Cooler Master Storm Scout Mid-Tower Case Review
Manufacture Product Page: Scout - Cooler Master
Model Number: SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
TechWiki Info: Cooler Master Storm Scout - TechWiki
Net Weight: 8.7 kg / 19.23 lbs
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Warranty: 1 year
The PC enclosure market has been booming like never before and the days of the old “beige box” are most certainly gone. Today, we’re seeing bigger, better, feature rich and innovative enclosures hitting the market in record numbers. We have had the pleasure of reviewing many of these trend setting new cases this year and one such case was the Cooler Master Storm Sniper. Released only two months ago, it was the first case in Cooler Master’s new “CM Storm” series. Although Cooler Master has a whopping thirty four different cases available at the moment, the “CM Storm” series is a very different animal. As we most definitely confirmed in our Sniper review, Cooler Master listened very carefully to what was most important to LAN gamers when it came to an enclosure. The result was an extremely solid and practical case that not only looked the part, but performed very well. One aspect of the Storm Sniper that potential buyers would either love or hate is its size. It is by no means a compact case, measuring twenty two inches tall and deep while weighing in at almost 24 pounds. Not everyone needs such a large case, and Cooler Master was all too happy to provide those individuals with an alternative and thus was born their latest creation: the Storm Scout.
As you have no doubt already guessed, the Scout is a more compact case in the “CM Storm” line-up. Definitely not a micro model by any means, it is over two inches shorter in height and depth, and about an inch and a half narrower than the Storm Sniper. Its weight is also reduced by about four pounds, making it even more appealing to on the go LAN gamers. Although Cooler Master kept the case at a reasonable “mid-tower” size, the Storm Scout is still packed with a healthy array of features including oversize 140mm fans and steel reinforced carrying handles. Like the Sniper, the Scout also enjoys a top mounted fan/LED control panel as well as Cooler Master’s innovative “StormGuard” system that helps to prevent the theft of USB peripherals at public LAN events. Aside from many of the features we loved in the Sniper, the Scout also brings some new cosmetic touches to the table like a tinted side window and a black painted interior.
After having the bar set so high by the Storm Sniper, we must say that we have very high expectations of the Storm Scout and hope that it can live up to its bigger brother’s reputation in our labs. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look.
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