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post #41 of 77
not good not bad I say. only plain model. I don't think people would choose it.
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Side pannel is wayy better on Scout 2 vs the first, having metal to attach the optional fans to vs plastic on the first one is a big plus. My friend has the first, excellent cable management and lots of rooms for fans and breathing room. Was planning on picking up the same case, cause compared to my HEC BLITZ by compucase has NO cable management and NO handle on the top. I lug my computer every where i go. Now the Scout 2, With removable (extra) hdd cage, makes the case look very clean and will definitely be a possible new case for my current components. Coolermaster and Antec are 2 companies that you either LOVE them or HATE them. ive grown to like their designs.
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post #43 of 77
They went from G36 to Famas
 
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post #44 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheaptrick View Post

Do you ever consider NAS (Network-attached storage) than stuffing multiple HDD & SSD backplanes inside your drive cages. Remote storage is now becoming sort of standard for storage as the internet bandwidth speed is getting more & more faster. Even hardcore modders nowadays abandoning the use of optical drives.
About a decade ago, me & wife move to a new house, back then wireless routers were not easily available or the technology was in it's infancy. I spent a great deal of time wiring CAT 5 ethernet wires in all the rooms, kitchen, family room, basement, etc. (my attic was full of wires:)) only to learn less than a year later about wireless routers. I looked like a fool doing what I was doing back then. Technology is evolving.
With NAS & remote storage gaining grounds (Apple iCloud, etc.) it's really getting impractical doing such a set up as using multiple hard drives. Lots of people even abandoning RAID & just use a single SSD as boot drive.
By the way, if backplane is your thing, there's backplanes out there that can hold (6) 2.5 inch SSDs using just (1) drive bay space.
Or you can use a NAS...

I did consider my options when I assembled my system a bit over a year go including putting stuff up in home or work and using it as remote desktop or carrying a HDD box from which to boot (after all, what most people consider their "computer" is actually just he file system and files in it). However, just building the PC and carrying it with me ended up still the best option after considering the advantages and disadvantages of each configuration.

The network infrastructure is just not yet that good, there are some security and performance concerns and couple of hardware/software issues as well and ease of maintenance/reliability. One of the concerns was ofc budget as well - as usual mine was finite so I had maximize what I can get for the set amount of resources.

Overall I'm reasonably happy with carrying the case around with me. 20 kg is not THAT much and its not like I drag it around in public transport so have to carry it about 100 meters at max.
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post #45 of 77
man... all their cases are starting to look the same
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post #46 of 77
It looks fine to me. I wouldn't say it's the most gorgeous case out there, but by no means is it ugly.
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post #47 of 77
That is one fugly case only a mother would love.

CM needs to steal some NZXT designers for their case.
 
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post #48 of 77
Yep ill be keeping my original scout!
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post #49 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnko1 View Post

wow scout 2 became worse than the first!It seems that coolermaster follows ek's ugly design

Hahahahaha!!!

As soon as I seen the case, before reading anything, my thought was "Damn, that is an ugly case!".
    
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post #50 of 77
I would rather mount my hardware onto some hard dog turds then use this Scout any longer, but that one looks worse tongue.gif
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