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Cougar MX500 Mid Tower

Posted December 19, 2013 by Mike in Cases & PSU


Release Date: Currently available
Price at time of Review: $74.99


Rigid build quality, good looks, very good platform for mod work, dust filtering for every intake, great tool-less functionality throughout, easy to clean, good amount of space behind motherboard tray, many fan accommodations


Side panel fan requires low profile heat sink, no cable grommets or side panel window, only one color, competition very stiff for the features offered, might not be as appealing to those who don't want to customize things too much, poor cable management to take advantage of space behind motherboard tray
The MX500 is good, but it needs work to be great.
by Mike
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In an ideal world, when you want to build your next PC, you want to get nothing but the best components for the money you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, life tends to sometimes get in the way, and some corners must be cut somewhere to make the build happen. This is why various price points exist for different ranges of products, though lately several manufacturers have taken to the notion that the ratio of paying less for getting less is too heavily skewed in favor of paying less for getting nowhere near enough for your money. Cougar figures it’s their turn to toss another chip into the stack of afford-ably priced gamer cases with the introduction of the MX500 mid tower case.

Said to be a sleek, modern designed gaming tower, does this offer gamers the features they crave without breaking the bank? Let’s dig in and find out, but first here’s a bit about Cougar:



COUGAR is particularly targeting enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to express their dynamic gaming life style with reliable quality products.

COUGAR therefore wants to provide these enthusiasts with best-in-class innovative and cutting-edge gaming products. COUGAR was founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiastic and professional people in Germany who felt PC hardware had changed very little over the past 20 years, most cases and PSU models remaining rectangular boxes, having the same boring looks and an internal layout with endlessly uncreative cosmetic variations and poor quality. Therefore, COUGAR wanted to provide gamers more stylish product concepts meeting strictest quality requirements. Now, COUGAR has developed into a global brand manufacturer bringing innovative, high-performance and high-quality components to the PC gaming market.

Brand philosophy
Passion X Innovation

With utmost passion COUGAR is keen to provide most innovative solutions that 100% meet customer needs. Thinking differently and adopting new trends while constantly focusing on functionality and user-oriented product improvements, that is our foremost corporate culture. COUGAR is always striving to satisfy demanding gamers with innovative and technological leadership.



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