Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
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Cooler Master HAF X
29 July 2012
Summary: If you have read all the way through this review you might be left with the impression that I didn't like the Cooler Master HAF X very much but that just isn't so. Rather, I felt that with all the ink I have seen this case get and as long as it has been on the market it was amazing to me how little I have seen about the little things that should be an easy fix for Cooler Master, but that for some reason are still present and not remedied at the time of this review that...
Pros: Very spacious, Attractive overall design, Both great & quiet cooling, Fingerprint resistant matte finish, Plenty of room for oversized video cards
Cons: Misc minor annoyances (Manual, MB cutout, Lighting), Top portion of case is plastic not metal, Expensive if new instead of refurbished
Summary: The Cooler Master Storm (CM Storm) Scout is an affordable offering for the gamer brand. It costs around $70 US Dollars less than the CM Storm Sniper, so you can not expect to find all the innovation of the larger offering within the Scout. Nonetheless, for just over 100 bucks you get an all black interior, plenty of fans and interesting and functional features.
Pros: Great overall design, Incredible, rugged paint job, Three fans included, Silent operation of fans, Nice feature set for a case in this price range, Sturdy handle to carry the case around, Solid plastic sliding locks for the external drives, Simple but well constructed rail system for hard drives, Front covers can be easily removed, Dust filter for the entire front of the chassis, Fan lighting can be turned off with a push of a button, Cutout in mainboard tray for back...
Cons: Top fan blocks access to connectors of mainboard, Clips to hold expansion cards in place won't manage large and heavy cards, Screw-less system for optical drives does not hold perfectly., Many openings in the case do not have dust filters, Fan LEDs quite dim, Front feels fairly flimsy and is fragile
Summary: Well, what can I say about the CM Storm Scout? Well, my initial first impressions were ... the chassis is not bad. It's sleek, compact and contains many little neat features, which makes it quite unique. Take for example the reinforced carrying handle, the all back interior, window side panel and of course the innovative StormGuard for for safeguarding your gaming peripherals.
The overall build quality is very good and the construction is very solid.
Pros: - Good build quality, - Compact Midi Tower, - Surprisingly good cooling, - Red LED fans, - Screwless Design, - Windowed side panel, - 5 x 5.25" bays, - 5 x 3.5" bays
Cons: - Not to everyone's tastes, - I didn't like the grilled windows
Conclusion: The keywords that CM Storm chose for the Scout Gaming case are: Swift Intelligence - Secure Mobilization. The first mobilization mission this particular Scout had to undertake was to get from China to Washington DC alone, without the protection of 27 other Scouts that usually travel together on a pallet, or the relative safety and camouflage of a discrete, brown outer box. The Scout reported for duty in a package that was a little beat up and worn.
Pros: Excellent cooling performance, with optional side fan, Functional design, true to brand philosophy, Access to MB back side for CPU cooler mount, Separate switch for fan illumination, Good location for Control Panel, Nicely integrated carrying handle, 2.5" drive caddy include in accessory kit, Two year warranty, StormGuardTM for securing gaming peripherals
Cons: Tool-less expansion slot retainers slipped through QC, Fans somewhat noisy, Cable management not the best, No support for liquid cooling
Cooler Master CM Storm Scout – Schwarz-roter Feuerblitz?
20 November 2009
Conclusion: Cooler Master hat erneut die Storm Serie um einen weiteren guten Midi-Tower bereichert. Insbesondere die innovativen Ideen, wie beispielsweise in Form des Tragegriffes, Diebstahlschutz (Storm Guard) zeigen ein klar zugeschnittenes Gehäuse für Spieler. Mit 8,7 Kilogramm ist das Scout für ein Stahl-Gehäuse erstaunlich leicht und trotzdem stabil.
Pros: schraubenlose Montage bei den meisten Komponenten, Lieferumfang, Ein-und ausschaltbare Beleuchtung, Design, praktischer Tragegriff, Staubfilter für Lüfter, Netzteil und Front
Cons: keine regelbaren Gehäuselüfter, keine Silent-Lüfter, schwache Lüfterbeleuchtung