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COUGAR Volant Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, MIC x 1, Audio x 1 Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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The COUGAR Volant Mid Tower computer case provides a strong gaming-appearance design with multiple combination of rugged line, glossy surface and metallic mesh elements. It accommodates all sorts of high-end hardware with its spacious interior, and keeps them cool with maximum 8 fans. With a good list of features such as 320mm high-end graphics card support, screw-less design for 5.25”,3.5" & HDD devices, 2.5" HDD/SSD support, backside cable routing, water cooling ready and bottom placed PSU with air filter, this case is a great choice when you build your dream system.

  • newegg Superior Cooling The COUGAR Volant Mid Tower computer case provides efficient ventilation and effective system cooling. Besides one preinstalled 120mm rear fan, the COUGAR Volant supports another 7 fans and features metallic mesh elements design for unparalleled cooling performance.
  • newegg Large CPU retaining hole The huge retaining hole ensures easy access to the backplate of the CPU cooler.
  • newegg Easy Installation The screw-less mechanism of 5.25” ODD trays and 3.5” HDD trays ensures easy installation and upgrade. One 2.5’’ HDD/SSD is supported at the bottom.
  • newegg High-end graphics card support The COUGAR Volant supports long high-end graphics cards up to 320mm.
  • 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 setup and maintenance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Robert N.
  • 1/23/2016 9:40:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case, many uses

Pros: Easy to setup and use

Cons: none

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  • Dan O.
  • 8/15/2015 4:14:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: What attracted me to this case was the top mounted HDD docking station. It's a SATA setup, not E-SATA. The front panel leaves the switches, audio ports and USB ports attached to the case. The switches are on slides with metal springs. Feel good and appear sturdy. There are many cooling fan mounting options. The back panel is unusual in that the ledge for attaching expansion cards is actually outside the case. This has the effect of putting the IO panel flush with the outside of the case rather than recessed. This makes the attachment of cables far easier than normal.

Cons: The filters at the case bottom of the case are nicely made with a fine metal mesh. The problem is that they do not pull out for cleaning like a toaster crumb tray. The power supply will need to be unbolted and tilted for it's filter removal.

Other Thoughts: The HDD docking station is designed to be a hot swappable SATA configuration. If your system HDD's are not set for RAID or AHCI in BIOS you will need to shut the system down to swap HDD's. I changed mine to a USB docking station.

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  • Joseph F.
  • 7/28/2015 6:05:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good design, well-made, lots of features. GREAT airflow. Lots of room for a mid-tower.

Cons: The picture shows a black case with a silver Cougar badge and an orange fan. The one I received has an orange Cougar badge and a black fan. Would have been nice to know, because it's not the same color as my setup, and now I'll have to repaint the badge.

Other Thoughts: The Power On LED light is blue. The orange and black retaining knob device... thingy's can all be removed and screws can still be used. If you have a tall heatsink/fan CPU cooling system (such as a Cooler Master 212 Evo), you may not be able to use one of the side-mounted case fans.

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  • Maurice N.
  • 6/6/2015 9:33:55 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: First time build. Alot of drive bays for you to use.

Cons: Case was very confusing. Instructions are useless. Did come with one standoff already installed, but it fit through the motherboard perfectly.

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  • Deborah D.
  • 6/6/2015 5:05:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCOUGAR Volant Case

Pros: Sturdy construction
Plenty of space
Large drive bay capacity
Room for 5 additional fans
Front USB3

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was extremely impressed with the quality and features of this case. Many higher priced cases don't compare.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 3/6/2015 4:23:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCougar Volant

Pros: -Looks nice
-Restart button is neat
-Fairly easy to work with

Cons: -Pretty small inside
-Doesn't easily accept a liquid CPU cooler

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my wife's computer build. I saw a review that said he had trouble installing a liquid CPU cooler and figured I could get one to fit. Well I sure did, but one of the top fan slots isn't usable with it installed. I put the 2 top fans in first since I knew the radiator would make it impossible to install them after the radiator was in place. Well it turns out the case is too small to let 2 tops fans, a rear fan, and a radiator on the rear fan sit nicely together. The same setup fit very nicely in my Rosewill case but this Cougar case had me cursing and throwing parts around. I ended up having to sleep on it and come up with a new strategy. Unfortunately I ended up having to remove one of the top fans and install it in the side of the case (where I hadn't intended to install any fans).

