I've been meaning to upgrade my casing for a long time now, and I've narrowed it down to the above mentioned cases. What I had really wanted to get for the longest while was the HAF 922 but it seems that the cutout in the mobo tray isn't large enough for installing a cooler backplate if I use an i5/i7 in the distant future (according to this review, at least)*. I guess, it's a minor quibble though. Antec 902 is pretty good, too - except I personally don't like the way it looks from the front. Scout is something I'd buy for its durability (not that it looks bad) - I don't frequent LAN parties that often but I'd love to have that slick handle on the case (just so I could have the option).
Would love to hear the impressions of the more experienced. Which of these three is the most future proof (at least, as future proof as these things can be), given that I plan to switch from a Q6600 to an i7 in the not so distant future?
*I should note I don't know if this is going to be an issue with the other two casings too. If anyone can confirm 100%, that would be great.
Oh, thanks for sharing. That reminds me, I forgot to mention in my OP that I also intend on getting a cooler, and whether or not this could pose any limitations on which cases I should get. I think it shouldn't be a problem with any of the cases I've mentioned (though I'd be glad if anyone could correct me if I'm mistaken).
Are you at your max budget with these?
If you are looking to invest for the future could you spend a bit more and go HAF-X, Antec 1200 route?
Also consider the HAF912+ over the 922 if you can get it where you live.
I guess I could wait a bit more and get one of the cases you've mentioned, but personally, I'd rather not shell out so much just for a casing. More importantly, I'd rather stick with mid-tower cases. Easier to lug around should the need arise, and I don't think I'll ever have that much need for the extra space (no SLI/Crossfire for me).
Unfortunately, where I live, I don't think I could get a 912+, but I'll certainly keep my eyes peeled, so thanks.
I think I've decided to go with the HAF 922. It has better space than the 902 (which, judging from reviews, is somewhat cramped) and it has good airflow (will have to purchase the side fan, though, for optimum cooling) which is something I'm looking for since I plan to OC.