CM Storm are well known among the gaming community for their current popular choice the Scout, a chassis that not only catered to the demanding needs of many gamers but also managed to offer a lot of features at a very reasonable price point, but while it was and still is a fantastic chassis, it wasn’t perfect, which if I’m being fair (I am) no chassis is, at least not for everyone. So with some of the issues in mind from the original Scout chassis CM Storm have looked to not only improve on their previous design but to bring it more up to date at the same time.
It’s been awhile since we had a CM Storm chassis in the office, with the last one being the stunning CM Storm Trooper which Chris looked at last November and awarded it our Editors Choice award, you can read that review here. With that in mind, the Scout has a lot to live up to, both in terms of the Scout (original) being a firm favourite with many gamers and the Trooper also being an eTeknix award winning chassis, can the Scout 2 earn a similar high honour from us today?
Lan gaming is a big deal in the gaming world, with events like LanHack and iSeries catering for thousands of gamers with their bring your own computer format, so it stands to reason that if you attend these events you are going to want a chassis that ticks all the right boxes, affordable, robust, stylish, packed with features and of course have an air of quality about it all. This is what the Scout 2 is all about, with a huge carry handle on the top, support for large graphics cards, great cooling solutions, plenty of hard drive bays, style and a price tag of around £90.
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