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COUGAR Spike Black Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 and 12CM Cougar Fan

  • Steel / Plastic MicroATX Mini Tower
  • USB3.0 x1 & USB2.0 x1, Mic x1, Audio x1 Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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A great blend of performance and function, the COUGAR Spike MicroATX mini tower case offers an ideal choice for gaming enthusiasts and DIY professionals in a space-saving design, at a price that won't make you wince. Sober design with honeycomb meshes and diamond-cut highlight on front panel would impress you at first sight, while all black coating, from inside out, evokes a sense of high quality. Beyond your expectation from a mini tower, the COUGAR Spike effortlessly takes on high-end graphics card up to 330mm in length. Installation is easy and quick with screw-less mechanisms on 5.25" & 3.5" devices. Complete with front-loading USB 3.0 connectivity and superior thermal performance, the COUGAR Spike delivers everything you need to build your power house, and all the confidence and peace to game hard.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling The COUGAR Spike mini tower case comes equipped with 1x 120mm rear fan and a wealth of air vents on front and side panels for effective system cooling.
  • newegg Easy Installation Screw-less design for 5.25” & HDD devices enables easy and quick installation. Reserved space for 2.5" devices on the bottom paves you way to SSD storage technology.
  • newegg High-End Card Support The COUGAR Spike supports high end graphics card up to 330mm long granting you the capability to build your powerful gaming rig.
  • newegg Front USB 3.0 Connectivity 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and 2x audio ports on front panel allows easy connection to your webcam, headset, microphone and other peripherals.

Learn more about the COUGAR Spike




MicroATX Mini Tower
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
1 (at bottom cover)
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB3.0 x1 & USB2.0 x1, Mic x1, Audio x1

Cooling System

80mm Fans
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

7.09" x 14.57" x 16.73"


The SPIKE delivers availability and expansion capability in a space-saving design to fully complete the gaming mission

Interior black painting.

Advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speed.

Support for 4 fans: front 80/90/120mm fan x 1; rear 80/120mm fan x 1 ; side 120mm fans x 2.

Rear COUGAR 120mm fan x 1 is pre-installed.

Support for longer high-end graphics card up to 330mm.

Screw-less mechanisms on 5.25" & HDD devices.

Support installing 2.5" HDD/SSD at bottom cover.

Quick Info


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

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  • Jaimy S.
  • 10/21/2014 7:12:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for builds.

Pros: Sturdy construction, relatively strong steel, lightweight, aesthetically appeasing.

Cons: 2.5" drive mount could be underneath the 3.5" drives instead of at the bottom of the case. Had to use a 4-pin molex to SATA so SATA power cable wasn't bending SSD or bent.

Other Thoughts: Definitely a decent case for the money. The case feels very sturdy and looks good for a budget build. The standoffs do not strip when tightened like they should be.

Case screws fasten tight and also don't strip.

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  • Antonio M.
  • 10/20/2014 5:27:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat looking case

Pros: Easy set up, Front USB 3 port, light weight (could be a con depending on how do you see very thin metal) but sturdy enough since it is not going to be opened and closed 1 million times, finger screws on the back to lock the sides, not much of a cable management on it, but enough room to work them around. no sharp edges that will take a chunk of your hand, easy screw-less clips for fastening the hard drives and drive bays, SSD mounted flat on the bottom (could be a con if you do not have a long enough cable on your PSU, but mine reached just fine. Price is a big Pro.

Cons: None for me, I just wanted a cheap, good quality case with front usb 3.0 and this one managed to deliver that. Fan provided is not PWM but it is silent and has RPM sensor so it not a con exactly.

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  • Sephiroth P.
  • 10/12/2014 11:54:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with 120mm Liquid Cooling system!

Pros: Despite what others might say this case is worth more than what you're buying it for!
Its pretty high quality for its price but don't expect materials you'd get out of a case that costs over $100.
That's all relative though as this is one of the few MicroATX cases that supports a liquid cooler with 120mm radiator, like the H50 from Corsair. In my opinion, for such small cases you intend to use for gaming, why use anything else than liquid cooling for your cpu?
There is four intake/exhaust (120mm) placements on the case, two on the access side, one front, and one rear. You can probably use smaller fans but who'd want to given the options? So far its a good case with no defects. I'll probably buy another one if I end up building any small rigs for friends and family. The included fan isn't that bad ether. Its lightweight and great for throwing in your trunk for lan parties or if you need to save space on your desk. I'd recommend this to a friend.

