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View Full Version : Antec 900 v3 vs HAF 912 vs CM Scout



icow
24-07-2011, 11:46 AM
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=8916
http://www.elive.co.nz/antec-nine-hundred-two-case-ac1858.php
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=14086
Anyone had any experience with these cases? I may go down the dual graphics card and water cooling path as well. Any other cases that are $200-ish that i should consider?

SolMiester
24-07-2011, 12:13 PM
I think its worth stretching to $240 for the Raven 02
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=619920

icow
25-07-2011, 03:11 PM
*bump

dugimodo
25-07-2011, 03:19 PM
I have the CM scout which I got mainly for the handle. I love it for transporting to LANs.
It is a little cramped for SLI / watercooling, but possible. It also may not fit the longest Graphics cards - especially if the power connection comes out the rear. My old GTX 260 hit the drive cage but looked like I'd be able to shoehorn it in. I deliberately got Palit GTX 460's because they are quite short to avoid this. I also like the Front USB and power button placement perfect for PC's that sit on the floor.

Internally the other cases are probably a little nicer, and a CM 690 II is a little roomier for around the same price if you don't want the handle. I also have the original 690 and rather like it, with the II version fixing all my gripes (stupid power button mainly).

As an unexpected note, these new cases that are completely black inside and out can be a bit hard to see what you're doing inside of, I sometimes have to get a torch out even during daylight.