CM Storm Scout 2 Case ReviewBluePanda - October 11, 2012
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Overall, I was pretty happy with the CM Storm Scout 2. The temperatures were a bit warm from the lack of more than a single fan, but I don’t want to nitpick the case for this. The price is a steal for its build quality. While most cases at $100 or less just feel “cheap”, the Storm Scout 2 simply feels like it costs more than its MSRP. The rubberized handle makes it easy to carry the case from room to room or LAN party to LAN party, with more than enough strength to do so. It may feel a bit more rubbery, but there is enough steel there to get the job done. The insides have a nice powder-coated finish and cable routing options, while the back of the motherboard tray leaves plenty of room to “cram” even the most obnoxious number of cables from view, though it will take some skill to get it just right.
A few more fans in this case would dramatically increase the performance of the case, without doubt. However, the savings seen here will easily allow for the purchase of such fans without a loss to the quality of the case. Although it isn’t quite on par with some of the “higher-end” CM cases, it’s on par with CM standards, which are never disappointing. You have the quality of a top-end case without the sticker shock – the CM Storm Scout 2 is an awesome mid-ranged mid-tower case. If you are looking for an affordable case that screams quality, look no further.
- Cost! A steal at $99.
- Carrying handle for easy transport.
- Great quality build; sturdy and ready to go.
- Only one fan – not a big deal overall