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Cougar Challenger Mid Tower Case Review

Acoustic Performance Test Procedures:


  • We placed our Digital Sound Level Meter one metre away from the front of the case.
  • Only the case fans and our power supply are active to accurately isolate the acoustic performance of the case fans.
  • The case fans are set to maximum speed (connected to the 12V molex connectors of our PSU).
  • The Cougar Challenger‘s default fan configuration is 1x 200mm front intake fan and 1x 120mm rear exhaust fan.

Please refer to our KitGuru noise guide for a comparison between the noise levels of this case and everyday scenarios.

KitGuru noise guide
10dBA – Normal Breathing/Rustling Leaves
20-25dBA – Whisper
30dBA – High Quality Computer fan
40dBA – A Bubbling Brook, or a Refrigerator
50dBA – Normal Conversation
60dBA – Laughter
70dBA – Vacuum Cleaner or Hairdryer
80dBA – City Traffic or a Garbage Disposal
90dBA – Motorcycle or Lawnmower
100dBA – MP3 player at maximum output
110dBA – Orchestra
120dBA – Front row rock concert/Jet Engine
130dBA – Threshold of Pain
140dBA – Military Jet takeoff/Gunshot (close range)
160dBA – Instant Perforation of eardrum

Acoustic levels for the Challenger are average. A 40.1 dbA noise output isn’t bad, but an inexpensive fan controller would have helped reduce the acoustic value.

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  • Martin Porcas

    Not sure on the looks, those wings on the front make it look like a giant black lady love nest and the ‘amusing’ power button can only be described as a clitoris!

    … or perhaps it’s just me! 🙂

  • Xtreme

    Waste of time reviewing this chinese crap as you cant buy it in most countries. 0/10 for me im afraid.

  • R0xxy

    Arrrggh! My eyes!!!

  • Davis

    Fair review, but I have never seen any of our local stores stocking t hese cases. or anything else they make. Seems pointless they would seek reviews when they have poor distribution.

  • Harris

    Wow that is the ugliest case ive seen. looks like a cylon warrior from battestar gallactica mated with a cockroach.

  • Eran

    eye catching, but not my cup of tea, by a long shot.

  • Manucuna

    As a woman this is not appealing at all. it looks to be designed for young teenage boys who dream of being airforce pilots.

    ill stick with silverstone.

  • Chromium_Sun

    Urghh… that has to be one of the ugliest and cheesiest cases I’ve ever set my now horribly sore eyes on.

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