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October News Round Up: SWIFTECH Apogee XL2, GAMER STORM Genome II, GTX 1050 Ti and More!

Welcome back to our second roundup of hardware news that happened this month. The CPU and GPU side of things may have slowed down a tad, but there’s a lot that happened with cooling and cases. Let’s dive in and get excited about what’s coming down the road! CPUs Let’s start out with an update on Kaby Lake. Geekbench came out with some impressive results and the story made it look like INTEL has merely been holding back for a while. Recently however, an i5-7500K sample was benchmarked and only showed about a 10% improvement over Skylake. This is actually pretty disappointing, especially considering that the 4970K is still a top tier single thread performer. On the plus side, it looks like all 100 series motherboards will be able to support Kaby Lake with a BIOS update, but I doubt many will see the need to upgrade from Skylake in such a short time table. At the time being, ASUS is the only brand this is confirmed for, but that’s a good indication that other manufactures will follow suit. We’re still a ways out from release so we can almost expect performance to fluctuate a bit more until closer to release. http://wccftech.com/intel-core-i5-7600k-kaby-lake-cpu-benchmarks/ http://wccftech.com/kaby-lake-support-asus-100-series-motherboards-confirmed/ GPUs The big news this month was the release of the GTX 1050 Ti and the 1050. Each GPU offers a great budget option for 1080p gaming while being extremely energy efficient. Rather than reinvent ...



COUGAR Announces the launch of the Attack X3 Mechanical Keyboard

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE ATTACK X3 MECHANICAL KEYBOARD   December 9th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce the arrival of COUGAR Attack X3. This new keyboard caters to those purist gamers who crave for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard that simply provides three things: quality, useful functions and an elegant and durable design. Attack X3 fulfills these requirements with a combination of Cherry MX switches, gaming features and an impressive aluminum based design. COUGAR Attack X3 uses the original Cherry MX mechanical switches that guarantee the incredible performance people associate with a true mechanical gaming keyboard. Their unique tactile and audible feedback will provide you with an unparalleled gaming experience. COUGAR UIX System will allow gamers to get the most out of this keyboard. With UIX, the user can easily define the function of any key, and use up to ten of them as macro keys. All the settings (up to three full configuration profiles) can then be conveniently stored in the keyboards on board memory, which allows the user to bring the keyboard to another computer and keep all the settings. Quick response is guaranteed with a 1000Hz polling rate that can be fine-tuned to suit users’ preferences. The keyboard’s N-Key Rollover capabilities bring absolute input accuracy: It doesn’t matter how many keys the gamer presses, the result will always be accurate input. Finally, the aluminum frame that covers the ...



COUGAR Announces the Launch of the 450 Series

COUGAR ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE 450 SERIES November 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, one of the world’s leading gaming gear brands, announces today the arrival of two new and attractive products to the gaming peripherals market: COUGAR 450K Gaming Keyboard and COUGAR 450M Gaming Mouse. 450K is a Hybrid Mechanical gaming keyboard that brings gamers a wide range of functions within an attractive splash-proof design. 450K’s hybrid mechanical switches provides a tactile feedback and a durability similar to those of high end mechanical keyboards, and its functionality is everything one would expect from a gaming keyboard: macros, function remapping and many other options allow gamers to adapt the keyboard to their own preferences. When it comes to its external design, 450K features a three color backlight that will allow the user to easily know which of the three gaming profiles stored on board is currently being used. The impressive Splash-proof design further enhances this gaming keyboard’s durability, keeping it safe from accidental liquid spills and making it ridiculously easy to clean. This comes all within an aesthetically pleasing rugged design that will look great in your desktop. 450M does not fall behind, being an incredibly capable gaming device. This 5000 DPI optical gaming mouse sports an impressive ambidextrous design that will allow anybody to enjoy it, irrespective of their hand of preference. With an excellent gaming sensor and quick responses, t...



COUGAR Announces the 700M eSports Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Announces the Arrival of 700M eSports Gaming Mouse October 1st, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals sector, is proud to announce today the launch of a new addition to the 700M Gaming Mouse series: COUGAR 700M eSports. Based on last year’s revolutionary design that made 700M one of the most desired gaming mice of the market, the 700M eSports version comes to offer a new choice for gamers. This new mouse includes most of 700M´s features and adds a radically different look, with a new coating that sets it apart from the vast majority of the market both in appearance and in tactile feel.   This new product comes in two different colors, White and Red, which stand apart from the mainstream looks of ordinary mice. Adorned with motives inspired by competitive events, this new mouse is a limited edition. With a high end 8200 DPI Laser sensor and 8 buttons, 700M eSports is today one of the best choices a gamer can get his hands on. For those who want something truly different, now is the time to set oneself above the crowd! Learn more about COUGAR at www.cougargaming.com About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany who were tired of the boring looks ...



