Review: CM Storm Scout 2

The CM Storm Scout 2 replaces the venerable CM Storm Scout, and sells for roughly the same price as its predecessor, around the $199 mark.

NamePC case: CM Storm Scout 2
At a glance:Mid Tower ATX case,513 x 230 x 518mm, 8.3kg,Only one case fan included,Sleeker design than original CM Storm Scout
Summary:A worthy successor to an already excellent budget gamers’ case.
Rating:4/5
RRP:$130 (midnight black), $135 (gunmetal grey)
Contact:cmstorm.com

The CM Storm Scout 2 replaces the venerable CM Storm Scout, a case which I personally used for a couple of years and was thoroughly impressed by. It sells for roughly the same price as its predecessor, around the $199 mark (strangely above its RRP), available in gunmetal grey or plain black.

The carry handle – which I thought was the best feature of the original version – makes a reappearance and thankfully has been given a rubberised grip to make it even more comfortable to lug around as a LAN box.

Other notable features include four front panel USB ports (two of which are USB 3.0), two 2.5-inch SSD drive bays plus room for six more 3.5-inch drives, a CPU cutout in the motherboard tray for easy access to the back panel of the CPU cooler, plus a 120mm red LED case fan with an on/off switch on the top panel.

Sadly that fan is the only one that comes with the case, but there’s room to install another six. The side panels are nice and large to hide your birds’ nest of wires if necessary, however they wouldn’t quite close properly after I had installed my Cooler Master X6 CPU cooler: something the design department obviously missed.

The plastic front and top panels feel a bit cheap but it’s still a great looking case, and the build quality overall is top notch. For the price, it’s an excellent buy.

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Paul Urquhart

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