Originally Posted by kev_b
I liked the front of the Gladiator more, I might put the Scout sides on this case anyways.
It's funny you should say that, cuz that's exactly the reason I thought you picked the Gladiator.
On a different note, there's been a debate going here about the effectiveness of the H50 in the Scout over a ''megahalem'' type cooler at similar prices and before I go on I want to make clear I'm not trying to start or continue a flame war or call any one poster out on this. I'm just trying to add more info, so that anyone trying to choose between the ''megahalem'' tower coolers or the H50 can make a more educated choice.
To get started this is my setup as tested today.
H50 Rad mounted directly to case wall at rear exhaust location.
CM Excalibur fan mounted to H50 Rad as exhaust pushing through the Rad. out the back. I have this fan set at CPU target 40 degrees, min CPU fan speed at 62.5% in the BIOS
I removed the top 140 mm Stock fan and replaced it with the H50 Corsair 120mm fan as intake.
I have two 120 mm fans in a push pull arrangement spaced 3.5'' apart in the 5.25'' optical bay as intakes.
Stock red led 140mm intake fan in stock location in front of the HDD bay.
Front intake and top fan grills removed for optimized airflow
Phenom II X2 550 Callisto unlocked to X4 B50 OC'd to 3.6Ghz at 1.34v
6Gb DDR3 1600 at 1.5v
Radeon HD 5870 at stock clocks
Ambient temp 19c (66.2f)
CPU idle temp 26c (78.8)
CPU load @ 100% on 4 cores 39c (102.2f)
Individual results will vary, but this proves at least to me that the H50 can definitely hold it's own in the Scout. The only drawback to me is the CM Hyper 212+ with push/pull can yield very similar results for a fraction of the cost of the H50, but it also costs a fraction of the big megahalems as well.