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Cooler Master Scout 2 Mid-Tower Case
Author: Steven Kean
Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Source: Cooler Master
Purchase: Amazon.com
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November 10, 2012

Cooler Master has been developing computer components for over 20 years, focusing on items such as CPU coolers, fans, and other cooling devices. Eventually, as with most companies, they diversified and have been making cases and other hardware for many years.

Today, we will be taking a look at Cooler Master's latest mid-tower case, the Scout 2; an update to the 3 year old Scout. This case includes many features found on the original Scout, including: multiple cooling options, tool-less drive installation, a fan LED on/off switch, and easy CPU cooler support bracket installation. The Cooler Master Scout 2 makes some changes to the overall design of the Scout, and expands the features to include more cooling options, internal USB 3.0 support, and a removable hard drive chassis for support of all graphics cards.

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Before taking a closer look at the case provided for review, let's take a look at some of the features and specifications taken from the official product page on the Cooler Master website.

Features:

Ergonomic steel reinforced carrying handles bolted to support beams of the core structure
Dual USB 3.0 support for 10x faster file transfer and high current smart phone / tablet charging
Supports up to 3 ODDs (tool-less), 7 HDDs and 2 SSDs for increased expandability
Supports up to 9 fans, including dual 120mm fans on the acrylic side panel window
Top panel LED switch to disable the LEDs of two separate LED lit case fans at night
Supports all high-end graphics cards after removing the 1st HDD cage
Dust filters for PSU (slide out) and top panel

Specifications:

Model:
   - SGC-2100-KWN1 (black)
   - SGC-2100-GWN1 (gunmetal gray)
Color:
   - Black (SGC-2100-KWN1)
   - Gunmetal Gray (SGC-2100-GWN1)
Material Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body
Dimension 230 x 513.5 x 517.5mm / 9.1 x 20.2 x 20.5 inch
Weight Net: 8.3 kg / 18.3 lb
M/B Type Micro-ATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 3 (exposed)
3.5" Drive Bay 7 (hidden)
2.5" Drive Bay 2 (converted from one 3.5" drive bay)
I/O Panel:
   - USB 3.0 x 2 (int.)
   - USB 2.0 x 2
   - Mic x 1
   - Audio x 1 (supports AC97/HD Audio)
Expansion Slots 7
Cooling System:
   - Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
   - Front: 120mm fan x 2 or 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
   - Rear: 120mm red LED fan x 1 (with LED on/off function)
   - Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
   - Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
   - HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Power Supply PS2 (optional)
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length:
   - 287mm / 11.3 inch (with HDD cage)
   - 399mm / 15.7 inch (without HDD cage)
CPU cooler height:
   - 147mm / 5.8 inch (with side fan)
   - 162mm / 6.4 inch (without side fan)
Warranty 2 years
UPC Code 884102019043

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