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Cooler Master is a predominant gaming case manufacturer known by many computer enthusiasts. They started their CM Storm brand aimed purely at the gaming enthusiast some time ago. The company managed to turn heads with their CM Storm Trooper/Stryker cases as these aimed directly at the LAN party goer with a viable set of features. The CM Storm Scout 2 is intended to offers a similar functionality, but in a smaller, more affordable package.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Storm_Scout_2/1.html
A little dissapointing to me. Only 1 120mm fan?
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Storm_Scout_2/1.html
A little dissapointing to me. Only 1 120mm fan?

Yeah, what a cheapass, for a $99 case I would expect at least 2 fans. So many other options for $99 (Fractal, Bitfenix, NZXT).
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Yeah, what a cheapass, for a $99 case I would expect at least 2 fans. So many other options for $99 (Fractal, Bitfenix, NZXT).

None of which have an integrated carrying handle. Unless of course you are referring to the discontinued Bitfenix Survivor that is pretty much the worst cooling case I have ever tested or the discontinued NZXT Vulcan which is stellar but only MATX.

Or you could look at the Corsair C70 or Antec Lanboy Air which both have carrying handles and sell for $60-$70 more.

Personally, I've owned quite a few CM cases and almost always replace all the stock fans immediately. Their stock case fans are anemic at best. They could use the R4's but that would necessitate an integrated fan controller.
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The NZXT 410 Phantom comes with two 120mm and a 140mm for $99.
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None of which have an integrated carrying handle. Unless of course you are referring to the discontinued Bitfenix Survivor that is pretty much the worst cooling case I have ever tested or the discontinued NZXT Vulcan which is stellar but only MATX.
Or you could look at the Corsair C70 or Antec Lanboy Air which both have carrying handles and sell for $60-$70 more.
Personally, I've owned quite a few CM cases and almost always replace all the stock fans immediately. Their stock case fans are anemic at best. They could use the R4's but that would necessitate an integrated fan controller.

It's stamped plastic. Once you have the the mold for that piece it's like stamping any other piece, handles or no handles. Unless there's additional effort or cost in creating integrated carrying handles during the manufacturing process I don't know about.

Everyone I know who attends LAN parties use desktop carrying bags.

You're right about stock fans, even on a Lian Li case I replaced all the stock fans for higher static pressure ones. Personally I think manufacturers should sell 2 versions of a case, one with fans and one without, with the case without fans being a little cheaper.
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The Phantom 410 has a carrying handle? I didn't know that.

I don't use the Scout for Lanparties. I carry it around my house from TV to TV as a portable media PC. I can't imagine putting it in a bag each time smile.gif
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The Phantom 410 has a carrying handle? I didn't know that.

Never said it did. How did you get that idea?
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None of which have an integrated carrying handle. Unless of course you are referring to the discontinued Bitfenix Survivor that is pretty much the worst cooling case I have ever tested or the discontinued NZXT Vulcan which is stellar but only MATX.
Or you could look at the Corsair C70 or Antec Lanboy Air which both have carrying handles and sell for $60-$70 more.
Personally, I've owned quite a few CM cases and almost always replace all the stock fans immediately. Their stock case fans are anemic at best. They could use the R4's but that would necessitate an integrated fan controller.

I agree, stock fans on most cases are trash. My question is, will this case support h100 in the roof?
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I first thought this case was pretty ugly.. but man it's grown on me, and I definitely prefer it over the original Scout (I owned one before I downsized to a Vulcan)

Wish it was a bit cheaper, like in the $80 range just to be competitive. For that price there are some better looking and performing cases out there.
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Who cares if the case comes with cheap-n-crappy fans or not. I replace those anyways with higher quality fans that don't rattle and are whisper quiet with better cfms. I would rather the company sell an amazing case that comes with zero fans, and spend that extra money from not including fans on the case itself.

How many fans a case comes with is not a determining factor for me unless I am trying to be a super cheapass.
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Yeah, what a cheapass, for a $99 case I would expect at least 2 fans. So many other options for $99 (Fractal, Bitfenix, NZXT).

Lol who's the cheapass? You or them?
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It looks nice, but the main thing is if you place this in an area that is more open, the cooling will be fine.
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