Cons: Its cramped inside so cable management is a must! Its also a top mounted for your power source but it is a microatx case, so I can really hate on that. There isn't a top or bottom fan placements. It doesn't come with enough screws to support all four fan placements.

Other Thoughts: You will probably have to think out a plan of action before just throwing stuff the case. I suggest putting the video card in absolutely last. Don't even bother putting the cpu fan/cooler in until you get all the HDs and CD/DVD drives in ether.
It only comes with one 120mm fan, so consider purchasing a few more unless you have a few spares hanging around.

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  • Joel H.
  • 10/8/2014 11:27:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsValue Case

Pros: Some what small
Nice design
Simple color scheme
Great cooling
Great GPU support
Included fan is great

Cons: Top mounted PSU
NO cable management what so ever so you have to get creative
Only 1 included fan
My case's USB 3.0 did not work but i do not think that was a common problem

Other Thoughts: Great Case, small issues that can be expected at this price level, after all is said and done this is a great case if you A) dont care how messy the wires are inside, B) Do not want to spend much

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  • Jean-Philippe C.
  • 10/6/2014 6:50:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Le boitier est très beau. Il est en bonne état et il y a un bonne fan de 140mm (incertain) en arrière. Pour le prix, c'est très très bien.

Cons: Le ''cable-managing'' est pas très optimisé, mais c'est normal pour ce prix. Il y a quand même moyen de se débrouiller avec des tie-rap.

Other Thoughts: Je recommande ce boitier.

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  • Christopher R.
  • 9/30/2014 1:40:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Chassis

Pros: Decent layout inside.
Spot on the floor of the case to screw down another small form factor hard drive.

Cons: Top mounted PSU...
Not worth an egg deduction, but it's still a bit annoying and in my opinion throws off the weight distribution of the PC. I take my PC to various places, and it's a bit awkward to carry when it's top heavy. This is a problem with every top mounted psu configuration I've ever used.

Cougar badge on the front of the case also just fell right off when I unboxed it. Stuck it back in place and it hasn't fallen off again since. (Not that I would be upset without a stupid cougar on my PC)

Other Thoughts: Best Chassis I have ever purchased for under 50 bucks.
Buy it now.

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  • Pete K.
  • 9/29/2014 8:22:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Recently used a few of these cases to build some friends and family some new PCs. Sharp looking case. Front USB 3.0, No rough edges inside to skin your knuckles on. Case construction had a solid feel to it. It is advertised as a gaming case but i just used it for simple home PCs with no discreet graphics card. I would be find using it as a gaming tower though due to the high quality of the case itself

Cons: The screwless plastic thing to hold the DVD drive in seemed a bit flimsy so i just opted to use screws instead. Not big deal really

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  • Austin A.
  • 9/20/2014 12:16:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good little case.

Pros: * More durable than I expected for a case at this price
* Everything seems to be pretty good quality, no complaints
* It's a case, what can you say?

Cons: * Wasn't free

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  • gregory b.
  • 9/12/2014 12:51:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap, but surprising.

Pros: Small
Not bad looking for budget build
Good quality 120mm fan installed

Cons: Vibrates at times,
fingerprint magnet
Little flimsy

Other Thoughts: I wanted to build a cheap basic pc for 7 year old nephew who wants to surf the internet and play Minecraft, this was ideal, paired it with cheap Haswell cpu and Z97 motherboard and an old 7850 and voila.
Can't go wrong.
I added an extra 120mm fan at the front of the case for better airflow.
The case does have a tendency to buzz a little and I am unsure if this is due to the cheaper build quality, or possibly a cable that I need to reposition.
All in all a nice little pc case for the money.

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  • Stephen P.
  • 9/11/2014 8:15:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing bang for your buck

Pros: Simple clean internal design, Painted inside and out with a decent enameled finish, Solid (not cheap feeling) plastic front bezel.

Cons: I cannot think of one

Other Thoughts: This case has a very simple and clean layout, its firm without being overly heavy, and the plastic components are solid and do not feel cheap. It has a great balance of space and proper airflow without being overly huge. Great lan-party size and look. Well-built and not overly complicated.

I bought this for my son for a budget gaming build, and was expecting a really cheap case but was hoping it would be useable enough for our needs. I was taken by surprise with the quality of this case, and I had missed that it had a USB 3.0 front port as well. Internal layout is good and overall I think this was a great find.

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