Wednesday, August 1st 2012

COUGAR Introduces the Challenger Gaming Case

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, officially announces their latest high-end PC gaming case, the COUGAR Challenger. The CHALLENGER mid-tower case is particularly targeting gamers demanding for huge upgradeability capacity, best airflow and optimized ventilation characteristics.

COUGAR's specific black and orange color combination paired with the large metal-mesh front bezel lend it an aggressive yet stylish appearance. But the ultimate design high-light is to be found right on the top of the case: to power up your computer you first have to lift a cover lid just like a pilot unlocks the missile button to fire. A safety feature to prevent accidental touch, which at the same time makes you feel in gaming mode right away. To play even most advanced games, the COUGAR CHALLENGER offers sufficient space for powerful graphics cards of up to 410 mm length.


Play as long as you want
To play even most advanced games, the COUGAR CHALLANGER offers sufficient space for powerful graphics cards of up to 410 mm length. This is achieved by a unique 3-Mode drive cage concept. In standard mode there is 300 mm of space, by using a special HDD track mechanism you can relocate the drive cage to you gain another 30 mm, and when removing it entirely you get the maximum of 410 mm.

Ventilation meets convenience
It's already a given for COUGAR to provide for vented PCIe slots at the back, and have advanced ventilation options on the front bezel. But now the German brand goes one step further. Innovative air filters on the bottom PSU cover and the side panel prevent dust from entering the inside and piling up there, BUT on top of things, COUGAR made things much more effective and convenient. These filters are now attached on the outside with a magnetic mechanism, allowing for easiest assembly and disassembly. This way it is incredibly easy to take the dust filters off at any given time, without the need to open the case, and simply clean them under your water standpipe for a minute, dry them and put them back on. Deal done, and your ventilation has been re-optimized within minutes a not efforts at all. A large 20 cm intake LED-fan in the front and an 12 cm rear Turbine exhaust fan come pre-installed and therefore provide for excellent ventilation characteristics right out of the box.

Easy and Tidy Upgrade
As PC enthusiast and gamers are constantly working on improving and upgrading their systems, it is of utmost importance to always have easy and clean access to the entire system. Therefore the COUGAR Challenger comes with a huge cutout on the motherboard backplate, allowing for spacious room to install or exchange CPU coolers. In addition, the newly designed cable management keeps cables away from the setup and tunnels them in a way so users can easily keep track of their hardwares' lifelines and change them conveniently at will. As a matter of course, this also is precondition for optimized ventilation characteristics of the overall setup.

Ready for the real liquid cooling
As liquid cooling is strongly coming back these days, COUGAR is taking these needs fully in account, giving users the thumbs up for highly advanced cooling solutions. A total of three liquid cooling hose holes on the rear panel allows for a maximum of accessibility. By default, COUGAR implements rubber protection of these holes, so users don't need to worry about potentially sharp edges cutting into the hoses by un-careful handling.

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30 Comments on COUGAR Introduces the Challenger Gaming Case

#1
Sp33d Junki3
WTF??? Ugly as hell. Cougar, what were you thinking.
Fire your design team, and hire smarter people.

Only good thing is the HDD cage design.
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#2
Maban
It's got a few good things going for it, but it just looks too stupid for anyone to consider.
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#3
Darkleoco
Is this a computer case or a horribly oversized Transformer :wtf:
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#4
NC37
More orange plz...
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#5
Widjaja
Every time I see a case which reminds me of a transformer, I don't think good quality chassis wise.
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#6
james888
You guys see transformer, I see orangatan.


Cougar does make good products. I have one of their fans and a cougar psu. Both fantastic. Why must their cases look utterly terrible. I'm not even a guy who cares much about looks either.
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
Hello Cougar, welcome to the year 2005, where the shape of cases from the outside matter to some weird people.
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#8
james888
by: Dj-ElectriC
Hello Cougar, welcome to the year 2005, where the shape of cases from the outside matter to some weird people.
As I said in my previous post, I am not one for caring about case looks much. But if case looks do not matter... Why put so much glaring fluff. Why not just have a box with fan holes. Less time designing some silly orangatan face case.
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#10
INSTG8R
I hear they make great fans. They should stick to that...
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#11
Th3pwn3r
by: Dj-ElectriC
No. This, is a pretty case in my and many others opinion:

http://computershopper.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/ces-2012/cooler-master-ces-suite-tour-cases-keyboards-and-more/cooler-master-cosmos-ii-mega-chassis/1003092-1-eng-US/cooler-master-cosmos-ii-mega-chassis_slideshow_main.jpg

But this...

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-08-01/cougar_challenger_01.jpg

Just looks like a tryhard toy. Hence the orangatan

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c199/luckylotustattoo/3326-yao-ming-scared.jpg
Indeed, I'm hoping and waiting for an updated version of the Cosmos II to come out and I'll buy it instantly if it does.
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#12
Munki
Some ugly shyt in this thread. *Munki swings to another thread quickly*
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#13
Lionheart
by: Munki
Some ugly shyt in this thread. *Munki swings to another thread quickly*
^^
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#14
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
why do these cases remind me of the Antec 902?
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#15
pantherx12
I actually pulled one of these just now
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
Challenger ? WTF, and who designed this needs a foot up there ass 500 times.
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#17
stinger608
by: james888
You guys see transformer, I see orangatan.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo235/CamDiver/OrangUtan-1.jpg

Cougar does make good products. I have one of their fans and a cougar psu. Both fantastic. Why must their cases look utterly terrible. I'm not even a guy who cares much about looks either.
I was thinking a bull dog but...........Damn, bull dogs are cute. :laugh:

Too think, they actually paid some ding a ling to design this thing? Who in that development team thinks this is market worthy? :laugh:
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#18
m1dg3t
by: INSTG8R
I hear they make great fans. They should stick to that...
My sentiments exactly! :roll:
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#19
micropage7
at least their side panel looks OK
if the price is good buy this but dont use its front bezel
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#20
pantherx12
Hell it be fine ( not my thing but acceptable) if they got rid of the flared wing thingys.

WHY!?
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#21
Rowsol
This takes ugly to a whole new level.
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#22
james888
I think this is all for attention. They probably want name recognition. Any publicity is good sorta thing. I can not imagine anyone actually wanting this case.
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#23
xxdozer322
i just placed an order for one of these.
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#24
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
It goes so over the top in front, but when you see its sides and rear, its pretty much plain complete with "peg legs". I dont understand why do they slap random amount of sci-fi looking plastics in the fascade.
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#25
badtaylorx
Thanx a lot Couagar.... do you have any idea how hard it is to clean the puke out of a mechanical keyboard???
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