Originally Posted by Repton
After opening up the airflow in the front of the 5.25" drive bay I couldn't resist mounting the H50 up front instead as an intake ......
Result for me was -5 degrees C
Good to know intank is offering you a better temp. I've got the rad set as exhaust. Plus, I've always liked the front mount because of the way the tubing is elongated. Feels to me like the more straightened tubes would give an optimal flow of the liquid. That makes me wonder if the temp decrease could be (at least) partially due to the liquid flow.
Originally Posted by BriSleep
Getting back to last night. My Nevada brother. It's nuts up here, today it's up to 70! It's humid and cloudy!! It was never like this when I was a kid. Last night it was 30, the night before it was 22! The sun goes down what, in 2 hours and I guarantee the temp will crash about 45 minutes before it does. I'm seriously thinking of uncovering the A/C!
For those of you who don't know about Nevada, we don't do Humid too well.
My last build, well as far as a whole new kit goes. I have a new PSU on the floor right now, I have things to do with Mindy's machine but I don't know if I'd buy a whole new rig again. Mindy's cost me $2400- to put together, sure it's 1st class piece of kit but I can't see doing that again. Mine was a whole lot more and I'm not even finished with it! You know how much it costs to run 2 SSD's in Raid0? I wouldn't trade it for the world but it's expensive man.
Mostly it's because we'll be getting a real house out in Spanish Springs, half of the deal is done, we're just waiting for the banks to finish arguing.
Oh, the thing I said about the next version of consoles coming out, that may change my mind about computer gaming. So that's what, 4 reasons I won't build a new machine again. Upgrading may happen but one from scratch, I don't think so.
Oh, rep+ to Repton, I wish I would have moved Mindy's cooler to the front. Now I'm going to either push/pull it or shroud it. Hmm, maybe go external to the back, that would be an adventure!
Weather here in Vegas has been erratic too. For 1, a late winter, and already its freezing during the early morning/late nights, and hot during the afternoon. This weather usually causes me to catch a cold.
That is a ton of dough spending on rigs. Off the top of my head, I think I have spent a total of (roughly) $900 ~ $1000 on my rig, so far. That's after a time span of about 2.5 years. Granted, I've spent about $600 in the last 2 months of that $1000. I blame it on OCN's inspirations, lol.
Originally Posted by devilsx
Good evening. I've been following this thread for a while now and have really learned a lot from you all, just haven't decided to join. Now that I've got my Scout to the point where I could proudly display it and maybe contribute something to the club, I figured I might as well share my work and accomplishment. In this pics are various shots of my organization attempts, I will post some exterior shots after this due to the attachment limit. For those who were asking about how to hide the cables for the OCZ 700W modular PSU, I bought 8pin and 24pin extensions and routed them behind the motherboard tray. I have replaced the front and rear fans with stock Antec 900 black LED fans so blend in with the Scout's interior. I didn't like the red and the Scout's stock fans aren't of the best quality, I will get another pair of the same Antec fans and replace the top 140mm and to put in the upper most 5.25 bays. I've got a 12" and a 4" UV CCFL inside the case to light up the GPU cooler and the PCI slot covers which are UV reactive. I'm gonna replace the acrylic panel as well later. At first when I got my Scout I was a little annoyed and kept comparing it to my Antec 900 which I had to sell, but over time I've grown to love the Scout and all the hard work paid off. Cheers to a great thread/club.
Welcome to the Scouts! I agree with you about the stock fans, at least the Red LED ones. After I let my bank account rest up for a few months, I think I'll be upgrading the top fan and 2 front (added 1) fans. I believe it was Noctua fans that come highly recommended.