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Cougar Challenger Mid Tower Case Review

Rating: 7.0.

Cougar is on the prowl for glory in the mid-range case market with the feature-heavy Challenger. Employing thoughtful amenities generally associated with up-market cases, can Cougar use the Challenger to attack a price vs performance sweet-spot?

A trio of 5.25” tool-less drive bays, an external 3.5” compartment and 7x 2.5/3.5” storage drive slots proves that functionality hasn’t been overlooked by Cougar. Another convenient feature is the external hot-swap SATA port that makes transferring data a quick and simple task.

With 7 fan mounting locations, support for large CPU coolers and up to 410mm graphics cards, conveniently-positioned cable management cut-outs and a truly unique ‘pilot unlock missile’ power button, is the Challenger a weapon destined to force its way to the mid-range cases’ top-spot?

Specifications:

  • Motherboard support: Micro ATX / ATX.
  • Expansion slots: 7.
  • Included fans: 1x 120mm (rear) & 1x 200mm (front).
  • Fan mounts: 2x 120/140 or 1x 200 (Front), 2x 120/140 or 1x 180/200 (Top), 1x 120(Rear), 1x 120/140 (Bottom + side)
  • 5.25″ drive bays: 3.
  • Internal drive bays: 7x 2.5/3.5″ or 4x 2.5/3.5″ & 3x 2.5″.
  • External drive bays: 1x 3.5″ (Front panel), 1x SATA hot-swap bay.
  • Dimensions: 268(W) x 514(H) x 523(D).

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