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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #24641 of 28613
What the HEC?!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

Guess this means my 'little' Destroyer is a HEC? The Rosewill version looks better tho. Even tho part of me still wishes I'd gotten the 690, it was for an old Pentium 4! $40 is a steal for the Rosewill. Every time I look at it I want to get me an old Duo or X2 and new mobo and make a decent HTPC/server out of it. thumb.gif
     
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a few pics update on my Scout Valkyrie as promised..not a great shoot, but its the best my camera can do frown.gif

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Originally Posted by nitrousoxide10 View Post

Found a pic of my scout I kinda liked. Decided to upload it.
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cooollll pic !! thumb.gif
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399
Let me join the club too
This is my first rig, I am a physician so I wish I had more time to work on the computer . . . I just picked up the hobby a few months ago!

nice blue theme..is it ccfl?? thinking of lighting my scout with it too...but, not sure yet, hmm..
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Are you guys serious?? headscratch.gif
2464 Pages and 24,636 posts?? specool.gif
Ya'll's just takes the lickins and keeps on tickins huh??
You guys Rock!! Keep it going gang, we love you guys!!
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Are you guys serious?? headscratch.gif
2464 Pages and 24,636 posts?? specool.gif
Ya'll's just takes the lickins and keeps on tickins huh??
You guys Rock!! Keep it going gang, we love you guys!!

Great to see you Gen. BriSleep, Sir!!!!!! thumb.gif

You can say that again!
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Thanks, don't get too used to it, you know I don't hang out in one place too long. biggrin.gif As soon as they figure out who I am I gotta go.
Retired, get it? I've been tired then had to get tired all over again. Lol!! tongue.gif

You've been missed Sir
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What the HEC?!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121096

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

Guess this means my 'little' Destroyer is a HEC? The Rosewill version looks better tho. Even tho part of me still wishes I'd gotten the 690, it was for an old Pentium 4! $40 is a steal for the Rosewill. Every time I look at it I want to get me an old Duo or X2 and new mobo and make a decent HTPC/server out of it. thumb.gif

The HEC isn't a bad case for the money, I build one for my Mom awhile back.

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a few pics update on my Scout Valkyrie as promised..not a great shoot, but its the best my camera can do frown.gif

700

thinking of lighting my scout with it too...but, not sure yet, hmm..

That looks so sick! Would you mind sharing with us on how you did it?
You might want to look in to http://modelersbrand.com/ I just got some and this things are bright! I'm going to be doing a full review up on them. You will need to solder but looking at your case, I'm guessing you can handle that.

Here is a couple posts of it being used in a Trooper
http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-club/1360#post_16506856
http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-club/1500#post_16561547
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Kinda looks like a Raven case....excepts the louvers are in the front. thumb.gif




399

Holy crap, that's bright! Love it! thumb.gif
     
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Hey everyone,

I stumbled upon this site by chance while trying to find answers to my questions concerning this case, which I am pretty sure I’ll be buying in the very near future, along with the rest of my new build. I also have questions which don’t concern the case but figured I’d ask while I’m at it since the members really seem to know their stuff.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I have read a bunch of pages in this thread and I respect the time and effort you have all put into this site, the information that it provides, your own builds/logs and the help which you provide to others who are thinking of joining your “ranks”! tongue.gif

I’d also like to mention that several of the links on the first page of the thread don’t work at all for me – they take me back to the top of the page rather than “showing” the item as described. The links in question are:
  • Case Specs (Click to show)
  • GPU's That Fit (Click to show)
  • CPU Coolers That Fit (Click to show)
  • Fan Specs. (Click to show)
  • PSU ALERT!!! (Click to show)

Strangely enough, the information that should toggle to show appeared when I copied and pasted these into notepad from the first page except for the PSU ALERT!!! - please let me know what the alert is, I’m curious! Just thought I’d mention this so that new visitors won’t be deterred from browsing the site due to funky link issues. Not everyone can be as persistent as I!

Alright, now I’ll ask my questions. Not exactly make or break for the case but I’d really like to get confirmation that I can use the LED light power button for more than just the two stock case fans. I saw the diagram on the first page for this, as well as the LED controller terminal block installation photo, so I’m pretty sure someone has already done this but I’d like more details on this process please. To give you an idea of my goal, I’d want to upgrade the stock case fans, add two intake fans to the side window and add a cathode or two to this button, so let me know if this is possible or just a pipe dream.

