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February 16, 2010 6:35:49 PM

Any advice will hellp. Three main cases I'm interested in is:
$99.99 New from amazon
$91.87 Refurbish from Unity
$60 Used
$108.81 New Pc connection
$130 for slightly used with extra 230mm fan
$79.99 New and after mir
$84 New Compsource

If you know a better price or just advice, let me know.

Btw I will be using ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58, Prolimatech Megahalem Rev. B, Radeon HD5870, one sata hd, ocz gamexstream 700w psu, and one dvd drive. I'm leaning more towards the COOLER MASTER Storm Scout because of decent reviews and I might carry my tower to places a lot from home to school apartment every week or so

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February 16, 2010 7:09:17 PM

Those are all fine cases. I love my original 900, but have modded it a bit for better wiring. It is heavy, so if you are carrying it around, be prepared for that.
a c 246 ) Power supply
February 16, 2010 7:24:37 PM

+1 what huron said. They are all excellent cases. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling are excellent in all of those cases.

If I had to choose one it would be the Storm Scout. Plenty of room to work inside the case. Very good cable management.

Sometimes case selection is a matter of personal preference.
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February 17, 2010 3:10:44 AM

Just a quick bit of advice, i have the Storm scout case with a ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 and a ASUS aTi HD5870... Its a very long card and i had to modify the case to get it in, had to drill out the rivits that held the HDD cage in place and slightly bend up the 5.25" bottom plate.

litteraly need 1cm extra space for the card to fit.

i moved the HDD cage forward and drilled new holes and fitted new rivits.

Jus something to keep in mind. :) 

Other than that, i love the case, cable management is awesome. :) 
a c 144 ) Power supply
February 17, 2010 8:49:10 AM

I have three Antec 900 cases. Plus - great cooling and mine are quiet. Case fans are set to LOW. Running them faster does not improve cooling.

Minus - abysmal cable management unless you mod the case. Steel case is heavy. It would be cramped with two full sized video cards.

The 902 should be a little better with respect to cable management.

I suggest that you consider one of the CM cases.

The Antec cases do not come with a motherboard speaker. I don't know if the CM cases do or not.
a c 194 ) Power supply
February 17, 2010 1:19:12 PM

Anticipate that any CM case will have minor quality issues, from untapped screw holes to panels out of alignment. Once past that, you may be happy with it, but if you want a minimal-effort case, skip Coolermaster.