COUGAR Makes Pro Gaming Affordable with 230M and 250M

COUGAR Makes Pro Gaming Affordable with 230M and 250M July 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR announces today the arrival of a revolutionary pair of gaming mice to the market: 230M and 250M. These mice’s significance comes not only from their specs or appearance, but also from the idea behind them: putting pro level gaming mice within everybody’s grasp The new 230M and 250M offer a solution to every gamer, including both right and left handed users: Their ambidextrous design is highly comfortable for everybody. While their appearance and objective is similar, there are differences between both: 230M has been designed for purists who care mostly about the mouse’s quality and accuracy, while 250M adds to that a broad functionality. Both products share many features essential for gaming. Both have a 1000 Hz polling rate, which guarantees extremely low (1ms) response time, and their components are all of the highest quality, as shown for example in their OMRON Switches and gaming grade scroll wheel. Apart from that, they both sport extremely high quality sensors (3200 DPI for 230M, 4000 DPI for 250M) that allow the user to adjust the DPI levels on the fly (4 fixed levels for 230M, configurable DPI levels for 250M). 230M caters to purists who do not require any extra functionality apart from the essential DPI adjustment option. They care only about having an accurate and reliable sensor, the minimum response time and a good ergonomic design, and with 23...



COUGAR Releases 550M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR Announces New Flagship Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 550M July 16th, 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR is proud to announce today the launch of its new flagship gaming mouse, COUGAR 550M. This device is the result of years of continuous work with a single objective: creating the most perfect gaming mouse the world has ever seen. This mouse’s claim to hegemony rests on three pillars: First, its ergonomic design, created in collaboration with several international gaming teams. This unique shape allows the user to sustain high levels of performance during long gaming sessions with the minimum amount of fatigue. Second, its high end SDNS-3988 Optical Gaming Sensor provides users with 6400 DPI precision, while its 1000 Hz Polling Rate bring the fast response they need for gaming. Third, it includes all the functionality gamers want (DPI and Polling Rate control, button function customization, etc.) and allows users to manage it easily through COUGAR UIX. COUGAR 550M stays away both from gimmicks and from other mice that hide their lack of basic functionality under claims of “purity” or “no-nonsense design”. COUGAR 550M brings you everything a pro gamer needs. Precision and speed adjustments, independent control for the 2 RGB backlight areas, up to 21 functions with 3 full configuration profiles stored on board… COUGAR hasn’t left anything out. For those who want to enjoy this design and want a quality option at a lower price, COUGAR...



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Cougar 600K and 500K Gaming Keyboard Reviews

Introduction Pure Overclock just recently had the pleasure of reviewing Cougar’s flagship 700K Mechanical gaming keyboard. This keyboard received many accolades along with some of the highest awards from the industry for its beautiful aluminum construction and customized software. While the price tag is on the high side for the 700K model, some can justify spending that kind of money. We all know the term, “you get what you pay for,” but some of us are simply looking for the best bang for your buck. Plus, with the abundance of today’s gamers making comments like, “we don’t always use all the features” that are available on those more expensive keyboards, folks are looking for alternatives. All is not lost. With Cougar’s well received launch of its first mechanical gaming keyboards, they have set out to really expand in this arena. They came up with a wide range of options from the very affordable to the very expensive. Cougar likely aiming to reach a wider audience and we don’t blame them for doing so. In our hands today, we have their newly developed 500K and 600K gaming keyboards, both of which have been designed for gamers, typists and priced for your average joe who can’t quite justify the 700K’s price tag. So today, we get to put both these very affordable keyboards to the test to see how they match up with today’s competition and Cougar’s own 700K model.



