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November 14, 2012 7:07:34 PM

I'm looking to buy a new case for new components... I just missed out on an Antec 900 on eBay.

I've been looking at the CM Storm Scout... What is it like compared to the 900? I can't be spending too much money, and I am willing to buy second hard. Paying £150 for some metal and a few fans? Biggest shitty scam ever.

I'll spend up to say £70 (GBP), new or second hand.

Cooling is my main priority, I don't want anything that looks over the top either with all them stupid lights, chrome parts and completely weird shapes... They appeal to 12 year olds, not me :)  Lights on fans I can deal with, preferably red or blue.

Looked at:
Antec 300 (not really appropriate as a 12" video card won't fit in it.
Antec 900
CM Storm Scout
HAF 912
CM690 II Lite

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November 14, 2012 7:15:40 PM

A 12" card may not fit in a coolermaster storm scout case. Most of the info that I have found about that case indicates that it will fit up to 11" cards.
November 14, 2012 7:20:21 PM

The bay for drives can be removed can't it? I mount my hard drive to 5.25 mounting brackets, so removing that tray is a possibility.
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November 14, 2012 7:21:38 PM

danjm99 said:
The bay for drives can be removed can't it? I mount my hard drive to 5.25 mounting brackets, so removing that tray is a possibility.


Coolermaster is silent on the issue of removing the drive bays and also silent on the maximum graphics card size. You would think they would provide this information for a gaming case but they don't. I say, stay away.
November 14, 2012 7:22:55 PM

To add I might get away with an inch... I'm looking at upgrading to a GTX580.. which is 10.5"?
November 14, 2012 7:25:25 PM

When considering gaming cases, first check the manufacturer specs for maximum graphics card size, maximum CPU cooler height, fan slots and included fans (and supported motherboard/psu sizes). If the manufacturer doesn't provide some of this information, hunt for it on google.
November 14, 2012 7:25:33 PM

If they're making gaming cases but won't disclose that to general customers then I think I will stay away to be honest. I might just see if I can pick up an Antec 900 in work... I'm sure I seen one. I'm in PC world so I would get a colleague discount... plus extra if it's only the display model left in.

Unless anyone has other ideas?!
a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2012 7:30:17 PM

Both the CM Storm Scout and the Antec 900 are pretty old designs. They have their limitations, eg. poor cable management and no USB3.0. I'd suggest newer cases like the CM Storm Scout 2. Costs a little more though.
a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2012 7:34:57 PM

There is a CM Scout II and its clear that you can fit 1 large graphics card by removing one of the 2 drive bays. The HAF 912 also provides this feature. Cooler master is a excellent company for cases and in my opinion is better then ANTEC.




haf 912 Directly from cooler masters site

a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2012 7:56:06 PM

danjm99 said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWsYKW-dRXU

Might just go for the Scout (first generation) after all, I'm not bothered about USB 3.0 really.



Well check that out yea I don't see an issue as long as you go with a shorter card that card isn't terribly long.
November 14, 2012 8:10:28 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Well check that out yea I don't see an issue as long as you go with a shorter card that card isn't terribly long.


I was looking at getting the 580/680, which are the same size as each other... same card as featured in the posted video. I think I will just do that.
a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2012 8:23:22 PM

Not a bad way to go personally I would go with the 670 over the 680 due to the price/performance mark but that isn't to say the cards bad.
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