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COUGAR Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 7 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Born to conquer, the COUGAR Challenger mid tower case frags your opponents with uncompromised performance and unprecedented features. Innovative and revolutionary UI design takes inspiration from the pilot unlocking missile cover then firing. The overwhelming power, from comprehensively fused merits such as unmatched cooling performance, ample inner space that accommodates up to 410mm graphics card, easy installation for 5.25" & 3.5" devices, USB 3.0 connectivity and liquid cooling support, puts you into the pilot's seat, you just press button and destroy the enemy. A top loaded docking station allows easy access to external 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD.

  • newegg Spacious Interior with Smart Layout The COUGAR Challenger mid tower case provides ample room to accommodate high end graphics card up to 410mm long (remove the HDD trays). Installation opening allows for convenient CPU cooler upgrade without having to remove motherboard from case. Cable feedthrough on the MB tray enables easy routing and hiding of cables.
  • newegg Superior Cooling 1x 120mm rear turbine fan, 1x 200mm front red LED fan along with a number of air vents on walls deliver efficient ventilation and effective system cooling. 3x rubber holes are provided at the rear for easy water cooling setup and maintenance.
  • newegg Tool-Free HDD Installation (HDD trays for this model are black) ODDs and HDDs installation or removal are easier than ever, due to screw-less mechanisms on 5.25" bay and 3.5 HDD trays. 7x 3.5" HDD trays are compatible with 2.5" HDD/SSD, and 3x 2.5 HDD trays are included for out of the box use (the 3x 2.5” HDD trays occupy the space of 3 x 3.5” HDD trays). By adjusting the HDD tray configuration, you can install up to 410mm long graphics card.
  • newegg Bottom Placed PSU The COUGAR Challenger supports bottom PSU installation for better case stability and effective cooling of PSU.
  • newegg Side and Bottom Dust Filters Air filters in the bottom and side covers prevent dust from entering the system for a clean interior and better heat dissipation. Uninstallation and cleaning are quick and easy thanks to magnet attachment.
  • newegg Top I/O module with hot-swap Docking Station Top I/O panel provides 2x USB 3.0 ports and 2x audio ports for user convenience and expandability. A hot-swap docking station is also located at top for quick data transfer with external 2.5"/3.5" HDDs, without the hassle of open side panel or digging around inside the chassis.

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


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  • Stewart M.
  • 12/24/2013 2:58:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSleek looking, versatile and great features

Pros: For my new PC build, I decided to replace my outdated case which served me for over eight years. I chose the Cougar Challenger based on its looks and features. I have been impressed with it since I unpacked it. Cougar has put some thought into this case.

The first thing I noticed when I unpacked the case was that it was lighter than my previous one. Of course this may vary for you. Opening the case was a breeze. The side panels are held in place with thumb screws and the front panel was easily dislodged and removed. I did not see any tabs on the front plate that would be damaged when the front panel is removed. Putting the case back together was also easy. It would probably be best to lay the case on its side when putting the side panels back on, but wasn't very difficult to do so upright. The case feet look to be about an inch high and thick. This provides adequate air intake for the bottom mounted fan and PSU. The case also includes a package of multiple sized screw for different applications.

The case came with two fans. The fans weren't installed as described, but moving them demonstrated how easy it is to install the fans in the case. Cougar sells a 140mm red LED (N82E16835553013) and 120mm red LED (N82E16835553010) fan that match the included 200mm red LED fan. (As of this writing, I am unable to find a separate sale 200mm red LED fan.) The top dust filter is held in place with four two-piece tab assemblies. If you plan to install one or two 140mm fans up top, the tabs will need to be removed, and the filter will be held in place by the fans. I removed the tabs by using my fingernails to pry out the tab and then pushing the tab sleeve out. The side and bottom dust filters are held in place with magnets and are easily removed. See my other thoughts for my fan placement.

Both the internal and external drive bays have a screw-less design. The internal drive bays have removable trays. All of my drives are firmly held in place. 2.5 drives are supported by converting a 3.5 bay to a 2.5 bay. If your graphics card requires, or you like the extra room, remove the 3.5/2.5 bay. The 2.5 drives can be placed on 3.5 tray and secured with the included screws. The 3.5 trays have pre-drilled holes for 2.5 drives. Converting the 3.5 bay to a 2.5 bay is straight forward. Unscrew the bays side wall, move the wall to the inner slots, then screw the bay wall in.

I really like the hot-swap and top mounted ports. It is easier to plug in a USB cable while sitting than if the ports were on the front of the panel. This also keeps look of the front panel clean. Do keep the port placement in mind if your PC is placed at desk top level or higher. The front panel and hot-swap cables fit between the motherboard tray and the side panel to keep them out of view.

The case is designed to attach the motherboard directly to it without the need for multiple risers. There is one riser installed with a nub to help with placement of the motherboard. Or, you could r

Cons: Instructions could be a little bit more clear.

