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CM Storm Scout 2 review

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Spreadie 17th October 2012, 08:57 Quote
I have the original Scout, housing the kids' PC upstairs - it's a very capable case - plus, it came with three fans at launch, but cost £20 more.

You think they should have pitched it higher and included a couple more fans?
Christopher N. Lew 17th October 2012, 09:24 Quote
OK, so I know that your policy is to test cases with the fans as they are supplied, but now you've done that please could we get a supplement showing how this case performs with a sensible number of fans?
mi1ez 17th October 2012, 09:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Christopher N. Lew
OK, so I know that your policy is to test cases with the fans as they are supplied, but now you've done that please could we get a supplement showing how this case performs with a sensible number of fans?
Yeah, I'd be particularly interested with this case.

You could do an article and do a comparison of a few cases that you feel should come with more fans. I'd like that...
Hustler 17th October 2012, 10:30 Quote
I know it's a subjective thing, but CM really needs to get some new case designers in for their higher priced examples, some of their low cost cases are quite nice and sleek, but the more expensive they get, the uglier they become.
The_Crapman 17th October 2012, 10:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
I have the original Scout, housing the kids' PC upstairs - it's a very capable case - plus, it came with three fans at launch, but cost £20 more.

You think they should have pitched it higher and included a couple more fans?
a lot of cheaper cases come with more fans. i think £87 for this case is a reasonable price for it with 3 fans. 1 is just a piss take, especially considering "the Scout 2 is marketed under the CM Storm brand, which specifically targets gamers."
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I know it's a subjective thing, but CM really needs to get some new case designers in for their higher priced examples, some of their low cost cases are quite nice and sleek, but the more expensive they get, the uglier they become.
I'm with you on this one. I'm not a fan of any of their cases bar the 690II which is acceptable in it's plain-ness, i don't even like the cosmos which most people seem to mess their pants over.
CrapBag 17th October 2012, 11:54 Quote
I'm a big fan of CM cases and agree that they should have provided at least 2 fans (intake and exhaust) and I too am a little fed up with cases only being tested with whatever fans are provided.

When I bought my 690II I bought some cheap (but very quiet and effective) 140mm fans to replace the roof fans and it made the world of difference.

I recently purchased the older scout for my lad and didn't run into any cable management problems and seeing as the new version doesn't look a whole lot different internally I'm a litle lost by that statement in the review.
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I'm with you on this one. I'm not a fan of any of their cases bar the 690II which is acceptable in it's plain-ness, i don't even like the cosmos which most people seem to mess their pants over.

How do you see the 690II as plain looking crapman, you run a P182, they don't get much plainer than that or is it that it's plain in comparison to CM's usual offerings.:).
The_Crapman 17th October 2012, 12:28 Quote
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How do you see the 690II as plain looking crapman, you run a P182, they don't get much plainer than that or is it that it's plain in comparison to CM's usual offerings.:).
It's plain by comparison but that's in no mean a detriment, I very almost got a 690II once. I'm a fan of sleek minimalist cases like those from fractal and lian li.
alpaca 18th October 2012, 12:54 Quote
I concur that a few lines on the end of the review along the idea of "we added two fans and now it is in the upper third of the chart now" (or "it still sucks"), would be a very nice addition...
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