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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (927)
    Great
  • 30% (573)
    Good
  • 12% (226)
    Meh
  • 1% (27)
    Bad
  • 5% (108)
    SUX
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post #26481 of 28613
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Originally Posted by GoodInk View Post

Very nice Scout you have, the PSU looks a little beat up, thumb.gif
Please fill out the form on the OP to get added to the Member's List

Done! Thank you. I'm looking for a girl who has matching nail polish with my PSU so I can patch it up. biggrin.gif
post #26482 of 28613
Here is my Scout, very much due for a refresh.

I had a pair of GTX680's for quite awhile but got out of gaming recently and sold them off. A single GTX670 is plenty now.

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post #26483 of 28613
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I do agree that there should have been a cutout facing for a 3.5" bay included. I have a 3.5" card reader and a 3.5" fan controller that would both work quite well in this type of a case.

Or you can also put (2) SSDs on that 3.5" drive bay for a much cleaner look.

I thought putting (3) 5" drive bays is a step in the right direction for CM but they should have included a 3.5" drive bay below it. I really don't like the idea of hot swapping larger to smaller drive bays mainly for aesthetic reason.

I really like the gunmetal finish of the case. This is sort of a deal breaker for me though I'm not yet fully decided to buy this case. I also like the top of the case especially the rubber handle. I like its size. It's slightly bigger than the original Scout but still small enough to carry around the house without hurting someone's back. The side panel is OK.

What I really hate about the Scout 2 that makes me think twice of getting it is its front. The front bottom is just too thick & ugly. The original Scout looks a lot better on the front. The front bezel looks like it can be easily removed like the original one. Hopefully CM will do a front bezel revision that can be purchased (though I doubt it cuz it's never been done before on some other cases). Til then I'll probably just wait & see. If I like what I see in the store display then I'll probably buy one.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/24/12 at 7:25pm
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I really like the idea also if there's gonna be Scout 3 in the future that they include the option to put thin 240 mm rads near a case front side (both sides) as shown in the picture. This is a very viable option for water cooling small cases without going external. I've seen this done on empty drive cages on some Cosmos 2 mods.


Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/24/12 at 7:37pm
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I really hate this guy's reviews, or should I say overview. So this isn't going on the OP, I'll wait for a real reviewer to do a video for the OP.
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Rodney Reynolds (3Dgameman) in OK as a reviewer. He's very basic in his reviews on computer products that would appeal on common computer users. For PC modders &/or enthusiasts, his reviews is good at best. I like reviews by Linus (NCIX), Albert (Tigerdirect) & Paul (Newegg).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0fs43ZcCD4&feature=player_embedded#!
Edited by Cheaptrick - 9/24/12 at 8:20pm
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What I really hate about the Scout 2 that makes me think twice of getting it is its front. The front bottom is just too thick & ugly. The original Scout looks a lot better on the front. The front bezel looks like it can be easily removed like the original one. Hopefully CM will do a front bezel revision that can be purchased (though I doubt it cuz it's never been done before on some other cases). Til then I'll probably just wait & see. If I like what I see in the store display then I'll probably buy one.
Like so?
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Pushed the top out to match the bezzle, flipped the front bezzle and straightened the leading edge of the door also narrowed the front bezzle.

The angle to that door (might just be the picture) is an instant no sale for me when I see lines like that they register as wrong.
Edited by Tjm1 - 9/24/12 at 9:20pm
post #26488 of 28613
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Like so?
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Pushed the top out to match the bezzle, flipped the front bezzle and straightened the leading edge of the door also narrowed the front bezzle.
The angle to that door (might just be the picture) is an instant no sale for me when I see lines like that they register as wrong.

So what you're saying is that it would look better with more cleaner lines? Like straighter lines all around?

I think the design gives it more character. But I do agree that the door could have been better designed.
post #26489 of 28613
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Originally posted by stratosrally

Whoops!

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Storm_Scout_2/

They took it down because they accidentally posted it before the NDA... will have a review on the 25th.


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Well played TPU. It's like that hot girl that keeps accidentally dropping her pen.

drum.gifZING!!!

I'm liking the new little soldier a great deal - If I swap my 2 GTX 580's for a single GTX680 (or better) I could see getting one.

Even as is it should cool my SLI setup better than my original Scout does. The addition of the bottom intake, a second top fan mount and front mount, and relocated side fan mounts should work better.

Currently my PSU won't allow squeezing in a fan on my lower side fan mount, so I went for a solid side window mod and wedged in a second front 140mm intake fan in the 5.25" bays. I tried for a max pos pressure setup with the top also as an intake and the rear exhaust having a push/pull H60 mounted on it.

Unfortunately, my GPUs run a bit warm and this keeps me from experimenting with OCíng them. Heck, I even ziptied a 3rd CM Excalibur as an angled pusher fan trying to force even more air in. Pretty scary thinking that even with a solid side panel I have 6 case fans in there...

An 8th expansion slot would be perfect because I could then move my 2nd GPU to my bottom PCIe slot (8x) and get airflow between the cards but perhaps the new cooling features would suffice until I switch to a hotrod Kepler that is the equal or better than 2 GTX580s.


Edited by stratosrally - 9/24/12 at 10:00pm
post #26490 of 28613
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I really hate this guy's reviews, or should I say overview. So this isn't going on the OP, I'll wait for a real reviewer to do a video for the OP.

Gorram that's sexy! Looks way better in this video! Can't wait to see it 'in person'. It's everything I wanted. I don't need a Trooper now smile.gif

Also, that dimple in the side panels that really irked me for some reason, is gone now. The lines are much cleaner.

Now I have to decide which CPU is going to go in it. What do you guys think is the cheapest I should go on a AM3+ mobo? I'd like to have the option of Piledriver in the future.
     
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