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Cougar Evolution Chassis Review

Today’s test system will give us a good idea of how well this case works in terms of thermal and acoustic performance.

Processor: AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.9 GHz.
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD- M Evo
Cooler: Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler
Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz
Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon 6450 HD (GPU @ 850 MHZ, Memory Clock @ 1000 MHz)
Power Supply: Akasa Venom Power 750W
Boot Drive: OCZ Vertex II 60GB SSD (OS only)

OS: Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit
Digital Sound Level Noise Decibel Meter Style 2

Firstly, we are using the stock fan configuration, which includes 1 intake fan, and 1 exhaust fan as well as the power supply intake and exhaust. In total, a further 5 fans could be fitted.

There is certainly nothing wrong with these temperatures and the case seems to be very efficient, which is mainly due to the huge 140mm grill on the the left-hand side of the case. Even without installing a fan this acts as a massive air intake vent. This, coupled with the Akasa Venom Voodoo and dual case fans results in good performance.

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