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Cooler Master Storm Scout Case Review


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Introduction


Cooler Master has been hitting on all cylinders for the gaming class community with the "CM Storm" brand. Making not just cases, but also hitting the road to bring gamers together at LAN events. The "CM Storm" brand is very much geared towards the gamer, but really is going after the LAN Gamer at heart. Ninjalane is looking at the next character in the "CM Storm " fighting lineup. The smaller more nibble brother of the Sniper, and still as awesome on features. This new player is the CM Storm Scout.

The CM Storm Scout is has many of the same features found in other "CM Storm" brand products and is also very unique. Now let's hit on some of the things that make the Scout different from its bigger brother in arms the CM Storm Sniper.  The CM Storm Scout is smaller and has a large tinted window to view the hardware inside. Instead of blue lighting all of the interior LEDs are all red thus adding to furious side to the Scout.  The unique style adds to the "frag and brag" moments between games that we so enjoy at LAN Parties.

Let's check out this smaller case with a big punch.
The CM Storm Scout is not as small as it might sound but it is much smaller than the CM Storm Sniper.  The bold hard lines of the case accented with a flat black finish is just plain awesome. The Scout features a full mesh front for full air flow, and a black textured finish that is almost stealth like in appearance.
The back and side of the Scout is pretty plain with a bump out on the side panel giving us more room on the inside for cable management and adding some style to the exterior. For the most part the CM Storm Scout is completely blacked out; even the included screws are black.
Specifications
Motherboard: Micro-ATX/ATX
Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25" External
Drive Bays: 5 x 3.25" Internal
Cooling: Front: 1 x 140mm Red LED Fan, Top: 1 x 140mm Standard Fan, Rear: 1 x 120 RED LED Fan, Side Window: 2 x 120mm Fans (Optional)
Front I/O Ports: 4 x USB 2.0,1 x eSATA, 1 x MIC, 1 x Audio  
Net Weight: 19.23 pounds
Dimensions: (L)19.2 x (W)8.6 x (H)19.5 inches
Expansion Slots: 7, 1 Special
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