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Hello, I might be buying new case and here are my three options

CM 690 II (Basic)

CM Storm Scout

HAF 922 .

Which should I get and why? Thanks guys
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I did the research before I bought my case, the 690 II is the best budget mid tower on the market, plain and simple.
     
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post #3 of 16
For pricing the CM 690II is great case. Not to flashy, but has plenty of options which make using the case a dream. Plenty of space, good cable maangement, and good airflow.

The CM Storm Scout is also a great case but typically a little bit more expensive than the CM 690II. A little bit more space in this case with good cable management and good airflow. It also has handles if you LAN a lot. A neat feature that I like is you can turn the LED's on the fans on and off should you have the PC in the same room you sleep in.

HAF 922. I dont have any first hand experience with this case. But i hear it is a fantastic case.

All 3 cases are good. Depending on how much you spend should be the one on which you get. I prefer the CM Storm Scout over the CM690 but only for look. Both have practically same airflow/cable management/space.
post #4 of 16
Have you looked at the HAF-912?

It's the successor to the 922, it's cheaper and it also has more features. They also come with a black interior as standard i think. I'd pick the 912 over the 922 any day

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post #5 of 16
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Have you looked at the HAF-912?

It's the successor to the 922, it's cheaper and it also has more features. They also come with a black interior as standard i think. I'd pick the 912 over the 922 any day

Only the HAF912 Plus or Advanced models come with a black interior, but either way it's still a good budget case.
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well if they have the new 912 plus for sale here in the US, i will probably buy that one instead of cooler master cm 690 ii because of the removable hdd rack even though it lacks filters you can easily make a home made filter out of stockings. With hdd remove in haf 912 you can fit maximum of 15 inches gpu. But since i heard that you can remove the top hdd rack in CM 690 ii~ in cm 690ii you can put like 11 fans, got lots of dust filters and is one of the best mid tower case that you can get. thats the reason i decided to get it Cm 690ii~

the only reason i want the haf 912 plus/advanced is because of the removable hdd rack and i kinda like the military look of it.

btw i heard you can only get haf 912 plus (europe users) and the haf 912 advanced (Asia Only)
    
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well if they have the new 912 plus for sale here in the US, i will probably buy that one instead of cooler master cm 690 ii because of the removable hdd rack even though it lacks filters you can easily make a home made filter out of stockings. With hdd remove in haf 912 you can fit maximum of 15 inches gpu. But since i heard that you can remove the top hdd rack in CM 690 ii~ in cm 690ii you can put like 11 fans, got lots of dust filters and is one of the best mid tower case that you can get. thats the reason i decided to get it Cm 690ii~

the only reason i want the haf 912 plus/advanced is because of the removable hdd rack and i kinda like the military look of it.

btw i heard you can only get haf 912 plus (europe users) and the haf 912 advanced (Asia Only)
Actually ALL versions of the HAF 912 have removable dust filters. Including filters for the PSU.
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Wouldn't call a 912 sucessor to the 922. Good price and nice painted interior but smaller case. 922 is the bestlooking case. I didn't think I would use all the space in the 922 when I bought it but now wishing I bought a larger case.
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Wouldn't call a 912 sucessor to the 922. Good price and nice painted interior but smaller case. 922 is the bestlooking case. I didn't think I would use all the space in the 922 when I bought it but now wishing I bought a larger case.
Successor doesn't necessarily mean better, it means it's intended to replace the 922, in the same way the HAF-X is the successor to the 932. It's just their latest generation of HAF cases.

IMO if you want space get a full tower. Mid-tower cases are supposed to be compact without sacrificing space for parts or airflow as well as being lighter, that's their purpose.

Which is why in my opinion the HAF-912 is the better case.
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