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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #19361 of 28613
Hey all, i've had my case and setup mostly as is for a while, figure it's time I speak up in here and show off my rig a little.... Recently did some nice cable management and replaced the front and top fans with new 3 pin red led units that are helped me reduce wire clutter greatly, i removed all the stock molex wiring in the case by using these fans and decided to cut out all that ugly wiring going to the led power switch on the front panel, didnt like it and mine are always on....


So what ya guys think? It's not an incredible machine but I love it, plan to add a Crucial 128gb C300 SSD in place of the Velociraptor very soon and maybe something else if I get any ideas.





Oh these pics were taken right after my recent cable organization so the front cover is still off, happy to join the Scout club!
    
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Wheww! All done with the install of the H70. Ran into a few bumps but all in all went really smooth. Much thanks to "Telnets" and "cjc75" for their great help and everyone else who helped. You all made it a much smoother process for me! Pics to come for those interested.
    
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Looks good rkl. I really LOVE this case!
    
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Hi again

5000.2 MHz!!!

Finally got Mr Scout done. Well that was quite an experience! If I get time I'll write a bit of a mini-review of my first build, pros and cons. Photos next post, but I wanted to share a few things now anyway.

It's a beautiful looking and very well crafted case. More importantly, my 5770, which struggled with any OC in my old HP doorstop, is now humming at 29deg idle with 920/1400. I have 5 HDD's so I put a 1GB cache on each, and limited the OS C drive cache to the 200MB recommended minimum. (sort of like a RAID-cache?)

With 4GB Gskill at this stage, I threw a spare 8GB Toshiba memory stick into one of the USB3 ports (it's only USB 2 I know, but it makes me feel good ), and have it dedicated to Readyboost.

So with all that, and the following OC results, running x64 Win7, I am floored how fast this thing is. I haven't run any benchmarks yet, but did hit it with Prime95 for about an hour with no errors.

In context, as I am not an experienced OCer, and coming from a E2220 2,4 Pentium Dual Core, it really feels like nothing I've ever experienced. Probably not since I remember seeing that first Win95 GUI load up on a 286 have I felt this excited!!! (jumping straight from Dos 5.22 on an NCR PC4...)

So firstly I ran the Asus autotune thingy, which managed 4.6, strangely by doing it as 104.1x48. After about an hour of mucking around I finally got Windows to load at 100x50. Yippee!!!

But I'm LOVING my case.

Edit: Asus AI suiteII reports Vcore hiting 1.68v, and temp 97 degC during Prime. This sounds too high? I'm using a 212+ single fan, with a second 12cm top front, and side 12cm lower. Ambient 18deg. Mobo 31. I might back it off a bit till I hear from some more experienced people...




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PS how can I get an image here without adding it as a thumbnail, the only way I can see is from a web address. The other forum I belong to uses the same system and you can load images from your local disk. I must be missing something doh!

YOu have to use a hosting service. Photobucket or something like that.
    
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me too. those are SEXY. get them anodized a couple colors and you might have a product you could sell for BIG money
i want a set for the reactor. only painted black
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I agree.. VERY SEXY and I want them in Polished aluminum. I will anodize them myself.. I agree with a great design.. See if MNPC will carry your line of Case Feet. They are great looking and they will sell. No doubt... Dawg.
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sigh Wish I had access to a shop. Those look sweet.
Case feet coming soon for an "artisan" near you. That will allow me to sell them here without getting in trouble.

I will start making jigs this week and work on 3-4 designs. Any thoughts on what they would be worth? I have a number in mind, not to worried about making much just will give me something to do.

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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.
Nice!
On a side note after a couple hours with hammer and dolly (after drilling all pop rivets and pulling all panels) the storm is back in shape!
Considering the hit it took it came out really straight and square.
    
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Looks good rkl. I really LOVE this case!
Thanx, it's nice to hear what others think!

I am deff adding a 128gb C300 in about a week and am tempted to try and fit a 570 or 580 in there then also!

I am interested in a small loop still for the cpu only, I doubt I would ever plan to add a GPU to the loop since the newer Nvidia models mostly cool great now.... Has tried running a fat 140 rad in the bottom front fan location? I know our cases are not really made for water but if you drilled out the 4 rivets and removed that cage, bought adaptors and stuck your hdd's in the 5 1/4" bay that would leave tons of room for the thickest 140 rad out there with a push/pull fan on it!

I know people really choose a 240 for cpu as optimal but hell our H50/H70's are 120mm rad's so I just imagine a thick 140 with large bore tubing and some real flow in the front of the case getting fresh outside air could only be awesome!
    
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Case feet coming soon for an "artisan" near you. That will allow me to sell them here without getting in trouble.

I will start making jigs this week and work on 3-4 designs. Any thoughts on what they would be worth? I have a number in mind, not to worried about making much just will give me something to do.


Nice!
On a side note after a couple hours with hammer and dolly (after drilling all pop rivets and pulling all panels) the storm is back in shape!
Considering the hit it took it came out really straight and square.
Wow man. That's amazing..pics!!!!!
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I will be doing a build log for it soooon.
    
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