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  • Cooler Master Storm Scout Case Review
  • Cooler Master Storm Scout Case Review


    Case Cooling System

    The Storm Scout features a total of 3 cooling fans,  Intake at the front by the drive cages, a 140mm blowhole and standard 120mm fan at the back of the case.
    Given the fan locations a Tower type cooler could actually take advantage of the Scouts cooling prowess in either of the 2 directions.
    Also at the side of the motherboard is a channel made to run the ATX and other power cables up and it has open hooks for using zip ties for tiding up the cables. However with the powersupply at the bottom of the case and the 8pin 12v CPU power cables typically located near the cpu you may have issues since these cables are not always long enough to reach without being pulled across the motherboard.

    There are ways around this by either running the cable under the motherboard or up the other side, however an easier solution might be the inclusion of a cable extender so that everything stays together in a neatly organized bundle.
    The CM Storm Scout comes with a great cable management system located behind the motherboard tray that allows almost all of the cables from a PSU to be hidden from the window. This is not just for the looks. Great cable management helps out even more in the cooling department. Putting the cables behind the motherboard tray helps by not obstructing airflow and promoting better circulation throughout the Scout.
    The side window follows the natural shape of Storm Scout side panel and is just big enough to show off the internals and still hide all of the stuff that should be hidden.  The glass is shaded with a smoke tint to give the window some additional style.  Be sure to notice the rather large vents along the side of the window.
    The vented area allows for two 120mm fans to be added. Plus Cooler Master even provides rubber grommets to help with vibration from these fans.  The fans are optional but can allow for a more direct air path to the video cards, motherboard, and CPU heatsink.

    Now let's all head to the conclusion.