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COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2

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COUGAR extends the line to a mid tower with the Evolution making it easy to build a professional gaming system. It accommodates all sorts of high-end hardware from its spacious interior, with an excellent cooling solution from the maximum 6 fans. It has an integrated fan speed controller, eight PCI slots provide flexibility for multiple graphics cards, and plenty of room for large, power-hungry components. The COUGAR Evolution full tower represents a new evolution for gaming spirit.

  • newegg Superior Cooling Equipped with one 120mm front fan and one 120mm rear fan, the COUGAR Evolution Mid Tower computer case provides efficient ventilation and effective system cooling. The COUGAR Evolution supports up to 6 fans and bottom air filter keeps dust and dirt out for a clean inner system and better cooling performance over time.
  • newegg Top Access HDD Docking The top loaded easy-swap docking allows easy access to 3.5 and 2.5 HDD/SSDs for mobile data transfers.
  • newegg Easy Installation The 5.25" Screw-less mechanism and shockproof, 2.5"/3.5" compatible HDD tray design adds much convenience for your system maintenance and upgrade.
  • newegg Cable Management Cable routing holes on the motherboard tray allow easy routing and hiding cables behind the MB tray.
  • newegg Water Cooling Ready Retention holes are provided at the rear of the case for hassle-free water cooling set up and maintenance.
  • newegg Convenient Top Panel Two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports located at top panel allow easy access to a wide range of peripherals, plus an integrated fan speed controller for handy Dual-Way fan speed adjustment.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Marisa C.
  • 3/14/2015 8:36:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case But Not For Corsair H100i

Pros: - Top USB, and Audio Ports
- Top case power button
- Has a hot-swappable drive bay on top
- Has tons of room for multiple fan configurations
- Relatively tool-less design

Cons: No cons just a warning to those looking for a full tower/closed water-cooling system configuration (check other thoughts)-->

Other Thoughts: I knew it had space for a radiator in my old tower, and I did not fully take the dimensions to account for it in actuality. This will NOT fit the radiator completely (only a few screws will go in but enough to make it snug), and there will be no space for those fans you need to attach to it as the board WILL be right near them, and you'll only be able to at least attach one since the back-side ports will be hindering it's placement. If you're going to get this configuration, PLEASE make sure you know there will be enough room... or heck, bite the bullet and get one of their cases designed for the configuration.

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  • 3/8/2015 8:04:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFine... for base install

Pros: It's black and has nifty connections up top.

Cons: Nicked myself installing the motherboard back plate
5.25 slots all have individual high adjusters prohibiting the use of my Icy Dock FatCage (MB155SP-B). I intended to install 5x hot swaps in addition to the 4x internal 3.5" drives provided. Who NEEDS six 5.25 devices in 2015+? This was just not thought through. This case should easily be able to accommodate two of these FatCage adapters for a total of 14 drives.

Other Thoughts: Someone that wants an ultimately flexible case will not want all those tabs that align the 5.25 devices at one unit depth. The FatCage is three units high and cannot fit because of this limitation. This is not a cost increase in the product, either.

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  • Maleka K.
  • 1/9/2015 8:52:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA great first attempt by Cougar

Pros: Full tower size with a mid tower look (i.e. not overbearing or ridiculous). Lots of routing options inside. Plenty of removable fan filters to fight the war on dust. Full mesh front for maximal airflow. Front panel USB3. Built-in fan control separated into 2 groups. 7 fan slots (the more you give me, the more fans I will install... within reason)! The self-hiding SATA dock on top is great for recoveries and drive wipes. Spacious interior. Cougar design aesthetics.

Cons: (Mostly) everything is laid out well, but it's all a little flimsy. The drive trays are plastic (come on). The sides of my case are warped when not attached. Not a problem since they're attached, but still feels like they should be solid and square. Top 5.25" bay is unusable for optical drives because of the many cables going to the front panel array. You could fit shorter equipment up there though.

