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CM Storm Scout or CM HAF 912

post #1 of 6
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Eyo
Looking at upgrading my cooling and general airflow. and replace a aging 10 year old case to something more modern

So currently looking at
corsair A70 37.99
And either

CM Storm Scout 57.99 (109.99-67.99 + 25% PM Bonus)
HAF 912 49.99

Opinions on both?
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post #2 of 6
Both cases look like they have solid airflow.

My previous build was in a CM Storm Scout, and the temps were a tad bit cooler than my current build in the NZXT Vulcan (a mATX-only case).

With a large HSF like the A70 you may want to find out whether or not it will bump into the top exhaust fan of both cases. I had less than a centimeter of clearance with the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 Rev.2 in the CM Storm Scout. Definitely read up on dimensions and what size heatsinks those cases can accomodate.
post #3 of 6
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Yeah
Seems the A70 blocks the top side panel fan. Think the ceiling exhaust is fine by the sounds of things.
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post #4 of 6
Scout is a bit more full featured, and I loved my scout for going to LANs. It's a tight fit on videocards, no 580s or 5870s unless you modify the HDD cage. Otherwise, it's a much nicer case out the door. 912 leaves you with more mod options as it is a bit roomier.
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post #5 of 6
I'm actually having the same dilemma but I'm leaning more towards the CM Storm Scout mainly because I like the front panel having the ability to swing open so it protects my cd drives and makes it a bit quieter, native usb 3.0, and the window on the side panel.
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post #6 of 6
I would go with the Scout. Great case to work with. Very solid
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