Cooler Master Storm Scout Reviewdamian - May 21, 2009
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Choosing a new case can be a simple task, a few easy steps can be to inspect the interior and exterior, make sure it has a proper cooling system, and most of all, make sure it fits your needs. If you're an average Joe, maybe any case will suffice...maybe. Some enthusiasts prefer full tower cases to house all of their expensive gear, or maybe they'd settle for a tech station. Now, if you're a gamer, specifically an avid LAN gamer, you might be in luck. Today we will be looking at another offering from Cooler Master's Storm lineup. In case you didn't know, both the Storm Sniper and Storm Scout are engineered with Storm Tactics, a dedicated focus on strength, security, and control. The Storm line from Cooler Master assists in offering true LAN-ready gaming chassis, specializing in mobilization and security. Let's take a closer look and see if Cooler Master can back up its words.
The Cooler Master Storm Scout comes shipped in a large box with a law enforcement-style theme. The front of the box features the front panel of the Scout case along with the Cooler Master Storm logo and motto, "Swift Intelligence - Secure Mobilization." The back of the box has a figure that reminds me of a character from the game Killzone. The top left hand corner has a Storm Tactics approval label; this ensures unbeatable, secure reliability. At the bottom left hand corner are approvals from professional gaming teams, which include Team Fanatic, Kode5, and MouseSports. Last, but not least, you have the features of the case, as well as a few pictures. The specifications table is located to the side of the case, as well as a full body shot of the case to opposite side.
The packaging is like that of any other case, it comes packed with Styrofoam on each end to protect the case during shipping, and comes wrapped in a plastic bag to prevent scratches or harm.
Along with the Scout case, you also get an installation manual, bags of assorted screws, zip ties, washers, 5.25" to 3.5" meshed panel, sliding rails, and two HDD brackets.