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cooler master storm trooper or fractal design arc xl

Poll Results: what looks better

 
  • 33% (1)
    Cooler master storm trooper windowed
  • 66% (2)
    Fractal design arc xl
  • 0% (0)
    other
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
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so i have been using the trooper for about 2 years now (had it preordered when it was released) and im wanting to upgrade my rig even though i dont want to because im pretty low on cash, so i was thinking if it would be better just to buy a new case, dont know what happened but maybe i got more mature and started to like fractal design cases, so i think i was thinking of upgrading to fractal design arc xl, i like the way it looks, has alot of features and is very cheap for a full tower case, i know a guy that will buy my windowed trooper for 130euros with couple of bitfenix fans which is more than enough to buy an arc xl when it comes out, i live in finland so i can preorder it from fractal designs warehouse in sweden easily and fast when it is released.

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=116

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/Trooper/

what do you guys think looks better and is a better choice, keep the trooper or buy fractal desing arc xl or if you got any other suggestions please leave a reply
Edited by CM Aztec - 6/27/13 at 9:01am
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post #2 of 5
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help meh
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post #3 of 5
Arc XL, definitely. I love my HAF-X but it screams "superficial" and I like clean and black and just all business.

Honestly they booth look very similar in features and what job they would do... the CM looks more in your face. Kind of up to which case blends well with your personality.

From what I understand, Fractal Designs has better quality materials and looks sturdier. I'm impressed with my HAF-X's cooling potential but that CM Trooper's looks.... unless your are an avid LAN gamer and travel quite a bit, I just see that handle as a gimmick. Why settle for a civic with neons and turbochargers when you can have an Audi w8 (Arc XL) for the same price???
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post #4 of 5
why get a new case if you already have one that works?
post #5 of 5
Both are nice picks but I would say the cm storm trooper cause i like the looking of it , but its ur decision anyway :So my advice is pick the one you like the most .
    
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