Review: Beats the old Scout in quality but not in price
It was about time the Scout, although a quality case at the time, got an overhaul. The case needed a USB 3.0 connector and there were some redesigns to ensure all cards fit inside. Let’s see whether the new Scout is a worthy successor.
The new Scout is available in two colors – Gunmetal Grey and Full Midnight Black. The left panel has a different window but both have been redesigned. Of course, the case comes with a handle that made the original famous.
We’d like to thank Cooler Master Balkans, who’ve made sure we received the Scout 2 in Gunmetal Grey, our color of choice. Note that we took pictures in direct sunlight – light reflections depend on materials and our shots emphasize the contrast between metal and plastic.
|Color||Gunmetal Grey & Black|
|Materials||Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||230 x 513 x 517.5mm / 9.1 x 20.2 x 20.5 inch|
|Net Weight||8.3 kg / 18.3 lbs|
|Motherboard Type||Micro-ATX, ATX|
|5.25" Drive Bays||3 (exposed)|
|3.5" Drive Bays||7 (hidden)|
|2.5" Drive Bays||2 (converted from one 3.5" drive bay)|
|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)|
|Cooling System||Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120mm fan x 2 or 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear: 120mm red LED fan x 1 (with LED on/off function)
Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
|Power Supply Type||PS2|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA card length: 287mm / 11.3 inch (with HDD cage); 399mm / 15.7 inch (without HDD cage)
CPU cooler height: 147mm / 5.8 inch (with side fan); 162mm / 6.4 inch (without side fan)