Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
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Cooler Master Storm Scout II Advanced Case Review: Falling Behind the Curve
19 March 2013
Conclusion: I know for a fact that Cooler Master has good cases in their repertoire, and they offer them at all price points. I actually quite like Cooler Master's hardware; the sheer amount of hit and miss in their line is something I chalk up largely to the breadth and depth of products they offer. That's why I'm so disappointed in the Storm Scout II Advanced. First, the good.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 arrived some three years after the original CM Storm Scout hit the market, however, I think it was worth the wait. I feel that the case is more refined than the original and is currently at a price point that most LAN party goers would have a hard time passing up. The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 case is more streamlined and seems to have a more modern “hi-tech” military themed look and feel to it.
Pros: more of a modern “high tech” military look to it, sturdy quality built chassis, great carrying handle, well balanced when carrying, will accommodate large graphics cards, with the removal of top HDD cage panel, supports ATX and Micro ATX, tool-less design, excellent amount of ventilation, will support up to 9x 120mm fans, one of which can be a 140mm front intake, cable management holes with rubber grommets, rubber bottom case feet
Cons: only one fan included (should have at least 3), no dust filter for a couple of intake fan locations, no 3.5″ external drive
Conclusion: Having released the CM Storm Scout three and a half years ago, Cooler Master has had plenty of time to update its design, and when it comes to aesthetics, we think the company has greatly improved the original product. The Scout 2's smooth lines and detailed moldings make for a more modern looking case. Looks aside, Cooler Master's revamped enclosure also offers USB 3.0 ports and a slightly better internal design. Beyond that, however, there's not much to talk about.
Summary: Visually I had my doubts about the CM Storm Scout 2 when I saw images of it from some of the events from earlier this year. It looked as if it was having an identity crisis. That changed after getting the case in hand I was surprised by the not too subtle look but clean lines. The mesh front panel helps with this a lot.
Excerpt: If you have followed my reviews for any length of time, you know Cooler Master keeps me busy with various products throughout the year. As such, the company no longer needs any introduction as they are almost as common place in the home in some fashion that they are easily recognizable and already have a huge following.
Excerpt: Every once in a while we get a mid-tower chassis that breaks all of the rules and brings us something new that we rarely see with other typical mid-tower chassis’. When I get a chance to look at these types of ground breaking cases, I start to get a sense of renewed faith for mid-tower chassis designs. Could case manufacturers be making making design changes based on customer feedback?
Excerpt: The original Scout was one of the most highly regarded gaming cases available when it was first released. Now, Cooler Master has introduced the Scout 2 which is available in both standard and a so-called “Advanced” configuration. These new cases are supposed to improve upon their predecessor’s in nearly every way, bringing the Scout lineup’s feature set in-line with current expectations.
Summary: Der Cooler Master Scout 2 Midi Tower besticht in Form und Funktion. Auch der Stauraum ist üppig ausgefallen, doch leider geizt der Hersteller bei der Bestückung der Lüfter. Nur ein 120er Lüfter an der Rückseite bei diesem Preisniveau ist eigentlich unverständlich. Der Rest ist Top!
Hannes meint: Ein ausgezeichneter Midi Tower!
Pros: sehr gute Verarbeitung, sehr leise, USB 3.0 intern, Staubschutz für USB Schnittstellen, Schnellmontagen, ansprechende Optik, passendes Gewicht