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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

Installation:

The following hardware will be installed into the Cooler Master Scout 2:

AMD 1090T 3.2GHz processor
Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler
16GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz DDR3 memory
ASUS GTX 560Ti video card
LG Blu-Ray burner
Vantec EZ Swap F4 Four Bay 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Rack
Intel 520240GB solid state drive
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB solid state drive
Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB hard drive
Seagate 2 x 7200.12 1.0TB hard drive
Corsair CS600 power supply
Windows 8 PRO

While installing the various components, there were no surprises; everything was installed as expected. As the ASUS GTX 560TI is no longer than the motherboard, the removable hard drive cage did not need to be removed. Installing the 5.25" devices was simple, as the retaining clips slid into place and once there, the devices were secured, I did not feel the need to add any screws to the opposite side.

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Taking a look at the final build in the above picture, the Scout 2 does a good job at allowing many of the cables to be hidden behind the motherboard. Using a few of the included cable ties would allow this installation to be very clean.

Prior to installation, I removed the 3.5" hard drive cage, which is really just one of the sides. Five screws is all that it takes to convert the Scout 2 to allow the extra long video cards. Sadly, removing this wall will reduce the number of 3.5" hard drives, and will also remove one of the locations for a fan to blow directly onto the video cards.

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Finally, a small view of what can be seen through the side panel window. The CPU cooler and memory are visible, from the video card down is hidden behind the side panel area for the case fans. If you take a close look, the tint of the window is evident here. The second picture shows the exhaust fan lit up showing off its red LEDs.

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