COUGAR shows new gaming peripherals at Computex 2015

COUGAR Shows the World the New Generation of Gaming Peripherals at Computex 2015 9th June, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming peripherals, cases, fans and PSU sectors, is proud to announce the absolute success of its Computex 2015 presence. COUGAR´s new products managed to attract the attention of media, professionals and, in general, all of those who happened to pass by.     COUGAR surprised the world with a massive amount of new products that will start arriving world markets very soon. With 10 new gaming mice, 5 new gaming keyboards, 3 new cases and 2 new PSUs, COUGAR´s offer surpassed all expectations. Among the most relevant products were a splash resistant hybrid mechanical keyboard, the award-winning Mini-ITX gaming case COUGAR QBX, the digital power supply COUGAR CMD and a new series of ergonomic gaming mice. Those products significantly expand COUGAR’s offer and consolidate the brand as one of the references when it comes to quality gaming hardware. More information about all the products shown at Computex 2015 will be coming in the next months. About COUGAR COUGAR products target enthusiast gamers who not only demand state-of-the-art PC chassis and highly efficient power supplies, but also want to enjoy gaming with the best peripherals. COUGAR provides these enthusiasts with cutting-edge high quality gaming products. Founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiasts in Germany tired of the boring looks of PC hardware, COUGAR ai...



The COUGAR QBX mini-ITX Gaming case has won the COMPUTEX d&i award, organized by iF

COUGAR QBX Gaming Case Receives Prestigious Award, Settles Console vs PC Debate   6th May, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is proud to announce today that the new COUGAR QBX Mini-ITX Gaming case is one of the award winners of COMPUTEX d&i awards 2015, organized by iF. The award has been granted in recognition of QBX’s innovative design. Obtaining this recognition is another confirmation of QBX’s extraordinary value and revolutionary nature. Its support for high end graphics cards (up to 350mm long) and impressive amounts of memory (including several SSDs to maximize loading speed) as well as its superb cooling potential make QBX the ultimate gaming case. The idea of a powerful compact case with a competitive price has already generated huge amounts of expectation. This is because QBX directly eliminates the last advantage gaming consoles used to have over gaming PC: their compactness and stylish looks. QBX is as elegant as any new generation console, it is compact enough to be placed in the living room, and can house a gaming PC much more powerful than any console on the market. QBX’s elegance does not come only from its small size and looks, but also for its compatibility with slot loading ODD and its extremely efficient cable management. This means low space consumption, clean environment and freedom for placing it anywhere the user wants. Regarding its graphics potential, with the right components i...



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COUGAR celebrates its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future

COUGAR celebrates first year in Gaming Peripherals, announces exciting future April 30th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the development of PC gaming hardware, celebrates now its first year in the gaming peripherals market and announces plans for the future. Before entering this market, COUGAR had already become a well-known brand in the area of quality cases, PSUs and fans. In the last five years, COUGAR has been receiving feedback from customers that expressed a wish for an improvement in the gaming peripherals market, which had long been plagued by problems such as non-functional designs, poor quality, unusable software and more problems. In view of this, COUGAR decided to take matters into their own hands. “We love gaming, and we’ve worked hard for years to provide PSUs, cases and fans suited to gamers’ specific needs. We took a long, hard look at the gaming peripherals market and to be honest, with few exceptions, we didn’t like what we saw. We knew it was time for us to do something about it.” Lio Huang – Director COUGAR entered the PC Gaming Peripherals market a year ago with the arrival of the 700 series. Greeted with almost universal acclaim from both the public and expert reviewers, both 700M and 700K received prestigious professional awards due to their design. Together with the 700 series came COUGAR UIX, which due to its functionality and user friendly interface became an instant success, receiving massive appraisal. ...



COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil

COUGAR Sponsored Team INTZ Emerges Victorious as LoL Champion in Brazil   22nd April, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, is strongly committed towards the development and support of eSports. This is expressed in, among other actions, sponsorships of professional gaming teams, who also participate in COUGAR’s product development with direct input and feedback. This helps COUGAR in the process of creating the best available gaming peripherals on the market.   INTZ an elite Brazilian team sponsored by COUGAR since earlier this year, has managed to achieve an impressive victory in the CBLoL 2015 championship. The finals were decided at the best of five, but INTZ managed to secure a fast victory over strong rivals Keyd Stars by winning the first three games. This victory against another prestigious team makes INTZ’s record even more remarkable, and positions them as the number one LoL team in Brazil. A mere year after the team’s formation, this victory has earned INTZ a ticket to participate in 2015 International Wild Card Invitational in Turkey, which is taking place from April 21st to April 25th 2015 and in which INTZ will continue their impressive performance. COUGAR wants to express its support towards INTZ and eSports, and will reinforce its role as one of the leading brands in the sector by bringing new and better products that improve gamers’ experience. For more information go to www.cougargaming.co...



