Originally Posted by cheapshots
yeah i had my cd drive then controller underneath it, tho when i stealthed my drive it looked whacked so i placed it lower and decided to put the extra 140 there.
how do your lights hook up? can u plug them straight into the switch on the front panel?(using the 2 pin connector thingies)? adn how do ur fan leds light up, or is everything constantly on?
after seeing yours i decided to straighten up a few cables in the last hour
stil lneeda cut the 240mm hole tho
Can't hurt by straightening up cables
...I used to be notorious for running cables anywhere and everywhere, but I've recently found that it not only looks better...it does actually help reduce airflow resistance which helps keep the CPU/GPU cooler.
All the fan LEDs are hooked up where they stay on permanently...they aren't hooked up to the on/off switch on the front of the storm scout. The CCFLs are hooked up to the power converter that came with them, which I mounted inside along the top of the case above the empty drive bays. There is a switch to turn them on and off located in one of the PCI slots...granted I did have to splice the switch cables and extend them a good 8" to reach from the PCI slot to the power converter itself. I've heared that it's best not to extend the length of the wire going directly from the CCFLs to the adapter as that could possibly cause them to be dimmer...so I left those alone and simply extended the length of the switch wiring. Looking back, one thing I would have changed about this build would be to have put all the lights on the same switch so I cold turn off everything (CCFLs and fan LEDs) at the same time from the front of the Scout via the push button.
Originally Posted by GoodInk
Welcome! That is one nice looking Scout you have. I really like the covers, did you make them?
Yeah, I took the sides panels off of another old desktop I was trashing and used a Dremel to cut those to size and added the 92mm fan hole in the PSU cover, then simply painted them with several coats of hammered-finish spray paint.
Originally Posted by DireLeon2010
That is so sweet
One thing I'd like to know. How is your PSU mounted? Is it way up inside like it looks? Or is that just a custom vent for a bottom case fan? If it's mounted inside, how do you vent the heat from the PSU?
Yeah...the PSU is simply mounted where the case has a cutout for the power supply . The PSU gets cool air from underneath the case (can see a sliver of the PSU intake hole along the top of the pic shown below) via it's own fan which faces downward and then it pushes the air out the back of the case. I installed a 120mm intake fan along the bottom of the Storm Scout (pic below) and directly above it is a 92mm fan that pushes that cool air up towards the CPU. Granted, I recently changed the 120mm fan grill to a Silverstone FF121 which includes a filter to trap dust before it gets sucked into the bottom of the case.Edited by WX4SNO - 6/6/12 at 10:02am