Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] The CoolerMaster Storm Scout, Scout II Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] The CoolerMaster Storm Scout, Scout II Club - Page 2022

Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (926)
    Great
  • 30% (573)
    Good
  • 12% (226)
    Meh
  • 1% (27)
    Bad
  • 5% (108)
    SUX
1860 Total Votes  
post #20211 of 28613
What does this case like? Negative air pressure or positive? Anyone done any testings yet?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i72600K Sandybridge @ 4.8ghz MSi P67A-GD65 Galaxy GTX 580 @930mhz GSkill CL7 2x4gb 1333 @ 1866 9-10-9-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 128gb SSD w/1TB HDD Asus DVD-RW/CDRW Windows 7 Professional Gateway HD2201 22in LED 1080 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Azza Salano 1000 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i72600K Sandybridge @ 4.8ghz MSi P67A-GD65 Galaxy GTX 580 @930mhz GSkill CL7 2x4gb 1333 @ 1866 9-10-9-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial C300 128gb SSD w/1TB HDD Asus DVD-RW/CDRW Windows 7 Professional Gateway HD2201 22in LED 1080 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Azza Salano 1000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20212 of 28613
My god, how did that happen?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raspinudo View Post
Thanks for the tip on the MSi board. For the 480, idk why but I am partial to nVidia. I've just always used it for some reason. One thing I learned(or at least I think) from my last build was how the mobo doesn't need to have a lot of money spent on it. Especially since I've always been a single card guy, I don't need a truckload of PCIE slots, I just usually spend a bundle on one of the newer cards and it always lasts a while for me. Correct me if I've wrong, but from what I can tell, using this less expensive one won't really hinder performance will it? It just limits my multiple GPU options right?

Anyways, here's an update on what I"m doing with the case guys.

First, here are the cf plates enigma made for me a while back, just need to grab rubber u channels for the sides of the HDD panel and the top and bottom of the false floor to keep out vibration.

false floor and HDD cover by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Next is a little project I've been meaning to work on, custom dvd drive. Slot loading and using the original mesh from the CMSS

First taking apart the cheap asus drive so that I can use the frame, as the slot loader I'm buying is laptop sized.

old drive by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Then making sure the frame still slid in alright

still fits by Raspinudo, on Flickr

As you can see, I will need to add washers/rubber in these crevasses were the plastic tabs of the original drive went to keep shape and prevent vibration.

gap, needs grommet by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Finally testing how the mesh slides over the drive cage. Should be able to just shave those tabs down a bit and use some self tapping screws with rubber washers.

slot load drive project by Raspinudo, on Flickr

That's my small update for the day, more in the coming week or two.
I cant wait to see the stealth slot loader finished! What a brilliant idea.
post #20213 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by raspinudo View Post
Thanks for the tip on the MSi board. For the 480, idk why but I am partial to nVidia. I've just always used it for some reason. One thing I learned(or at least I think) from my last build was how the mobo doesn't need to have a lot of money spent on it. Especially since I've always been a single card guy, I don't need a truckload of PCIE slots, I just usually spend a bundle on one of the newer cards and it always lasts a while for me. Correct me if I've wrong, but from what I can tell, using this less expensive one won't really hinder performance will it? It just limits my multiple GPU options right?

Anyways, here's an update on what I"m doing with the case guys.

First, here are the cf plates enigma made for me a while back, just need to grab rubber u channels for the sides of the HDD panel and the top and bottom of the false floor to keep out vibration.

false floor and HDD cover by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Next is a little project I've been meaning to work on, custom dvd drive. Slot loading and using the original mesh from the CMSS

First taking apart the cheap asus drive so that I can use the frame, as the slot loader I'm buying is laptop sized.

old drive by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Then making sure the frame still slid in alright

still fits by Raspinudo, on Flickr

As you can see, I will need to add washers/rubber in these crevasses were the plastic tabs of the original drive went to keep shape and prevent vibration.

gap, needs grommet by Raspinudo, on Flickr

Finally testing how the mesh slides over the drive cage. Should be able to just shave those tabs down a bit and use some self tapping screws with rubber washers.

