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CM 690 II or Storm Scout? What are the major differences?

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I'm going to frys to pick up one of these in around 3 hours, so I would like to know the major differences. I never plan on having a massive GPU inside my case, just probably a 6870 sometime soon.

Both cases have great airflow as I have heard, and they both have cable management. Hell, they pretty much seem like the same thing too me, except with different appearences from the outside.

So which one should I get and why? The storm scout looks much cooler, but everyone keeps telling me CM 690 II. Is there a huge reason why the 690 II is better?


EDIT: Also, the HAF 932 is an option, since it is on sale for $100. How does this case compare to the other 2 cases?
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/2/11 at 10:52am
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Get the CM690 II , it's a bit bigger and better designed (imo). Overall a better case.

EDIT: Good reads

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...cm-690-vs.html
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-cm-storm.html
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...m-scout-2.html
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-cm-690ii.html
Edited by _Chimera - 4/2/11 at 10:56am
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Get the one you like, Both are very good.
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I'd say go with the CM 690 II. It is better looking. (the one with the window)
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