Speaking of upgrading the stock fans and adding cathodes, this site has confirmed what I had read before which led me to believe that I can use the Cooler Master Sickle Flow [R4-2R-20CR-GP] 120mm fans throughout the case.

Questions about the fans:
  • Are they considered “dual line” fans so that I can turn the LEDs on and off with the stock LED light power button? The various sites I’ve browsed don’t show the wiring at all. If so, are the wires easily idenitified to allow me to add them to the LED light power button?
  • Just how loud are they? I’ve read reviews on various sites and a constant complaint is that they are rather loud.
  • In your experience, how well do they perform with regards to actually cooling our case?
  • My last question about these fans also has to do with the motherboard I am looking at buying. In short, can the motherboard automatically control the fan speed depending on current load since they are 3-pin? I know a little bit about SpeedFan after having checked it out last night and would love to avoid having to manually set any fans in my case since I tend to be forgetful. Does the “Automatic Fan Speed” function work something like this? If I’m going completely in the wrong direction, can someone please tell me how I might go about making my fans automatically adjusted depending on load? This is the motherboard in question for your reference.

As for the cathodes, I’ve never actually used any in my past builds and was wondering if someone can give me a boot-camp rundown on this stuff. I had seen them before but they didn’t look nearly as good as some of the builds I have seen on this site and I am heavily considering using one or two in my build now. biggrin.gif

I’ve never taken an interest in sleeving the wires in any of my builds either… until having seen the stunning work some of the members here have done with their own! Is there any resource that I can read or watch to help me get a knowledge base on this? The “sleeving and cable management gurus” link on the first page brought me to a website which seems to lack this kind of thing for beginners and I can’t find any information on that “best made sleeving tool for cheap” other than the picture. tongue.gif

I am going for an ATI CrossFireX setup with this build and wanted to know how much and exactly what modding would be necessary to make the cards longer than 10.5” fit. I know for sure some of you have done this for one card but couldn’t, at first glance, find any details about a dual long-card setup. I’m also curious as to how badly this will affect airflow throughout the case as it would essentially split the case in half from within.

Lastly, I found this in-depth review of our case done by HardwareCanucks to be very interesting and it really swayed my decision to buy this case rather than some of the alternatives that I had in mind. I’ve linked directly to the benchmark test results for the cooling which is provided stock with the CM Storm Scout. I thought current and future members might like to have this information, though I admit that I didn’t browse all 2400+ replies in this thread to see if it had already been posted. Enjoy!

I’d like to thank you all in advance for having taken the time to read this and I look forward to your responses!
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My first computer build to share with you all.450
Very nice build! Welcome!
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post

I really like this one!
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Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post

SO NICE
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Originally Posted by poyyiee View Post

cooollll pic !! thumb.gif

Thanks for the feedback guys!
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I like it! thumb.gif
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Shaddax
As far as sleeving, Lutro0 has some nice guides and does amazing work.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1122053/lutro0-customs-sleeving-tool-tutorials

For the X-Fire setup, it depends on the motherboard you have. On mine, I would have to remove the HDD cage for longer cards. I have seen a few motherboards that have the first PCIe slot high enough that the card extends into the 5.25" bays. If thats the case, you could keep half the HDD cage and mount it to the bottom of the case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1026785/cm-storm-scout-hdd-mod
Edited by nitrousoxide10 - 2/29/12 at 7:52am
post #24648 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Shaddax View Post

