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  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    On page 4 in the ATX Test Configuration table in the GTX 580 description you have: "(full fat testing only)" which is actually a little bit amusing but it should probably say: full fan testing based on context. Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    well... I guess since you used that terminology again I guess it was intentional. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    It's a reference to types of milk or cream: you have the "light" options with reduced fat (easier on your body in theory), and then there's the "full fat" milk and cream where you get all the flavor along with all the fat. I suppose it's probably used outside of dairy stuff as well, but you get the point. :-) Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    Yeah after I kept reading I realized it was meant to by synonymous with "heavy duty" or the like. The terminology just caught me off guard. Reply
  • pcfxer - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    The power of a hyphen ;)>. Full-Fat Testing! Reply
  • Grok42 - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    I really liked your comment about the bog standard ATX case layout design as "...been done". Couldn't have said it better. Why through yet another ATX case at us, give us something different. Reply
  • bogda - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    Why is gallery at anandtech simplified to stupidity?
    You can go next by clicking anywhere on picture but you cannot go back by clicking on left side of image as it is usual. If you want to go back you have to click on "film strip" at the bottom. It is not intuitive and requires more time, especially if "film strip" moved to next page.
  • REALfreaky - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    The best performer for the price (Antec GX700) is ugly as sin. One of the better looking cases (this CM Storm Scout) is a poor performer and overpriced.

    Why is it so hard to find both? The exterior looks of this CM Storm Scout and the internal configuration and price of the GX700 would impress to no end.
  • TGressus - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    The case could be a a good performer. It has 5 fan mounts that the reviewer chose to leave unpopulated, instead relying on the manufacturer's bare minimum. It is up to the consumer to design and tune their own system, and it is true the less experienced in the community would benefit from more detailed guidance in this area. Reply
  • alsmith - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - link

    Both as in poor performer and ugly? I bet there'd be a few suggestions ...... Reply
  • Donniesito - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    Just an FYI: The gallery isn't working at all for me in Chrome. Works fine in Firefox - haven't checked IE. Reply
  • Blibbax - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - link

    "This is not a case suitable for overclocking, at least not unless you're planning on adding additional intake fans to the side panel."

    So why didn't you? I can't imagine many users putting a powerful system in this case without installing 2 or even 4-5 extra fans.
  • milleron - Saturday, March 23, 2013 - link

    Cooler Master got it right with the Storm Sniper for this class of enthusiast. It has 3 large-diameter, low-RPM fans in place of all the little yippy fans in this thing, and it has sturdy handles. My Sniper is a laid-back Golden Retriever to the Scout II's terrier. Sniper does not have front-panel USB3 ports, but it's otherwise perfect for anyone looking for a very portable mid-tower. I keep my fans on low all the time -- just barely audible and niece and cool. Sure hope they make a Storm Sniper II with USB3 ports, but CM's not advertising the Sniper at all, so I'm not optimistic. Reply
  • mikeymop - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - link

    What ODD is that in the final picture? Reply
  • smellykaka - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    The problem here is that few (or none?) of the alternatives you mentioned have carry handles. Since my PC travels with me 2-3 times a month, that makes them no good to me. Reply
  • Protocol48 - Saturday, March 07, 2015 - link

    I would rather buy a "handled" case than mod my own.
    I need a mid-tower case with carry handle(s).
    If this case is so-so, what is the best mid-tower case with carry handles?

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