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OK just got my first paycheck from this new job here at college and I have made it into kind of a ritual of just going out and spending the first pay check on whatever just for fun.

Now my thought was to get a better case because my little poor modded Rosewill is not looking so healthy anymore lol

Pretty much what I am asking is if the CM Storm Enforcer is worth the money?

My Plan:

CM Storm Enforcer Case - $79.99
CM Megaflow 200mm Case Fan - $19.99 Not good in top mount
NZXT 200mm Fan - 16.99
plus $9.99 $13.86 shipping

my max budget is $120 is this a good choice or is there something out there for that price that is better?
Edited by h0thead132 - 10/7/11 at 11:40am
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The CM Scout.
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The CM Scout.
i am kinda picky and really don't like the look of that case, can't point out specifically why but i just really am repulsed by it lol
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I have an enforcer. my only grouse is that its difficult to get a better quality dust filter that would fit to replace the stock one on the front intake. if that is a concern, you could go for the HAF 912 instead. that one has the same innards with a different styled exterior.

also are you getting the megaflow fan to install at the top exhaust? I wouldn't advise that, as the megaflows are sleeve bearing fans and they don't like being horizontally mounted.
    
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I have an enforcer. my only grouse is that its difficult to get a better quality dust filter that would fit to replace the stock one on the front intake. if that is a concern, you could go for the HAF 912 instead. that one has the same innards with a different styled exterior.

also are you getting the megaflow fan to install at the top exhaust? I wouldn't advise that, as the megaflows are sleeve bearing fans and they don't like being horizontally mounted.
i was going to actually do a top intake but yes it is for top, thank you for the warning!

no dust really isn't an issue for me, i really don't care, i am a bit of a neat freak and usually vacuum my room at least once a week so i usually just take the hose off the vacuum and do my computer as well.

EDIT: just took a look at the 912, the HAF series is really nice but i would have to go with a higher one i really like the look of the window

EDIT 2: (i should really just wait to post after all the questions come to me lol) what type of bearing on a fan is best for top mount?
Edited by h0thead132 - 10/7/11 at 11:38am
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i was going to actually do a top intake but yes it is for top, thank you for the warning!

no dust really isn't an issue for me, i really don't care, i am a bit of a neat freak and usually vacuum my room at least once a week so i usually just take the hose off the vacuum and do my computer as well.

EDIT: just took a look at the 912, the HAF series is really nice but i would have to go with a higher one i really like the look of the window

EDIT 2: (i should really just wait to post after all the questions come to me lol) what type of bearing on a fan is best for top mount?
what did you mean a higher one? you mean like the 922 or 932? if so you should pass over the 922 and go for the 932. I've heard people say that the 922 is actually a downgrade from the 912. I forgot why though.

I think you will do fine with either rifle bearing or ball bearing fans. I have 2 x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s for my top exhaust actually. they work really well. if you really want a 200mm fan though you could look at the Antec Big Boy.
    
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What about the CM 690 II?
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I recently just got the CM STORM SCOUT but before buying i took a while to analize the pros and cons of each case. i was debating between the scout, enforcer and haff 922, heres what i came up with:

______CM STORM SCOUT_______
Pros:
it has a nice looking style to it.
Fits standard ATX MB as well as MATX.
All black interior.
Very spacey and great cable management.
Side view panel.
Red led fans.
Extra room for fans/radiator
Easy removable faceplate.
Tooless.

Cons:
Led fans molex wiring could have been better.

______CM ENFORCER________
PROS:
Sleek aggressive design.
usb2.0 n 3.0 ports.
Fits standard ATX MB as well as MATX.
All black interior
side view panel.
looks spacey.
red led fans.
Tooless

Cons:
Cable management could have been slightly better IMO.

_______HAF 922______
Pros:
Nice agressive design.
Spacey
Cable managment.
Red Led fans.
Tooless.

Cons:
non black interior.
need to remove 6 screws to remove faceplate.

If you haven't seen these videos by 3DGAMEMAN they are very good in helping you decide on your case.

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what did you mean a higher one? you mean like the 922 or 932? if so you should pass over the 922 and go for the 932. I've heard people say that the 922 is actually a downgrade from the 912. I forgot why though.

I think you will do fine with either rifle bearing or ball bearing fans. I have 2 x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s for my top exhaust actually. they work really well. if you really want a 200mm fan though you could look at the Antec Big Boy.
by a higher one i just meant the numbers, whatever the cheapest one with a window is i think it was like 150 bucks or something like that.

and yea it was down to the Antec Big Boy and the NZXT i put in the op, the NZXT one has a higher cfm and a lower price so i chose that one lol.

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What about the CM 690 II?
that one kinda is like the other cases suggested, no side window and that is another one that for some reason I don't like the look of.
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Originally Posted by xXkING239Xx View Post
I recently just got the CM STORM SCOUT but before buying i took a while to analize the pros and cons of each case. i was debating between the scout, enforcer and haff 922, heres what i came up with:

______CM STORM SCOUT_______
Pros:
it has a nice looking style to it.
Fits standard ATX MB as well as MATX.
All black interior.
Very spacey and great cable management.
Side view panel.
Red led fans.
Extra room for fans/radiator
Easy removable faceplate.
Tooless.

Cons:
Led fans molex wiring could have been better.

______CM ENFORCER________
PROS:
Sleek aggressive design.
usb2.0 n 3.0 ports.
Fits standard ATX MB as well as MATX.
All black interior
side view panel.
looks spacey.
red led fans.
Tooless

Cons:
Cable management could have been slightly better IMO.

_______HAF 922______
Pros:
Nice agressive design.
Spacey
Cable managment.
Red Led fans.
Tooless.

Cons:
non black interior.
need to remove 6 screws to remove faceplate.

If you haven't seen these videos by 3DGAMEMAN they are very good in helping you decide on your case.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ptsoFE7ds
that was the first review i watched lol, that is a of info thanks,

main reason i don't like the Scout is because of the handle on top, for some reason i just don't like it

from what everyone has been saying it looks like i made the best choice for me then
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