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post #20041 of 28613
I can't wait for a decent 128gig SSD to run about $100. The throughput speed is nice, but it's the access times that really make the most difference. You can raid mechanical drives to be as fast as an SSD, but you can't come close to the access times.
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post #20042 of 28613
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Ok Scouts, I got a question!

The following, are my plans for how I am going to do my new XSPC RX120 Radiator and its Fans... along with a Fan controller...

My question is...

How could I go about mounting the Rad and Fans like this without too much extensive modding to the Scout itself...

Oh and, forgive my crude MSPaint skills! The following is obviously NOT to scale! LOL

Double stick tape/ velcro? and or zip ties?
Personaly I would go the velcro route, as it would be easy on,off, but with good holding power.
EDIT: Where are you planing to put your res?
Edited by H969 - 4/8/11 at 12:20pm
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post #20043 of 28613

I saw the H60 has been released (I didn't now until I saw it Amazon). Included the links if anyone is interested. Price is a bit higher than the H50, so I'm not sure which one to get

H60 at NewEgg

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Quote:
Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post
Ok Scouts, I got a question!

The following, are my plans for how I am going to do my new XSPC RX120 Radiator and its Fans... along with a Fan controller...

My question is...

How could I go about mounting the Rad and Fans like this without too much extensive modding to the Scout itself...

Oh and, forgive my crude MSPaint skills! The following is obviously NOT to scale! LOL

Just make sure it will fit before you do anything permanent, that RX120 is big! What about getting the CM HDD adapter and putting you HDD in the 5.25" bays. Then remove the HDD bays and mount the rad there?
Edited by GoodInk - 4/8/11 at 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by H969 View Post
Double stick tape/ velcro? and or zip ties?
Personaly I would go the velcro route, as it would be easy on,off, but with good holding power.
EDIT: Where are you planing to put your res?
Velcro, interesting idea... makes it easier when it comes time to do a little cleaning as well..

The Res, would likely end up being placed somewhere at the bottom of the case... and with that in mind...


Quote:
Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post
Just make sure it will fit before you do anything permanent, that RX120 is big! What about getting the CM HDD adapter and putting you HDD in the 5.25" bays. Then remove the HDD bays and mount the rad there?

First, yes I know the RX120 is big, since I already have it, I've held it in the bays to see what it would look like.

Second, putting the HDD into the 5.25 bays, and removing the HDD cage...

Hmmm.. I hadn't actually thought about that.

I do still have the "floppy" rack thing that came with the Scout, that can be installed into the 5.25 bays. I wonder if my HDD will install onto that, and then yes, I could get rid of the bottom HDD cage.

That opens a lot of possibilities I hadn't thought about. Gonna look into that over this weekend; as that gives a lot more room for the Res/Pump combo as well.
     
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Velcro, interesting idea... makes it easier when it comes time to do a little cleaning as well..

The Res, would likely end up being placed somewhere at the bottom of the case... and with that in mind...

First, yes I know the RX120 is big, since I already have it, I've held it in the bays to see what it would look like.

Second, putting the HDD into the 5.25 bays, and removing the HDD cage...

Hmmm.. I hadn't actually thought about that.

I do still have the "floppy" rack thing that came with the Scout, that can be installed into the 5.25 bays. I wonder if my HDD will install onto that, and then yes, I could get rid of the bottom HDD cage.

That opens a lot of possibilities I hadn't thought about. Gonna look into that over this weekend; as that gives a lot more room for the Res/Pump combo as well.
Yes a 3.5" hard drive will fit into a 5.25" bay using that 3.5" bracket. It has holes for either a hard drive, floppy, or even an old Zip drive.

Another option would be one of the 4in3 bay devices. That would put a 120mm fan in there as well as the hard drive.
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post #20047 of 28613
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Originally Posted by cjc75 View Post
Velcro, interesting idea... makes it easier when it comes time to do a little cleaning as well..

The Res, would likely end up being placed somewhere at the bottom of the case... and with that in mind...





First, yes I know the RX120 is big, since I already have it, I've held it in the bays to see what it would look like.

Second, putting the HDD into the 5.25 bays, and removing the HDD cage...

Hmmm.. I hadn't actually thought about that.

I do still have the "floppy" rack thing that came with the Scout, that can be installed into the 5.25 bays. I wonder if my HDD will install onto that, and then yes, I could get rid of the bottom HDD cage.

That opens a lot of possibilities I hadn't thought about. Gonna look into that over this weekend; as that gives a lot more room for the Res/Pump combo as well.
Well by removing the HHD cage you are doing 180 degree turn from the first question { How could I go about mounting the Rad and Fans like this without too much extensive modding to the Scout itself... }
But I am just busting your nuts, I saw all those H2O parts you planning to put into your rig!
Time, questions, Patience, rinse and repeat!!
I know it will be awesome, and you know we are all here for you!!
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Well by removing the HHD cage you are doing 180 degree turn from the first question { How could I go about mounting the Rad and Fans like this without too much extensive modding to the Scout itself... }
But I am just busting your nuts, I saw all those H2O parts you planning to put into your rig!
Time, questions, Patience, rinse and repeat!!
I know it will be awesome, and you know we are all here for you!!
Keep asking questions, so we can see the build through your eyes
Oh yes, I do realize that is sort of a complete 180 there, lol.

It sort of will depend on how difficult it will be to remove that HDD cage, and whether it could be easily reinstalled in the future if I needed to; but I'll need to take a closer look at it when I get home tonight as I never have really ever bothered to take any good close looks at it, to see how it was mounted to the case.

Time, questions, and patience...

That is precisely my plan; after all, I'm still waiting for some of the parts to arrive, and others, I haven't even bought yet!


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Yes a 3.5" hard drive will fit into a 5.25" bay using that 3.5" bracket. It has holes for either a hard drive, floppy, or even an old Zip drive.

Another option would be one of the 4in3 bay devices. That would put a 120mm fan in there as well as the hard drive.
I've actually been looking at the Xigmatek one..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817996019

If I were to get such a bay device, that that Xigmatek would be the one I would get.
     
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well time to get off the computer and get rdy for my interview. Have a nice day all!!
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I've actually been looking at the Xigmatek one..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817996019

If I were to get such a bay device, that that Xigmatek would be the one I would get.
That looks like it would work quite nicely.
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