Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review :: System Build

05-01-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • EVGA nForce 6050 motherboard
  • 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066MHz DDR2 memory
  • ATI Radeon HD 3850 video card
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • 700W Cooler Master SilentPro PSU
  • Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Build components

Build components

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Motherboard

Motherboard

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review DVD install

DVD install

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Motherboard and video card

Motherboard and video card


Starting off with the side panel, removal is by removing four thumb screws and sliding the panels off. The next step is to install the PSU by positioning the air inlet on the out position and screwing in the screws. Installing the motherboard is easy as all you have to do is follow the guide and screw in the stand-offs into the appropriately labeled holes, mount the motherboard, and screw in the mounting screws.


Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review HDD install

HDD install

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Right side

Right side

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Rear complete

Rear complete

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Front complete

Front complete


Installing the video card or other add-in cards on the mounted motherboard is easy as there is a plastic clip holding the bracket covers. Simply flip open the clip remove the bracket cover, insert the card into the slot and flip the clip back into place. Cooler Master notes that the CPU cooler should not be taller than 6.5 inches as otherwise the CPU cooler will interfere with the installation of the side panel.


Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Left side

Left side

Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Case Review Components installed

Components installed


Installation of the 5.25" DVD-RW drive was a simple matter of pulling the front panel off, taking out the cover and sliding the drive into the bay. To lock it into place, slide the rail to the left. After placing the slide rails onto the HDD(s) slide it into place. At this point connect your drive cables and power cables, do proper wire management, connect the case wires and you are ready to go.