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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 #28601 of 28613
you might just want to play around with it. i use to have all rads as exhaust. but weirdly, the temps all around dropped when i moved 2 gpu rads as intake. i just had other intakes as well to help compensate.
post #28602 of 28613
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x 4, 975 B.E.-Deneb 3.6Ghz Stock ... GA-990FXA-UD3 Ultra Durable  Gigabyte-Ultra-Durable-AMD Radeon HD 6800 Serie... 16 gigs of G-Skill, RipJaw 4x4,DDR3-12800 (1600... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1#TOSHIBA Q300 SSD 120GB / 2# WD,C.B. 500GB / ... 1 Samsung's HD DVD 54x Re-Writer Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liqu... Dr.1# Win 7Ult 64bit /Dr.2# Win 7 Ult 64bit /Dr... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2408h HDMI '24'inch "1400X900" 1 Microsoft- Sidewinder X 6  OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V COOLER MASTER "Storm Scout" 
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Logitech CRB (center ball) Wrist Gel pad MoBo's Stock Sound Chip 
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RogueSpear
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x 4, 975 B.E.-Deneb 3.6Ghz Stock ... GA-990FXA-UD3 Ultra Durable  Gigabyte-Ultra-Durable-AMD Radeon HD 6800 Serie... 16 gigs of G-Skill, RipJaw 4x4,DDR3-12800 (1600... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1#TOSHIBA Q300 SSD 120GB / 2# WD,C.B. 500GB / ... 1 Samsung's HD DVD 54x Re-Writer Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liqu... Dr.1# Win 7Ult 64bit /Dr.2# Win 7 Ult 64bit /Dr... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2408h HDMI '24'inch "1400X900" 1 Microsoft- Sidewinder X 6  OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V COOLER MASTER "Storm Scout" 
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Logitech CRB (center ball) Wrist Gel pad MoBo's Stock Sound Chip 
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post #28603 of 28613
How times have changed...

I haven't been on here in a while, but I thought I would pop by and while I am here ask a question that has been bugging me. I am still rocking my Scout I and love it to bits. It needs a good clean now, but I will probably do that when winter arrives:thumb:

I recently got a Gainward GTX970 Phantom and whilst running a lot cooler than my GTX570, it seems to exhaust most of the warm air back into the case and not out the rear, as most non-reference cards do.

Currently my airflow is as follows:

Intake:

-Stock 120mm fan front of HDD bays
-I moved the stock top 140mm fan to my optical drive bay and put it in place with some cable ties
-Corsair HX650W but the air doesn't enter the case so I doubt it matters (but it does generate heat into the case as it is warm to the touch)
-Top 120mm Cooler Master BladeMaster down towards the CPU

Exhaust:

-H80i in push-pull (2*120mm) on rear outlet
-Corsair HX650W but as above, no impact on airflow

Do take note I still have the stock smoked plastic window with the slats in, so the GPU can breathe a little bit through there



I know it is common practice to have your top fan set to exhaust, but my thinking was that I can feed the H80i with cool air as opposed to it using stale air that has risen from the GPU and PSU area. I really love this case and as appealing it is to buy a newer case with better airflow, I just cannot get rid of this baby yet. My CPU temps are very good, but the stale air inside the case is the main issue. I would like to replace the small 120mm fan in the HDD bay with a larger, faster 140mm unit and try flipping the top fan around but I thought I would ask here first before I go through the expense and effort. The limiting factor is the lack of exhaust ports from what I can tell.

Also, my old GTX570 had the power inputs on the top of the card so I could route the PCIE power connectors through my HDD cage where they were neatly out of the way. The new card has them facing the side window and it looks very untidy. If anyone has some suggestions I would be very appreciative!

Peace out
post #28604 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wabbit16 View Post

How times have changed...

I haven't been on here in a while, but I thought I would pop by and while I am here ask a question that has been bugging me. I am still rocking my Scout I and love it to bits. It needs a good clean now, but I will probably do that when winter arrives:thumb:

I recently got a Gainward GTX970 Phantom and whilst running a lot cooler than my GTX570, it seems to exhaust most of the warm air back into the case and not out the rear, as most non-reference cards do.

Currently my airflow is as follows:

Intake:

-Stock 120mm fan front of HDD bays
-I moved the stock top 140mm fan to my optical drive bay and put it in place with some cable ties
-Corsair HX650W but the air doesn't enter the case so I doubt it matters (but it does generate heat into the case as it is warm to the touch)
-Top 120mm Cooler Master BladeMaster down towards the CPU

Exhaust:

-H80i in push-pull (2*120mm) on rear outlet
-Corsair HX650W but as above, no impact on airflow

Do take note I still have the stock smoked plastic window with the slats in, so the GPU can breathe a little bit through there



I know it is common practice to have your top fan set to exhaust, but my thinking was that I can feed the H80i with cool air as opposed to it using stale air that has risen from the GPU and PSU area. I really love this case and as appealing it is to buy a newer case with better airflow, I just cannot get rid of this baby yet. My CPU temps are very good, but the stale air inside the case is the main issue. I would like to replace the small 120mm fan in the HDD bay with a larger, faster 140mm unit and try flipping the top fan around but I thought I would ask here first before I go through the expense and effort. The limiting factor is the lack of exhaust ports from what I can tell.

