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post #26401 of 28613
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Has anyone noticed that it looks like that top honeycomb grill looks like it is removable?
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I'm just happy they addressed all of the main issues with the original Scout:

Aligned side door fan mounts horizontally so you can use both in conjunction with a rad mounted on the back 120 internally (and lined them up with the GPU area).

Provided more space up top so you can now fit a rad above the motherboard.

Added USB 3.0 to the front panel (not sure if there is an internal header).

Removable hard drive cage allows for extended length video cards (this is a biggie)



Hard to tell how many PCI slots there are, hopefully 8 this time (although if they are using the HAF 912 internal frame as speculated then it will only be 7).


Going to again be the best portable case with a handle under $100 on the market.

I am looking forward to replacing my trusty Scout with the new model when it comes out.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

I'm just happy they addressed all of the main issues with the original Scout:

Aligned side door fan mounts horizontally so you can use both in conjunction with a rad mounted on the back 120 internally (and lined them up with the GPU area).

Provided more space up top so you can now fit a rad above the motherboard.

Added USB 3.0 to the front panel (not sure if there is an internal header).

Removable hard drive cage allows for extended length video cards (this is a biggie)



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Going to again be the best portable case with a handle under $100 on the market.

I am looking forward to replacing my trusty Scout with the new model when it comes out.

7 PCI slots, and it is a new internal frame, close to others but still all new.
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post #26404 of 28613
Somehow I still like the original...

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post #26405 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Cheaptrick View Post

Somehow I still like the original...

I like the new rounded edges but I think it would look infinitely better if they inverted the front bezzle and extended the corners on the top to match you know, like it was on the Scout 1.

Honestly I think I'll grab a Scout 1 when they go clearance and use that for my next build rather than buy a Scout 2 the Scout 2 looks like its vomiting.
Edited by Tjm1 - 9/17/12 at 6:09pm
post #26406 of 28613
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I like the new rounded edges but I think it would look infinitely better if they inverted the front bezzle and extended the corners on the top to match you know, like it was on the Scout 1.
Honestly I think I'll grab a Scout 1 when they go clearance and use that for my next build rather than buy a Scout 2 the Scout 2 looks like its vomiting.

You're right. It has something to do mainly with the front bezel design. I just don't like the thick bottom (the original is much better).
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post #26407 of 28613
Frankly I prefer functionality over appearance. Really, this is a case with a handle. That's it's primary sell point. It will compete against the Corsair C70 that is $50 more and has truly ugly wire handles.

If they ever bothered to provide a version of the Bitfenix Survivor that had remotely decent airflow, it would have been a competitor to the Scout (even though it sold for slightly above $100).

The new Scout will let me put bigger video cards in with cooling to properly support SLI or Crossfire.

I wish they had found a way to make it an 8 slot pci config though. That should really be the minimum on all mid sized or larger cases.
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post #26408 of 28613
I wish they still can do some revisions to the Scout 2 after its release. I really like a mid tower case as my main pc case. I'm not a fan of super huge cases such as the Cosmos II. I need something I can carry around without asking someone to help me carry it.
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post #26410 of 28613
hmm i think it would be really cool to take the side panels and front bezel from the scout 1 and put them on the scout two i think that would balance out the look and still have all the new stuff
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