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#1 Bosco

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Tonight Waco takes a look at COUGAR's Challenger Case.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

It sure looks like a cougar... and I'm not talking about the cat. :P

I do like the idea of the side panel with a side fan and a window.

Sucks that that's no holes for watercooling tubes above the rear fan (instead of below it), or that there isn't more height on the inside. The top is begging for a 120.2 watercooling rad. :)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

Does this case challenge your tastes or appeal to them? Personally I like the color choice, but the overall styling is a bit over the top for me as I tend to prefer cases with much more understated styling.

Agreed.

Black and orange go quite will together (my personal favorite color combo), but the cases aesthetics leave a bit to be desired.


Great review though, seems like a decent case for 85 bucks, though there are undoubtedly better choices.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

The top is begging for a 120.2 watercooling rad. :)

There's enough room for a radiator...but a rad with fans? Not gonna happen. :lol:

Great review though, seems like a decent case for 85 bucks, though there are undoubtedly better choices.

My thoughts exactly. It offers a decent amount of features and is fairly well built but there are better choices out there.

On the other hand if you like the styling you might still want to get it. There aren't many cases in this price range with external SATA docks. :cheers:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:07 AM

There's enough room for a radiator...but a rad with fans? Not gonna happen. :lol:

Its already gaudy, the big deal about mounting the rad and fans externally?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

Ummm.... yuck - at least IMHO

Big deal about external rads and fans - they are a pain in the arse if you have to move your rig around, and it just looks awful in my opinion. I was the happiest guy in the world when I finally invested in a case designed to hold all my w/c gear internally.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Big deal about external rads and fans - they are a pain in the arse if you have to move your rig around, and it just looks awful in my opinion. I was the happiest guy in the world when I finally invested in a case designed to hold all my w/c gear internally.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Ummm.... yuck - at least IMHO

Big deal about external rads and fans - they are a pain in the arse if you have to move your rig around, and it just looks awful in my opinion. I was the happiest guy in the world when I finally invested in a case designed to hold all my w/c gear internally.

Agreed, but having fans mounted externally wouldn't be the end of the world in terms of hassle or looks.

If you're watercooling you'll likely want something bigger anyway to ease tubing anyway though.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

I like the red cover over the power button. Reminds me of a fighter jet 'Launch' button :D

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Space? Or the lack of it?
Firstly I thought that it can support 240mm rad, but after going through 3rd page, I would say that it would be impossible. :P
And the color scheme do not match with my taste.

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