Also, my old GTX570 had the power inputs on the top of the card so I could route the PCIE power connectors through my HDD cage where they were neatly out of the way. The new card has them facing the side window and it looks very untidy. If anyone has some suggestions I would be very appreciative!

Peace out
I would swap the top to exh or put it to the front of the case .
Remove the spare pcie covers, and if you had a spare fan mount it to the hd cage to help direct some fresh air to the h80 and push the hot gpu air out the pcie vents
post #28605 of 28613
Hello all, just wanted to share this with the world. Been lurking through these forums for awhile and took a couple mods from this thread/forum and applied them to this case I've had since 2009.

Love the case and can't quite give it up.

CPU: i3-6100
CPU Cooler: CM Seidon 120m
MB: Z170a M5 Gaming
Top Exhaust: NZXT RF-FNV2-140 50.0 CFM 140mm Fan
2x Sickleflow 120mm

I know, change the PSU...





Asus Strix R9 380 4gb barely fits. A little tilt just to get the card in.

post #28606 of 28613
This thread has been quiet for a while. Have people left the Storm Scout/Storm Scout II for a Mastercase?
post #28607 of 28613
im still rockin it. nothing has gotten me to change yet besides maybe going 240mm aio. otherwise, new cases nowadays have nothing I want, just "bling rbg" and "bling tempered glass". Im more practical and scout 2 has everything I need still. still one of the best constructed cases, durability is no joke.
post #28608 of 28613
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Originally Posted by RodimusConvoy View Post

This thread has been quiet for a while. Have people left the Storm Scout/Storm Scout II for a Mastercase?

i almost went with the master case 5. but ended up with the phanteks evolve TG. my new build is an Asus IX Formula, so i wanted a case that supported Aura lighting (and had bling tempered glass). its a good case, but runs warmer then my storm scout 2.
post #28609 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildblade View Post

im still rockin it. nothing has gotten me to change yet besides maybe going 240mm aio. otherwise, new cases nowadays have nothing I want, just "bling rbg" and "bling tempered glass". Im more practical and scout 2 has everything I need still. still one of the best constructed cases, durability is no joke.

Yeah finally getting my money together after all these years and then I discover this series exists, since 2015 in fact.

The RBG seems like too much of a learning curve to set up, I'm old school where I want the lights to come on, and a switch to turn them off. *shrugs*

And the tempered glass thing...it's cool in theory, but, it's glass, easy to break, easy to get broken into. Again, I guess I'm old and set in my ways, but the window on the Scout 2 is just fine to me. Glad I'm not alone. biggrin.gif
post #28610 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodimusConvoy View Post

This thread has been quiet for a while. Have people left the Storm Scout/Storm Scout II for a Mastercase?

i almost went with the master case 5. but ended up with the phanteks evolve TG. my new build is an Asus IX Formula, so i wanted a case that supported Aura lighting (and had bling tempered glass). its a good case, but runs warmer then my storm scout 2.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodimusConvoy View Post

Yeah finally getting my money together after all these years and then I discover this series exists, since 2015 in fact.

The RBG seems like too much of a learning curve to set up, I'm old school where I want the lights to come on, and a switch to turn them off. *shrugs*

And the tempered glass thing...it's cool in theory, but, it's glass, easy to break, easy to get broken into. Again, I guess I'm old and set in my ways, but the window on the Scout 2 is just fine to me. Glad I'm not alone. biggrin.gif

the TG version of the case does have an on/off switch for the case lights, i think holding it down turns it on or off and a quick push cycles through like 10 colors.. but if you like Asus motherboards get one with Aura. its software that lets you sync the board, case, ram, and up to 2 other rgb headers. (if you go with Asus graphics cards, you can also sync those as well if they have RGB).

i ended up going with g skill rgb 3200 ram, and i added a phanteks led kit which comes with 2 extra strips that run off of the cases rgb header. meaning i still have 1 rgb header on my board. i put one strip behind the back panel and one along the bottom of the side panel.

http://imgur.com/hqiS0Q5
http://imgur.com/luvHLRQ

i do agree about the scary-ness of tempered glass. i feel pretty scared anytime i have to remove the panel to open it up. i like the new smaller version, its side panel swivel open. they will probably add that to the next revision of the atx version.

i wanted something a little more elegant and a little more grown up. something that would fit in an adults room. i was hesitate on the RGB, thought it might be too flashy. but i keep mine on a solid color and its just under being to bright/flashy in my opinion. the biggest complaint of the phanteks evolve is it is warmer then the storm scout 2. still testing fan configuration for the best airflow. i also wish it had a usb Type c in the front panel.

anyways. i still loved my storm scout 2, just wanted something new for my latest build.
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