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Help: Storm Enforcer vs. Cougar Evolution (Case)

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January 23, 2013 11:37:20 PM

Hi, I am working on the final touches of building my new PC and I decided to change the case. Both these cases are around the same price and have about all the same features. I just want to know if anyone sees something that I might have overlooked that makes one case superior to the other. Also, what makes the Cougar Evolution a Full Tower case and the Storm Enforcer a Mid Tower case when they are within 1 inch of the same size? Thanks in advance.

Here are the 2 cases:

Storm Enforcer (PC Part Picker Link)
Cougar Evolution (PC Part Picker Link)

Storm Enforcer (Newegg Link)
Cougar Evolution (Newegg Link)

As I am posting this I am watching these 2 videos by Newegg showcasing the 2 cases.

Storm Enforcer (Video Link)
Cougar Evolution (Video Link)

And here is the PC I'm building if anyone is interested.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.51 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Kingwin 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.75 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $864.01
January 24, 2013 12:44:07 AM

at this budget range, id rather focus on increasing system performance rather than focus it on a case

now it performs better and is cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zeZP

but if you are planning to build a budget workstation, id go back to fx. otherwise a i5 is better
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January 24, 2013 1:35:13 AM

Storm enforcer and hd 7870 xD
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January 24, 2013 9:58:49 AM

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January 24, 2013 11:17:27 AM

deal this week too if you did not have it already

COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

+ $10 off w/ promo code EMCXWVS39, ends 1/30
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