CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced Gun Metal Case Review



If you're the sort of chap who likes to pack up his pots and pans and head on over to a nice quiet LAN party for a long weekends peace and relaxation, then you'll be familiar with the hideous chore of lugging your beloved PC from the car to the venue.  Too big to tuck under an arm, too heavy to carry in front of you, and like a slippery polished cube just waiting for a moments inattention before it propels itself from your grip like a bar of wet itinerant soap.  It was a fair few years ago now that Cooler Master, with it's ear to the LAN party car park took heed and released a case with a handle on the top.  And behold we had the CM Storm Scout.  Simple enough to make it, but harder to make it look good.  Never one to rest on their laurels CM refreshed the line with the Scout 2 and have now released the Advanced edition along with the Gun Metal edition we have on test here today.  Staying true to the LAN Party origins, the Scout 2 Advanced retains the large carry handle and although it's lineage can be clearly seen quite a lot has changed both on the outside and under the hood.


Technical Specification 

ColoursGun Metal or Black
Dimensions230x513x517.5mm (W,H,D)
Net Weight8.3kg
Motherboard supportATX, Micro ATX
2.5"2 (converted from 3.5")
Front I/O2xUSB3 2xUSB2 Mic, Audio
Expansion slots7

Front 2x120mm included, 1x140 optional

Rear 1x120mm included

Top 2x120mm optional

Base 1x120mm optional

Side 2x120mm optional

HDD case 1x120mm optional

Max GPU Length

287mm with HDD rack

399mm without HDD rack

Max CPU Cooler Height162mm


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Most Recent Comments

07-05-2013, 08:41:27

Thanks for the review Gary

Nice case.Quote

07-05-2013, 09:29:58

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Thanks for the review Gary

Nice case.
Finally someone got that right on the first try.
I was already waiting for somebody to compliment Tom on his review when I saw the author
on the article.

And yes, it's quite a good read Gary, nicely done Quote

07-05-2013, 14:32:10

Glad you liked it guys, we tries hard, And I will always take being confused with Tom as a compliment Quote

07-05-2013, 20:27:00

The one thing that would have clinched it for me would have been if you could have fitted even a H-100 and fans in the top. But for me Lan Parties is about portability, and M-ATX over the size of ATX is the better option. Now that you have the Socket 2011 and 1155 M-ATX boards out there with Sli and Crossfire.Quote

08-05-2013, 14:15:13

Nice review mate, any reason why you cropped the images of the final build ? do you have any full on shots ?Quote

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