I would like to thank Cougar for supplying the review sample.
There are very few ultra-compact ITX cases out there that allow for long GPUs and CPU coolers above 100 mm in height, but the Cougar QBX tries to make both of those two attributes mainstream by offering them in a compact, affordable chassis.
Before we get started with the review, here is what Cougar has to say about the QBX:
The QBX's elegant hairline-surface front panel is the face of an ultra-compact case with one of the most stylish designs a pc case has ever seen. With the ability to house a fully powered gaming computer with the latest technology, it allows the user to install up to 7 fans, thus providing the absolute best cooling on the market for a case of its kind.
|MATERIAL:||Steel & Plastic|
|DRIVE BAYS:||1x External slot-in slimline ODD"|
1x Internal 3.5"
3x Internal 2.5"
|DIMENSIONS:||178 x 291 x 384 (mm)|
|FRONT FANS:||80mm x 1 (optional)|
|REAR FANS:||92mm x 1 (pre-installed)|
|TOP FANS:||120mm x 2 (optional)|
|BOTTOM FANS:||120mm x 2 (optional)|
|SIDE FANS:||120mm x 1 (optional)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 105 mm|
GPU: 350 mm
PSU: 140 mm