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I am finally fed up with carrying around my Thermaltake Armor case and am looking for a lighter/smaller case. I can not spend over $150 on the case but the less the better because I might be able to pick up another HD or graphics card.
I have mostly settled on this case because of the bottom mounted power supply, copious fan mounts and cable management. (all things my current case lacks) My current system weighs in a bit over 50lbs. The case alone is about 36lbs. The lancool is much lighter at 20 lbs dry.
I have considered the Storm Scout and the Antec 300. The scout is competitive because of it's handle and similar weight. I built a system for my brother with the Antec 300 so I am more familiar with that case. I would be purchasing at least one additional 140mm fan to put in the top of the Lan cool case, or cannibalizing 120mms for the scout. The P183 is also tempting, I have not been able to convince myself that it is worth the cost.
So the question is: between the scout and the lancool which has better performance and are either of them for the additional cost over the 300. Portability is a big issue.
my (aging) system is:
E6600 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo with Zalman 9700 120mm
4x1GB DDR2 667 with 2x40mm fans
Nvidia Geforce 9700 GS with Zalman vf1000
2x250GB WD HD
550W Coolermaster PSU
I am a college student and I bought this case before I knew the horror of trying to carry it up multi-level dorms, taking up an entire hallway when walking and not having enough space to put it anywhere when I finally got it to my room. I figure i'll keep the case and make a server out of it some day.