COUGAR releases the 300M Gaming Mouse

COUGAR™ shakes the Gaming Mouse Market with 300M March 24, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, announces today the arrival of a new gaming mouse that targets the mainstream pro-level gamer. With a 4000 DPI sensor, 7 programmable buttons and a 1000Hz polling rate, COUGAR 300M Gaming Mouse offers everything a gamer might ask for. Its support for UIX, the unrivaled leader in gaming device management, sets it a further step above competitors and allows the user to unleash its full potential. The COUGAR 300M has the successful ADNS-3090 Optical Sensor as its beating heart. With its 4000 DPI, it can provide gamers with the precision required for playing any kind of games. On top of this, the 1000 Hz polling rate and 1ms response time guarantee instant reaction, thus avoiding defeat by mouse lag situations. This precision and this quality are further enhanced by the OMRON switches used for its main buttons, which guarantee a minimum life of 5 million clicks, and the braided cable that protects the mouse-computer link. Apart from excelling in quality, the 300M does not lag behind in functionality. With 7 fully programmable buttons and on-board memory for up to 3 complete configuration profiles, a maximum of 24 functions can be accessed directly from the mouse. But this all gets to a new level thanks to UIX, which allows all this functionality to be easily and intuitively managed through a single app. The DPI LEDs included on the mous...



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Cougar 200K Scissor Gaming Keyboard

Today we're looking at the Cougar 200K Illuminated gaming keyboard, an affordable board that sports rather smart styling and a couple of interesting features, such as lighting effects and anti-ghosting technology. We often see such features on expensive keyboards, but Cougar looks to be targeting gamers who are on a tight budget yet still want something capable. Let's get to it and take a closer look at the Cougar 200K Scissor keyboard.



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COUGAR releases QBX, the Most Advanced Compact Gaming Case

COUGAR™ releases QBX™, the Most Advanced Compact Gaming Case on the Market Taipei, Taiwan March 16th, 2015 – COUGAR, leading brand in the gaming hardware market, announces today the arrival of COUGAR QBX™, the most advanced compact gaming case on the market. This Mini-ITX case stands above the crowd for three reasons: its compact dimensions, its expandability and the best cooling on the market for a case of its size.   The first of QBX’s virtues is self-evident. Its 178 x 260 x 368 mm make QBX a highly compact case. With it, gamers no longer need enormous desks with lots of space to install high-end gaming components in order to enjoy new generation games. Whether on a desk or near the TV, QBX will fit in any gamer’s room and leave them space for a bigger screen or whatever they want to do with it. The second of QBX’s distinguishing features is what makes it a gaming case. A compact case with very good cooling is great, but virtually all of those are limited to smaller components with limited capabilities, which makes it impossible to enjoy the most demanding games. QBX shatters that limitation, allowing the user to enjoy high end graphics cards (up to 350mm long), up to five hard disks (both HDD and SSD), Slim ODD for different media formats, USB 3.0 and much more. All this is well powered, since QBX supports PS2-ATX PSUs (up to 140mm long), which can fuel even the most demanding system and can also be easily found anywhere, in contrast ...



COUGAR releases first Digital PSU – COUGAR CMD

COUGAR™ releases first 80 PLUS BRONZE Digital PSU, making Digital Power accessible March 09, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR™, a leading player in the computer gaming hardware market, announces today the release of its first 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Digital Power Supply Unit, the COUGAR™ CMD™ Digital Power Supply Unit. Its arrival marks a radical change for Digital PSUs, freeing them from their current status of niche product and putting digital power in the right direction towards becoming the mainstream option for PC gaming. This is due to the emphasis on practical functionality put during its development, which has led to a product whose specifications all target real user needs. CMD™ is fully integrated with COUGAR™ UIX™ System The basis of the CMD™ is the state of the art technology and quality materials COUGAR™ is already well known for in the PSU market. On top of this, COUGAR™ has implemented its newly developed Digital Power technology and integrated it with the COUGAR™ UIX™ Device management system. The Digital Power technology brings a broad range of functions to CMD™ that will assist the user mainly in two areas: the electric supply of the computer and its temperature and cooling. Those two areas have been chosen because they are especially relevant for gamers. CMD™ provides the user with detailed information and control about his system The CMD’s electric supply-related functions include monitoring of the PSU’s elect...






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