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COUGAR, The Year In Review – Plus Christmas Giveaway

December 20th 2013, Taipei – Leading PC CASE and Power Supply maker, COUGAR, is giving away prizes in promotion with media partners and having a “Look Back at COUGAR 2013” Christmas Giveaway contest on Facebook. Considering all of the outstanding products COUGAR has released this year you can choose which is your favorite, then “Like, Share and Win”. Check out the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229458737235466/ COUGAR has had a banner year for products in 2013. For PC Chassis, there have been products to fit into every type of computer build, like the high-end mini gaming tower PC case, the COUGAR SPIKE. The SPIKE delivers expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design as it is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. And also one of the more famous cases released this year was the Archon. With an elegant look and support for longer high-end graphics cards up to 310mm, this case is the latest iteration from COUGAR’s line of sleek gaming cases. COUGAR’s fan products have been designed and tested under a series of strict criteria including air flow, air pressure, noise, performance and lifespan making them some of the best cooling fans on the market. In 2013 COUGAR introduced a new line of 120mm and 140mm fans with LEDs called CFD LED. For computer Power Supplies, COUGAR released the SL PSU as part of their value line of power supply solutions and it is fully compl...



Cougar MX500 Mid Tower

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 MX500 Midtower Case

On November 5 2013, in Taipei, Cougar introduced The MX500 Mid-tower case . This case has a distinctive European style to it and is perfect for users who expect large upgradeable capability with optimal airflow and ventilation characteristics. The MX500 offers ample space for graphics cards of up to 410mm in length. This is achieved by a unique 3-Mode drive cage concept. In standard mode there is 300mm of space. By using a special ” HDD track mechanism” you can relocate the drive cage to gain another 30mm for a space of 330mm, and when you remove it entirely you get a clearance of 410mm. Here’s a spec-sheet below with more info.     Specifications Case Type Mid Tower Motherboard Type Micro ATX / ATX Dimensions 210(W)x 475(H)x 480(D) 5.25″ Drive Bays 3 Exposed 3.5″ Drive Bays 7 Hidden 2.5″ Drive Bays 3 + 4 (converted from 3.5”drive bays) I/O Panel USB3.0 x 2 ( int )/USB2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 Cooling system Max Installed: 7pcs Fans Front 140mm Fans x 2 / 120mm Fans x 2 (120mm fan x 1 pre-installed) Top 120mm Fans x 2/140mm Fans x 2 180mm Fan x 1/200mm Fan x 1 Rear 120mm Fan x 1 (pre-installed) Bottom 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Left side 120mm Fan x 1 / 140mm Fan x 1 Expansion Slots 7 Maximum Graphics Cards Length 410mm Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (optional)    



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar CMX V3 850W

The Cougar CMX V3 850W is an enthusiast-oriented mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn't a beast like some we've seen of late, it is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a partly modular design, with the intent of providing value to consumers on a budget. Let's take a closer look.



COUGAR to Launch Gaming Peripheral Line at COMPUTEX 2013

May 31st 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply maker, will be launching a brand new gaming peripherals product line at the COMPUTEX 2013 trade show in Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall, Floor 1, #J1017a, June 4th through the 8th. The company considers this new line to be a big milestone for the COUGAR brand. In addition to this, there be new case and PSU products announced as well.  New Gaming Peripheral Line COUGAR’s new gaming product line includes a pro-level mechanical keyboard, the CGK500 with LED back-lighting and a gaming keyboard, the CGK300. The keyboards have features that gamers will especially appreciate such as “Disable Windows Key During Game Play” and dedicated macro keys hardware design. As companion pieces to keyboards, COUGAR is offering new gaming mice. Ultra precise gaming mice, the CGM500 & CGM300 will be debuted. These are hardware refined components with such features as non-slip rubber coatings, a 5000 DPI laser sensor, programmable buttons, orange colored LED backlighting, adjustable report rates, Omron micro switches and teflon feet for slick movement. More performance gaming peripherals will also be on display at the booth. Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Design for superior capacity and optimal Cooling Two new mid-tower gaming cases MX700 & MX500 designed with superior capacity and cooling solutions will also be presented by COUGAR at COMPUTEX 2013. While in two different aesthetic stylings, these ...



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar Spike Mini-Tower Gaming Case and Cougar Dual-X LED Fans

Cougar, a leading German PC case, fan, and power supply manufacturer, has introduced a new Mini Gaming Tower case called the Cougar SPIKE. The SPIKE Mini-Tower was designed to deliver expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design. The Cougar SPIKE case is a smaller but is designed to accept the longer high-end gaming graphics cards with up to 330 mm of clearance. With the usage of Mini and Micro ATX motherboards growing as they become more complete, many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by Micro ATX motherboards. As such, COUGAR thinks that the Mini Gaming Tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations. They are also making it somewhat portable, as well as easier to carry to LAN partys. The Cougar SPIKE Mini-Tower sports a gaming themed style with a black interior to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s tool-less design technology for easy installation of 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of a 2.5” HDD/SSD at the bottom of the chassis. With any PC case ventilation is crucial and Cougar’s SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed, and provisions for a total of up to four. One 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional). The Cougar SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower also supports USB3.0 for maximum data transfer speeds. The Cougar SPI...



