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HAF 912, 690 II Advanced or Storm Scout?

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December 7, 2012 6:35:31 PM
December 7, 2012 10:57:25 PM

The Scout appears to have the least amount of room behind the motherboard tray for cable management. The other cases are about the same; a goodly amount of room. The 912 has a removable drive cage* for long card(s) if that is an issue. Do all have the front ports you want/need? Other than that, it is a matter of personal taste.

* I removed my 912's cage for my 2 x 570s. I probably could have squeezed them in with the cage in place, but I didn't need the cage so I removed it for more space/air flow.
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December 8, 2012 7:13:15 AM

Hmm at first I wanted HAF 912 but when I started searching around internet people were recommending Scout and In my opinion Scout looks ugly. Now I'm between HAF and 690, that 690 looks more spacious but I don't know. Can someone do a comparison?
December 8, 2012 7:25:22 AM

By the way sorry for late responding, I wanted to add that I'm talking about HAF 912 plus (heard there is a regular version).
December 8, 2012 1:51:45 PM

There are several reviews of the 690 on the web page you linked to. Check them out. The 912's web page has no reviews, unfortunately. But looking at the case in the pics, it looks identical to my HAF 912 except for the black interior. Mine has grey. The reviews for the 912 Combat are sparse, but the regular HAF 912 is everywhere. You can easily read the reviews for it.
Ex. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/1086

The 912 would be a bit better for air flow with the open area behind the front fan. Especially after removing the drive cage.

Also it takes a 200mm fan in the front, the 690 only a 140mm. My red lighted 200mm moves a lot of air a lot quieter than a smaller fan.

Appearance: I feel the HAF looks better than the 690, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
December 8, 2012 2:30:31 PM

So I take that HAF 912 is a better case, good amount of space, good airflow, and from what I see from pics it looks much better than 690 II. I guess I'll buy the 912. Thanks!
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