Cooler Master has their own gaming line called CM Storm. CM Storm offers keyboards, mice, headsets and even cases for gamers. Today we are checking out one of their latest cases the Scout 2. I did not get the chance to check out the original Scout case so I do not know what to expect. The Scout 2 features support for long video cards, room for up to 7 hard drives, tool-less installation of hard drives and optical drives, USB 3.0 support and a handle so you can easily take your system with you to a LAN party. Is this the case for your gaming machine? Read on to find out!
Special thanks to CM Storm for providing us with the Scout 2 Case to review.
Model Number: SGC-2100-KWN1
Materials: Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body
Dimensions (W x H x D): 230 x 513 x 517.5mm / 9.1 x 20.2 x 20.5 inch
Net Weight: 8.3 kg / 18.3 lbs
Motherboard Type: Micro-ATX, ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays: 3 (exposed)
3.5″ Drive Bays: 7 (hidden)
2.5″ Drive Bays: 2 (converted from one 3.5″ drive bay)
I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)
Expansion Slots: 7
– Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
– Front: 120mm fan x 2 or 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
– Rear: 120mm red LED fan x 1 (with LED on/off function)
– Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
– Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
– HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Power Supply Type: Standard ATX PS2
Maximum Compatibility: VGA card length: 287mm / 11.3 inch (with HDD cage); 399mm / 15.7 inch (without HDD cage)
CPU cooler height: 162mm / 6.4 inch
The Scout 2 comes in a nice retail box. On the front of the box there is a photo of the case with a picture of a soldier in the background, you can already see the gaming theme here. On the back of the case there is an overview of the case outlining some of the major features.
Opening the box up the case inside is nicely protected by 2 large pieces of styrofoam and a plastic bag.