Overall/Final Verdict

When it’s all said and done and we look back at all of our testing. There was one major issue that still bothers me. The original Scout had two 140mm fans and one 120mm fan. This time around the Scout 2 only comes with a single 120mm LED fan. Sure it does cool enough to get the job done as well as slightly light up the interior with the red color. I feel like they went backwards when we are seeing two or more fans in cases that are much cheaper than the Scout 2. We did gain USB 3.0 and a new fresh styling that should help push the Scout forward for the next few years, but you are going to end up dropping in a few more fans in the future adding to the cost of the Scout 2. At just under $100 it is actually cheaper than when the original came out, but it is a little high in today’s market, especially when you consider the fans you may need. I hope Cooler Master reconsiders their decision to go with so few fans. They put together a case that has everything we loved about the original (other than its cooling), and packed it in a familiar but fresh look. As a big fan of the original I was very disappointed that they managed to get so close to hitting the mark yet still missed.


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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28103 25 Sep 2012 13:22
Cooler Master introduced their redesigned Scout 2 this morning :)
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Twodavez replied the topic: #28104 25 Sep 2012 16:13
I love the original and if i feel the itch to upgrade in the future, this looks like a really good option for me. the HANDLE is amazing allowing me to carry my entire PC in one trip to and from LAN parties! Plus the case is small and compact and since they moved the two window fans to the bottom of the sid panel, you'll be able to use them both. Currently they are in a vertical line causing the top slot to be in direct competition for space with any standard video card.
Good review! Hope i win one at the next LAN :-P

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