Hey everyone,
I stumbled upon this site by chance while trying to find answers to my questions concerning this case, which I am pretty sure I’ll be buying in the very near future, along with the rest of my new build. I also have questions which don’t concern the case but figured I’d ask while I’m at it since the members really seem to know their stuff.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I have read a bunch of pages in this thread and I respect the time and effort you have all put into this site, the information that it provides, your own builds/logs and the help which you provide to others who are thinking of joining your “ranks”! tongue.gif
I’d also like to mention that several of the links on the first page of the thread don’t work at all for me – they take me back to the top of the page rather than “showing” the item as described. The links in question are:
  • Case Specs (Click to show)
  • GPU's That Fit (Click to show)
  • CPU Coolers That Fit (Click to show)
  • Fan Specs. (Click to show)
  • PSU ALERT!!! (Click to show)
Strangely enough, the information that should toggle to show appeared when I copied and pasted these into notepad from the first page except for the PSU ALERT!!! - please let me know what the alert is, I’m curious! Just thought I’d mention this so that new visitors won’t be deterred from browsing the site due to funky link issues. Not everyone can be as persistent as I!
Alright, now I’ll ask my questions. Not exactly make or break for the case but I’d really like to get confirmation that I can use the LED light power button for more than just the two stock case fans. I saw the diagram on the first page for this, as well as the LED controller terminal block installation photo, so I’m pretty sure someone has already done this but I’d like more details on this process please. To give you an idea of my goal, I’d want to upgrade the stock case fans, add two intake fans to the side window and add a cathode or two to this button, so let me know if this is possible or just a pipe dream.
Speaking of upgrading the stock fans and adding cathodes, this site has confirmed what I had read before which led me to believe that I can use the Cooler Master Sickle Flow [R4-2R-20CR-GP] 120mm fans throughout the case.
Questions about the fans:
  • Are they considered “dual line” fans so that I can turn the LEDs on and off with the stock LED light power button? The various sites I’ve browsed don’t show the wiring at all. If so, are the wires easily idenitified to allow me to add them to the LED light power button?
  • Just how loud are they? I’ve read reviews on various sites and a constant complaint is that they are rather loud.
  • In your experience, how well do they perform with regards to actually cooling our case?
  • My last question about these fans also has to do with the motherboard I am looking at buying. In short, can the motherboard automatically control the fan speed depending on current load since they are 3-pin? I know a little bit about SpeedFan after having checked it out last night and would love to avoid having to manually set any fans in my case since I tend to be forgetful. Does the “Automatic Fan Speed” function work something like this? If I’m going completely in the wrong direction, can someone please tell me how I might go about making my fans automatically adjusted depending on load? This is the motherboard in question for your reference.
As for the cathodes, I’ve never actually used any in my past builds and was wondering if someone can give me a boot-camp rundown on this stuff. I had seen them before but they didn’t look nearly as good as some of the builds I have seen on this site and I am heavily considering using one or two in my build now. biggrin.gif
I’ve never taken an interest in sleeving the wires in any of my builds either… until having seen the stunning work some of the members here have done with their own! Is there any resource that I can read or watch to help me get a knowledge base on this? The “sleeving and cable management gurus” link on the first page brought me to a website which seems to lack this kind of thing for beginners and I can’t find any information on that “best made sleeving tool for cheap” other than the picture. tongue.gif
I am going for an ATI CrossFireX setup with this build and wanted to know how much and exactly what modding would be necessary to make the cards longer than 10.5” fit. I know for sure some of you have done this for one card but couldn’t, at first glance, find any details about a dual long-card setup. I’m also curious as to how badly this will affect airflow throughout the case as it would essentially split the case in half from within.
Lastly, I found this in-depth review of our case done by HardwareCanucks to be very interesting and it really swayed my decision to buy this case rather than some of the alternatives that I had in mind. I’ve linked directly to the benchmark test results for the cooling which is provided stock with the CM Storm Scout. I thought current and future members might like to have this information, though I admit that I didn’t browse all 2400+ replies in this thread to see if it had already been posted. Enjoy!
I’d like to thank you all in advance for having taken the time to read this and I look forward to your responses!

