OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Great build quality, good price for the feature set, reasonable size, good airflow
WHAT WE DISLIKED:The styling could be a bit too aggressive for some tastes, LEDs are a bit over the top
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Specks and Package
• Transparent acrylic side window
• Three 5.25″ drive bays
• One 3.25″ drive bay
• Seven 2.5″ and 3.5″ compatible drive bays
• Seven PCI expansion slots
• Supports up to 7 fans and includes a 120mm fan at the back and a 200mm fan at the front
• Supports ATX and micro ATX motherboards
• Mid tower
• Made of high quality plastic (excellent finish) and steel
• ATX power supply (not included)
• Top IO panel:
– 2 x USB 3.0
– HD audio (3.5mm mic and headphone jack)
– power and reset switch
The Cougar Challenger comes in a corrugated cardboard box that although isn’t the most attractive box, it does the trick and keeps the case nice and safe. Inside the box there is hard Styrofoam to protect the case from drops and bumps while on its journey.
On the front of the box there is a large graphic of the case and the “Challenger” model branding. On the back there is some more in depth pictures of the case and tons of info about the case itself.
The sides of the box covered in black and presents some company branding, a diagram of the case that gives you an idea of what the case looks like, the model name, and some basic information about the case itself.
Inside the box you will find a small corrugated box of accessories. In the box there will be some dedicated 2.5″ tool-less drive holders, water-cooling grommets and some screw and standoffs.
Now take a look at the case itself.