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post #19641 of 28613
Anybody tell me if there will be an appreciable image quality difference between a 128 bit 4670 vs a 256 bit 4830? May sound like stupid question....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814131381R

Really itching to pull the trigger on this before it disappears.
     
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With Cooler Master keeping us all in a tizz over a phantom Scout II, which is brilliant by the way; you can't buy publicity like what they're getting off of this, we need to remember to think that they need to stay with the design philosophy they used with 690 II. They took all of the kickass features of the 690 and made them all better by complimenting the original goodness with features that worked and made sense to the enthusiast makrket. The beloved Storm Scout needs to be the same way. It has to be instantly recognizable as a Scout, not a reworked HAF.

Let's talk for a moment about the Storm Enforcer. The reason the Enforcer bombing before it is launched, is because it is completely undesirable to look at. Though laden with features that work, it has too many others that don't, or only meet part of what we want in a case. The door for one and the looks. It is ugly.

Part of the allure of our, what is becoming at least here on OCN, iconic case; is working with the deficiencies to create something unique and functional that suits our individual style and needs. The Scout goes a long way to supporting that ideal right out of the box while being shortsighted enough to cause the occasional bout of sailor speech to be spewed forth from normally gentle people. Can we say getting the right side panel on? What is life without a little adversity? For my current needs I am completely satisfied with my Scout. It has and continues to serve me successfully.

With my love for my Scout being absolute and if the bug to build again rears it's head around here, which it will, I say again; the only mid tower case on the market right now with the proper price vs. features and style for me that is even worth looking at is the Corsair 600t. If CM could design a mid tower case with all the features of the 600t and make it look like a Scout, while remaining below $150 U.S., they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.

That all being said, back to my original intentions with this post. I have a new mod to show off. Rather a mod of a new mod and Some color correct glamour shots in honor of our now over Most Beautiful Scout Contest.

First the mod of a recent mod.

I recently made a mount for a 120mm rad for the 5.25'' bay as seen here before paint;


I went one step farther and bent the mounts to accept a front mounted fan that fits behind the Scout's front cover;




I've also gotten many compliments on my ''orange carbon fibre vinyl'' treatment to my PSU, HDD and Optical drive bay covers. In fact, they are red;

I shall now close this thread with a tribute to the monolith in the films 2000 and 2010 A Space Odyssey;

Edited by Rockr69 - 3/29/11 at 8:21am
    
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Originally Posted by DireLeon2010 View Post
Anybody tell me if there will be an appreciable image quality difference between a 128 bit 4670 vs a 256 bit 4830? May sound like stupid question....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814131381R

Really itching to pull the trigger on this before it disappears.
It all depends. If both cards are GDDR3, 256bit will win. GPU memory goes like this, GDDR3 is twice as fast as GDDR2. GDDR5 is twice as fast as GDDR3. The difference between bit size is like supercars on a road. For argument sake let's say 128bit is like driving a Gallardo down a two lane road. Whereas with 256bit you can drive two Gallardos side by side in both directions. The type of memory is like the speed limit. GDDR3 is like 60mph, whereas GDDR5 is like 120mph.

How does this affect image quality? It only affects how much eye candy you can have going on at the same time. If it were me I'd save up to at least a HD5770. That's the bare minimum I can handle.
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Just an idea, why don't we design and make our own storm scout II? We can put our own design into it, everything us modders put into it anyways then make it ourselfs? With all the modders here it shouldn't be to hard...so ideas?
WE CAN DO THAT!

We need to put our heads together to come up with ideas:
What needs to change, What needs to stay.

The problem with the scout, while designed to be portable, it is a little too small--mainly for larger video cards.

Like E already said, its only a couple of inches here and there. GET OUT YOUR TAPE MEASURES!
    
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WE CAN DO THAT!

We need to put our heads together to come up with ideas:
What needs to change, What needs to stay.

The problem with the scout, while designed to be portable, it is a little too small--mainly for larger video cards.

Like E already said, its only a couple of inches here and there. GET OUT YOUR TAPE MEASURES!
It is basically a 19 x 19 case. With 7 inches width.

So.. The new one should be a 22 x 22 with 8.5 inches width. two Fans at the top to allow for a double Rad on the top or the bottom. Allow the entire hard drive array to be removable or reconfigured. Add Sata 3 and USB 3 Jacks at the top and I would love to have a plug and play Hdd bay somewhere on the system. Keep the same theme and DONT PUT A FREAKIN DOOR ON IT> USE the same design Ques but offer a Camo Edition.
    
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You got my vote this month General. The only other one that even competed against you in my mind was from Nordar. In fact, for coolness of tech and build quality he destroys your build, but it's just a very nice build and that's all; not a mod at all. Out of all mods this month, your's is the finest by far.
    
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Bri's Secret Weapon while on super secret manuvers.



XM8 hidden in the shin of the Unit.


Digital Pistol is hidden in the upper leg for maximum range and minimum weight to kill Distrobution.


Ahh Man, I am wiping the tears from my eye's,
Gen E, just rattles them off, I would love to party with him!!
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Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
With Cooler Master keeping us all in a tizz over a phantom Scout II, which is brilliant by the way; you can't buy publicity like what they're getting off of this, we need to remember to think that they need to stay with the design philosophy they used with 690 II. They took all of the kickass features of the 690 and made them all better by complimenting the original goodness with features that worked and made sense to the enthusiast makrket. The beloved Storm Scout needs to be the same way. It has to be instantly recognizable as a Scout, not a reworked HAF.

Let's talk for a moment about the Storm Enforcer. The reason the Enforcer bombing before it is launched, is because it is completely undesirable to look at. Though laden with features that work, it has too many others that don't, or only meet part of what we want in a case. The door for one and the looks. It is ugly.

Part of the allure of our, what is becoming at least here on OCN, iconic case; is working with the deficiencies to create something unique and functional that suits our individual style and needs. The Scout goes a long way to supporting that ideal right out of the box while being shortsighted enough to cause the occasional bout of sailor speech to be spewed forth from normally gentle people. Can we say getting the right side panel on? What is life without a little adversity? For my current needs I am completely satisfied with my Scout. It has and continues to serve me successfully.

With my love for my Scout being absolute and if the bug to build again rears it's head around here, which it will, I say again; the only mid tower case on the market right now with the proper price vs. features and style for me that is even worth looking at is the Corsair 600t. If CM could design a mid tower case with all the features of the 600t and make it look like a Scout, while remaining below $150 U.S., they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.

That all being said, back to my original intentions with this post. I have a new mod to show off. Rather a mod of a new mod and Some color correct glamour shots in honor of our now over Most Beautiful Scout Contest.

First the mod of a recent mod.

I recently made a mount for a 120mm rad for the 5.25'' bay as seen here before paint;


I went one step farther and bent the mounts to accept a front mounted fan that fits behind the Scout's front cover;




I've also gotten many compliments on my ''orange carbon fibre vinyl'' treatment to my PSU, HDD and Optical drive bay covers. In fact, they are red;

I shall now close this thread with a tribute to the monolith in the films 2000 and 2010 A Space Odyssey;
Wow Gen Rockr that rad mod is great!! Nice work!! Thanks for the awesome pictures!! +rep
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Voted for ya boss!!
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