Friday, July 10th 2020

Cougar Introduces the DarkBlader X5 Mid-tower Case

Cougar today expanded its DarkBlader line of asymmetric front-panel mid-tower cases with the new DarkBlader X5. This case retains the core design of the older DarkBlader series cases, with a handful changes: firstly, the larger trapezium-shaped half of the front facade is a tinted, translucent (frost finish) plastic surface, instead of a solid slab of metal-finish plastic. The smaller half has three large air intakes for the fans inside. The DarkBlader X5 by default doesn't include front fans, but its slightly pricier DarkBlader X5 RGB variant include three. The RGB variant also includes a 6-channel ARGB lighting controller, and a front-panel switch that lets you toggle between several lighting presets. Both the base- and RGB variants further come in two color-based sub-variants: black and white. These aside, the DarkBlader X5 has identical dimensions and features to the original DarkBlader series. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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5 Comments on Cougar Introduces the DarkBlader X5 Mid-tower Case

#1
ZoneDymo
man that leaves like...8% or so for the fans to suck air from? fantastic design!
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EarthDog
I'll also guess that this doesn't seem to breathe very well......

It's so annoying to me that you can't just flip through the images here......... no arrows.... must close then open, close then open...... :(
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Caring1
ZoneDymo
man that leaves like...8% or so for the fans to suck air from? fantastic design!
I guess it will suck hard. :p
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EarthDog
Caring1
I guess it will suck hard. :p
Or struggles to suck... o_O :D
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Chrispy_
From my limited experience Cougar cases are actually well made and decent quality. It's just a shame that this is another terrible case following the current fad of:
  • Way too large because of support for 3+ simultaneous very large radiators when the average number of radiators in a PC is about 0.2 radiators and more than one is rare.
  • Vertical graphics card mount jammed up against the 'ventilation disaster' tempered glass nonsense.
  • HUGE amount of intake airflow potential (3x140mm) utterly ruined by decorative idiocy in the form of frosted perpex this time....
  • stupid RGBLED lights controller, but no fan controller or even a PWM hub for the eight fans this case is designed for? /facepalm.
Another victim of the RGBLED tempered glass blight....
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