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post #11 of 30
I can't wait to see how you squeeze that sexy card into your Scout case
 
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post #12 of 30
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My XFX 5770 was going for graveyard after BSODing and crashing from driver problems that I was annoyed with all of the AMD problems that I purchased the ASUS GTX 580 Direct CU II from Ocnewb. Purchased the card from him on Monday and got the card on Wednesday. I was freaking out Wednesday while I was at work and school that nobody would be at home to pick it up. Sure enough the card was in my room at the time I got home from work and school.


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


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post #13 of 30
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After I got the card out of the box, I went to take out my XFX 5700 from my case. I did managed to get it out. However, as I tried to put the GTX 580 in did I notice that it would not fit. It was .5 inches to big.

Here are photos before I went without a case just to use my rig.


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr

I've never seen so much dust. There is still a lot of dust at the current state of the case.

Here is a comparison of the ASUS GTX 580 with the XFX 5770.


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr
 
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post #14 of 30
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With the knowledge that I could not use my new GPU, ASUS GTX 580, without having to get rid of the HDD cage. I went to panic mode. So, I removed all of my components and setup my rig on the Foxconn BloodRage motherboard box. While trying to remove the components, I experienced more battles with dust and also removing a lot of cable ties.

After discovering that I needed to remove the HDD cage, did the idea of painting my case came about. However, the color of the case did not come into fruition just yet till Friday while I was speaking with a friend and also my dad.


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


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post #15 of 30
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Here are more photos of me assembling Ghetto Mango Smoothie. At one point, I did have the machine up and running with no flaws other than I made some few mistakes of where to put the CPU cooler and PSU that was remedied very quickly.


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


It's the arrival of the 580! by hubwub, on Flickr


The Ghetto Mango Smoothie! by hubwub, on Flickr


The Ghetto Mango Smoothie! by hubwub, on Flickr

End of Wednesday. Still have a lot of dust to fight with.
 
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post #16 of 30
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Thursday, I was supposed to go to Home Depot. However, other things came upon the way that slightly screwed up my plans to go there. Friday, I went to Home Depot. I had gotten cable ties and a chisel as well as a rivet fastener. The rivet fastener was something I didn't need for this project which I returned the following day on Saturday.

Photos from Friday's deconstruction of the Storm Scout.


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr

I've never seen so much dust. It also reminds me that I need to clean more often or have preventive measures against the dust.
 
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post #17 of 30
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Ghetto Mango Smoothie (GMS) had it's first runs playing Black Ops and Starcraft 2. The thing is a beast. I can't believe how the GPU temps don't go beyond 40 C and how I don't even have to have the fan running at 50%. It's always at 15% and still cool. My CPU temps don't go beyond 50 C when gaming but at idle I'm at 30 C. It's amazing.

Anyways, a screencap from an inner clan scrim that I had on Thursday.



More photos of Ghetto Mango Smoothie slightly cleaned up and added a fan on the Corsair H50.


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Deconstruction of the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


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post #18 of 30
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I never thought I'd be so angry at my case. Well, other than coming upon the realization that I had to remove the HDD cage because I couldn't use my new GPU. Trying to get rid of the control panel on the top was a difficult battle. I had removed the top screws on the of the panel. What I failed to realize was that on the underside of the panel there were also another set of screws that would allow you to remove the panel.

Photos from the Control Panel battle.


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Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


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post #19 of 30
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I finally had a plan. I was going to spray paint my case all orange. To be precise, the shade of orange is the Hemi Chrysler Orange. I think of it more like the colors of University of Texas with the burnt orange and white school colors. Also, when I went to Home Depot on Friday I thought they would have spray paint. Much to my chagrin, spray paint is banned in the City of Chicago. I had to wait till Saturday to go to Menards in Morton Grove to get spray paint. Also, it was raining yesterday and I was running a lot of errands. I'm also getting new contacts and glasses which is pretty amazing. I heard from the eye doctor that my astigmatism is slightly getting worse. Aside from that, I was tired from everything I had to do on Saturday.

Here are some photos of my supplies.


Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr


Anger at the Scout by hubwub, on Flickr

A good indication that I am doing an update is when I start uploading galore to my Flickr with photos.
 
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SteelSeries Qck+ Astro A40s 
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i7 d0 Foxconn BloodRage ASUS GTX 580 Direct CU II G.Skill Ripjaws 12GB 
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Intel X-25M SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Seagate Barracuda Samsung 22x DVD Burner 
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Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 2233SW SteelSeries 6GV2 / Ttesports Meka G1 
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Corsair TX750W Corsair Carbide 500R White SteelSeries Sensei / Ttesports Theron SteelSeries Qck+ / Q-pad complexity 
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Mango Smoothie!
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Intel Core i7-4790K ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 
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Crucial BX200 240GB WD BLACK 1TB CRYORIG C7 Acer GN246HL 
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SteelSeries 6GV2 Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Silverstone Sugo SG13B SteelSeries Rival 
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SteelSeries Qck+ Astro A40s 
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i7 d0 Foxconn BloodRage ASUS GTX 580 Direct CU II G.Skill Ripjaws 12GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel X-25M SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Seagate Barracuda Samsung 22x DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 2233SW SteelSeries 6GV2 / Ttesports Meka G1 
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Corsair TX750W Corsair Carbide 500R White SteelSeries Sensei / Ttesports Theron SteelSeries Qck+ / Q-pad complexity 
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Very intresting...Good luck!!
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Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
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6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
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H.O.G
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Intel-x25V, X25M,WD Caviar Black 500 Asus DVD NH- D14 7 pro 
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6x Wireless CM Silent Pro M 600-Modular CM Storm Scout 
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