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post #20021 of 28613
Happy Birthday General Rockr69!

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I have a brother your age.wink.gif
post #20022 of 28613
I just picked up a Scout.

I was using an NZXT Vulcan for a portable media pc around the house and while its great, there are limits to it's size (Especially given I had to pull the hard drive cage to fit the Corsair H50).

The Scout seemed like the right choice. Small enough to move around occasionally and yet big enough to plow in plenty of hard drives (I have 2, 2 GB drives that I need to install still).

The stock fans on the case are very low CFM, and there is very little space behind the motherboard for wire storage but other than that, a pretty decent case for $67.00.


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post #20023 of 28613
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Congrats everyone on the 2k mark. Next 5k lol!
Nah! Next is 4k
     
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post #20024 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
I just picked up a Scout.

I was using an NZXT Vulcan for a portable media pc around the house and while its great, there are limits to it's size (Especially given I had to pull the hard drive cage to fit the Corsair H50).

The Scout seemed like the right choice. Small enough to move around occasionally and yet big enough to plow in plenty of hard drives (I have 2, 2 GB drives that I need to install still).

The stock fans on the case are very low CFM, and there is very little space behind the motherboard for wire storage but other than that, a pretty decent case for $67.00.
Thanks for posting with us. If you'd like to join, fill out the survey on page 1 and grab the club php for your sig line.
    
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post #20025 of 28613
Ok....

Processor 7.4 Memory(RAM) 7.5 Graphics 6.8 Gaming Graphics 6.8 Primary Hard Disk 5.9 Base Score 5.9

Now for the noob question. Would I see a difference in performance if I replaced the Green drive with a Blue or Black?
     
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post #20026 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireLeon2010 View Post
Ok....

Processor 7.4 Memory(RAM) 7.5 Graphics 6.8 Gaming Graphics 6.8 Primary Hard Disk 5.9 Base Score 5.9

Now for the noob question. Would I see a difference in performance if I replaced the Green drive with a Blue or Black?
NO. 5.9 is the max for ATA drives. I'm not sure about raid though.
    
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post #20027 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
I just picked up a Scout.

I was using an NZXT Vulcan for a portable media pc around the house and while its great, there are limits to it's size (Especially given I had to pull the hard drive cage to fit the Corsair H50).

The Scout seemed like the right choice. Small enough to move around occasionally and yet big enough to plow in plenty of hard drives (I have 2, 2 GB drives that I need to install still).

The stock fans on the case are very low CFM, and there is very little space behind the motherboard for wire storage but other than that, a pretty decent case for $67.00.
You certainly will NOT regret your decision.

As for the limited wiring space, you would be surprised. Take some time and browse through the first half dozen pages or so on this Thread, look through all the pictures and you'll see some rather ingenius wiring set ups.

Now about that H50.

I notice you're running fan/rad/fan; obviously a push/pull configuration but all mounted on the rear interior of the case.

1. Are you running it as exhaust, or intake?
2. Does it pose any problems for mounting a fan on the top side panel for you?
3. Is your Vid Card venting heat out the rear of the case?


I have noticed, through my own research on my own Scout...

If you take the h50 and mount it into the front 5.25 bays (I used zip ties! ) and run it as an intake, from those bays; then the CPU temps do drop quite a bit.

This is because...

1. Rear mounted H50 blowing against a wall = LOTS of heat build up, especially with rear venting Vid Card.
2 & 3. Rear mounted H50 running as Intake (as per corsairs instructions) = sucking in a LOT of heat from rear venting Vid Card. Remember, heat rises and that vid card is sitting below the intake fan - presuming its running as intake.

With my H50 mounted on the rear of my Scout...

My Phenom II x4 955, was idling at stock settings at around 35 - 36c.

When I moved my H50 into the front 5.25 bays and ran it as an intake, my idle temps dropped to 27 - 28c.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DireLeon2010 View Post
Ok....

Processor 7.4 Memory(RAM) 7.5 Graphics 6.8 Gaming Graphics 6.8 Primary Hard Disk 5.9 Base Score 5.9

Now for the noob question. Would I see a difference in performance if I replaced the Green drive with a Blue or Black?

Honest answer.

You would see ZERO difference.

This is because the WEI score is crap, and it does not take standard SATA HDD's into its scoring. If you want that 5.9 to change, then it is going to take an SSD to do it.

Trust me...

I went from a WD Green 1 TB 3.0gbs with a 5.7 score on my HDD... upgraded to a WD Black 1 TB 6.0gbs.. and it did nothing but keep my score at 5.7.

I believe this is due to the actual limitations to the HDD's themselves, as opposed to SSD's.
     
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post #20028 of 28613
Attention Scouts!

I have advanced kev_b and K10 to the rank of Major General for their dedication to the club and what we stand for. Congratulations gentlemen, I salute you


That is all, DISMISSED!
    
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post #20029 of 28613
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NO. 5.9 is the max for ATA drives. I'm not sure about raid though.
my ssd gets 5.9 in the windows score, in raid i get the full 7.9 or whatever it is.
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post #20030 of 28613
Really B.D.? You only get 5.9 on your SSD? What kind is it?
I have a OCZ Vertex 2 and I get 7.2 on mine out of the box as a single OS drive?
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