Normally we take our photo's in our photo studio. But we use white backgrounds and well, you can understand the dilemma. So forgive me the somewhat simple photography environment of the initial stage in this review. Here we can see the front side and right side panel, panels can be removed by removing two thumb-screws and pulling it backwards.
The front bezel has a mesh for airflow. Behind it two 120mm fans pulling air out the HDD bays where they are mounted. We'll show you that later on.
Here's a look at the right side panel of the CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced. That indentation is opbviously to help you out with cable management and routing.
A quick peek at the backside teaches us that this is a serious puppy, on the top, grommet holes for liquid cooling tubing / cable ports. Two of them can pass large 3/4" O.D. tubing. Just below them, a 120 mm fan. Then we spot seven expansion slots, so that would even allow for two dual-slot cards to be setup in Crossfire or SLI mode.
To the far right you'll see a vertical expansion slot, you could use that for say rear IO USB 3.0 connector brackets, a fan controller, CCFL / Cold Cathode lighting control and such. All the way below we see the PSU section. PSU wise, you name it... it'll fit.
At the top side of the CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced Centered you'll find the handle which you can use to carry around the chassis. It's positioned in the middle for an optimal balance. So when you lift the chassis, that's roughly where the balance is. Though, installing a heavy PSU might throw it off-guard a little. It's nicely covered up, a little stealthy even. So in your desktop environment you are definitely not looking at a weird looking top with carry handle.
At the top rear segment you can see a mesh, underneath you can mounts 120mm fans x 2 (optional). That or a 120/240mm liquid cooling kit. The top side mesh can be removed (lift upwards) after which you can clean a dust filter.
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