Other Thoughts: Having purchased several cougar turbine fans for many different builds, i thought I'd give the case a go to see how the workmanship measured up to established case manufacturers.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 12/5/2014 7:10:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood case overall

Pros: *Big case, plenty of room for even the biggest GPUs.
*Cable management space behind the mobo tray is nice
*German made, very well constructed.
*Looks pretty sick
*Tool-less design
*Bottom mounted PSU
*Hot swappable SATA drive on top of case
*Tons of USB including USB 3.0

Cons: *Tool-less bay hardware is kinda flimsy, drives move around somewhat. Ended up using screws anyway.
*Top 5.25" bay is basically unuseable due to FPANEL wires
*FPANEL fan control didn't work at all, had to connect fans to the MOBO
*Bottom fan slot wasn't thought out very well. All PSUs have a giant bundle of thick cables which will sit right where that fan is supposed to mount. A simple cage would have solved the problem of the wires getting into your blades.

Other Thoughts: Overall a freaking cool case for a decent price. Solid construction and plenty of room.

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  • Stefan M.
  • 3/28/2014 10:41:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case

Pros: Great case. I bought it specifically for Litecoin Mining and there are tons of fan options. I especially love the fact that you can remove the metal fan grills to improve airflow, on both the front of the case and top. Seriously an amazing case, and you should definitely consider if you are looking for 8 PCI Express Slots and a tall case.

Cons: Really none. It is a little difficult to take of the top cover off if both top fans are installed, but you can unscrew the fans through the grills in you take out the metal grates off.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2014 4:57:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * Nice looking
* Big case to fit all the components you want

Cons: * If you want to use the top 5.25 bay, it will take a lot, I have to split all the cables coming from the top of the case in half and zip tie them to the roof, even with that there was almost no clearance because of the hard drive dock on the top of the case, I was able to fit my DVD drive in the top bay but it is way too tight because of pressing against the hard drive bay. Took more effort than any sane person should really put into trying to use just one 5.25 bay.

* Plastic clip broke on front air filter on first try to remove it. It didn't really bother me since I planned to remove all the air filters to increase air flow, but for those that may want to use them know that the plastic for the filters is flimsy so be careful not to break the clips.

* I would of liked more loops through out the case for use with zip ties for cable management

* The case is meant to have upward air flow, where there are two fans on the top and one on the bottom with the placement of the power supply that means having a bunch of power cables running over the bottom fan.

* The metal shelves in the 5.25 bay (the metal lip that the 5.25 device sits on) is wider than most cases I have dealt with, this won't affect 99% of people buying the case unless you're getting something that takes up more than one 5.25 bay, like a multi-hard drive bay. I had to cut some of the metal off the 5.25 shelf to fit a dual 5.25 bay component.

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  • jacob w.
  • 3/18/2014 4:10:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood case

Pros: good case fits all that I need it to on hardware had the extra usb 3 ports i needed

Cons: It has a great amount of pace but how it is is setup on the mounts for fans makes it vary hard / unable to setup closed loop liquid cooling open loop fits fine closed loop mount will not fit in side of case... vary large con for cpu cooler

Other Thoughts: lots of space bad layout in the case for ware you can put fans and that stuff

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  • Marc W.
  • 1/27/2014 8:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: excellent case with plenty of space. fan controller works great!!!! love this case and prefer it over any other!!!!

Cons: space on backside of motherboard mounting plate is lacking for cable management. needs to be a little more accommodating. the fan to be used in 5.25" drive bay area is great unless using a beefy liquid cooling unit that uses the 5.25" drive bay to house pump, radiator, fan and reserve tank

Other Thoughts: over all an excellent case and is perfectly designed for air flow. cant be beat as it will accept any motherboard and handle a triple or quad gpu setup no problem

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  • Christian L.
  • 12/16/2013 2:50:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case, great price!

Pros: Spacious, well ventilated, room for more fans, fan controls.
SATA top mount
USB ports
Good quality construction.

Cons: Large graphics cards (Windforce or many of the R9 series) are a little cramped in here.

The one little side panel seems a little cheap, and not sure exactly what I was supposed to use to attach it permanently as none of the provided screws fit? Sits there nicely on its own however.

Other Thoughts: Great for a budget full size ATX case - don't get if you need a lot of space for multiple GPU's or water cooling.

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  • Terry K.
  • 12/16/2013 12:56:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect case of budget built

Pros: just a perfect case of budget built, it comes with a lot of dust filter

Cons: the only con is it is definitely not a full tower, but the internal space is large

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