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CM Storm Scout vs. CM Haf 922 vs. Others

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May 22, 2012 5:06:56 AM

I'm building a computer this summer and tried to find a good case for under $100. I basically narrowed down to these two (after looking at most popular cases), and now I can't really decide which case to buy. What do you guys think? Which one should I get? I will probably not going move around my computer a lot and I do not really care much about the interior. I care more about an air flow and exterior design.

Also, do both cases come with a 2.5" to 3.5" converter? I'm buying a SSD and I'm not sure whether the SSD or the case comes with the converter (OR if I have to buy it).

Also, feel free to recommend different case if you think there are better cases available under $100 (preferably under $75)

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May 22, 2012 5:12:06 AM

The scout and 922 are both great cases. Both come with a dedicated 2.5" tray for your ssd, so no converter is required.
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May 22, 2012 3:17:11 PM

I will get the corsair 400R or the Phantom 410 :) . That is just my opinion but.
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May 22, 2012 4:42:56 PM

i have the scout its nice, good air flow comes with brackets to mount 1 ssd. i added one side fan to add some xtra cooling, but the second side fan could not clear my heat sink.
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May 22, 2012 4:50:36 PM

kaisare said:
I'm building a computer this summer and tried to find a good case for under $100. I basically narrowed down to these two (after looking at most popular cases), and now I can't really decide which case to buy. What do you guys think? Which one should I get? I will probably not going move around my computer a lot and I do not really care much about the interior. I care more about an air flow and exterior design.

Also, do both cases come with a 2.5" to 3.5" converter? I'm buying a SSD and I'm not sure whether the SSD or the case comes with the converter (OR if I have to buy it).

Also, feel free to recommend different case if you think there are better cases available under $100 (preferably under $75)



Heres my choices

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel = $79.99



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

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel = $99.99



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 22, 2012 5:25:20 PM

I used the HAF 922 in a build for a friend recently and it was a very nice case to work with. Plenty of room behind the mobo to route cables, good tool-less bays, etc. I liked using it enough that it was very difficult not to buy one for myself after that (I did end up getting a HAF 912 for my wife after that, it was also good, but not as nice as the 922).
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May 23, 2012 12:02:38 AM

Out of the two you have, I would pick the 922. It has better stock cooling, and additional options for 200mm fans, which are very quiet and have a huge cfm. With fans maxed, the 922 has 3x 200mm and 1x120mm and the Storm Scout has 1x200?, 1x140, 2x120. The 922 also has more 5.25 bays, which I believe to be more versatile. Both come with a 3.5 to dual 2.5 inch adapter, so no worries about your ssd. The 922 has more space for cable management and costs $80-90, depending on where you buy.

Another good case would be the Corsair Carbides (300r $79, 400r $99, 500r $129 OR Best Buy sells them online for $118). All have 4 5.25 bays, 2 usb 3.0 ports, and the hard drive sleds allow 2.5" mounting. The and 500r has better cooling options, and the 300r "only" has 4 3.5 hdd bays. Usually, no one needs more than 2, maybe 3 hard drives, so you should be fine.

One More case would be the CM 690 II. It has 4 5.25 bays, 2.5 inch hard drive adapter, all black interior, 9 120mm fan slots (it just costs alot to add that many fans). At $79, you can add a few fans for great cooling at ~$100.

Basically, 922, 690 II, or Carbides, it just depends on how much you'll pay.
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May 23, 2012 6:45:14 PM

Best answer selected by kaisare.
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