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Antec 300, CM Storm Scout, CM HAF 922

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August 16, 2009 2:31:03 PM

Basically, these three are the choices I have for a mid-tower case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Currently leaning towards Storm Scout because it has the best appearance + the handles on the top are a great bonus for me.
However, it seems that airflow is better in the other two options...
Can anyone experienced with these cases give me some advice?
I'll be putting in i7 920 and two gtx 275's in this case for gaming purposes.
Thanks!
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August 16, 2009 2:44:46 PM

I have the original CoolerMaster HAF 932 which is the full size version of the 922. I have looked at all three cases several times at a local Fry's Electronics store. They are all good cases. The Antec Three Hundred is the smallest and least expensive of the three cases. The CoolerMaster Storm Scout and HAF 922 are much larger cases. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling in all three cases are very good. You have the option of adding additional case fans to all three cases.

What may be the actual issue is space for larger video cards, cable management, and future upgrades. In that respect either the Storm Scout or HAF 922 would be a better choice. If that helps narrow down your choices, then it becomes a matter of personal preference as both CoolerMaster cases have the same overall dimensions.
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August 16, 2009 3:15:33 PM

Thanks a lot for the fast reply, it was very informative.
Seems like antec 300 is out of the picture for me now..
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August 16, 2009 4:19:16 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
What may be the actual issue is space for larger video cards, cable management, and future upgrades. In that respect either the Storm Scout or HAF 922 would be a better choice. If that helps narrow down your choices, then it becomes a matter of personal preference as both CoolerMaster cases have the same overall dimensions.

The 922 is actually larger than the Scout. :) 
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August 17, 2009 2:58:22 AM

OOPS! My mistake:

CoolerMaster HAF 922 dimensions: 22.2" high x 10" wide x 19.7 deep"

CoolerMaster Storm Scout dimensions: 19.2" high x 8.6" wide x 19.5" deep
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August 20, 2009 11:55:17 PM

pick the storm scout because it has dust filters and allows 2 more additional side fans, AND its painted black in the inside.
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August 21, 2009 6:20:59 PM

chose sniper, already ordered.
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August 21, 2009 8:11:24 PM

^ good choice. The feet when turned out may look a bit funny, but anything that enhances the stability of a case is a very good thing.
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