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post #19351 of 28613
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Originally Posted by iSyntac View Post
Hey Guys,

So I'm about to purchase the parts for my new build and am leaning towards getting the Scout as my case. The Scout's aesthetics are awesome and I haven't found another mid-tower that's caught my eye quite like it.

Here's a list of the parts I'm thinking:
Intel i5 2500k
MSI P67A-GD53
GSKILL RIPJAWS X Series 4GB (2x 2GB)
GTX 570 (Looking to add a second one in a couple of months)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850w

And then the Scout as my case of course. Now's where it gets a wee bit tricky. I'm wanting to run a water cooling loop for the CPU. I'm thinking of removing the HDD cage, and putting a 240mm rad in the front where the intake fan is. Yea, this would require a bit of modding to the 5.25" bays and the front of the case, but I seem to remember seeing pictures a while back of someone doing something similar.

My questions would be:

1. What do you think of my overall build?
2. With the water cooling loop I talked about above, would the airflow in the case be sufficient to cool 2 GTX 570's in SLI? (I'll probably be putting a 120mm on the side panel)

Thanks for the help!
Hey man, welcome to the Club.. presuming you DO get the Case!

As for mounting that 240 Rad in the front, I do believe one of our members, GoodInk, has done just that, with some rather extensive modding via a Dremel and cutting part of the case out.

Here is his Post here on our Thread with his pictures of the work!

As for the Loop being sufficient to cool the CPU as well as a pair of GTX570's... I suppose that would all depend on the Rad's themselves and the Pump that you use.

I've been doing a lot of research on just this stuff as I'm contemplating on putting my CPU on Water along with my 5850; I've just about made my decision and will probably be purchasing the parts from someone soon...

But in my research I've learned that the MCP355 Pump is THE pump to have, if you're doing just the CPU and maybe 1 Vid Card... but if you start adding more stuff, then you want an MCP655 due to a higher flow rate.

Good luck with what you're going to do!
     
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post #19352 of 28613
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that's a loud fan. Its not the width that matters. 120 x 25 is fine. You can also mount push/ pull with the push on the rear (outside) of the case. May need to cut case honeycomb, or add a fan gasket which is easier. No need to change top fan in that scenario.

Edit: Check out the Yate Loons here http://www.petrastechshop.com/120x25mmfans.html(4 for $20) and are great fans.
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-pa...2-184p1522.htm (4 for 15.80 )
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Now Scouts... a question from me!

IF, I were to cut the "target" out from the bottom of the Face Plate; would there be enough room to mount a Fan on the outside of the Scouts metallic inner frame so it sits closer to the inside of the Face Plate?

I'm thinking of doing this so the Fan LED's aren't dimmed out as much as they are, from sitting behind the internal metal frame. If possible, then considering the screw holes on the metal frame are at a different depth (if the fan were on the inside as it is now, the screw holes are raised on little bumps, so if on the outside then the screw holes are "inside" the cavity of that hole) ... then obviously I might need some different type of screws to properly secure the fan into place, as normal fan screws would not reach?
     
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post #19354 of 28613
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Now Scouts... a question from me!

IF, I were to cut the "target" out from the bottom of the Face Plate; would there be enough room to mount a Fan on the outside of the Scouts metallic inner frame so it sits closer to the inside of the Face Plate?

I'm thinking of doing this so the Fan LED's aren't dimmed out as much as they are, from sitting behind the internal metal frame. If possible, then considering the screw holes on the metal frame are at a different depth (if the fan were on the inside as it is now, the screw holes are raised on little bumps, so if on the outside then the screw holes are "inside" the cavity of that hole) ... then obviously I might need some different type of screws to properly secure the fan into place, as normal fan screws would not reach?
First, remove the dust cover from in front of the "dart board," then see how you like the lighting. You will see a lot of the case honeycomb. You can add LED sticks to the steel front panel for lighting effect. I'm considering cutting the honeycomb out myself, but hate to do that kinda stuff to the case.
    
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post #19355 of 28613
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+ $11.95 shipping. Puts them at about the same price.
    
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post #19356 of 28613
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Originally Posted by cigarbug View Post
No easy answers there. All I can say is that if your are considering a water loop, then you might want to water cool the GPUs too. If you can afford 2 570's then you can afford to water cool them.

Cooling 2 GPUs in any midtower will be challenging, given that the second card will be close to the PSU. A 240 rad will be insufficient, and will require more than " a bit" of modding--well into the third 5 1/4 bay.

Look at GoodInk's "Wicked Awesome Build", and other pictures in this thread's gallery to get some ideas.

It can be done.
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Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post
Hey man, welcome to the Club.. presuming you DO get the Case!

As for mounting that 240 Rad in the front, I do believe one of our members, GoodInk, has done just that, with some rather extensive modding via a Dremel and cutting part of the case out.

Here is his Post here on our Thread with his pictures of the work!

As for the Loop being sufficient to cool the CPU as well as a pair of GTX570's... I suppose that would all depend on the Rad's themselves and the Pump that you use.

I've been doing a lot of research on just this stuff as I'm contemplating on putting my CPU on Water along with my 5850; I've just about made my decision and will probably be purchasing the parts from someone soon...

But in my research I've learned that the MCP355 Pump is THE pump to have, if you're doing just the CPU and maybe 1 Vid Card... but if you start adding more stuff, then you want an MCP655 due to a higher flow rate.

Good luck with what you're going to do!
Thanks for the credit, but I must give credit where credit is due, I got the idea and the how too from Striker's Reactor, October's MOTM winner. He used to be very active here but his schooling has taken up most of his time. He had to make a new front for his, as I thought I would too. I just got lucky that the rad I went with bolts up to the stock fan holes. For a more in depth look at watercooling a Scout check out his work log.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...tm-winner.html
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post #19357 of 28613
Are there any images of the Storm Scout II? I'm looking forward to it, so is my friend. I recommended him one and he will be one of us very soon
post #19358 of 28613
Only info on the Scout II, was a very vague reference about a possibility, posted on CM's facebook page awhile back.

Naturally, Big E jumped on adding it to our Club title to avoid any confusion should CM actually DO come out with one, then we're all set and ready to support it here in this Thread rather then someone else trying to start a separate one.

But for now, I don't think there is anything "official" that there will be one.
     
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post #19359 of 28613
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bigfatwilly's Cm Storm Spectre and mr-Charles are watercooled Scouts too, they took a different approach than most. General E might be able to help out on these, but there was a Scout that had a 360 rad mounted up front too. I think Bri's is water cooled too, if I remember right.

bigfatwilly's Cm Storm Spectre
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-complete.html

mr-Charles
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l-edition.html
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well looks like im ordering my motherboard this weekend for my i5 2500k. just offered up my i5 750 and motherboard for syrillian's fund raiser when it happens. me and smasherbasher are going to combine my cpu and mb and his case to make one freebie. dont know if he is going to get anything else for the freebie(to make a complete system to give away) but its a good start. just waiting on approval to do the donations and we will go from there.
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