Originally Posted by Rockr69
For the most part I love only one of the Storm chassis and that's the Scout.
I have worked with the HAF 912 and recognize a lot of the traits in the Enforcer, or as we like to call it Uncle Fugly. Ok, I made up the Fugly part, it's just Uncle Ugly. If it didn't have a door I would buy for sure. Other than that one thing I think it has very good things going for it.
As for the Trooper, I think it's a home run. I believe when people get their hands on it, it's legend will grow to enormous stature. We gotta get our hands on it first!
Thank you for the welcome. We saw the Enforcer as a good way to provide the high level features in our own design. Unfortunately as you mentioned, there was too much "Cooler Master" in Enforcer, and not enough CM Storm. Even so, it is still the best value in its class for features for the dollar.
Originally Posted by GoodInk
Welcome, this has been a very hot topic in the past. Back when we talking about it, most wanted just a little more room. The Trooper it a great case and looks to be a big winner for CM. The only thing I see that could be a problem with it is the length of the case. I have a good sized desk but the Trooper is about 1/2" too long and will not fit
Okay, so Scout 2 should be longer and a little wider. Thanks for the tip.
Originally Posted by Jamyy10
Hi there CM MR HAF, its really nice to have the opportunity to give ideas to a CM REP.
Just like Linkin93, i would like to see a Storm Scout v2.0. Here are some bullet points
- It would need to have a decent handle (not like the Trooper), well it is a LAN case
- The slits on the side panel have to go because of the noise that is made when you put a fan on the window. (i made my own window)
- Maybe a couple of inches wider so you can fit larger graphics cards in the case.
- Rubber grommets like the one on the HAF X in a few places like under the motherboard, for the PSU cables and next to the 24pin socket on the motherboard.
- It would be nice to have 5 5.25 drive bays again.
- Maybe an inch or two above the motherboard for a 240 Rad
- Personally i would like removable hard drive PCB's on the back of the HDD caddy, but instead of hard drives being in enclosures they will be on rails. So when you want to take a hard drive out you dont need to disconnect any wire or take the hard drive out of the enclosure all you have to do is take the two rails off the hard drive.
Good list, all of those are already on the works. 5 x 5.25" drive bays, would make the chassis even bigger than the HAF 922? Hotswap PCB are expensive and tricky. It could be possible.
Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE
Ditch the 140 top fan and go for 2 120mm,extend the case 3" front to back,ditch the tooless PCI locks and do a white version...
These are my demands.....or the puppy gets it.
Don't kill the puppy, the chassis will be longer and wider if we support 2 x 120mm. What kind of white? White as in wedding dress, or some kind of shiny white.
Originally Posted by AliasOfMyself
only had a quick scan back a few pages, and i agree with everybody suggestion wise, i'd like to add to those suggestions, for a Scout Mk II
where the motherboard tray is, a lot of scouts have made a cut for the 24pin atx cable to come through to make things tidier, i'd love to see that in official production, it'd make life so much easier
a secondary removable 140/120mm fan mount option for the 5 & 1/4 inch drive bays, i know there's a hdd cage accessory for the 5 &1/4 inch bays, but a fan mount option in official production for the scout would be my cup of tea
Scout has a good balance of features. Too many might raise the price pretty high. A fan mount inside the Scout 2 would be different.
Originally Posted by DireLeon2010
I love look and feel of this case as it is. I don't know how practical widening or lengthening this baby would be
but it would be nice
Practical changes might include....
1. Better fan control.
2. Modular or removable drive bay. (so we don't have to cut up this beauty so much )
3. Power cable stowage or false floor. (the guys here have come up with practical creative ways to do that)
4. Better looking bullseye or no obstruction at all in front. Everybody has been cutting that ugly thing out. And, it doesn't line up with the fan, which looks weird if you have a bright LED fan like an Apollish Enermax.
5. Yes! Yes! Yes! Do something about the fins on the side window, please The tinted window is beautiful, though an option like a Sniper styled mesh might be interesting in a Special Edition or upgrade.
Removable drive bays may be a good idea, the false floor its also possible, but the Scout may be too small. Andthe bullseye thing in the front is used to reinforce the front mesh so it wont be dented in shipping. Window definately will be changed.Edited by CM MR HAF - 10/7/11 at 2:26pm