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Thread: Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod







    Nate from CustomPCMax & I have only 2.5 weeks to build a military theme "Scout" Gaming Rig for CM Storm's display at the Computex Show.







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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    If you want mobility, the scout's handle is brilliant.

    CM STORM logo. Storm is Cooler master's high performance sub brand, like what SVT is for Ford



    Heres the concept for the front Cooler Master chose. I'm making a front grill, using 2 of the "eye of the storm" designs from the CM Storm logo. I may change things a bit, just cause I'm like that... if time allows of course



    1/8" thick "smoked" acrylic sheet




    Using 2x 120mm Radiator Template to position. You can download your own Radiator templates



    Using band saw to cut the "smoked" acrylic



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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    Diagram of the CM Storm Scout



    1st order of business is to open the top perforated 140mm grill to help improve airflow. The top handle will have to be removed in order to perform this procedure.
    The plastic carry handle is reinforced with steel. You can remove the handle's plastic shell by removing the 4x 140mm fan screws and 2x screws towards the top rear of the case



    2x screws are located underneath the front I/O ports



    This is as far as I'm going to pull the handle off. ....cause it will be a PITA otherwise


    Closer look at the 140mm top exhaust grill


    4x screws fasten on the steel portion of the handle. Notice it has large tabs that slide into the top of the chassis.


    First order was removing the top perforated fan grill to help improve the exhaust airflow.

    I'm using this 120mm wire fan grill to find the center of the perforated grill



    Greenlee Knock out Punches


    Greenlee part # 730EBB-120 Last time I inquired, they were around $450 (us dollars) in the states + Large 3/4" socket wrench, and 2" socket. I wouldn't use anything less than 19" long socket wrench. Estimated purchase price of $550 new. These are primarly used by Electricians and sometimes Plumbers.


    Back to removing the Scout's top perforated fan grill.

    In order to fit teh Greenlee's knock shaft into the grill, I cut a 1.5" opening in the center of the perforated grill with a heavy duty wire cutter


    You first insert the threaded shaft


    I'm using a 19" long 3/4" socket wrench to turn the blade


    Within a matter of minutes, a clean 120mm size hole is cut.

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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    The PSU filter in the chassis floor is removable. I'm removing it to help airflow





    CM should be sending me another Window side panel, so i can have windows on both sides. On the right side, I'll be applying laser cut out of their new CM STORM logo, from 1/8' thick red translucent and black opaque acrylic



    Outlining the Scout's new window for the right side onto 1/8" thick clear acrylic sheet


    The window was cut using a band saw


    The window was originally fastened on with plastic tabs, but I will use 8/32 socket head screws instead


    Break time with a cold Nuke


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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    The logo window took me a bit longer than I expected, Weld On #16 is very messy glue. It's very stringy and bonds very fast. One slip up and youre screwed. I took my time while watching Casino movie on Xbox LIVE. I love that movie!




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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    4, R4 120mm cooling fans were sent to us from Cooler Master to install. These fans are brand new!

    Model # R4-L2R-20CR-GP. Theyre rated at CFM is 69-90CFM @ 19-30dBA, they move a lot air without the added noise. Very nice!





    Scout's left side window



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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    Digital camo pattern, Brad found a pattern and customized it in Roland's Cut Studio.

    This pattern will be cut into Vinyl Masking Film and applied to the Scout Case




    Roland GX 24 Plotter

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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    4, R4 120mm cooling fans were sent to us from Cooler Master to install. These fans are brand new!

    Model # R4-L2R-20CR-GP. Theyre rated at CFM is 69-90CFM @ 19-30dBA, they move a lot air without the added noise. Very nice!





    Scout's left side window


    Those are some good looking fans there!
    Looking good Bill!

    Was the acrylic for the side window logo laser cut to save time?
    Looks very nice!

    -=TD

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    Cooler Master Scout Military Case Mod

    Yes, it was.. this mod was all about saving time. It must ship on tuesday to computex

    A masked off Scout waits for surface prep and custom painting to commence.


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    I loved the smaller version of those fans that CM started using on their heatsinks a little over a year ago.

    Looks like they took that design to the next level.... good for them!

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