CM Storm Scout 2
Cooler Master return to the battlefield
with their latest gaming case entitled the CM Storm Scout 2 that
definitely targets hardcore gamers. With its rugged military inspired
design that also include carrying handles, the CM Storm Scout 2 has been
designed for transport and is perfect for the those LAN gamers who move
their PC's around.
improved airflow throughout the case plus the ability to easily install
the largest gaming graphic cards such as the NVIDIA GTX 690 and the AMD
HD7990 and the CM Storm Scout 2 has everything a gamer needs for not
only transport but also performance with USB 3.0 and improved airflow to
keep your PC-brain cool.
Ergonomic steel reinforced carrying handles bolted to support beams
of the core structure
Dual USB 3.0 support for 10x faster file transfer and high current
smart phone / tablet charging (~0.9A)
Supports up to 3 ODDs (tool-less), 7 HDDs and 2 SSDs for increased
Supports up to 9 fans, including dual 120mm fans on the acrylic side
Top panel LED switch to disable the LEDs of two separate LED lit
case fans at night
Supports all high-end graphics cards after removing the 1st HDD cage
Dust filters for PSU (slide out) and top panel
first saw the CM Storm Scout 2, I was flabbergasted at the unique design
of this case which not only looked cool but gave gamers everything they
needed in a case that could be easily transported.
handle of the case has been reinforced by steel which definitely adds
peace of mind to the transporter because not only do you know that the
handle won't snap off but you can ensure that your precious motherboard,
CPU, graphics card, hard drive & memory is safely secured within the CM
Storm Scout 2.
Available Colors: Midnight Black & Gunmetal Grey
Materials Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body
Dimensions: 230 x 513 x 517.5mm / 9.1 x 20.2 x 20.5 inch (W x H x D)
Net Weight: 8.3 kg / 18.3 lb
M/B 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
Cooling System: 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)
Video Card Length: 11.3" with HDD cage or 15.7" without HDD cage
CPU Cooler Height: 5.8" with side fan or 6.4" without side fan
Warranty: 2 Years
mid-tower chassis, installation of our computer peripherals was a breeze
and Cooler Master ensure that the user has everything they need. The
only additional item we needed was a Philips head screw driver but apart
from that, everything is included with this case.
There's also plenty of room to manoeuvre inside the case, especially
when it comes to installing those large graphic cards such as the AMD
HD7990. The case even supports the latest USB 3.0 technology that
definitely assists in future proofing the case. Just out of curiosity,
we also managed to crossfire our AMD HD7990 with another card!
I also like how Cooler Master include cable ties to keep things tidy
within your case, especially if you have multiple hard drives. With that
said, the CM Storm Scout 2 supports a whopping 7 3.5" HDDs or 6 3.5"
HDDs with the ability of installing an additional 2 2.5" HDD/SSDs.
However from a gaming perspective, I would probably limit the number of
drives in your computer due to heating, although the Scout 2 does an
impressive job at airflow. The only drawback with the cooling is that
the case only comes with two fans, one at the front and one at the rear.
It's great that there are also dust covers as well which can sometimes
cause overclocked PC's to die. The filter around the power supply can
even be removed and cleaned if necessary.
Overclockers will be pleased to know that the case supports up to 9 fans
installed into the case which is perfect for those users who wish to
push not only their CPU's but also their graphic cards to higher
Needless to say, I've used my fair cases in the past and the CM Storm
Scout 2 is definitely on the easy end of the spectrum when you install
your motherboard, cards, memory and hard drives into the case.
Thankfully there were no cuts or bruises as space was not a premium.
you're looking for a powerful gaming case than Impulse Gamer could
happily recommend the CM Storm Scout 2. With advanced airflow, USB 3.0
and the ability to easily crossfire some of the world's most powerful
and largest cards, this case has it all.
also liked the transportability of the case from the steel reinforced
handles to the small things such as the sliding cover for the front USB
ports. So if you're about to enter the LAN battlefield and need a rugged
mid-sized chassis with all the right artillery for your gaming, than the
CM Storm Scout 2 is that case.