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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #26921 of 28480
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That's part of it, it's adding spaces that are not there. But it's still shorter than when I took over rolleyes.gif
yea lol, its all good info though! thumb.gif
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Ever think of the Trooper? I know I bought one case after my Scout and missed the handle the first time I picked it up after I built it.

The Trooper doesn't even compare to the Phantom. The Phantom is so sleek looking it hurts. In my opinion, the Storm series is severely lacking in the looks department. Also when you compare them by size, the Trooper pales in comparison.
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Anyone looking at getting a second Scout for extra parts or anything, today/tomorrow might be a good idea as it will be $50 after rebates and everything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL110812CO&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110812CO-_-EMC-110812-Index-_-ComputerCases-_-11119196-L07D
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post

Ever think of the Trooper? I know I bought one case after my Scout and missed the handle the first time I picked it up after I built it.

The Trooper doesn't even compare to the Phantom. The Phantom is so sleek looking it hurts. In my opinion, the Storm series is severely lacking in the looks department. Also when you compare them by size, the Trooper pales in comparison.

I would say that is a very opinionated statement. CM is famous for love it or hate it designs, and they are very good at them. The Phantoms are the same love it or hate it design and a very good one at that. Safe designs don't sell as well. People will buy the one they love over the one that just looks OK, I'm guessing this is the main reason you are not getting the Switch 810. The 820, for me, I'm not fond of how the plastic just looks like an over sized cover for the fans. Doors really don't bother me anymore as long as I can get to the USB and front I/O's, I very rarely use a ODD these days. I haven't seen the 820 in person yet but I have seen the first Phantom and the build quality wasn't bad but not as good as the Trooper's, but again I'd hope they upped the build quality for the 820 considering it's a $250 case or should I say a $170 case with a $80 face lift. I know some of that goes to the LED's and fan controller, but I'm not sure if that is worth $80 to me, but you are not me and that is for you to decide thumb.gif Let me through one more at you.

I like the black much better

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wth.gif

Not sure what I was just looking at. Reminds me of one of the 'space stations' I cobbled together with styrofoam, Legos and colored with model paint and permanent markers when I was a kid tongue.gif


The black does look a little better biggrin.gif
     
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I would say that is a very opinionated statement. CM is famous for love it or hate it designs, and they are very good at them. The Phantoms are the same love it or hate it design and a very good one at that. Safe designs don't sell as well. People will buy the one they love over the one that just looks OK, I'm guessing this is the main reason you are not getting the Switch 810. The 820, for me, I'm not fond of how the plastic just looks like an over sized cover for the fans. Doors really don't bother me anymore as long as I can get to the USB and front I/O's, I very rarely use a ODD these days. I haven't seen the 820 in person yet but I have seen the first Phantom and the build quality wasn't bad but not as good as the Trooper's, but again I'd hope they upped the build quality for the 820 considering it's a $250 case or should I say a $170 case with a $80 face lift. I know some of that goes to the LED's and fan controller, but I'm not sure if that is worth $80 to me, but you are not me and that is for you to decide thumb.gif Let me through one more at you.I like the black much better

Sorry but your taste in cases is dramatically different than mine. Here is my assessment of that case:

1. To me, it is rather ugly. Also, I tend to favor white cases over black ones. White looks more refined to me.
2. There are way too many drive bays on the front of that case! That space would be much better used by 140mm intake fans.
3. The motherboard mounts in the case upside down. For me, that is a huge no no.
4. I do not like the front mounted PSU at all. Once again, there should be intake fans there, not a PSU.

EDIT: The only thing that I really like about that case is the GPU support bars along with the 15 inch GPU clearance space.
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Sorry but your taste in cases is dramatically different than mine. Here is my assessment of that case:
1. To me, it is rather ugly. Also, I tend to favor white cases over black ones. White looks more refined to me.
2. There are way too many drive bays on the front of that case! That space would be much better used by 140mm intake fans.
3. The motherboard mounts in the case upside down. For me, that is a huge no no.
4. I do not like the front mounted PSU at all. Once again, there should be intake fans there, not a PSU.
EDIT: The only thing that I really like about that case is the GPU support bars along with the 15 inch GPU clearance space.

1. Case comes in white.
2. Pretty sue you could still mount some fans.
3. The mobo tray comes out and can be turned around fairly easily.
4. It also has a rear mount option.

The case looks alright to me, not really my style, but I like it. It has a ton of features on it, and it is huge.

