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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (927)
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    Good
  • 12% (226)
    Meh
  • 1% (27)
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  • 5% (108)
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post #751 of 28613
Here is my rig as it looks currently.











I tried changing the heatsink on one of my 2gb sticks of ram earlier, but when I pulled off the existing heatsink, the memory chips came off with it as well , so there goes 2gb of ram

The stock cooling doesn't do it for me, so I'm leaning towards getting a Xigmatek Red Scorpion for the time being.

I'm hoping to be successful in adding 4x Red LED's into the top 140mm fan, I hope I don't stuff it up

I pulled apart a old chassis and I will probably use pieces of that to mod the Scout a bit more, I just need to decide what I wanna do... I'm still a bit confused


But anyways, I've been reading through most of the posts on here, and I'm jealous at majority of your guys rigs and mods
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Originally Posted by johnny.dot.exe View Post

EDIT: I'd like to point out two things about this case that I did not like.

First, all the fans are mounted with those fat coarse-thread screws and they are a HUGE pain to fasten. The palm of my hand is red/purple/sore from the screwdriver after installing 5 case fans and 2 CPU cooler fans...I don't ever want to do that again so I am hoping these fans last a long time. Make sure you have a good screwdriver that fits those screws like a glove, anything smaller and you'll strip the screws...I learned this the hard way, luckily I had the screws that came with the case and 4 extra screws per fan I purchased.

Second is the quick-locks for the PCI slots. I broke one the first time playing with them, luckily the case comes with one spare. I highly recommend against using these as a primary locking device...use one of the hex-shaped-head screws included with the case and then use the quick-lock only if it easily clicks in to place, otherwise it will break. When they do lock properly, without a screw holding the card in place the card will move around quite a bit, those quick-locks are not sturdy at all and are very fragile. You may even be better off removing them, I will probably remove mine.
I agree, the quick-locks are useless, I broke one and had to replace it the day I got the case...I'm going to remove them all and replace them with black thumb screws instead
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post #753 of 28613
I like that CD tray mod, pretty cool.

As for the stock cooling, I bought 7 Cooler Master red-LED 120mm fans. Five for the case(replaced two 120mm and one 140mm that came with the case), and two for the CPU cooler. They're pretty much the best 120mm's available from what I've seen. It's a frickin' wind tunnel in this case, and the rear/top exhaust fans are blowing out fairly cool air, even under load it's not that warm.

I'll be honest, though...I went from a dirty old thermaltake case with old/dirty 80mm fans and old "white" thermal compound that wasn't evenly applied to this new setup and my idle temps only dropped 1c on each core and 1c on the GPU. Here's how I came to that conclusion...I ran my old setup for half an hour, noted the temps and shut it down, put everything in the new case, ran it for half an hour and noted the temps, ambient room temp was around 75F the entire time. Going from the old/dusty/80mm case to the new case with seven 120mm fans and Zalman compound did NOT affect my temps much, if at all. I'm severely bummed about that, wish I could figure out why my temps still suck at idle.
 
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post #754 of 28613
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Originally Posted by photonmoo View Post
Here is my rig as it looks currently.
I tried changing the heatsink on one of my 2gb sticks of ram earlier, but when I pulled off the existing heatsink, the memory chips came off with it as well , so there goes 2gb of ram

The stock cooling doesn't do it for me, so I'm leaning towards getting a Xigmatek Red Scorpion for the time being.

I'm hoping to be successful in adding 4x Red LED's into the top 140mm fan, I hope I don't stuff it up

I pulled apart a old chassis and I will probably use pieces of that to mod the Scout a bit more, I just need to decide what I wanna do... I'm still a bit confused


But anyways, I've been reading through most of the posts on here, and I'm jealous at majority of your guys rigs and mods
The Scythe Mugen 2 outperforms the red scorpion, dark knight and s1283...and costs less. Should be an easy decision here.
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post #755 of 28613
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Originally Posted by K10 View Post
The Scythe Mugen 2 outperforms the red scorpion, dark knight and s1283...and costs less. Should be an easy decision here.
Coolies, I looked at the Mugen 2, and they're good...just they're a tad bit expensive for me (over $20 more than a Red Scorpion...)

What you think of the Tuniq Tower vs Mugen 2?
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post #756 of 28613
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Originally Posted by photonmoo View Post

=( I'm stuck with Stock cooling atm, hoping the move up to either a High End Air Cooler or a Watercooling Rig
im stuck on crap air aswell but i've done some measurements and i've noticed that if you place a radiator so that it follows the Windowed sidepanel you should be able to fit atleast a 120.2 rad maybe even a 120.3

Can try to do a scetch of what i mean when i get home from school again later today
post #757 of 28613
Managed to throw up a scetch now isntead...



the pink area being the radiator mounted with one end inside the drivebays and the other end suspended somehow in the hole for fans on the window (this area is yellow)
(The purple area is somewhat the window and the blue is the sidepanel itself.)

It might be a tight squeeze if you use a very fat radiator like Fezer Xchanger wich is like 3 inches.
But if you mount a "normal" not 3 inch radiator and 1inch fans you should be fine
post #758 of 28613
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Originally Posted by MlbrottarN View Post
im stuck on crap air aswell but i've done some measurements and i've noticed that if you place a radiator so that it follows the Windowed sidepanel you should be able to fit atleast a 120.2 rad maybe even a 120.3

Can try to do a scetch of what i mean when i get home from school again later today
I got a Thermaltake 760 in the HAF, and it's really useless...so I would probably go with a 120mm Rad as a min now, but I'd prefer a 240mm Rad (If I do go WC in the Scout)

I'll probably have to go Air Cooling in the end, unless my broke ass finds a job
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post #759 of 28613
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I agree, the quick-locks are useless, I broke one and had to replace it the day I got the case...I'm going to remove them all and replace them with black thumb screws instead
I've gotta ask this.
Is there an easy way to get the quick locks off?
If there is I don't see it.
Thanks.
H
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post #760 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Halfbaked View Post
I've gotta ask this.
Is there an easy way to get the quick locks off?
If there is I don't see it.
Thanks.
H
the PCI bracket locks? just twist them. its just 2 little plastic pieces at the top and bottom that act like hinges. I'm constantly pushing them at the wrong angle and having them come off. they snap right back in, tho
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