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Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 – Advance Chassis

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Posted April 24, 2013 by Kenny in Cases & PSU

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Overview

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Price at time of Review: $99.99 on Newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great versatility and airflow with excellent expandability, very portable, aesthetically appealing
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

There are a few tight spaces in the case depending on your setup. A 240mm rad at the top might not work.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you are looking for portability without having to sacrifice space, the Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advance will fit the bill. It includes the ability to fit a full size ATX motherboard and full size graphics card without modifications. It is an enjoyable and easy to recommend case.
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Package and Specifications

Package & Contents: 

We were not surprised to see the awesome artwork on Cooler Master’s package like we did with the first Scout 2. While the images were slightly different, the attention to detail is always on par with Cooler Master.

On the other side of the package we found the details on the chassis. Here you will notice the obvious changes listed; however, we will go into more detail throughout our review.

Inside we found the usual assortment of screws and zip ties. Among those items, we also found a detailed instruction manual, hard drive adapters. Cooler Master also included 2 SSD trays/2.5″ Hard Drive adapters. The previous Scout II only included 1, but with the popularity of SSD’s on the rise it’s nice to see they have included 2 this time around.

Package Front

Package Rear

Hardware

Here are the specifics of the Cooler Master Scout 2 Advance.

Specifications: 

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
CM Storm Scout 2
Model
SGC-2100-WWN1

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Ghost White
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25″ Drive Bays
3
External 3.5″ Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
7
Internal 2.5″ Drive Bays
4 (converted from 3.5″ drive bays)
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120mm white LED fan x 2 (with LED on/off function)
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
9.1″ x 20.2″ x 20.5″
Weight
18.87 lbs.

Features

Features
Ergonomic steel reinforced carrying handles bolted to support beams of the core structureDual USB 3.0 support for 10x faster file transfer and high current smart phone / tablet charging (~1A)Supports up to 3 ODDs (tool-less), 7 HDDs and 4 SSDs for increased expandabilitySupports up to 9 fans, including dual 120mm fans on the acrylic side panel windowTop panel LED switch to disable the LEDs of two 120mm white LED fans in the frontSupports all high-end graphics cards on the market after removing the 1st HDD cageDust filters for PSU (slide out) and top panelCooling system:
Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120mm white LED fan x 2 (with LED on/off function)
Rear: 120mm black fan x 1
Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)

Next we are going to look at the exterior aesthetics and features of the Scout 2 Advance.

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