However... Azza is not known for making top of the line products as far as I know. (Too lazy to research it.) The Egg is full of low cost Azza cases made of thin aluminum and weak plastic. I have had my hands on one Azza case in the past for a friends super cheap build for his little brothers birthday, and it was complete junk. Cut myself on the case edges twice, cut a couple of wires on it as well, the from panel broke taking it off, two of the rubber feet fell off while working on it, and even laying it on a towel for the whole assembly the pain still scratched and started to flake. Maybe Azza has stepped up their game, but I'd figure they haven't, just made a pretty case with features people want.
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I would say that is a very opinionated statement. CM is famous for love it or hate it designs, and they are very good at them. The Phantoms are the same love it or hate it design and a very good one at that. Safe designs don't sell as well. People will buy the one they love over the one that just looks OK, I'm guessing this is the main reason you are not getting the Switch 810. The 820, for me, I'm not fond of how the plastic just looks like an over sized cover for the fans. Doors really don't bother me anymore as long as I can get to the USB and front I/O's, I very rarely use a ODD these days. I haven't seen the 820 in person yet but I have seen the first Phantom and the build quality wasn't bad but not as good as the Trooper's, but again I'd hope they upped the build quality for the 820 considering it's a $250 case or should I say a $170 case with a $80 face lift. I know some of that goes to the LED's and fan controller, but I'm not sure if that is worth $80 to me, but you are not me and that is for you to decide thumb.gif Let me through one more at you.I like the black much better

Sorry but your taste in cases is dramatically different than mine. Here is my assessment of that case:

1. To me, it is rather ugly. Also, I tend to favor white cases over black ones. White looks more refined to me.
2. There are way too many drive bays on the front of that case! That space would be much better used by 140mm intake fans.
3. The motherboard mounts in the case upside down. For me, that is a huge no no.
4. I do not like the front mounted PSU at all. Once again, there should be intake fans there, not a PSU.

EDIT: The only thing that I really like about that case is the GPU support bars along with the 15 inch GPU clearance space.

I'm just throwing options out there. I think it's a very cool layout, and I'm not really sold on the looks my self. I have a wide taste in cases, from my Scout to my Lian Li to my Trooper, I love them all. The first thing I would do to this one is cut a new window, the side panels are ugly, lol. I love the fact you can do a reverse ATX, very cool if you water cool because you can see your pretty waterblocks on your GPU's.

You know you are always welcome here. Once a Scout always a Scout!
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Sorry but your taste in cases is dramatically different than mine. Here is my assessment of that case:
1. To me, it is rather ugly. Also, I tend to favor white cases over black ones. White looks more refined to me.
2. There are way too many drive bays on the front of that case! That space would be much better used by 140mm intake fans.
3. The motherboard mounts in the case upside down. For me, that is a huge no no.
4. I do not like the front mounted PSU at all. Once again, there should be intake fans there, not a PSU.
EDIT: The only thing that I really like about that case is the GPU support bars along with the 15 inch GPU clearance space.

1. Case comes in white.
2. Pretty sue you could still mount some fans.
3. The mobo tray comes out and can be turned around fairly easily.
4. It also has a rear mount option.

The case looks alright to me, not really my style, but I like it. It has a ton of features on it, and it is huge.

However... Azza is not known for making top of the line products as far as I know. (Too lazy to research it.) The Egg is full of low cost Azza cases made of thin aluminum and weak plastic. I have had my hands on one Azza case in the past for a friends super cheap build for his little brothers birthday, and it was complete junk. Cut myself on the case edges twice, cut a couple of wires on it as well, the from panel broke taking it off, two of the rubber feet fell off while working on it, and even laying it on a towel for the whole assembly the pain still scratched and started to flake. Maybe Azza has stepped up their game, but I'd figure they haven't, just made a pretty case with features people want.

This I can't really say, I know I have see their cases a couple times but never really looked at them.
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Here's where i started, a fresh GTX570 Classified RMA.

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The new cooling bits:

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Removal of the upper fan shroud:

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The bare board ready for it's new cooling gear:

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The Swifttech unisink installed:

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New with the MCW82 and a Coolermaster 80mm cooling fan:

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...And the eVGA back plate (i really wish they made a GTX570 Classified back plate):

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I'm giving the AC5 a couple of days to bake in before i start doing any major temp testing, but i let BOINC run at 100% GPU and 88% CPU last night for 10 hours, and it capped at 60C, idle temps are around 30C.
    
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Here is my review of the new CM Seidon 120M. I'm using this cooler for the Scout vs Scout 2 review.
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