Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 (SGC-2100-KWN2)
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CM Storm Scout 2 Ghost White Chassis
3 August 2013
Summary: The CM Storm Scout 2 was a pleasure to work with and was very easy to do a system install. You do not have to remove the front to remove the blanks covering the optical bays. You can reach them from inside very easily, but if you decide to remove the front of the case - it is very easily removed by...
Pros: Unique Design, Good Air-flow, Native USB 3.0 Ports, See Through Window, Security System
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.
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 su...
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
Summary: 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.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Looking at the CM Storm Scout 2 nothing really jumps out to me, but with that said I do like this case. It would be a case I would recommend to anyone looking for a case in this price range especially a gamer who would be taking their machine to LAN parties.
Pros: – Heavy duty carrying handle, – Room for up to 7 hard drives, – Support for long video cards, – Side panel window, – Easy installation
Excerpt: In the military, a scout is sent ahead of the main infantry to gather intelligence and perform reconnaissance tasks. It was also an appropriate name for one of Cooler Master’s first cases under the CM Storm gaming banner for it was ahead of its time.
Pros: Top Notch build quality, Recessed and covered front I/O, Storm Guard peripheral protection lock, 162mm tall heatsink support, 287mm VGA clearance (399mm without HDD cage), Removable power supply dust filter, Tool-less VGA, HDD and 5.25" device installation, 3.5" to 2.5" adapter included, Excellen...
Cons: Fragile plastic feet for a case designed to be rugged, CM Storm Guard is secured only by thumbscrews outside the case, PCI-slot covers are not perforated for airflow, Only six pairs of HDD rails included when there are seven internal slots
Conclusion: Passing judgement on a case like the Scout 2 is always difficult, as despite its sub-par cooling, it has numerous points that work in its favour. The build quality is excellent with very few exceptions, which makes the Scout 2 a wonderful case to work with.
Summary: The CM Storm Scout 2 is definitely a step up from the original in almost every way possible. The front is more rounded, and while still an aggressive looking unit, it should be pleasing to anyone who sees it.
Conclusion: Performance for most any computer case usually comes down to thermal management. For a gaming case, it's critical. Some video cards may be running cooler these days, but as transistors get smaller, the temptation to cram more of them into the same space on the GPU always leads to more heat.
Pros: Form Follows Function, as always!, Dual, 399mm video card support, Highly configurable air cooling, Water cooling capability, Side-loading HDD bays, Great cable management features, Dual 2.5" drive adapter works well, Construction quality, Sturdy handle and framework, PSU filter can be cleaned wi...
Cons: No filter supplied for bottom fan location, Access to bottom fan filter requires tipping the case, Only one fan supplied as standard, Reset button is identical size and shape as lighting control
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...