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COUGAR MX300 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and USB 3.0 Standard ATX PS2 ( optional ) Power Supply

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB3.0 x 1 ( int )/USB2.0 x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 Front Ports
  • Standard ATX PS2 ( optional ) Power Supply
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 3 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Michael W.
  • 1/20/2015 2:52:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsUSB2 header hookup plug

Pros: Good looking case, good layout for HDD's & SSD's bays.
This case has room for most of your needs. Lots of room for your fans. Cable management not that bad, could use so more room. But then most Mid Towers do.

Cons: I wouldn't be looking to put a 240mm AIO water cooling in the top. It's weak in that point. Front bezel USB2 hookup plug wires are thin so watch with care as they will pull out easy if and when you unplug it. Ready needs heavier wires for it.

Other Thoughts: Hats off to the Cougar RMA support as they are sending me another one to switch out. Fast response from there RMA support. Thank you Newegg offered a replacement case: But why, only need the new hookups from the front bezel PCB board, Thanks anyway e Bay-Newegg store. Even offered shipping cost return label. "First on that point from Newegg" Hope this review helps
ps: I would still buy another has case fits a lot of needs and also looks good.

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  • Dylan M.
  • 12/30/2014 1:50:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

Pros: - Everything is very easy to take off (dust filters, top, front, sides)
- Awesome Design
- Little wasted space
- The tooless functions are perfect and very convenient for cable management and fan placement

Cons: -Not really a con, but cable management had to get creative due to the small size of the case, however with time, everything fits and looks great.
- Windowed side panel could be larger or in a better location. If looking straight on, all you can see are the PCI-E cables leading to GPU's, drive bays and maybe an inch or two of the mobo

Other Thoughts: Despite this being a budget case, I decided to throw in my brand new i7-4790k with a ASUS Maximus VII Hero. This case was nice, not too large, and gave what I thought in store would be a decent amount of space. Even though one of the reviewers mentioned that Crossfire won't fit in this case, I currently have crossfired r9 270x's inside of it, so I'm not sure where they get that from. There's definitely no way you'll be fitting 3 fan GPU's but Crossfired or SLI 2 fanned GPU's will be just fine. Some of the materials are cheap, but honestly, you're getting what you pay for. I didn't mind some of lack of better materials because the case looks so good. I was looking for a decently priced mid tower case with a windowed side panel. That's exactly what I found and I couldn't be any happier.

Currently I'm using a stock cooler because I wasn't sure if my Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo would fit, but I may try putting it in later and I'll edit this review.

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  • Kyle L.
  • 12/4/2014 11:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the Quality I was expecting

Pros: It looks nice
Decent bang for buck
Reasonably Sturdy
Good Cable management, great case for someone on a budget build

Cons: Poor quality steel
Poor quality plastic
I feel like I could bend a few places with my own thumbs or hands
Top pops off wayy too easy

Other Thoughts: Bit of background, I bought the Cougar Volant 2 years ago on a previous build and it was 99% solid build steel with an extra sturdy plastic front panel. Best durable computer case I'd seen in years. Mind you, at the time, the case was the same price as this one. I bought this one thinking I would get the same quality as the Volant and boy was I wrong. Compared with the Volant, this thing could get dented by just about anything. Ironically after the black Friday sale which I purchased this on, they jacked the price of the Volant up by $45. I was shocked and extremely disappointed in Cougar that they would actually do this. I'm probably going to send it back and get a Corsair instead I'm so disappointed. The one thing I will give this case over the Volant is it actually has 2.5" Drive space for SSDs where as with the Volant it only had space for one which, I kid you not, had to be anchored to the floor of the case. Decent case for the money, but definitely not what I was expecting.

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  • Michael W.
  • 10/13/2014 2:59:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Purchase

Pros: Cable Management - Front port and button cables come pre-routed through a cable cage (Although the power and USB cables were tucked into the back wall and had to be pulled out). There is also additional space in the embossed back wall to stuff extra cables.

Great Ventilation - Although it only comes with one fan, there's room for two in the ceiling, two in the front, and two in the side. Even without buying extra fans, these ventilation spaces are fantastic.

Awesome Design - The ridges on either side of the front panel look even cooler in person. The honeycomb front, side window, and all-around vents combine to make a great looking case!

Cons: Only one fan - Wish it came with more than one initially

Smallish - Not a problem if it's for an entry or mid-level machine, but don't expect to fit any 3-fan GPU's in here.

Other Thoughts: Overall great buy, I would recommend this to anyone building a PC for under $750. If you're buying some extreme components, get something bigger to accommodate them all.

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  • Jaime P.
  • 9/1/2014 8:23:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMr.

Pros: Easy cable magnament
Great air flow and filters for all

Cons: no space for CrossFire or SLI
Only one fan in the case

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  • Michael O.
  • 7/25/2014 9:38:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very nice looking case for the cost. Pretty good wire management, plenty of HDD slots and great cooling options with a nice little windows on the side that isn't too gaudy.

Cons: None that I can see so far!

Other Thoughts: The top plastic part popped off a little too easy for my standards but nothing worth conning.

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