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Hello OCN. This is my first time modding. I will be tweaking my CoolerMaster Storm Scout just to make it that little bit more perfect. And i will be showing you what i can do and i might ask for a little advice here and there.

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Cutting out fan grills, cutting out the crosshair from the front bezel and drill a hole on the front I/O panel for a switch

Unboxing my 120GB OCZ Vertex 2E

Unboxing my MSI 6870 Twin Frozr II OC


Heres what i plan on doing:

-Make a new clear window (done)
-Cut the crosshair out of the front bezel (done)
-Cut out the top and font fan holes for better wind resistance and look (done)
-Drill a hole on the front I/O Panel for a switch (done)
-Mount my H50 in the drive bays (done)
-Maybe sleeve the cables?
-Make sure cable management is top notch (i think its at its best, but you guys are the judges)
-Buy a 5870 (may need a mod to fit it in)

Here is what I didn't plan on doing

-SSD 120GB OCZ Vertex 2E
-Saitek Cyborg V7
-Red Cold Cathodes

Its not a massive mod but never the less. I'm still thinking if there is anything else i could do. So as always leave a comment, ask a question.

Taking the beast apart



Heres how the modding started, on a beautiful sunny day NOT.
(I have been using my uncles good camera)



Heres the tidy garage i'm going to be working in



My dads trusty old Bosch Jigsaw i will be using:



Heres my workbench



Ok the first mod (Safety First) So I put my B&Q Earplugs in and put on my dads sun glasses out of the car.





That was painless

The front with the markings



The top with the markings



mod number 2

My dad got a few pics in whilst i was cutting it out









(The rag is to catch most if the filings) The big part done, Just have to clean the cut up.



Now for the top



The case



Now for the switch





I only ran into one problem. But every modder always runs in to one. I was putting the case together later on that night and i noticed that the top and the front panel wouldnt go on the case becuase the switch pins were in the way. So i just turned the switch round, bent the pins and the plugs. And it still wouldnt fit so i drilled a hole in the top panel.







Anyway i managed to get the PC toghther today but i havent taken many photos so i will take some and upload them later.
Edited by Jamyy10 - 6/24/11 at 12:08pm
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I have been doing a bit of light reading when not modding

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Dude! What kind of jig saw is that?? I have a $50- Ryobi with the totally inaccurate laser guidance system, and I have metal blades that came in a Bosch blade kit, but I have never used it on any metal thicker than HVAC sheet tin, I really don't think it would ive through it! Great case work BTW, what did you use to clean up the holes with after you cut it?

Light reading, yeah, I do that once or twice a year, when the upgrading and repairing PC's by Scott Mueller comes out. The rest of the time I only read on the internet. It's the only place where I can enlarge the type big enough!
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Dude! What kind of jig saw is that?? I have a $50- Ryobi with the totally inaccurate laser guidance system, and I have metal blades that came in a Bosch blade kit, but I have never used it on any metal thicker than HVAC sheet tin, I really don't think it would ive through it! Great case work BTW, what did you use to clean up the holes with after you cut it?

Light reading, yeah, I do that once or twice a year, when the upgrading and repairing PC's by Scott Mueller comes out. The rest of the time I only read on the internet. It's the only place where I can enlarge the type big enough!
Its just a Bosch jigsaw with a B&Q (B&Q is a DIY store) metal blade that was lying around the garage. It worked really well, it drove through it like it was paper. Then i just cleaned the holes up with a metal file.

I don't like reading books, but i don't mind reading Teach yourself Visual Basic 6. And i'm reading the other books because i want to setup a home server but i cant find anywhere to download Windows Home Server Edition. LOL i only usually read on the internet too but at the normal size.
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I have some more pics that need sorting through so i will upload them all tomorrow.

I need some help guys! My H50 was originally going to be mounted in the drive bay. So i tired to mount it in there today when i was doing some work on it and i found that it wouldn't fit because i have my DVD Drive and my Storage tray as you can see in these pictures.





Where is the most sensible place to mount it? Bearing in mind that i should be using the H50 for intake so i get fresh cool air on the rad. But without messing up the airflow in the rest of the case.
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I found it best to just use the h50 in the back as exhaust with a side-panel fan blowing fresh air just at the exhaust-fan, pretty much the same effect.
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I found it best to just use the h50 in the back as exhaust with a side-panel fan blowing fresh air just at the exhaust-fan, pretty much the same effect.
This works and is easiest but if you can fit in up front in 5.25 bays that would be cool.
    
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You could try the top blow hole.
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