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Cougar MX500 Mid Tower Case Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are going to take a look at the latest case from Cougar, the MX500. This particular model has been designed for those users looking for a well featured case that is still affordable. We look forward to examining the extent to which this is true and if it truly represents good value for money.

Cougar specifically target their range of products towards gamers, particularly those who are operating with limited budgets. We have looked at a number of Cougar cases in the past and have been generally impressed with the features they offer for the money.

The last case we looked at from Cougar was the Challenger which we reviewed over here. We scored this down for the lack of cable management offers and the rather unusual design. It will be interesting to see if Cougar have improved these aspects with the MX500.


  • Sleek modernistic look with hair-lined surface front panel design
  • Superior capacity for longer high-end graphics cards up to 300mm, 330mm & 410mm. (depending on varies graphics cards requirement to change position with HDD bracket)
  • Best ventilation solution and support for 7 fans
  • Lots of room for cable feedthrough on the MB tray for easy routing and hiding cables, and provide a better airflow and neatness of system building
  • Advanced dual USB3.0 for maximum data transfer speed
  • 7 PCI slots provide flexibility for multiple graphics cards solutions
  • Screw-less mechanisms on 5.25’’devices
  • 3.5’’HDD trays x 7 (compatible for installing 2.5’’HDDs/SSDs x 7)
  • Provide 2.5’’HDD trays x 3 (depending on the graphics cards length)
  • Installation opening in the MB tray for easy upgrade CPU cooler
  • Vented slot bezels for better cooling performance
  • Removable air filters on the bottom cover & side cover to prevent dust from entering the enclosure. (Magnet filters are easy to remove and clean)
  • High quality and game-style interior black coating

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