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post #1 of 19
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Hello everyone! - I have been working on a build over the last few months and thought I would share some content for everyones' viewing pleasure.

As the title implies, I decided to build this into a CM Storm Scout for the following reasons:
  • Price
  • Color Scheme (All black interior / exterior)
  • Size and Portability (I love the handle!)

My particular theme for this build was to try and achieve a tactical or "tacticool" look as I am an avid fan of target-shooting and I also tend to enjoy hours of mindless fragging in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike:Source.

I also wanted to try and avoid making major structure changes to the case, as I wanted to push the limits of the CM Storm Scouts' stock design. So that means I am not reaching for any of my power tools this time around.


Initial Mod List:
  • Swap out factory fans for CM Excalibur Fans (Pricey I know)
  • Sleeve front panel cabling
  • Sleeve PSU cables**
  • Cable Management

Parts List (The Goods!)

Case: CM Storm Scout
PSU: Seasonic X-Series 660W
Mobo: ASUS P67 Sabretooth
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N520
Mem: Corsair Vengence (4x 4GB DDR3 1600)
HDD: Hitachi 1TB SATA-II
Vid: ASUS GTX560ti DirectCU

Links to pictures below

Disassembly of Case and Front Panel Wiring

Installing CM Excalibur Fans

Sleeving the front panel cables

Motherboard Installation

Power Supply

Video Card Installation

Fan Controller

Lighting / Cold Cathodes

Wire Management



Teaser Pics










Edited by vercomtech - 4/15/11 at 9:21pm
 
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Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
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1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
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post #2 of 19
Awesome, good luck with it mate, i love that motherboard
    
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Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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post #3 of 19
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*UPDATE*

Added photo sets up to getting the mainboard and power supply installed... more to come this evening.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
Awesome, good luck with it mate, i love that motherboard
Thx! I was blown away at how awesome even the BIOS screen was. (I will take a screen of it and share it to everyone)
 
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(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by vercomtech View Post
*UPDATE*

Added photo sets up to getting the mainboard and power supply installed... more to come this evening.



Thx! I was blown away at how awesome even the BIOS screen was. (I will take a screen of it and share it to everyone)
Cant wait to see it
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by vercomtech View Post








Nice parts and great work on sleeving so far, using tape on the unseen areas really saves time.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB SATA3 + 4TB Storage External USB Thermalright Archon Win 7 Pro x64 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB SATA3 + 4TB Storage External USB Thermalright Archon Win 7 Pro x64 
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Samsung 27 inch LED 1920x1080 HD Logitech K120 Seasonic X-760 Modular Fractal Define R4 
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post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
*Update*

Disassembly of Case and Front Panel Wiring







 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
*UPDATE*

Installing CM Excalibur Fans





 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
*UPDATE*

Sleeving the front panel cables












 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
*UPDATE*

Motherboard Installation










 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
*UPDATE*

Power Supply







 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
 
TUF-Tactical
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Corsair GT SSD 120 External - "Need my space" Windows 7 Professional x64 Corsair Professional AX1200 
Case
Corsair Graphite 600T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600K ASUS SaberTooth P67 ASUS GeForce 560ti 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA-2 Sony DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper N520 Windows 7 Professional x64 
PowerCase
SeaSonic 660X CoolerMaster Storm Scout 
  hide details  
Reply
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