slot load drive project by Raspinudo, on Flickr

That's my small update for the day, more in the coming week or two.
Great work!! Awesome pictures.
I like the way you fit that wire mesh right on the frame of that Asus drive.
But I am not sure what you are going to do with a slot holder? for a laptop? Inside of the Asus drive frame?
H.O.G
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.4GHz HT ASUS P6T 3x Nvidia 6GB OCZ,Gold DDR3 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MX 1000 Wireless It's black Creative Fatal1ty Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
H.O.G
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.4GHz HT ASUS P6T 3x Nvidia 6GB OCZ,Gold DDR3 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MX 1000 Wireless It's black Creative Fatal1ty Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20214 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by H969 View Post
Great work!! Awesome pictures.
I like the way you fit that wire mesh right on the frame of that Asus drive.
But I am not sure what you are going to do with a slot holder? for a laptop? Inside of the Asus drive frame?
Basically, I really wanted a slot loader drive on my desktop, and the only one I could find was slim in form factor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-358-_-Product) so I decided to take the Asus drive I had laying around and use the frame for the new drive. By mounting the slim dvd drive in the frame, it is just easier to mount. For the mesh, I just plan to cut the slot out with a dremel, I will probably just use a drill for the button hole. Oh, I'm also using the asus cage because it is easy to mount the mesh to so it will line up nice and easy with the other mesh cutouts.

I'm hoping it comes out nice and stealth, keeping the front of the case really clean.
Simple & Clean
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 965 BE Gigabyte 990FX EVGA 560 gtx 8GB Corsair DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
WD Blue 500 GB Asus 24x DVD Corsair H50 + Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's + S... HP 23" 1600x900 
PowerCase
Corsair 650W Lian Li PC-7B Plus II 
  hide details  
Reply
Simple & Clean
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 965 BE Gigabyte 990FX EVGA 560 gtx 8GB Corsair DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
WD Blue 500 GB Asus 24x DVD Corsair H50 + Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's + S... HP 23" 1600x900 
PowerCase
Corsair 650W Lian Li PC-7B Plus II 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20215 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by httuner View Post
What does this case like? Negative air pressure or positive? Anyone done any testings yet?
the case is at negative pressure stock, but with some creative work, you can get it to positive pressure (like mine).
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3750K Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 eVGA GTX 660ti SC 16GB Corsair 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-A Seagate ST3750640SV OCZ-AGILITY3 Patriot PE32GS25SSDR 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
HL GS20N (Apple Super Drive) Swiftech MCP655 8 x Corsair Extreme Performance SP120 Fans XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK-VGA Supremacy Bridge Edition Apple OSX 10.8.4 AsusVE258 Acer X223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Slim OCZ StealthXstream 2 600W Silverstone FT03 Logitech G600 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3750K Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 eVGA GTX 660ti SC 16GB Corsair 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-A Seagate ST3750640SV OCZ-AGILITY3 Patriot PE32GS25SSDR 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
HL GS20N (Apple Super Drive) Swiftech MCP655 8 x Corsair Extreme Performance SP120 Fans XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK-VGA Supremacy Bridge Edition Apple OSX 10.8.4 AsusVE258 Acer X223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Slim OCZ StealthXstream 2 600W Silverstone FT03 Logitech G600 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20216 of 28613
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSonicEmerald View Post
Would like to join, here's my CMSS:

Well, am I eligible?
The pic didn't post, and you will need to fill this form out.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/view...TWxxV1Vwd2c6MQ

Did one of the wires ground out? That is crazy, it looks as if it caught on fire. Call me crazy but I think the PSU should have shut down before it got that bad. What PSU was it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LostKauz View Post
omg sex!! i was just messin with my 14mp digital camera (yep 70$ at walmart) messin with the manual exposure and got some decent pics.

i was honestly just seeing if i could get a decent pic @ 1920x1080 for a wallpaper (thought it would be cool to have my inards as a wallpaper)