Latest Sleek Gaming Case from COUGAR Available

COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply maker has introduced their latest PC case, the Archon. With an elegant look and support for longer high-end graphics cards up to 310 mm, this case is the latest iteration from COUGAR’s line of sleek gaming cases. The ARCHON delivers expansion capability in a subdued enclosure with windows, grills and an orange highlighted interior. It comes with three 2.5″ HDD/SSD trays and three 3.5″ HDD trays and features easily cleanable detachable air filters on the front and bottom covers. Like many of their other cases, there is a transparent acrylic side cover so that you can see the internals of the build. The case will be kept cool with support for up to five fans: one rear 120 mm fan (pre-installed), two optional front side 120 mm fans, and two optional side 120 mm fans along with seven PCI vented slots that provide flexibility and ventilation performance for multiple graphics cards solutions. If you need to kick it up a notch with water cooling, you can do that too with two holes (with rubber protection) on the rear panel. This mid tower case of course comes with advanced USB 3.0 ports for maximum data transfer speeds and despite its size, the ARCHON can take up to 8 drives or drive bay accessories in total with the Screw-less mechanism design on the 5.25″devices. Lastly, to keep it all neat and organized, the cables feed through on the motherboard tray allowing for easy routing and cable management. For more infor...



Value Line PSU from COUGAR is Quiet

April 29th 2013, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply brand has revealed the COUGAR SL PSU. This is part of their value line of power supply solutions and it is fully compliant with the 80-PLUS® Gold efficiency requirement, featuring a peak efficiency of up to 80%. The SL series is equipped with a quiet COUGAR fan that provides optimum cooling. Fully Compatible The SL series is fully compatible with the latest PC technologies, supporting the newest specifications of ATX12V, and created for use with current and next-generation multi-core CPU platforms. COUGAR Ultra Quiet and Temp Controlled Fan Providing an extremely quiet mode of operation, the fan in the PSU also has its speed automatically governed based on the ambient temperature. This allows for optimal efficiency and cooling. Dual Rail Technology The rails in a PSU also heavily determine the quality of a unit. The COUGAR SL series sports Dual-12V rails. The automatic load distribution on the dual-12V lines provides high voltage stability to keep components safe and efficient. Lastly, with the COUGAR SL you get full protection measures with these safety features: SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP   UVP (Under-voltage protection) – If the voltages fall below a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off. OVP (Over-voltage protection) – If the voltages increase above a certain tolerance value on the single lines, the PSU automatically switches off. SCP (Sho...



COUGAR Introduces Dual X – A New Line of LED Fans

COUGAR, leading Taiwanese/German PC case and power supply brand, has introduced a new line of LED fans called Dual X. COUGAR launched their VORTEX line of fan products in November of 2011 and today that series has become COUGAR’s best selling product with over 200,000 units sold in the USA. After more than a year of having received outstanding feedback from system builders and enthusiastic DIY users, COUGAR fans have a proven track record. COUGAR’s fan products have been designed and tested under a series of strict criteria including air flow, air pressure, noise, performance and lifespan. The engineering has proven the design to be the optimal combination of cooling efficiency, silent operation and high lifespan, making it one of the best cooling fans on the market. Now COUGAR is introducing a new line of 120mm and 140mm fans with LEDs called Dual X. COUGAR’s Dual X LED fans provide an option for gamers and enthusiasts who like the visual effects of LED fans in their rigs. But COUGAR goes one step further since their fans are designed and patented with exclusive technology, making them stand out among various LED fan producers. There are 4 colors to choose from with either orange, green, or blue LED powered transparent blades (the black blades have no LEDs) that generate colorful visual effects. But these being COUGAR designed fans, the LED effects are only icing on the cake. For the products to be useful they need to have core features that do their job...



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar GX-S 600W

While premium kilowatt power supplies may garner much of the attention and buzz in the marketplace, it is the more affordable, mid-range units that quietly bring in the profits. And that's where the Cougar GX-S 600W might offer a solution. While this unit isn't a behemoth like some we've seen of late, the GX-S 600W is 80PLUS Gold certified and comes with a price of $119. Seems pretty good so far, so let's take a closer look at this Cougar power supply and see how it fares.



