Originally Posted by johnny.dot.exe
Originally Posted by GoodInk
My testing using the Seidon 120M showed the Scout and Scout 2 very close in cooling. CPU temps were up only a couple degrees but almost every other area was cooler. This was even with a modded Scout, something isn't right with your setup, I would try a remount of your cooler and give it a good shake to make sure there isn't air trapped.
I gave the rad a few taps before mounting because it's now upside-down compared to how I had it mounted in the Scout 1. Reason for this was because the hose-end of the radiator is slightly larger so I couldn't mount it with the hoses on the bottom in the Scout 2.
The setup I have now offers the best temps so far. I'm sure once I replace this 3 year old h50 and upgrade my 3 year old sickleflow fans I'll see even better temps. I'll probably go with the h80i because it has a 5 year warranty compared to the Seidon's 2 year warranty. The h80i has the fatter radiator and comes with 2x sp120 fans too.
All I'm really saying is unless you where right on the edge of over heating before you switched to the Scout 2 from the Scout, your CPU shouldn't be overheating. I will agree that the Scout with a fan mounted in the 5.25" bays will cool a CPU better, but only by a few degrees but at the sametime the rest of the case temps in the Scout 2 will be better. I wish I was at home and I could post all my finding, but that will be a few months.
I am a believer of how you have your fans setup, I ran my Scout like that for a long time. That top fan feeding nice cool air to the rad works, plus it keeps all the heat from it out of the case. Again I would try giving it a good hard shake, the H50 is known for getting air trapped and blocking the flow through the rad. It takes a lot of force to get it unstuck, tapping it won't aways work. I long time ago we had a member that had this problem, we all thought it was broke until someone brought it up. It would be OK under idle and light loads, but as soon as things started to ramp up, temps just jumped up really high.