In our November 2012 issue, we ran a review of Cooler Master’s updated CM Storm Scout, the CM Storm Scout 2. As we pointed out at the time, we especially like the updated rubberized handle that runs across the top. Its horizontal orientation lets you carry the case comfortably even when fully loaded, and as any of you who have lugged a system to a LAN party can attest, that’s a pretty big deal. Better still, you don’t have to sacrifice the overall look of the system for this functionality; the Scout 2 has a clean, sleek look that is aggressive but in a restrained, non-ostentatious sort of way.
Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Ghost White
Cooler Master hasn’t rested on its laurels. System builders these days love functionality and good looks, but they also want variety and choice. That’s where the CM Storm Scout 2 Ghost White comes in. White cases are hot these days, and the Scout 2 Ghost White provides the clean white exterior finish that you used to have to spend hours sanding and painting to get, accented by the black steel mesh inset in the front panel, the black mesh under the top panel’s ventilation holes, and of course the black rubberized handle on top.
In other words, if you’re looking for a case to go with your Storm trooper armor, this is it.
Seriously, though, we like Cooler Master’s decision to leave the interior frame, motherboard tray, and drive cages black, as it makes pulling together a cohesive interior look easier than if everything inside were white.
And lest you think the Scout 2 Ghost White is a mere pallet swap, think again. The case has the same dimensions as the standard Scout 2 and has the same arrangement of drive bays, but it comes with two additional 120mm fans installed behind the front panel. These intake fans provide better cooling for your system’s interior, and they are equipped with white LED accents that you can leave on or turn off, depending on what you’re doing with color elsewhere.
It comes with two additional 120mm fans installed behind the front panel
Cooler Master’s CM Storm Scout 2 Ghost White is a good-looking, highly functional case that will stand out in a crowd. If you are looking for something with a fresh look, this should be on your short list.
§ Manufacturer: Cooler Master
§ Website: www.coolermaster.com
§ Dimensions: 20.2 x 9.1 x 20.5 inches (HxWxD);
§ Motherboard support: mATX, ATX;
§ Bays: 3 5.25-inch external, 7 3.5-inch internal, 2 2.5-inch internal (converted from one 3.5-inch bay);
§ Fans (included): 2 120mm white LED front, 1 120mm rear;
§ Fans (optional): 2 120mm top, 1 120mm bottom, 2 120mm side, 1 120mm HDD cage;
§ Front panel: 2 USB 3.0,2 USB 2.0, audio I/O