Cooler Master shows off the CM Storm Scout 2, a new case designed for gamers. The case is equipped with steel-reinforced handles with rubber coating to make it easier to move the case to LAN parties, and the top features a sliding cover that hides audio ports, two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports.
The side of the case features a small window and inside is room for graphics cards as long as 399mm, if you take out one of the HDD cages. The case is equipped with three 5.25" bays, seven 3.5" bays, and two 2.5" bays (with use of an adapter). There's support for as much as nine fans, the interior is all-black and has the usual tool-free installation, a cut-out for easy CPU cooler swapping and several cut-outs to make cable management easier. The case measures 230mm x 517.5mm x 513mm (W x D x H) and weighs 8.3kg.
Cooler Master says the Scout 2 will start shipping by mid-October for 99.99EUR ($99.99), it will be available in Midnight Black and Gunmetal Grey.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today showcased the next step in the evolution of highly mobile mid-towers, the Scout 2.
Ready When You Are
True dedication to the growing eSports phenomenon is being ready to move at a moment’s notice. Be it a LAN, friend’s house, or a remote battlefield, Scout 2 is prepared to take the fight to the enemy. Comfortable rubber carrying handles with steel reinforcements that are bolted to the core structure ensure that no matter how good your configuration is, they’ll be there to support the weight and ensure a swift transition between battlegrounds. Bumps and scuffs are an unavoidable part of any mission to a remote destination. A sliding cover over the two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and audio jacks on the front panel helps defend against possible damage and ensure that you can plug in.
The predecessors to the Scout 2, CM Storm Scout 1 and Sniper, opened the door for fully-featured mid-towers to be the choice for mobile desktop PC gaming. Scout 2 goes beyond these and brings an ultramodern rifle appeal that elevates its abilities up to the pinnacle of support for its size. With that, users may build with confidence knowing that Scout 2 supports up to three 5.25” bay devices, seven hard drives, two SSDs, and even NVIDIA GTX 690 or AMD HD 7970 through an easily removable hard drive cage. This extends to an emphasis on vast improvements to system airflow that is assisted by support for up to nine 120mm fans with two occupying strategically placed spots on the side panel to cool your graphics cards. Should you want to catch some much needed sleep between gaming sessions, simply use the convenient front panel LED switch to switch the LED lit case fan lights off.
It is well known that dust is the enemy of any well prepared system. Quick slide-out dust filters have been equipped in the top and PSU area to easily remove unwanted dust hitchhikers.
Set up to a new generation of mobile gaming chassis with the Scout 2. It will be available in Midnight Black and Gunmetal Grey in October, 2012 for a recommended price of €99.99.