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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #12061 of 28613
If you installed one at the top the other two should work well since there is more room at the bottom than the top. PSU wires might be an issue and wire management will have to be a very high priority.

Wow... three 480s might turn into a heat issue. You would probably want to upgrade the top fan with the fan we were discussing on the previous case and maybe have at least one high velocity fan on the side. Two horizontal 120 fans might be warranted too.



Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/23/10 at 6:58am
    
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I've done some extensive research (I use the term "extensive lightly") online trying to find the best quiet fans for my case.

For the top fan, I recommend using ball bearing instead of sleeve bearing. The horizontal mounting causes the sleeve bearings to rub, which in turn causes more noise. However, there are limited choices for ball bearing fans in 140mm size. Masscool, Xigmatek and Yate Loon all make them but they are supposedly fairly noisy. Might be OK if you're using a fan controller to reduce the voltage.

For the front intake fans, I found this video comparing some of the more "silent" sleeve bearing 140mm fans.

YouTube- 140 mm Fans - Noise comparison
The Xigmatek fan appears to have a noticeable whine to it, while the Yate Loon ($8 each) and Thermalright X-silent ($12 each) are nearly silent with only a steady air whoosh sound.

The Scythe Kaze Maru fans ($14 each) come highly rated, but the hole alignments are made so the fan will only fit into a 120mm hole (unless you rig it). This would be a good choice for the exhaust fan out the back of the case.

Noctua and PK3 fans are also very highly rated, however they both come at a steep price of $25+ each.

Of course, none of these fans have built in LEDs so you would lose the red lighting on the fans. But I'm planning on picking up a couple LED light bars to provide light.

Once I make a decision on which fans, I will post back with my results and pics.d pics.
Edited by Biggrich76 - 8/23/10 at 7:37am
post #12063 of 28613
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Originally Posted by DoomDash View Post
Probably a dumb and already answered question but:

Has anyone fit two ( or three ) 480 GTX's in this case? I noticed installing my one it was already a tight fit.
im not sure if any one has yet

but i know for a fact 3 WILL fit. the hardest part would be the power wires for the top card being that on some mobos the connectors are right in line with the bottom of the 5.25 inch cage and would make it hard, but not impossible

the Fermi cards were designed to be wider than most of the other cards just for the purposes of being able to fit in smaller cases (like the scout) with out any kind of modifications. i cant think of who right now but i know some one is running 2 480s (might be 470s though) in SLI already and it looks really sweet.
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post #12064 of 28613
Two Questions:

Was thinking about upgrading my OS hard drive, would you guys recommend an SSD or still not worth the money? (Nothing large, just a 60 or 80 gig).

Can anyone recommend a good temperature monitoring module for the Scout? Not knowing the temperature has me worried!

Thanks
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post #12065 of 28613
An 80 to 100 gb would be what I would suggest. That will give you alot of head room for special programming that need speed. Yes. The SSDs are absolutly amazing but be careful to get the SSD with the high Read Write time. The Patriot Inferno Red SSDs are my favorite but the Intel is the best by most standards. I have the Vertex 1 OCZ and I love it and the Vertex 2 is even faster. They are great too. You just want to stay away from Kingston.



I have the lian Li temp monitor and it fits in the 5.25 inch hole. It is good for temp time and hard drive activity and fan control. Speccy is really good free program that will give you the info fast but if you are tied in a game then a Digital unit on your Rig will be the best.


Lian Li (TR-5B, TR-5-B, TR5-B) LCD Thermalmeter/Fan Controller- BLACK, Fit 5.25 Inches Drive Bay



But I love this one.. I JUST don't know how easy it would be to get one.



Or there is the Areo Cool


Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/23/10 at 10:50am
    
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post #12067 of 28613
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You just want to stay away from Kingston.
Why?

I have a 64GB Kingston V series, which is exceptional for my Windows 7 boot drive. It also has trim support. Sure, it's not as fast as some of the other drives out there but it's leaps and bounds ahead of a standard hard drive in terms of read/write speeds and sound.

They can be found for about $95 after rebate. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a basic SSD boot drive on a budget.
post #12068 of 28613
The Kingston has a different kind of controller not a SANDFORCE.
    
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post #12069 of 28613
About to go snag another part for my build. Just can't decide if I want to get a dvd drive for like 20 or spring for a 60 or 70 dollar BD-rom drive. I will probably go dvd, as I have a ps3 and I can always add blu ray later.
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thanks alot guys...

so hard decision to make i kinda like the 5970 black edition over gtx 480 sc+..

but i might end up with intel i just found out im only 1 hour 30mins from microcenter. they do have a i7 930 for only $199.99/ $219-220 with tax.. i have 1-2weeks to complete this build. since im still waiting for $$ back from tigerdirect.. then ill be able to shop again this time i'm going for newegg. might pay more since they charge tax in california.... but i heard lots of good reviews about newegg so ill give them a try to get the rest of my components at newegg..
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