The longest card that will fit without modding anything is 10.63" as that's the Twin Frozr III 6950 length and it fits with about 1mm of room left between the fan shroud and the hard drive cage. The sickle flows aren't too bad for noise as long as you don't run them full on and they can make a bit of a low whine if mounted on the side window but the one I have on my side window is very tolerable, looks killer and keeps my 6950s 10 degrees celsius cooler than not having it. Unfortunately though they are not able to be used with the front case button as there are only a few fans on the market that have that capability. You will only be able to use up to 3 fans with it also without any modding. There is somewhere in the forum towards the first 200 pages where people were showing how they managed to get cathodes to work with the LED on/off switch but the exact page numbers are currently eluding me. I recommend using LED as they seem to last longer and emit little to no heat. Just grab an extra large coffee when you have the time and go through the pages. It is actually quite enjoyable as there are some really creative exceptional builds to look at.
If you want to install another 140mm intake fan you can mount the fan on the 3.25" drive tray it comes with as it has holes perfect for mounting a 140mm fan just take note you will lose all but one optical bay drive. The fan will basically just hang off of the tray and won't make any noise except the hum of air flow. However if you do need more than one optical drive bay you can mod the case to fit a smaller fan like a 120mm. A lot of people have used zip ties.
As for the cable management, it is not great. A lot of reviews tend to say it is but I beg to differ. I think the only review I read where they addressed that issue was the one Hardwarecanucks did. It is a rather enjoyable challenge if you don't mind that sort of thing but definitely go with a modular PSU if you're going to want a clean build as there's not a lot of room between the right side panel and the motherboard tray to hide cables. As regards cable sleeving, if you are afraid to tackle such a feat you can go with the AX series PSU's from Corsair as they have individually sleeved replacement cables that look killer for around $75 which is actually not a bad deal. Note though that they are only available on certain AX PSU's. The AX's are also fully modular, gold rated and very well built. Also, as Nitrous suggested Lutro0 has excellent videos on cable sleeving for the complete beginner and more advanced sleevers as well.
Overall this is one of the better mid size cases available with a window, rather good airflow and good build quality but it is starting to show its age. I certainly don't regret buying it but the lack of front USB 3.0 ports, side panel air filters and more cable routing holes as well as not being able to fit any video cards over 10.63" without modding make it less competitive to other newer cases on the market. The interior is a little cramped as well and if you're going to use something like the Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow you will have to mount them pretty much last as you won't be able to fit the stand-offs screws or 8-pin power connector on the motherboard but that is common with small cases but those coolers will fit with no issues. As well they will impede the top 120mm fan mount on the windowed side panel so you won't be able to mount a fan there. On the plus side however the top handle is great and very handy, it takes up very little room as far as mid tower cases go and looks rather striking in my opinion. Mind you if you're creative you can make anything work. I get nothing but compliments on my Scout despite me only having done subtle mods like the second front intake 140mm LED fan. I hope my insanely long post helps your decision.
Edited by Branish - 2/29/12 at 11:37am
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Originally Posted by Shaddax View Post

Hey everyone,

I stumbled upon this site by chance while trying to find answers to my questions concerning this case, which I am pretty sure I’ll be buying in the very near future, along with the rest of my new build. I also have questions which don’t concern the case but figured I’d ask while I’m at it since the members really seem to know their stuff.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I have read a bunch of pages in this thread and I respect the time and effort you have all put into this site, the information that it provides, your own builds/logs and the help which you provide to others who are thinking of joining your “ranks”! tongue.gif

Welcome and thanks!

I’d also like to mention that several of the links on the first page of the thread don’t work at all for me – they take me back to the top of the page rather than “showing” the item as described. The links in question are:
  • Case Specs (Click to show)
  • GPU's That Fit (Click to show)
  • CPU Coolers That Fit (Click to show)
  • Fan Specs. (Click to show)
  • PSU ALERT!!! (Click to show)

Strangely enough, the information that should toggle to show appeared when I copied and pasted these into notepad from the first page except for the PSU ALERT!!! - please let me know what the alert is, I’m curious! Just thought I’d mention this so that new visitors won’t be deterred from browsing the site due to funky link issues. Not everyone can be as persistent as I!

There is an issue with the spoilers on OCN, you have to wait until the page is fully loaded before clicking them. I'm still looking in to the issue and I hope they are fixing it. The PSU alert is, so for we have found one PSU that the cables are too short. There maybe others, this info is just from the time I have taken over the club about a week ago. The PSU is the Ocz modxstream 500

Alright, now I’ll ask my questions. Not exactly make or break for the case but I’d really like to get confirmation that I can use the LED light power button for more than just the two stock case fans. I saw the diagram on the first page for this, as well as the LED controller terminal block installation photo, so I’m pretty sure someone has already done this but I’d like more details on this process please. To give you an idea of my goal, I’d want to upgrade the stock case fans, add two intake fans to the side window and add a cathode or two to this button, so let me know if this is possible or just a pipe dream.

