Wednesday, January 16th 2013

COUGAR Introduces SPIKE - Mini Gaming Tower PC Case

COUGAR, leading German PC case and power supply brand, has introduced a new high-end mini gaming tower PC case, the COUGAR SPIKE. The SPIKE delivers expansion capability in a micro-ATX space-saving design. The COUGAR SPIKE case is a mini tower but is designed to accept longer high-end gaming graphics cards thanks to the 330mm of clearance. Indeed, the list of functionality of micro ATX motherboards is growing and becoming more complete. Many system builders feel that ATX motherboards can be replaced by micro ATX motherboards nowadays. As such, COUGAR thinks that the mini gaming tower is a future trend for space-saving PC gaming stations.

The SPIKE mini tower sports a gaming themed style with interior black paint to give it a professional and sleek look. Drive installation is quick and easy with the SPIKE due to COUGAR's screwless design technology for convenient on-the-fly data access of 3.5" and 2.5" HDDs/SSDs. The case also supports the installing of 2.5" HDD/SSD at the bottom cover.
With any PC case ventilation is crucial and COUGAR's SPIKE case handles it smartly. Conveniently, the COUGAR SPIKE case comes with one rear 120mm fan pre-installed. In total, there is support for 4 fans: one 80/90/120mm fan for the front (optional); one 80/120mm fan for the rear (pre-installed); and two side 120mm fans (optional).

Lastly, the COUGAR SPIKE Mini Gaming Tower PC Case supports the lasts, advanced USB3.0 port for maximum data transfer speeds. The COUGAR SPIKE mini-tower gaming case has a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information, visit the product page.
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9 Comments on COUGAR Introduces SPIKE - Mini Gaming Tower PC Case

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Ugly front and top mounted PSU is a deal breaker for me. 40$ could be well spend on a NZXT source 210 before I would buy this.
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brandonwh64 said:
Ugly front and top mounted PSU is a deal breaker for me. 40$ could be well spend on a NZXT source 210 before I would buy this.
Sure a little gamey for my taste also while I'll ask… is there a big market for a "Micro Gaming Tower"?

I wish there was dimensions... I suppose it could nice to fit a 160mm tower cooler in there, but wouldn’t want it much over 7” wide. I’m not sure why a bottom PSU is a big issue? I suppose it’s good for not adding heat in the chassis, but as a Micro-tower it could be most often on a desk so the noise from the bottom mount… is it worth the advantage. Bottom mount where for 650W and above machines, that really like the cool inlet; is that going to make it to that level? I just can’t see someone packing this with a Hot/OC CPU and some 7950 all on a micro ATX mobo. Again I ask "Micro Gaming Tower"? :wtf:

If they toned down the looks and drop one of the side panel vents it can be a nice entry for APU build. The number one thing is size I like a Micro-Towers to be no bigger than 14” x 14” x 7".

Again I say! Corsair, please build a nice Micro-Tower, if anyone can do it right aesthetically and have it priced nice you’re the ones! It would go great with those modular PSU you've got. :rolleyes:
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This is ugly enough to stop a charging bull.
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I'd take one please. $40, big and chunky- awesome. Too bad they didn't sell in my country.
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It's not that bad looking.. We've all seen much worse I'm sure. :p How much larger is this case compared to the Nzxt Vulcan?
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The face on this case is so ugly, only it's mother could love it.
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