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Cougar Evolution

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Posted July 13, 2012 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Features and Package

Below are the features and specifications for the Cougar Evolution:

  • Innovative & Integrated UI for user friendly design
  • Advanced two USB 3.0 ports for maximum data transfer speed
  • Unique honeycomb & mesh hybrid intake design with rugged strong appearance
  • Top access external 3.5" & 2.5" HDD/SSD for easy mobile data transfer
  • Integrated fan speed controller for dual-way fan control
  • Support for 7 fans : front 120mm fan x2 ; rear 120mm fan x1 ; top 120mm fan x2 ; bottom 120/140mm fan x1 ; left-side panel 140mm fan x1
  • Support for longer high-end graphics cards (up to 305 mm)
  • 8 PCI slots provides flexibility for multiple graphics cards solutions
  • Screw-less mechanisms on 5.25" device
  • Shockproof HDD tray design for 3.5" HDD and compatible for 2.5" HDD/SSD
  • Holes on the rear panel for water cooling solutions
  • Retaining holes in the motherboard tray for easy accessing the back plate of the CPU cooler
  • Cable routing holes on the motherboard tray for easy routing and hiding cables behind the motherboard tray
  • Vented slot covers for better cooling performance
  • Air filters for the front panel fan & power supply fan

Case Type

Full Tower

Motherboard Type

Micro ATX / ATX

Dimensions

223 (W) x 514 (H) x 523 (D)

Available Color

Black

External 5.25" Drive Bays

6

External 3.5" Drive Bays

1 Converted from 5.25” bay)

Internal 3.5" HDD Trays

4

Internal 2.5" HDD/SDD Trays

4 Installed from 3.5” HDD tray)

External 5.25”&3.5” Hot swap Device

1

Expansion Slots

8

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2

MIC x 1, Audio x 1

5.25" Screw-less Mechanism

6

Fan Speed Control System

Dual-way (Total control:6pcs fans)

Cooling
System

Max installed : 7pcs fans

Front

120mm Fan x 2

Top

120mm Fan x 2

Rear

120mm Fan x 1

Bottom

120/140mm Fan x 1

Left side

140mm Fan x 1

Bottom Fan Filter

1

Rear Water Cooling Hole

2

Maximum VGA Length

305mm

We are beginning to see more of these standard brown corrugated boxes from manufacturers. There is nothing expensive or extravagant here, and this isn’t a bad thing, as we’re hopeful this enables Cougar to pass cost savings to consumers. Plus, the box typically gets thrown away anyway.

The front has a simple line graphic of the Evolution, while the rear provides considerably more detail about the major features and specifications.

As for accessories, there’s an Installation Manual, a small bag of parts that contains standard fan and case screws, two extension Y cables for the fan controller, some zip ties, motherboard standoffs, and an assortment of extra screws to complete your hard drive and optical drive installations.

Let’s take a look at the exterior of the Cougar Evolution next.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    AZ-J

    Great review, Thank you!




  2.  

    Nice article! I just have one question: how did you install the fan controller? I also ordered this case yesterday and I really have no idea how to do this.





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