Cooler Master Storm Scout 2

  • Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
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Based on 21 scores, 59 reviews available
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    10
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    7
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    4
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The Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 on its side reveals four fairly standard case feet along with a pair of 120mm fan grills. The Scout 2's internal design is fairly basic, but it's well laid out. Expansion support includes three exposed 5.25" bays, seven hidden 3.5" bays, two 2.5" bays (converted from one 3.5" drive bay), seven standard expansion slots and an eighth vertically-aligned slot for I/O brackets.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 80

We won't go as far as saying the Scout 2 isn't relevant, regardless of how saturated today's market place is. However, it seems like the only way to justify buying one is because you really like its appearance and you're willing to spend more than the $90 sticker price to outfit the enclosure with fans.

By techPowerUp! on 89

I would like to thank Cooler Master for providing the CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced review sample. Cooler Master is a gaming-case manufacturer many computer enthusiasts know about. They started their CM Storm brand aimed purely at the gaming enthusiast some...

By InsideHW on

The title of this review definitely sounds like a sequel to a cheap Hollywood comedy, but Cooler Master was serious in their intention to improve their Scout model, so you're seeing CM Storm Scout 2 (hereafter “Scout 2”). For all those who didn't have a...

By uk.hardware.info on

The CM Storm Scout II Advanced leaves us with mixed feelings. The original from 2009 was above-average at the time, and while Cooler Master implemented a number of improvements, the execution isn't flawless this time around. Had the Scout II come out...

By Overclock3D on 83

When reviewing, one of the first things we look at, or rather get a feel for is the quality of a product. There are certain manufacturers who stand that little bit taller than the others in this field and Cooler Master is one of them. From the top...

By Guru of 3D on

Overall the chassis is great, internals too as by removing the upper drive cage even the most lengthy graphics card will fit, heck even two of them if your motherboard allows it. Then there's place for liquid cooling, the really nice motherboard cutout...

By Hardware Canucks on

Cooler Master has introduced the Scout 2 which is available in standard and a so-called “Advanced” configurations, both of which aim to improve upon the original in nearly every way...

By AnandTech on

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...

By Craving Tech on

Cooler Master has spent good effort to update and improve its original product design. CM Storm Scout 2′s well painted case and fine moldings make a considerable option for PC enthusiasts. CM Storm Scout 2 offers USB 3.0 ports feature on the top hidden...

By eTeknix on

Cooler master have a really solid range of chassis on the market at the moment, and while they have been making a push bringing some who new ranges to the market, they've been listening closely to their customers and fans, working on ways of improving...

By LanOC Reviews on

When it's all said and done and we look back at all of our testing. There was one major issue that still bothers me. The original Scout had two 140mm fans and one 120mm fan. This time around the Scout 2 only comes with a single 120mm LED fan. Sure it...

By Modders-Inc on

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...

By ThinkComputers on 80

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...

By TechRadar on 70

The first CM Storm Scout was a dependable, surprisingly roomy case that didn't take up much space and was still easy on the eye - all for under £100. CM Storm has obviously seen room for improvement though - hello Scout 2. Like its forefather, it offers...

By Neoseeker on

Cooler Master's Scout 2 possesses a lot of potential, however it will need additional cooling options to reach that point. It is extremely easy to overload a single fan when you pack in all the heat generating hardware. In a perfect configuration, the...

By Bigbruin on

With Cooler Master's reputation of producing high quality cases, the Scout 2 does not fail to impress. It is a nice update to the original Scout, which is 2 years old and starting to show its age. Integrating USB 3.0, a refined style with more...

By Rbmods.com on

This is a very nice case, we had no issues installing our test setup in this case, and there is still plenty of space for example for watercooling. The only flaw that I could find is that there is no front fan and the fan that is mounted in the back...

By Kitguru.net on 80

CM Storm have been updating some of their products this year and today is the turn of the CM Storm Scout model, which was first launched several years ago.On paper, the CM Storm Scout II looks to be a vast improvement on its predecessor, as it...

By Vortez on

We’ve been impressed with CM Storm’s previous case creations - Trooper and Enforcer but how does the Scout 2 fare?Being the 2nd generation of CM Storm’s Scout chassis we were interested to see what alterations would be made and to ascertain if this...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

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...