With Cooler Master keeping us all in a tizz over a phantom Scout II, which is brilliant by the way; you can't buy publicity like what they're getting off of this, we need to remember to think that they need to stay with the design philosophy they used with 690 II. They took all of the kickass features of the 690 and made them all better by complimenting the original goodness with features that worked and made sense to the enthusiast makrket. The beloved Storm Scout needs to be the same way. It has to be instantly recognizable as a Scout, not a reworked HAF.
Let's talk for a moment about the Storm Enforcer. The reason the Enforcer bombing before it is launched, is because it is completely undesirable to look at. Though laden with features that work, it has too many others that don't, or only meet part of what we want in a case. The door for one and the looks. It is ugly.
Part of the allure of our, what is becoming at least here on OCN, iconic case; is working with the deficiencies to create something unique and functional that suits our individual style and needs. The Scout goes a long way to supporting that ideal right out of the box while being shortsighted enough to cause the occasional bout of sailor speech to be spewed forth from normally gentle people. Can we say getting the right side panel on? What is life without a little adversity? For my current needs I am completely satisfied with my Scout. It has and continues to serve me successfully.
With my love for my Scout being absolute and if the bug to build again rears it's head around here, which it will, I say again; the only mid tower case on the market right now with the proper price vs. features and style for me that is even worth looking at is the Corsair 600t. If CM could design a mid tower case with all the features of the 600t and make it look like a Scout, while remaining below $150 U.S., they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.
That all being said, back to my original intentions with this post. I have a new mod to show off. Rather a mod of a new mod and Some color correct glamour shots in honor of our now over Most Beautiful Scout Contest.
First the mod of a recent mod.
I recently made a mount for a 120mm rad for the 5.25'' bay as seen here before paint;
I went one step farther and bent the mounts to accept a front mounted fan that fits behind the Scout's front cover;
I've also gotten many compliments on my ''orange carbon fibre vinyl'' treatment to my PSU, HDD and Optical drive bay covers. In fact, they are red;
I shall now close this thread with a tribute to the monolith in the films 2000 and 2010 A Space Odyssey;
Edited by Rockr69 - 3/29/11 at 8:21am