currently but I will be hooking up my fan controller once I get some molex adapters, but I'd be afraid to lower the voltage any because the temps would increase.

I wouldn't mind ordering some silent fans to replace the stone ones. Any suggestions on good, quiet fans with red LED?
post #11992 of 28613
D'oh! Hey guys! Another CM Scout owner here, and would love some advice on my build from this post:

Quote:
This is a picture of what my computer looked like with my old 4890 HD, and 1000w PSU (both parts were - as I found out after I finished 1st year university - were defective): http://imgur.com/5YoyL.jpg

I haven't had the time to mess around with my build, but I have recently found work and want to upgrade my PC desperately! I haven't even had the chance to game because of the hassles I went through with those defective parts!

So in a couple of days I am looking into getting a 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 card, as well as a cooling system so I may overclock my CPU.

And the reason why I didn't specify my cooling system, you ask?

I've searched in these forums and found it was difficult to mod my case to fit in rads!

If there is any update as to how it would be possible or to go about installing a water cooling system, or any recommended changes to this build, please let me know! I am new to the scene and feel I could learn a lot from this forum.

Thanks in advance,

Shiro
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post #11993 of 28613
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Nothing is loose, and I didn't install side fans (never had to with my Antec 900 either). I'm using the stock fans at stock voltage currently but I will be hooking up my fan controller once I get some molex adapters, but I'd be afraid to lower the voltage any because the temps would increase.

I wouldn't mind ordering some silent fans to replace the stone ones. Any suggestions on good, quiet fans with red LED?
Maybe you got a bad fan. The stock ones are very quiet. If you want 140mm with red led's the pickings are slim. I've never used them but right now they look about like the best you will get in that size and color. If you want 120mm well there are many to choose. A lot of people have used the CM R4's and liked them a lot.
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Made a new custom window for my case today. I think it turned out pretty good. Can anyone recommend any good dust filters that will go with this?

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post #11995 of 28613
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..... we're on page 1200, and coming up upon posting's #12000, soon . . . .
I've said it before, and I will say it again, this thread is one of the best clubs on OCN.
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post #11996 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Shiro786 View Post
D'oh! Hey guys! Another CM Scout owner here, and would love some advice on my build from this post:
First off, I love my 5770 vapor and it runs ice cold. People will tell you to go 58xx series or get a fermi but for the games I run (TF2, L4D, SC2, Broderlands) the 5770 plus my 930 can max everything out.

In terms of cooling, yeah you are right to get rid of the stock cooler. The cheapest option out there of quality would be the CM Hyper 212+ which I got for 25 bucks. It does its job pretty well up to the high 3s I've heard. If you want to hit 4.0, you would want to look at the h50/h70 for premade "water cooling loops" or something like the venemous x/megahalems for air cooling.

The scout can be water-cooled but it requires some work. Usually the only rads you can fit are 120mm:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Aid5Wp9BHWM/Sz...7s%20Build.jpg

Unless you sacrifice the front 5.25" bays and HDD cage in which case a 2x120mm works (I think it was Striker36 or BriSleep that posted a picture of one held in using rubber tubing but I can't find it)

There are some watercooled scouts on the first page you can use for ideas. Personally, I am just going to switch over to a h50/h70 when I start OCing as it looks so pretty in this case and is easy to install.

I think that covers as much as I have learned from these guys over the past few months. Wait for the vets though, they will fill you in better.

Sorry for the wall-o-text.
Edited by Shiggins - 8/21/10 at 10:52am
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post #11997 of 28613
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If you are wanting the CM Hyper 212+ you better get it soon. Ever since the word has gotten out that its the best cooler on the cheap, its price has doubled on some sites. (cough, newegg, cough) You can still find it for under $25 before shipping if you look.
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post #11998 of 28613
One of the best ways to get 140mm fans with red leds is to get the 140mm Coolermaster R4 fan with blue leds and then swap the blue leds for red ones. It will cost a couple of bucks for the leds and about 20 minutes of your time if have any soldering skills.
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post #11999 of 28613
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Made a new custom window for my case today. I think it turned out pretty good. Can anyone recommend any good dust filters that will go with this?

That looks great What did you use to make the holes? Have you noticed a temp drop with the fans?

POST 12001 ON PAGE 1201!!!
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That looks great What did you use to make the holes? Have you noticed a temp drop with the fans?

POST 12001 ON PAGE 1201!!!
I marked the mounting holes using the original window as a guide and attached an old fan that I cut the bracing and motor of. Once mounted I drilled a hole in the middle of what should be cut away. I then used my Dremel with a spiral cutting bit with a non-cutting tip. This made it easy to follow the exact circumference of the inside of the fan. After I finished the cutting I used some 220, 300 and 600 grit sandpaper to remove any rough edges.

My temps dropped a degree or two, but the biggest difference is the noise. I can barely hear those fans now at full speed!
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