*comment*



Great pics! Any camera that you can get in to a real manual mode should take some good pics. Use a tripod or sit it on something solid, turn use the lowest f stop or AV. Then use the lowest ISO you can, and use a long shutter speed or TV. Oh good lighting helps a lot to.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raspinudo View Post
Basically, I really wanted a slot loader drive on my desktop, and the only one I could find was slim in form factor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-358-_-Product) so I decided to take the Asus drive I had laying around and use the frame for the new drive. By mounting the slim dvd drive in the frame, it is just easier to mount. For the mesh, I just plan to cut the slot out with a dremel, I will probably just use a drill for the button hole. Oh, I'm also using the asus cage because it is easy to mount the mesh to so it will line up nice and easy with the other mesh cutouts.

I'm hoping it comes out nice and stealth, keeping the front of the case really clean.
I can't wait to see this drive, it sounds like a lot of work to get it right though. The covers look great, E made me a set too and I loved them. It looks like there could be some air bubbles, you can heat it up and push the air out if they are too bad.
Potentia et Decor
(16 items)
 
 
Project Trooper
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS Maximus III Formula Powercolor LCS 5870  OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Black WD Green Asus BR XSPC RX 360 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC Rasa CPU Block EK-Reservoir/Pump Combo DCP 4.0 Windows 7 64bit LG 27" Flatron W2753V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Cooler Master 850watt SilentPro Lian Li A70F Logitech G9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS Maximus III Formula Powercolor LCS 5870  OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Black  XSPC Rasa RS240 kit plus RX120 Win 7 64 LG 27" Flatron W2753V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 CM 850 SilentPro CM Scout Logitech MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Potentia et Decor
(16 items)
 
 
Project Trooper
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS Maximus III Formula Powercolor LCS 5870  OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Black WD Green Asus BR XSPC RX 360 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC Rasa CPU Block EK-Reservoir/Pump Combo DCP 4.0 Windows 7 64bit LG 27" Flatron W2753V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Cooler Master 850watt SilentPro Lian Li A70F Logitech G9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS Maximus III Formula Powercolor LCS 5870  OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Black  XSPC Rasa RS240 kit plus RX120 Win 7 64 LG 27" Flatron W2753V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 CM 850 SilentPro CM Scout Logitech MX 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20217 of 28613
I changed my computer around a little and hid the mobo power cable. Still not as pretty as any of the other ones on here but I like it a lot and it was my first build Hopefully the false bottom and HDD cover Rockr made for me comes soon and that should help make things seem a bit cleaner. Just need to upgrade my graphics card and work on the cable management a bit!



Setsuna
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T MSI 890FXA-GD65 1GB XFX Radeon 6850 12GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1TB F3 Spinpoint & 3 2TB F4 Spinpoints Win 7 Professional (64-bit) XFX Black Edition 850W Modular Scout 
Mouse
Logitech G3 
  hide details  
Reply
Setsuna
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T MSI 890FXA-GD65 1GB XFX Radeon 6850 12GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1TB F3 Spinpoint & 3 2TB F4 Spinpoints Win 7 Professional (64-bit) XFX Black Edition 850W Modular Scout 
Mouse
Logitech G3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20218 of 28613
Hi troops! I'm back on with The Sentinel. No need to panic anymore

I've done what I think is quite a unique HDD cage mod. Most everyone I see modifying their cage, is removing it. I decided to go a different route and mod the cage itself. I really like the results. Now I can fit all but the very largest video cards and still use my HDD cage as well.

This all started because I ordered an AC Accelero Exteme 5870 VGA cooler for my , yep; you guessed it, Hd 5870.Though my card currently fit in my case by sticking into the 5.25'' bay, it wouldn't work with the extra inches I was going to gain by adding the cooler as it is 12'' long. Well this won't do so I fixed it. I hope you like my ingenious solution as much as I do.

First up, here is what I started with, the stock cage


and the stock 5.25'' bay

Using my trusted Dremel and diamond wheel I had to remove the eight rivets holding it in.




After some cutting and grinding, out came the cage


Now it was time to let the big dog eat and notch that 5.25'' bay and cut down the HDD cage.




hand bend some feet for the cage to sit on and to be able to screw it down


Test fit with HDD

I used self tapping HDD screw to secure the cage back where it belongs.


