Summary: 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.
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...
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 be...
Summary: Overall a freaking cool case for a decent price. Solid construction and plenty of room.
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 gian...
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...
Summary: I have researching this case to buy and it is not a full tower case, its a larger mid tower case. The cougar website lists it as a full tower but the box says mid tower. Check the dimensions compared to actual full tower cases and you will see what I mean.
Summary: I would use this case for extreme liquid cooling, but that's just me. I haven't had it long enough yet to try
Pros: Case is gorgeous, has lots of slots for hard drives and optical drives, and has plenty of room for a good gaming case. The 4-way fan controller is nice, not to mention the slot for external drives to be straight connected to the computer. I got it for a very good price and I recommend it.
Cons: Not as large as some other full tower cases, I think. An H100 liquid cooler will fit, but anything larger than that won't. But that's it really.
Pros: This a very sturdy case with plenty of drive bays and room! Ample fan ports and screens to prevent dust from entering. Expansion slot blanks are extremely durable, not the cheap aluminum ones that bend.
Cons: Missing two holes for an ATX motherboard but enough to hold the board in place securely. Couldn't get the fan controls to adjust the speed, not sure why.
Summary: I wanted to add a front USB 3.0 panel and hot swap bay to my current rig but since it would've cost me $40~$50, I figured I just buy a whole new case instead. For the price, I'm surprised how well its built.
Pros: Good build quality, Hot swap bay, Dust filters everywhere, Front USB 3.0 and 2.0, Affordable
Cons: Fan controller buzzes, Big hole on the side panel
Pros: Nice case, well constructed, room for expansion of peripherals.
Cons: Front audio and USB on top of unit, same with external drive socket. Dilemma is if you have a desk, the top connections are a problem. Flexibility of built in cables is limited, puts pressure on MB USB Connection.