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CM storm scout Vs. Xigmatek Utgard

Poll Results: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout vs. Xigmatek Utgard Window

Poll expired: Jun 4, 2011  
  • 77% (7)
    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
  • 22% (2)
    Xigmatek Utgard Window
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
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im choosing between the CM storm scout or Xigmatek Utgard for my new case. it would be appreciated if you could post which would be your choice, and why. thanks!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-196-_-Product
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I'd personally go with the Scout... Why? Well good sir, just sit there by the belt on your pants and I'll elaborate most swiftly... You see, the Scout has not only a wonderful design and incredible flat black military grade look to it, but it also has the advantage of being extremely practical. The handle on it makes moving your PC very easy, not to mention, the handle is made of steel and physically bolted to the PC's exoskeleton, ensuring that there is no danger of watching your fortune of PC parts crash to the ground in transit. This is not the only advantage. The Scout is also capable of delivering superb air flow. With up to two 120mm fans mounted at the front, 2 on the case window, 1 on the back and 1 at the top of the case, there can be a massive amount of airflow if you desire to keep things cool. Yet, I have not gone on to explain the ease of cable management. Although not necessarily the best, the Scout is very well capable of being a good contender for compact mid-towers in terms of keeping cables neat and organized. Due to a depressed section in the back panel, there is plenty of room to stache and organize cables to your hearts delight. As it comes coupled with several anchors also incorporated into its structure for zip-ties. Finally, I'd just like to conclude that there is major support by the OCN community for it... Namely, the fan club.... If you have any doubts what so ever, just visit their page, pose the question, and they'll have it answered in a jiffy.

And yet there still is one point I have not addressed.... Look at how brilliantly sexy the thing is! It's like the gods came down from heaven, took some military hardware, made sweet righteous righteous love with it, and then gave birth to only the most classy of cases! Tool less cases that is... The damn thing is Tool-less! This makes upgrades even easier than they were in the first place!

Really... There is only one choice, and that is the CM Scout... For only $30 more, the purchase is easily justifiable! There's simply too many features that you can not deny for only that small of a surcharge!

(Build Quality is really nice too, when I first opened the box of mine I was impressed with both the paint job and the solidity and rigidity of the case).

P.S. Watercooling is very possible in this case in case you were wondering, I have a pictures of both Air Cooling and Watercooling.

Well, I hope this helped,
InF3Rnus


Edited by InF3Rnus - 5/30/11 at 6:12pm
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post #3 of 10
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thanks for the post and the help InF3Rnus. anyone object and think the Xigmatek Utgard is a better choice? right now its lookin like im getting the Storm scout
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post #4 of 10
My buddy has the Scout and he really likes it. My desktop is MUCH less mobile than his, so he brings his over to my house a lot. The handle really helps.

I will say though, while we were putting it together, he had a 6950 we were trying to put into it and it didn't fit without some light modding. Super long video cards might be an issue in this case.
    
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post #5 of 10
Storm Scout. Unless you need the extra room... Though on that note I did have a loaded system at one point with 4 hard drives and dual-5850s in my scout and everything fit nicely.

The handle is like a tank with no flex. And yes, it's pretty damn sexy.
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post #6 of 10
CM Scout! It's one damn fine case through and through
post #7 of 10
storm scout hands down
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post #8 of 10
No sideways facing drive bays in that Xiggy = me no like.

The Scout is a really great case for its size and I'd definitely recommend it to people looking for mid towers.
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post #9 of 10
Voted Utgard.

Why:

Has a clean side panel, not a perforated one, so it's a cleaner interior look.

Utgard is easier to cable manage.

Utgard doesn't have stupid handle bars, seriously some may like them, but to me it's a damn eyesore.

The Utgard screams of a cleaner, low profile look than the Scout which just screams "omglook!Igovroom!" It's a cruddy looking case imo when put side to side with the Utgard imo.

Cases are heavily opinionated though. I have a sheer hatred for CM cases other than the ATCS 840, Sileo [at the sime] and their latest Silencio for their use of cheap plastic and god awful design.

The Scout looks cheap and like a fail ricer rig that was bought off Craigslist for an obscene amount of money.

Again, it's my personal opinion... I much prefer the Silverstone and Lian-Li lines.

OP, both cases have roughly the same features. Just pick what you are fine with looking at every day when you wake up or go to do work.
    
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post #10 of 10
As "Munkypoo7" said both are same in feature, but utgard has to big advantages.

1. It has two different channel fan controller which can controll upto 6 fan. I think its a great point over scout, as it can save you a good amount of money.

2. And its cheap than scout + and its build quality is as good as scout.

I was also in the same leage as you. But at last utgard won the battle.
    
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