A little touch up for the paint


and a fresh coat for the HDD cage

It was time to re-assemble. Throw in a custom acrylic PSU cover and HDD bay cover and it's looking pretty sharp!


I hope you all enjoy looking as much as I did making. Thanks!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II X4 B50 BE Callisto MSI MS-7577 790FX-GD70 XFX Radeon HD5870 XFX Radeon HD5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill DDR3-1600 Seagate Seagate Sony Optiarc 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair CWCH-50 AC Accelero Extreme 5870 W7HPX64 Acer 23" LED LCD Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 OCZ ZX 850w Modular Scout, of course R.A.T. 7  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II X4 B50 BE Callisto MSI MS-7577 790FX-GD70 XFX Radeon HD5870 XFX Radeon HD5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill DDR3-1600 Seagate Seagate Sony Optiarc 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair CWCH-50 AC Accelero Extreme 5870 W7HPX64 Acer 23" LED LCD Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 OCZ ZX 850w Modular Scout, of course R.A.T. 7  
  hide details  
Reply
post #20219 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by raspinudo View Post
That's funny. That ASUS drive is identical to the innards of a lite-on. Terrific looking work. Keep it up and keep us posted.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II X4 B50 BE Callisto MSI MS-7577 790FX-GD70 XFX Radeon HD5870 XFX Radeon HD5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill DDR3-1600 Seagate Seagate Sony Optiarc 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair CWCH-50 AC Accelero Extreme 5870 W7HPX64 Acer 23" LED LCD Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 OCZ ZX 850w Modular Scout, of course R.A.T. 7  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II X4 B50 BE Callisto MSI MS-7577 790FX-GD70 XFX Radeon HD5870 XFX Radeon HD5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-Skill DDR3-1600 Seagate Seagate Sony Optiarc 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair CWCH-50 AC Accelero Extreme 5870 W7HPX64 Acer 23" LED LCD Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 OCZ ZX 850w Modular Scout, of course R.A.T. 7  
  hide details  
Reply
post #20220 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
Hi troops! I'm back on with The Sentinel. No need to panic anymore

I've done what I think is quite a unique HDD cage mod. Most everyone I see modifying their cage, is removing it. I decided to go a different route and mod the cage itself. I really like the results. Now I can fit all but the very largest video cards and still use my HDD cage as well.

This all started because I ordered an AC Accelero Exteme 5870 VGA cooler for my , yep; you guessed it, Hd 5870.Though my card currently fit in my case by sticking into the 5.25'' bay, it wouldn't work with the extra inches I was going to gain by adding the cooler as it is 12'' long. Well this won't do so I fixed it. I hope you like my ingenious solution as much as I do.

First up, here is what I started with, the stock cage


and the stock 5.25'' bay

Using my trusted Dremel and diamond wheel I had to remove the eight rivets holding it in.




After some cutting and grinding, out came the cage


Now it was time to let the big dog eat and notch that 5.25'' bay and cut down the HDD cage.




hand bend some feet for the cage to sit on and to be able to screw it down


Test fit with HDD

I used self tapping HDD screw to secure the cage back where it belongs.


A little touch up for the paint


and a fresh coat for the HDD cage

It was time to re-assemble. Throw in a custom acrylic PSU cover and HDD bay cover and it's looking pretty sharp!


I hope you all enjoy looking as much as I did making. Thanks!


Very smooth looking. Great job! Looks dam sweet.
Haf of an 2500K
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K MSI GD65 GTX 580 Windforce G Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
64GB A-Data SSD+500GB F3 Win7 Razer Blackwidow 750W Black Edition 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
HAF 932 Razer Deathadder X-Trac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
Haf of an 2500K
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K MSI GD65 GTX 580 Windforce G Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
64GB A-Data SSD+500GB F3 Win7 Razer Blackwidow 750W Black Edition 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
HAF 932 Razer Deathadder X-Trac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] The CoolerMaster Storm Scout, Scout II Club