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CM Storm Scout vs. Antec 300 Illusion

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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 7:47:23 PM

Which would you choose and why? I'm having a difficult time choosing. I want a case with air filters and high airflow. I also need it to be roomy enough to fit the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and the Gigabyte HD 7950.

I like the aesthetics of both cases. If there's anymore information you need, I'll do my best to provide it. Here's the parts I plan on putting in whichever case I decide to go with...

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $765.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 16:46 EST-0500)

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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 8:09:17 PM

looks pretty solid dude, both cases have good airflow so comes down to witch u prefer the look of :) 

also for a bit more u can afford a 16 GIG dd3 kit:

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

the difference between 1600 mhz and 1866 isnt that big tbh,

so 16 gigs will come in handy for like 17$ more :) 

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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 8:29:03 PM

iceclock said:
looks pretty solid dude, both cases have good airflow so comes down to witch u prefer the look of :) 

also for a bit more u can afford a 16 GIG dd3 kit:

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

the difference between 1600 mhz and 1866 isnt that big tbh,

so 16 gigs will come in handy for like 17$ more :) 


Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll just have to study 'em a bit more. The reinforced handle on the Storm Scout looks promising. I do plan on transporting my computer quite often.

I don't really need 16gb of RAM. I'm already pushing the budget quite a bit with this build. I was originally going to go with an AMD processor to save cash, but in the end, I changed my mind and decided to splurge a bit. I also went with the 1866MHz RAM because the 1600MHz version was only $3 cheaper. I really only grabbed it for bragging rights, lol. I'll more than likely upgrade to 16gb sometime in the future once I acquire the extra cash and the need arises.
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December 18, 2012 8:35:25 PM

alright, cool mang, also im no case expert, go with what suits ur needs better
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a b ) Power supply
December 25, 2012 2:24:12 AM

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