You have to mod the fan for it to work, sorry. Most LED fans have the LEDs wired to the fan, so if you connected the fans to the switch it will just turn off the fan. Most LED fans can be easily modded to work with the switch if you have a soldering iron. You'll need to have around 5volt LED's to make it work. Some 12 volt LED's will not run on 5 volts. This might help
http://led.linear1.org/myth-of-the-5-volt-led/


Speaking of upgrading the stock fans and adding cathodes, this site has confirmed what I had read before which led me to believe that I can use the Cooler Master Sickle Flow [R4-2R-20CR-GP] 120mm fans throughout the case.

Questions about the fans:
  • Are they considered “dual line” fans so that I can turn the LEDs on and off with the stock LED light power button? The various sites I’ve browsed don’t show the wiring at all. If so, are the wires easily idenitified to allow me to add them to the LED light power button?
    Not with out modding them
  • Just how loud are they? I’ve read reviews on various sites and a constant complaint is that they are rather loud.
    Never owned them, have read a slower RPM's they are quiet, but what fan isn't rolleyes.gif
  • In your experience, how well do they perform with regards to actually cooling our case?
  • My last question about these fans also has to do with the motherboard I am looking at buying. In short, can the motherboard automatically control the fan speed depending on current load since they are 3-pin?
    Almost all boards have fan control built in, Asus has great fan control off the MB. Some CPU headers will not control 3 pin fans, only 4 pins.
    I know a little bit about SpeedFan after having checked it out last night and would love to avoid having to manually set any fans in my case since I tend to be forgetful. Does the “Automatic Fan Speed” function work something like this? If I’m going completely in the wrong direction, can someone please tell me how I might go about making my fans automatically adjusted depending on load? This is the motherboard in question for your reference.
I have never had good luck with Speedfan, it just didn't work with anyboard that I have used.

As for the cathodes, I’ve never actually used any in my past builds and was wondering if someone can give me a boot-camp rundown on this stuff. I had seen them before but they didn’t look nearly as good as some of the builds I have seen on this site and I am heavily considering using one or two in my build now. biggrin.gif

Go with LED tape lights, don't get the wire string ones, they don't seem to last. If you can solder modeler's Brands have some really bright ones, go with the smooth DD's. I will be doing a review with them very soon. It's a one man shop but he is great to work with. http://modelersbrand.com/


I’ve never taken an interest in sleeving the wires in any of my builds either… until having seen the stunning work some of the members here have done with their own! Is there any resource that I can read or watch to help me get a knowledge base on this? The “sleeving and cable management gurus” link on the first page brought me to a website which seems to lack this kind of thing for beginners and I can’t find any information on that “best made sleeving tool for cheap” other than the picture. tongue.gif

I second Lutro's guides, great video's and write ups. He is a sleeving fool that makes 99% of everyone's sleeves look bad compared to his.

I am going for an ATI CrossFireX setup with this build and wanted to know how much and exactly what modding would be necessary to make the cards longer than 10.5” fit. I know for sure some of you have done this for one card but couldn’t, at first glance, find any details about a dual long-card setup. I’m also curious as to how badly this will affect airflow throughout the case as it would essentially split the case in half from within.

What Branish said, just make sure you look to see how the power wires connects. The top one will not be the problem one, but it's the bottom one that will cause you problems. The connectors will but up against the HDD cage.


Lastly, I found this in-depth review of our case done by HardwareCanucks to be very interesting and it really swayed my decision to buy this case rather than some of the alternatives that I had in mind. I’ve linked directly to the benchmark test results for the cooling which is provided stock with the CM Storm Scout. I thought current and future members might like to have this information, though I admit that I didn’t browse all 2400+ replies in this thread to see if it had already been posted. Enjoy!

Again Branish was talking about mounting fans, a lot of people put them in the 5.25" bays. The 140's can be locked down with the tool-less, and 120's can be mounted to the drivebay knockouts, ziptied, ect, ect. This will help cooler your CPU a lot. If you have a long GPU it pretty much acts as a divider in the case and you can't push cool are from the stock front 140mm fan

I’d like to thank you all in advance for having taken the time to read this and I look forward to your responses!

Answers are in bold in the quote. As for cable management, it's good if you take your time and think it through. It's not easy cable management but once you figure it out, it looks great.
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Found a pic of my scout I kinda liked. Decided to upload it.
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a few pics update on my Scout Valkyrie as promised..not a great shoot, but its the best my camera can do frown.gif
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