If you want to maximize your cooling potential, skip this case. It sure looks nice, especially with a few LED fans, but it's not worth the hassle and not worth losing a fan slot.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 4:18:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat budget case

Pros: Sleek design, front USB (2.0 and 3.0) and audio ports. 1 SSD mounting at bottom of case , spacious and well built. Lots of HDD and rear PCI expansion slots. Low price($46) with shipping.

Cons: None so far

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  • andrew L.
  • 2/9/2015 7:57:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs advertised

Pros: Well built, with tons of places to put fans and also very convenient designs to make it a snap to put together. Really easy and simple cable routing and also easy to mount cpu cooler with mobo installed.

Cons: Lots of holes for the fans and no serious dust mitgation, not a big issue. It loses a star because there is no real documentation as to how big of a CPU cooler it can hold, but on measurement it can only swallow 160mm of total CPU cooler height, which eliminates all 140mm fan CPU coolers.

Other Thoughts: great budget case if you don't need a big cooler on your CPU.

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  • Zygmont K.
  • 9/30/2014 12:09:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoaded with essential features

Pros: The exterior dock for hdd/sdd drives is a long time coming.
Superior feature. Channeling cables inside wall great way to prevent mishaps, waste time and money on tie downs. Bottom mounted power supply and abundant number of fan locations. Has both power and reset buttons many cases no longer have. WIDE enough for LARGE cpu fan/heatsink and long enough for large video cards.

Cons: Does not come with front fan installed

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  • Scott D.
  • 4/17/2014 8:28:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat for Air and Water, Not Liquid

Pros: Light weight but solid build
lots of room for components and a large graphics card
easy to use drive bays (no tools required)
lots of places to put fans
installed fan runs quiet and solid
front usb 2.0 and 3.0
top e-SATA bay
Internal wiring for control panel plenty long
great design for cable routing/hiding
easy rear clamp design to lock down pci cards

I like the case. Despite being lightweight it feels solid and sturdy and with all my componants in it it still feels roomy and open enough to access everything without too much headache. I wasn't stumbling over components because the video card was overlapping the sata plugs or the dvd was too close to the memory modules or the power cord from the brick was right by the drive cables. I also like the large easy to use Power button and reset button (with one caveat, listed below)

Cons: As I listed in the title, this is a great case for Air cooling and for Water-block cooling. It has dual hose cut outs in the back and a lot of locations to slap fans on the case to keep it cool. What it is NOT well designed for is liquid cooling (self contained) where you have a radiator/fan mounted to one of the case fan grilles. If you try and install it to the top 2 ports (with my mobo at least) you end up blocking the power plugs for the cpu, or it overlaps the memory slots. We ended up getting it to work by using the rear fan but had to use a few pliers to "crush" part of the casing in that corner where it was riveted and sticking out or the grille couldn't line up proper with the holes. It worked, and when you look at it now it's barely noticeable.. but it made for an unnecessary hassle.

Other problem was the USB 3.0 connector was poorly molded and we had to use a pin to "clean" the holes so it would properly slip onto the pin assignments on the board (first time connecting the debris bent 2 pins). After bending the pins back and trying (very carefully) to replug it in it seems to work.

Small nit pick I hinted at above: the large power and reset buttons are nice, but placing them right by the USB jacks means if you try to anchor your fingers on the case to unplug something you're likely to push or nudge the power button, which I'm not crazy about.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't able to use the rubber gasket that came with my 850 watt psu due to the tight nature of the bottom case design, but that's not a big deal, it fit fine without it and runs cool and quiet. This case is not as flashy and showy as many, but it is generally well built. The turn and snap design for the drives works great and takes seconds to install. They sit fairly firm and so long as you don't whack or jam into them, should be fine (held in place by thick plastic plugs). I love the cable routing design, space, and overall build. I currently have an asus ATX board with an 8350 cpu, corsair liquid cooling, Evga 760 4gb card, LG bluray drive/burner and 2 SATA drives (one hybrid seagate, the other western digital) and a 850 watt PSU. With this board I can easily slap in a second graphics card for SLI and the case means I have plenty of room to do it. I put a fan in the front of the case, one on the top and the rear fan blows across the liquid cooling radiator. There are 2 ports on the bottom of the case, one used by the PSU the other open. I don't think the second bottom grille could be easily used as it'd impede on the wiring for the psu, but I think it may be possible (my psu is modular so I could work around it if I had to). So technically I COULD add a second fan to the front, bottom, and even possibly bolt one to the mesh holes on the side panel or the other top slot. That's pretty handy, especially if you planned to overclock.

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