CM Storm Deploys The Scout

CM Storm Scout

Cooler Master has now globally deployed the CM Storm Scout. It has been billed as the True Gaming Chassis with Swift Intelligence and Secure Mobilization. The scout has also been heavily injected with Storm Tactics. These were explained in a previous news article, Presenting Cooler Master Storm.

 

Front View

Front View

 

The Scout is made from steel and is equipped with a 140mm front intake fan. Another 140mm fan is mounted at the top and a rear 120mm for exhaust. This provides accurate airflow, efficiently managing the heat from gaming hardware.


Rear View

Rear View



Left Side Panel

Left Side Panel


The window side panel comes with automotive tint and is aggressively styled. There are two mounting locations for optional 120mm fans that would take care of the thermal hotspots inside then case, CPU and GPU(s).

 

Left Side Open

Left Side Open

 

StormGuard

StormGuard


The Scout also possesses the patented StormGuard accessory. This is a unique solution for CM Storm and basically it is a specially designed PCI-bracket located at the rear of the chassis. It is used to firmly secure the wires from your peripherals such as your mouse, keyboard and headset. This is ideal for LAN-party environments, where not everyone will look but don’t touch.

 

Secure Mobilization

Secure Mobilization


The feature that grabs the most attention on the Scout would have to be its sturdy, reinforced carrying handles on the top of the chassis. Secure Mobilization never sounded or looked so good.

 

Front I/O Panel

Front I/O Panel


At the front of the case you will find the I/O panel which offers extensive connectivity through eSATA, FireWire, HD Audio and all of four USB 2.0 ports. It also boasts an integrated LED-switch that gives you the flexibility to decide whether or not to show off the red lights that illuminate the slick all-black interior of the Scout.


Inside Left

Inside Left


The internal layout also provides great flexibility. There are five 3.5” and four 5.25” drive bays. The Scout fully supports the use of 1.8” or 2.5” Solid State Disks (SSDs). There are many cable management options to facilitate bottom mounted Power Supply Units (PSUs). Having a PSU mounted on the bottom of the case, lowers the center of gravity and adds even more stability to the physical setup.

 

 

Inside Right

Inside Right

The motherboard tray has a large cut-out area that gives easy access to CPU-cooler retention plates and this makes it a very simple task to switch out coolers. However, the tray is not removable.

Hard Drive Bays

Hard Drive Bays Showing Tool-free Design

Optical Drive Bays Showing Toolless Design

Optical Drive Bays Showing Tool-free Design



Cooler Master continues to be inventive and innovative in what they do and continue to deliver great options to consumers. To find out more about the CM Storm line, check them out at www.cmstorm.com.

 

CM Storm Scout

CM Storm Scout

 

Leon Hyman
ABT Editor

 

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