COUGAR Introduces SPIKE – Mini Gaming Tower PC Case

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, has introduced a new high-end mini gaming tower PC case, the COUGAR SPIKE. The SPIKE delivers expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design. The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro ATX motherboards nowadays. As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations. The SPIKE mini tower sports a gaming themed style with interior black paint to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR’s screwless design technology for convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5″ and 2.5″ HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of 2.5″ HDD/SSD at the bottom cover. With any PC case ventilation is crucial and COUGAR’s SPIKE case handles it smartly. Conveniently, the COUGAR SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed. In total, there is support for 4 fans: one 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional). Lastly, the COUGAR SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower PC Case supports the lasts, advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speeds. The COU...



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar PowerX 550W

  Introduction The power requirements of enthusiast and gaming PCs have increased dramatically over the last few years, due to the development of ever more powerful and sophisticated CPUs and graphics processors. More power can often mean higher energy bills, and manufacturers have been working on improving power efficiency for their products in response. While the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don’t need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is still a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, something under 600W. The Cougar PowerX 550W is one such mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn’t a beast like some we’ve seen of late, the PowerX is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a price of only $70. Seems pretty affordable, so let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares. Let’s take a closer look at this Cougar unit and see how it fares.



COUGAR Introduces White Editions of Their High-Performance and Budget Gaming Mid-Tower Cases

December 6th 2012, Taipei – Just in time for Christmas and New Year’s holiday shopping season, COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, has introduced two new white colored editions of their high-end mid-tower PC case, the COUGAR Volant and their affordable mid-tower case, the COUGAR Solution. The new white editions come with the honey-comb and mesh hybrid intake design creating a solid, rugged look with optimized ventilation characteristics. By offering enough room for eight installable fans, the cases are perfect for demanding gamers and enthusiasts and those on a budget. To further improve ventilation and in-case airflow, the COUGAR cases also sport an advanced cable-management system keeping the inside organized. Two holes on the backside of the chassis provide access for water cooling solutions. The combination of rugged lines, metal mesh elements and glossy surface ornaments lend the new white editions a clean professional look. A total of 7 PCIe slots allow for multiple-graphics setups in SLI and CrossfireX modes with state-of-the-art graphics cards of up to 320 mm/12.5” length. Drive installation is child’s play with the Volant due to COUGAR’s screwless design technology. Easy and convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs/SSDs is provided for by an integrated docking-station on top of the case. As a power supply manufacturing specialist, COUGAR understands best where to place the PSU in the system. In the COUGAR cases, the ...



 
 
 
 
 

Cougar Challenger

Cougar may be a brand familiar to Europeans but North American gamers may not have heard of this company and the products they offer. The new Cougar Challenger mid tower case definitely shows a distinct personality which makes it standout compared to other mid tower cases. The case's bold styling really makes it stand out, the front cover in particular has an aggressive design that would feel equally at home as the front of a starship or as a character in a Transformer movie. The materials, design and build quality are excellent and it is apparent that a lot of thought went into the design and manufacturing of this case. This case is packed with all the features you would expect in a mid tower gaming case like great cooling with a built in 200mm fan, a top mounted SATA hot swap bay, top panel USB 3.0, a side window, good cable management and easy to use tool-less drive bays. The case itself is black with front panel detailing available in three different colors; black, grey and orange. If you are looking for a quality case that will make your rig standout then the Cougar Challenger is something you might want to consider. Today we will review it to help you make that decision. Let's learn a little more about the manufacturer and see if this case has all the features you would want for your next build.



COUGAR Introduces Extremely High-efficient and ECO-friendly Power Supply, the GX-S

Many people and organizations have their computers running 24/7 whether it is for remote access or cloud-computing requirements. These always-on computers eat through a lot of energy. COUGAR is proud to address the growing need for super-efficient power supplies with the introduction of their newest ECO-friendly power supply, the COUGAR GX-S series. Coming in 3 variations, the GX-S series of computer power supply units offer an extremely high efficiency rate of up to 93%, and are compliant with the 80-PLUS® Gold efficiency requirement. They are made with a special rugged black coating with an attractive gold colored painted logo. Saving Energy, Loving Earth With the current global energy crisis, the focus is on efficiency and electronic products are facing the daunting challenge of delivering high performance, while consuming less power. The COUGAR GX-S PSU was designed from the ground up to achieve high efficiency in its power supply management. One way it achieves this is with their LLC topology design. The LLC resonant topology lowers the switching losses which boosts efficiency during power switching. The GX-S series also has the most advanced energy-saving design to fit in with the latest Eco-Friendly EuP regulation and ErP Lot6. The power consumption less than 0.9W in PC off-mode, which can save quite a bit of energy and money and of course it supports the ENERGY STAR 5.0 rating. Fully Compatible The GX-S series is fully compatible with the latest PC technologies, s...






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