Other Thoughts: I've been looking for a Cougar 200mm red LED fan to match the one included with the case. Looks like I'll be contacting Cougar shortly to see how I can get one. Until then, I have the 200mm in the front, two 140mm red LED (N82E16835553013) in the top and one 140mm red LED (N82E16835553013) in the bottom. The case looks really sharp with the lights turned off. I may grab some green LED fans and go for an alien glow when I get some time.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 11/6/2013 9:25:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Airflow

Pros: This case i great if your looking for maximum airflow as with my gamming rig I have a great need for keeping my components cool. I have my amd 8350 overclocked to 4.6GHz not too impressive but nothing to shrug off either. My radeon 7870 HD graphics is also overclocked & at max volts of 1.3 on the core as well as my ASUS Croshair v Formula z having digi-power settings set to max. As you can see this makes for enough heat to cook an egg, so this case is perfect in terms of keeping my system from silicone death by heat.

Cons: the only big down side that I can see for this case is theres absolutely no sound dampering features or anti vibration mechanisms in place for the fan spots or where the optical and HDD bays are.

Other Thoughts: over all this case is great for a gamming rig or keeping things really cool

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  • Kevin D.
  • 10/12/2013 1:32:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: This is a excellent case hence the title. There is a lot of space inside. I love how the Red LED compliment the black casing. The case have a unique style especially the on/off button.

Cons: Removing the side panel is easy, but putting it back on take a bit time (I recommend putting it on it side when trying to put the side panel back on)

Other Thoughts: Get a 14cm red LED fan for the side

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  • Evan S.
  • 10/4/2013 12:27:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect For Gaming

Pros: Space for anything you want to have.
Included fans are super quiet.
LED provide a cool look.
Window is nice so you can see all parts

Cons: Non

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  • Daniel S.
  • 9/28/2013 12:41:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBeat Case For The Budget

Pros: Big Case, Cool Design, Gaming Type, Mid Tower, Hardcore Touch, Shiney Design, Strong.

Cons: None

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  • Matthew B.
  • 9/18/2013 5:31:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: Case looks nice

Cons: Bottom filter will warp when the case gets warm, Need to add fans for proper ventilation, Noise escapes the case easily so you can hear the fans quite well, Not enough tie down points for cable management, It's still a nice case just be aware of its limitations.

Other Thoughts: For the same price I would go Cooler Master.

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  • Patrick G.
  • 9/17/2013 1:38:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect case

Pros: Dock for barre SATA drives, Monster Intake fan, optional 2.5" bays, dust filters galore! Ample space for Wire routing.

Cons: not enough tie downs. No provided ties.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 9/10/2013 9:17:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Plenty of space
Hotswap
Very good airflow through case
Looks really cool
The drive docks are easy lock (no screws needed unless you want them)

Cons: The pegs at the bottom constantly come off. Not really a deal breaker, but it's a pain when one falls off at a LAN party or even you move it across the room.

Other Thoughts: Looks really cool with LED's

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  • John T.
  • 9/3/2013 6:27:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat gaming case

Pros: Great airflow, a ton of fan mounts, very spacious interior, lots of great cable routing and management, usb 3.0 on the front panel, looks great, $15 rebate

Cons: The only cons I can think of for this case are that it was a little difficult to punch out the pieces of metal in order to install the water cooling rubber pieces. It was so difficult i accidentally bent the back panel a little, but it was relatively easy to bend back into place with a little force, so not worth docking an egg. The other con is that if you want to mount anything other than 120's or a 180 on the top panel, you have to either drill out or remove the clips holding the filter on. Seems like they could've done that better, but still not worth docking an egg.

Other Thoughts: The fans included with this case are great! Very quiet and move lots of air. The hot swap dock on the top is actually surprisingly useful if you are like me and find old hard drives lying around and want to see if they are any good anymore.

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  • Caleb R.
  • 8/29/2013 4:18:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsUnexpected performace

Pros: My cousin bought this for his new rig. Seeing as it was kinda gaudy I didn't expect it to be that great of a case. When building it I was surprised that it was as big as a Fractal R4 internally. It's wider than the standard mid tower and has almost an inch of cable management room in the back. One of the best features I've seen is the stand-off-less design. There are little 'mounds' in the metal with a screw hole so can just drop the mobo on and put the screws in, it's awesome. The metal is sturdy and firm and the plastic face was too. The rubber bottom feet were over an inch tall giving it plenty of room for the psu to breathe. Turning it on I became even more impressed. The 200mm and 120mm fans are silent. I could not hear the case standing next to it, the fx 6300 stock fan was louder than the case barely but his was a lot quieter than my 6300 stock fan. For $70 this is the best case I've used, total surprise. Almost makes me with I had one instead of my NZXT 410 Phantom because it's quieter, larger, and cheaper.

Cons: None that I could find.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this case for everybody

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